Entries by Matthew Evans

The Deadlift – I’m a FREAK (The Final Installment)

In parts 1, 2 and 3 of this mini-deadlift newsletter series I shared with you some deadlift history and 2 of my most successful, world record producing training cycles. (If you haven’t read those then just search in the ‘Deadlift’ category in the right side bar and you’ll find them very easily). Hopefully you are now well on your way to […]

The Deadlift – I’m a FREAK (Part 3)

In parts 1 and part 2 of this deadlift newsletter series I gave you some deadlift history and the training cycle I used to pull 1003lbs. (You can view parts 1 and 2 by searching in the ‘Deadlift Category’ in the right hand side bar). Now I’m going to share with you the training cycle that I used to […]

How To Break Bench Records

by Andy Bolton and Elliot Newman First Published at T-nation on April 11th 2011 Andy Bolton has pulled over 900 pounds in more than 30 competitions. Pulling over 900 is something only 13 other men have ever been able to do, and only one of them exceeded 950. Most impressively, however, is Bolton’s title as […]

Grip Training For The Deadlift

by Andy Bolton and Elliot Newman First Published on 17th December 2009 at T-nation.com Ever grasp the bar with such might that you swear you heard it scream? Okay, maybe, just maybe, that was a daydream about strangling one of those “deadlifts are the devil” yahoos who found themselves on the wrong side of the […]

How To Pull 1008lbs And Make It Look Easy

by Andy Bolton and Elliot Newman First Published at T-nation.com on October 19th 2009 If you wanted to build huge biceps, you’d probably check out what Lee Priest or Arnold had to say, right? If you were after the old “barn-door lats,” you’d want to listen to Yates or Big Ron. When it comes to […]

The Deadlift – I’m a Freak: Part 2

In part 1 I gave you a little bit of deadlift history and some tips to get you on your way to a bigger pull. If you haven’t read part 1, you can do so here: I hope you’ve been using the tips I presented in the first installment In this installment I’m going to […]

The Deadlift – I’m a Freak: Part 1

Less technical than the squat and a greater test of all round strength due to it needing a vice like grip as well as a powerful posterior chain. In recent years deadlift records have often stood still, whilst Squat and Bench records have exploded. The lifting equipment in Powerlifting has let lifters improve their Squats […]

How To Squat 1214lbs – Part 2

In part 1 of “How to Squat 1214lbs” I showed you the exact Squat cycle that I used in training for that lift. If you haven’t read part 1, you can do so here: In this newsletter I’m going to show you the assistance exercises that went with the Squat cycle you read about last […]

How To Squat 1214lbs – Part 1

Only 5 men in history have ever Squatted 1200lbs or more in a Powerlifting meet. I’m fortunate to say that I’m one of them! For that reason, in this 2 part newsletter I’m gonna share with you the exact training cycle that I used to get me ready for the biggest Squat of my life. […]

Get A Grip! (Grip Competition Video)

I recently did my first grip competition and I won it! The event was held by David Horne who has one of the strongest pairs of hands ever. The guy is a true grip master. It was a pretty fun day and surprisingly tough work…. I didn’t realise there were this many ways to train […]