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Hypertrophy Strength

3 things powerlifters can learn from bodybuilders

Tom Wright is a personal trainer who has competed in both physique powerlifting contests and is a sponsored Reflex Nutrition athlete. He lives in London. When it comes to weightlifting two of the main trains of thought are powerlifting and bodybuilding. For aesthetics and building muscle there is no doubt that bodybuilders have found the best ways to do it, but to achieve record breaking strength you look to the powerlifters. Both rely on lifting weights to build muscle and strength with each discipline focussing more on one than the other. So surely there must be crossover between the two…

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Use metcons to get ripped

Tom Wright is a personal trainer and Reflex Nutrition athlete who has competed in physique contests and squats 220kg, benches 170kg and deadlifts 250kg. He lives in London. For most of us, if we’re honest, looking good is one of the main reasons we train. Yes, some people are more focused on aesthetics than performance (or vice versa) –  but with focus on athletic ability making a return to the industry after a few years where physique alone dominated there’s been a huge increase in individuals looking to add some ‘go’ to their ‘show’. Since the rise of the CrossFit…

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Hypertrophy Strength

3 things bodybuilders can learn from strongmen

Tom Wright is a personal trainer who has competed in both physique powerlifting contests and is a sponsored Reflex Nutrition athlete. He lives in London. When it comes to weightlifting two of the main trains of thought are powerlifting and bodybuilding. For aesthetics and building muscle there is no doubt that bodybuilders have found the best ways to do it, but to achieve record breaking strength you look to the powerlifters. Both rely on lifting weights to build muscle and strength with each discipline focussing more on one than the other. So surely there must be crossover between the two…

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