The 15 Strongest Moments of 2016

2016 was a year to remember in the world of strength sports.  Just when you thought the human body had been pushed to its farthest limits, these athletes took things to another unimaginable level. Records were shattered in powerlifting, strongman, Crossfit and Olympic lifting. Here is a list of fifteen of the strongest accomplishments of 2016 in order of the date they occurred. 

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Massenomics’ 6 Rules for the Fitness Minded Drinker

Slow and steady wins the race
Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour per drink, if possible, to give your body time to properly metabolize alcohol and all its metabolites. A backlog of alcohol metabolites (mainly acetaldehyde) caused by fast consumption of alcohol will have you feeling worse than a broke dick dog in a yard full of bitches.

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Does This Wilks Score Make Me Look Fat?

We all know that powerlifting is a game of numbers.  So is CrossFit, strongman, Olympic weightlifting, and just about any type of competitive strength sport you can think of.  There is some form of gauge for each discipline.  In powerlifting we look specifically at weight (MASS) moved in the three lifts.  If you live in Trumpland, we call those pounds.  If you live somewhere else you go by kilometers, or something like that.  Either way, the basic concept doesn’t change

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HOW I PUT 60lbs ON MY DEADLIFT IN 4 MONTHS

Besides being one of the most functional exercises you can perform, the deadlift might also be the best exercise for demonstrating raw power. Nothing quite matches that feeling of successfully ripping a barbell loaded with plates from the floor. Now, I will be the first to admit I am far from a deadlift expert but using a few simple techniques I was able to move my measly 455lb deadlift to a more respectable 515 in a matter of months. I also believe using these techniques I can maintain steady progress for quite some time.

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What If These NFL Players Powerlifted?

You don't have to have the trained football eye of John Madden to recognize there are some freakish athletes that play the sport of football at the highest level.  Just look at Eli Manning and Sabastian Janikowski...  But seriously, NFL players are some of the biggest, fastest, and strongest men in the world.  It kind of makes you wonder just what kind of numbers some of these guys could put up if they powerlifted competitively.  Luckily for you we dug into all the info we could find on some of the NFL's top performers in an effort to answer that question. 

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Tales From The Kill Cliff Granite Games

Since CrossFit was my introduction to the world of strength and fitness, I was really interested in checking out the Kill Cliff Granite Games in Saint Cloud, MN. All those fit people doing all those fitness things with all their fitness, and only a 4 hour drive away... I couldn't pass it up.  I made the trip and figured I'd at least get to see one day of action.

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What We Learned About Promoting Our First Strongman Event

If you have been following our content at all, you probably noticed by now that we recently held a strongman event.  And if you follow us too closely you've probably also noticed that we have some occasional digestion issues, and we don't actually scrub our lower bodies when we are in the shower...  But that's not really essential to what we are talking about today. So more about the "2016 Massenomics Strongman Showdown". 

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How To Build Your Own Deadlift and Power Rack Platform

Here is a way to make sure your gym (or home gym) is one of those better gyms.  These are step-by-step instructions on how to build your own 8'x8' deadlift and power rack platform.  These platforms are easy to build and they protect your gym floor from unwanted damage.  We have three of these platforms in Massenomics Gym, and they have all withstood repeated heavy poundings from some big deadlifts. You'll like the way they look, I guarantee it.

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Diary of a Powerlifter: The 2016 CrossFit Games

I’m a powerlifter.  I like powerlifting.  I like strongman too.  But what about CrossFit? 

I saw a CrossFitter one time.  He looked kind of weird to me.  He was running shirtless with a kettle bell over his head.  I don’t know what those shoes were that he was wearing, but they definitely were not chucks.  I’m pretty sure chapter one of The Powerlifting Handbook says we, as powerlifters, are supposed to make fun of CrossFit.

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Are Too Many CrossFit Metcons Stealing All Your Gains?

This is the feeling I’ve somehow come to associate with getting work done in the gym. It’s the pain of progress, and it’s a feeling that most CrossFit athletes, both amateur and competitive, are addicted to. The constantly-varied, highly-intense nature of the CrossFit WODs means it can hurt a million different ways on a million different days, but the psychological response seems to be the same. I feel like I’ve been to the brink of death, and that must mean I accomplished something.

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Powerlifters you Should be Following - UPDATE 1 Year Later

Here is the list of ten monsters from the platform that we can't believe you aren't already following.  Our criteria is pretty simple to make the list, just be insanely strong and have less than 10,000 followers on Instagram. Check out the list and give it a share! Also, we figured it's just a given that you should be following @Massenomics on Instagram and Facebook, so we didn't even make our own list...

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