Karen Landrian

Training for Traps

    Success leaves clues, and if your goal is big traps, consider studying the training of elite powerlifters and weightlifters. Powerlifters get their trap development from years of deadlifting while Olympic lifters get them from the Olympic lifts and their derivatives. Power cleans and power snatches are probably the most effective exercises to develop …

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A Question of Balance

  The importance of structural balance in program design By Strength Sensei CP Publication Date: 1997   Concentrating on only compound lifts, such as the “powerlifting big three” (bench press, squat, deadlift), is a good idea in terms of training efficiency. However, you should also strive to handle progressively heavier poundages on all lifts. Here …

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