Barbell Powerlifting

Basics of the Bench Press

THE BENCH PRESS A Part of Fierce Play’s Barbell Powerlifting Series The bench press is an upper-body strengthening exercise where the athlete lies back on a bench with feet on the floor and proceeds to press a barbell from the chest until arms are locked out, and then lowers it back down to the chest. The […]

Raw Shoulder Strength with the Strict Press

THE STRICT PRESS A Part of Fierce Play’s Barbell Powerlifting Series The strict press is an upper-body strengthening exercise where the athlete lifts a barbell from shoulder-height to a locked-out position above head, and then lowers it back down to the shoulders. The strict press is considered a compound movement because it effectively works not only […]

Driving Strength with the Deadlift

THE DEADLIFT A Part of Fierce Play’s Barbell Powerlifting Series The deadlift is one of the most functional weightlifting exercises that can be performed, as it mimics the everyday movement of picking things up off of the floor. While the deadlift can have a bad rap for creating injury in the back, it is certainly an […]

Better Backside with Barbell Lunges

THE BARBELL LUNGE A Part of Fierce Play’s Barbell Powerlifting Series The barbell lunge is a variation of the standard lunge that incorporates the use of a barbell in three possible ways: a back rack, front rack, or overhead position. The barbell lunge is performed the same as a standard lunge, having the athlete places one […]

Obliterating the Overhead Squat

THE OVERHEAD SQUAT A Part of Fierce Play’s Barbell Powerlifting Series The overhead squat is a variation of a barbell squat and is an exercise used to strengthen the lower half of the body. Just as the name implies, the overhead squat requires that the athlete perform a squat while holding a barbell above his/her head, […]

A Fearless Front Squat

THE FRONT SQUAT A Part of Fierce Play’s Barbell Powerlifting Series The front squat is one variation of a barbell squat and is exercise used to strengthen the lower half of the body. True to its name, the front squat relies on the athlete’s ability to perform a squat while holding a barbell in front of […]

Back Squat Basics

THE BACK SQUAT A Part of Fierce Play’s Barbell Powerlifting Series The back squat is one of the most fundamental weight lifting exercises used by athletes to strengthen the lower half of the body. The squat relies on the athlete’s ability to perform an air squat while holding a barbell on the backs of the shoulders […]