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  • Quick Links Contest Information Preliminary Time Table Entry Form Hotel Information Nomination List Championship Information Sanctioned By: USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Sanction # MA-2014-08 Meet Director: Michael Zawilinski Date, Time, Place:  Saturday, November 22-23 at Holiday Inn Rockland, 929 Hingham Street Rockland, MA 02370 Eligibility:  Must be a registered USAPL Member. […]

    2014 New England Open- Updated!

    Quick Links Contest Information Preliminary Time Table Entry Form Hotel Information Nomination List Championship Information Sanctioned By: USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Sanction # MA-2014-08 Meet Director: Michael Zawilinski Date, Time, Place:  Saturday, November 22-23 at Holiday Inn Rockland, 929 Hingham Street Rockland, MA 02370 Eligibility:  Must be a registered USAPL Member. […]

  • After a successful first run of the Raw Collegiate Cup in 2013 we have moved the location to our friends and USAPL Regional Training Center, Baystate Athletic Club. This venue will allow for a well run Championship with first class equipment. Last year the Raw Collegiate Cup showcased athletes from […]

    2014 Raw Collegiate Cup

    After a successful first run of the Raw Collegiate Cup in 2013 we have moved the location to our friends and USAPL Regional Training Center, Baystate Athletic Club. This venue will allow for a well run Championship with first class equipment. Last year the Raw Collegiate Cup showcased athletes from […]

  • Attention Athletes: Due to the large number of lifters entered and venue size restraints, the Championship will be held over two days (Saturday, May 31 – Sunday, June 1, 2014). All female lifters and male lifters up to and including the 181 lb weight class will compete on Saturday, May […]

    2014 Massachusetts Open State Championships

    Attention Athletes: Due to the large number of lifters entered and venue size restraints, the Championship will be held over two days (Saturday, May 31 – Sunday, June 1, 2014). All female lifters and male lifters up to and including the 181 lb weight class will compete on Saturday, May […]

  • With the Ryan Moore Invitational this past weekend the 2013-2014 USAPL New England powerlifting season came to a close. Overall a total of four championships, more than in any other High School powerlifting seasons, were held this year. After getting off to a slow start with the New England Open […]

    2013/14 High School Season in Review

    With the Ryan Moore Invitational this past weekend the 2013-2014 USAPL New England powerlifting season came to a close. Overall a total of four championships, more than in any other High School powerlifting seasons, were held this year. After getting off to a slow start with the New England Open […]

  • Attention Coaches and unattached lifters,   There has been a flurry of last minute entries for this meet. I will be making an announcement Friday 3/7/2014 by 1pm as to updated times for this championship. We are set at 78 lifters which would project an end time around 9pm which […]

    Ryan Moore High School Powerlifting Championship- Update!!!!

    Attention Coaches and unattached lifters,   There has been a flurry of last minute entries for this meet. I will be making an announcement Friday 3/7/2014 by 1pm as to updated times for this championship. We are set at 78 lifters which would project an end time around 9pm which […]

  •   Do you want to represent our country and the USAPL by competing on a national team? There are eight primary international championships that the USAPL participates in. Here’s everything you need to know about how to qualify, purchase team apparel, and remit all team fees . Your Team Head […]

    How to Qualify to Represent the USA at International Championships

      Do you want to represent our country and the USAPL by competing on a national team? There are eight primary international championships that the USAPL participates in. Here’s everything you need to know about how to qualify, purchase team apparel, and remit all team fees . Your Team Head […]

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  •   Do you want to represent our country and the USAPL by competing on a national team? There are eight primary international championships that the USAPL participates in. Here’s everything you need to know about how to qualify, purchase team apparel, and remit all team fees . Your Team Head […]

    How to Qualify to Represent the USA at International Championships

      Do you want to represent our country and the USAPL by competing on a national team? There are eight primary international championships that the USAPL participates in. Here’s everything you need to know about how to qualify, purchase team apparel, and remit all team fees . Your Team Head […]

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  • This isn’t an article designed to be inflammatory towards other powerlifting organizations. Everything starts from somewhere, and this subject is no exception. In other sports there are sanctioning organizations outside of those which are internationally recognized. But this article isn’t about other sports; its about powerlifting. This topic has been […]

    There Is Only One Powerlifting Federation

    This isn’t an article designed to be inflammatory towards other powerlifting organizations. Everything starts from somewhere, and this subject is no exception. In other sports there are sanctioning organizations outside of those which are internationally recognized. But this article isn’t about other sports; its about powerlifting. This topic has been […]

