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HISTORY OF POWERLIFTING, WEIGHTLIFTING, AND STRENGTH TRAINING PART 78: TITEX, WHEN OLD SCHOOL IS THE NEW THING 0

Very few individuals awaken and begin their day with the thought that the world needs another barbell set. In our ongoing TITAN SUPPORT SYSTEMS series of articles, we have explored, discussed, and dissected the evolution of barbells as they have […]

HISTORY OF POWERLIFTING, WEIGHTLIFTING, AND STRENGTH TRAINING PART 77: SINGING THE PRAISES OF THE ER RACK, CONCLUSION! 1

  AUTHORS NOTE:  DUE TO CHANGES IN WEB SITE DESIGN AND INTERNAL MAINTENANCE FEATURES, THE HISTORY OF POWERLIFTING, WEIGHTLIFTING, AND STRENGTH TRAINING HAS SUFFERED PUBLICATION DELAYS. TITAN SUPPORT SYSTEMS HAS BEEN ASSURED THAT THESE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECTIFIED AND THAT […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training Part 76 1

More on ER Racks Part 3 In Denmark, powerlifter Erik Rasmussen gave quite a bit of thought to the equipment needs of himself and his training partners. As a steel fabricator, perhaps this was a natural progression, but his love […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training Part 75 0

More on Racks. Our TITAN SUPPORT series of articles has chronicled the work of Jim Sutherland who developed the first electric adjustable squat racks. These were introduced in the early 1980’s by Jim’s Hastings Barbell Company and proved to be […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training Part 74 0

An Introduction to ER Racks The competitive powerlifters of any era respect the record holders, the greats, the leading lifters of their time and place. Thus, the answer to the question, “Who is the greatest?” will be answered dependent upon […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training Part 73 0

EXERCISE CHOICE, KEEP IT LIMITED. One might believe that with my reliance upon the interjected materials from Saul Shockett in the past few TITAN SUPPORT SYSTEMS columns and references to Mark Rippetoe this month, that I don’t have much to […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training Part 72 0

What Don’t You Get? Wrapping It Up. I believe my point has been made definitively that a broader view of training, one that includes an awareness of health, longevity, and being strong and healthy for one’s lifetime should be within […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training Part 71 0

What Don’t You Get? Part 2. I wasn’t planning a “Part 2” as an accompaniment to last month’s column, nor do I like to lift entire paragraphs from a pervious installment of this series but I closed Part 70 with […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training Part 70 1

Due to computer related issues that could not be rectified for a number of weeks, we apologize for the interruption in the posting of Dr. Ken’s column. All problems have been successfully fixed and Dr. Ken and Titan apologize to […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training Part 69 1

Talking Diversity in Lifting Ability Part Five In Part 68 of this ongoing monthly column, I wrote: “While bodybuilding was not ‘my thing,’ I believe I can safely say that very few Olympic weightlifters or powerlifters first saw a barbell […]

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