SABO PowerLift Powerlifting Shoes Review

Powerlifting Shoes are a key piece of equipment for any serious powerlifter. As most of us know by now, the average trainee tends to squat a bit more weight if they use Olympic lifting shoes. Now most of us also know that premium brand Oly shoes can cost anywhere from $150-200 and sometimes those are sales prices. Naturally, it doesn’t come as any surprise that a lot of you were… Read More »

When To Wear A Lifting Belt

When should you start wearing a belt? Right away? When you can squat 225lbs? 315lbs? When should you start using a belt in a given training session? 70%? 80%? 90%? In this video, Izzy discusses his opinion on the optimal way to use a belt for powerlifting training.

The Shoes I Use: SABO Deadlift Shoe Review

After releasing the guide to Powerlifting Shoes, I’ve been flooded with questions about one pair of shoes in particular: The SABO Deadlift Shoe.   In this article, I’ll cover exactly what to expect when you order from Max Barbell, how to “convert” the European sizing to American sizing, the specifications of the shoe that make it so great and, of course, I will show the shoe up-close and personal.  … Read More »

Powerlifting Shoes

Lifters needlessly leave more pounds on the platform due to poor choices in footwear than any other easily correctable variable. Each and every lift has a different set of requirements for what constitutes optimal footwear. The best squat shoes, bench shoes, and deadlift shoes are different for every lift. For the quicker but less informative version of this article, watch this video: Squat Shoes It seems that almost no one… Read More »

Powerlifting Knee Sleeves

Knee Sleeves were created to provide the knee joint with moderate compression in order to keep them warm and “safe”. Knee sleeves are generally made out of neoprene. Regardless of your goals as a lifter, I highly recommend knee sleeves if you have the cash available. If you size them appropriately, they add nothing to your lifts, but they will keep your knees warm which will prevent tendonitis and other… Read More »

Powerlifting Belts

  At first glance, for a beginner, selecting the correct powerlifting belt can seem like an overwhelming task. Should the material be leather or velcro? Do you go with single-prong, double-prong, or lever? Do you go with a 10mm thick belt, a 13mm belt, or something else? Should it be 3” wide, 4” wide, or should it taper from small in the front to wide in the back? Does the… Read More »

Recommendations for Powerlifting Wrist Wraps

Wrist wraps are a useful piece of equipment to own. While they aren’t going to add gobs of pounds to your total, they can make a useful difference on each and every lift. They’re allowed by most federations’ rules, so you may as well take advantage of them.   In terms of what you’re looking for in a wrist wrap, frankly, they’re all very similar. Whether you choose Inzer, Titan,… Read More »

The Guide to Legal Powerlifting Gear

The following article is going to discuss the intricacies of the rules regarding powerlifting gear. If you’re looking for a place to get the powerlifting gear discussed in this article, I highly recommend LiftingLarge.com. Mike has gone above and beyond the normal call of customer service to ensure I’m always taken care of and I go out of my way to recommend his products as a result. You’ll have a… Read More »

Legal Powerlifting Equipment Specifications and Rules

The primary focus of this guide is the actual rules of Powerlifting Equipment. If you’re looking for powerlifting equipment recommendations, this isn’t necessarily the article for you. That said, if you are in the market for new equipment, it is virtually impossible to beat the combination of Rogue Fitness‘ prices and customer service. If there is any defect in your product whatsoever you will get a full replacement. GUARANTEED. Rogue… Read More »