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  •     You’re scared, a little sweaty and super nervous. That first step out on the platform with all eyes on you can be intimidating. However, you have done the training, you have squatted, benched, and deadlifted hundreds of times. Yet, you feel like you don’t know what to do. […]

    My Very First Powerlifting Meet

        You’re scared, a little sweaty and super nervous. That first step out on the platform with all eyes on you can be intimidating. However, you have done the training, you have squatted, benched, and deadlifted hundreds of times. Yet, you feel like you don’t know what to do. […]

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  • This year’s IPF World Championships to be held this week in Stavanger, Norway, will feature several well established Massachusetts powerlifters. The lifters include Luis Jaimes of Roslindale, Joe Cappellino of South Boston, Liane Blyn of Southwick, and Sue Elwyn of Western Massachusetts. Michael Zawilinski, Strength and Conditioning coach for Northeastern […]

    Massachusetts at the 2013 IPF World Championships

    This year’s IPF World Championships to be held this week in Stavanger, Norway, will feature several well established Massachusetts powerlifters. The lifters include Luis Jaimes of Roslindale, Joe Cappellino of South Boston, Liane Blyn of Southwick, and Sue Elwyn of Western Massachusetts. Michael Zawilinski, Strength and Conditioning coach for Northeastern […]

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  • It has become obvious to me over the past couple years of coaching and training that when people hear the words “linear” and “periodization” in concert with one another, they automatically turn-off. I haven’t met a single resistance-trained “athlete” that doesn’t consider themselves well-enough experienced in “the art of the […]

    Linear Periodization is Not Your Enemy. . .

    It has become obvious to me over the past couple years of coaching and training that when people hear the words “linear” and “periodization” in concert with one another, they automatically turn-off. I haven’t met a single resistance-trained “athlete” that doesn’t consider themselves well-enough experienced in “the art of the […]

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  • INTRODUCTION Central Nervous System (CNS) fatigue is a topic so unexplored by the scientists of today that we still do not know the specific mechanism that causes it [1]. CNS fatigue, also referred to as neuromuscular fatigue, is a subjective state in which one feels tired or exhausted and in […]

    A Review of Central Nervous System Fatigue

    INTRODUCTION Central Nervous System (CNS) fatigue is a topic so unexplored by the scientists of today that we still do not know the specific mechanism that causes it [1]. CNS fatigue, also referred to as neuromuscular fatigue, is a subjective state in which one feels tired or exhausted and in […]

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  • The past three months have been some of the most exhilarating of my entire life.  In June 2012, I was as an assistant coach on the USA teams at the inaugural IPF Classics Powerlifting World Cup in Stockholm, Sweden (Picture on right: Platform at 2012 IPF Classics World Cup – […]

    Requisites for Success

    The past three months have been some of the most exhilarating of my entire life.  In June 2012, I was as an assistant coach on the USA teams at the inaugural IPF Classics Powerlifting World Cup in Stockholm, Sweden (Picture on right: Platform at 2012 IPF Classics World Cup – […]

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  • Since 1969 the Pittsburgh Steelers have had three head coaches.  This is fewer than any other team in the NFL during that timeframe.  The Steelers pride themselves on consistency and stability.  These two constants led them to their current coach, Mike Tomlin. Players are expected to act and perform according […]

    Upholding the Standard

    Since 1969 the Pittsburgh Steelers have had three head coaches.  This is fewer than any other team in the NFL during that timeframe.  The Steelers pride themselves on consistency and stability.  These two constants led them to their current coach, Mike Tomlin. Players are expected to act and perform according […]

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  • Show me a person who doesn’t want to be strong and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t get off the couch very often.  The ability to move heavy objects and perform physically demanding tasks is just plain cool. When you’re strong, you don’t have to walk around thumping your chest […]

    A Gym Rat’s Guide to the One-Rep Max

    Show me a person who doesn’t want to be strong and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t get off the couch very often.  The ability to move heavy objects and perform physically demanding tasks is just plain cool. When you’re strong, you don’t have to walk around thumping your chest […]

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  • Navigating the tortuous road to athletic achievement requires a comprehensive roadmap.  Motivated trainees are constantly searching for the latest protocol that will transport their performance to the next level.  They will scour the Internet for the most recent training methodology.  Athletes will dive into the pool of printed media including […]

    Training Specificity for Powerlifters

    Navigating the tortuous road to athletic achievement requires a comprehensive roadmap.  Motivated trainees are constantly searching for the latest protocol that will transport their performance to the next level.  They will scour the Internet for the most recent training methodology.  Athletes will dive into the pool of printed media including […]

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