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Blast From THe Past
November 2003


APF Steel City Classic 900lb bench press pic1

At the Steel City Classic Bench Press Championships, on November 8th 2003, in Pittsburgh Pa., Gene Rychlak hit benches of 785,840, and then put up an amazing 885 as crowds formed to watch

Then at the IPA National only eight days later made history again by becoming the first man to officially bench press 900-lbs in competition.

900lb bench press pic2

He was at the time using the supplement T-Bomb by MPH. Who were endorsing him. Which he said "Has increased his completion bench from 810 to 900 since starting it in May,'03".

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R[+]-Alpha Lipoic Acid


R-ALA increases your muscles uptake of glycogen. This increases muscle cell volume and contributes to that full pumped feeling when you workout.

This is a very desirable effect as the increase in muscle glycogen also increases other important nutrient transport that contributes to cell volume and muscle growth.

R-ALA is not a thermogenic but it does appear to contribute to favorable body composition changes. This is believed to be due to a nutrient partitioning effect where nutrients are channeled more to lean tissue and away from fat tissue.

R-ALA will help enhance the efficiency of many different supplements. One in particular is Creatine HSC. R-ALA will help enhance the absorption of creatine into the muscle cell by providing a transport vehicle by it's unique ability to mimic insulin. As we said in an earlier answer, you must use R-ALA in a capsule form and not in a pre-mixed powder.

R-ALA is also one of the most potent antioxidants available. And, when taken with other antioxidants it actually enhances their antioxidant abilities.

Functional Benifits:
Shake Recipe of Month
PowerClub Shake of the Month - Peanut Butter Mass Express


  • 24 oz. 2% Milk - This is a weight gainer shake!
  • 2 fresh Banana's
  • 2 Large tblsp of natural Peanut Butter (Skippy Natural very good!)
  • 4 Scoops of MHP Up Your Mass - Chocolate Brownie
  • 2 tbsp. Flax Seed Oil
  • 10-15 drops liquid stevia (optional)
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract

This one damn good weight gaining shake, especially after a good hard workout! Drink this one over the course of two/three servings a day.

Shake Stats:

  • Calories: 1429
  • Protein: 81g
  • Carbs: 152g
  • Fat: 71g(28 grams from Flax Oils)

Powerlifting USA
January 2008
Powerlifting USA January 2008
POWERLIFTING WORKOUT - Developing an explosive bench!

This workout is designed for a lifter who has a maximum lift of 400 lbs. coming into the routine. It can be used for a 12-14 week cycle prior to a competition.

  • Week 1: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 275x10-12 reps for 3 sets.
  • Week 2: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 275x12-15 reps for 3 sets.
  • Week 3: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 285x10-12 reps for 3 sets.
  • Week 4: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 285x12 for 3 sets.
  • Week 5: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 295x10 for 3 sets.
  • Week 6: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 305x10 for 3 sets.
  • Week 7: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 315x8-10 reps for 3 sets, warmdown 225x10,135x10.
  • Week 8: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 315x8-10 for 3 sets, warmdown 225x10, 135x10.
  • Week 9: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 335x5 for 3 sets, warmdown 225x10, 135x10.
  • Week 10: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 350x5 for 3 sets, warmdown 225x10, 135x10.
  • Week 11: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 375x3 for 3 sets, warmdown 225x10, 135x10.
  • Week 12: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 400x2 for 2 sets, warmdown 225x10, 135x10.
  •   (Do not apply power shirt until Week 10 to 14. Allow 2 weeks prior to contest rest period)
  • Week 13: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 315x1, easy 405x2 for 2 sets.
  • Week 14: warmup 135x10, 225x6, 250x3, 315x1, 405x2, 425x1 (head psyche day).

Assistance Work on Bench Day: after flat bench, do incline dumbbells - desired weight for 3 sets of 10 graduating the weight upward week to week. Following that, Pec Deck, elbows up from sides in horizontal position, knuckles out - gripping pad vertically. Desired weight for 3 sets of 10, graduating the weight upward from week to week.

Your bench day should fall on the same day every week (i.e., Mondays). You do not want to become dependent on the power shirt. The shirt is not designed for light workouts - It is for the extra push off your chest to start momentum for lockout on low rep sets.

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Only The Strongest Will Survive!
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The world of powerlifting seems to be growing in the right direction these days, but still has some growing pangs to get over. Such as the use of to much equipment. Hey equipment for protection we here are all for that shit, but equipment to aide in lifting the weight isn't safe and puts many meets in danger of liability lawsuits. then there still are guys that aren't in the greatest of health with their diets and lifting strategies. No one can say what routine to us over another but the way some people train is not good fore them and others that may follow. Last but not least all organization need to adopt some rules of lifting. Whats a good squat in one doesn't even come close in another. This shit happens on all lift and its the reason there is and alphabet soup of organization out there. There or forur organization fine, but the crap now is bullshit.

We got a couple of emails a few weeks ago about why we don't list more meet results. We should be asking the question to you the meet organizers and promoters as to why you don't emial us your reslts so they can get listed. Our site audence is very large and growing, so if you want your results listed send them in.

Enough ranting form the BullDog, until next tile train hard, train heavy, train smart!

Train Hard or Go Home!

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PowerClub Supplements - Reviews
Primeval Labs Ape Sh*t Pumps
Primeval Labs
:: Presents ::
Ape Sh*t Pumps

Pre Workout Powder
Boost Energy, Enhanced Endurance and Hydration

:: From the Manufacture ::

Beta-Alanine, L Citrulline for Muscle Growth, Extra Strength Pre Workout - Smashberry, 40 Servings

  • PRE WORKOUT POWDER: This preworkout without creatine supplement provides everything you need for powerful workouts and jaw-dropping results. Explosive energy, enhanced endurance, laser-sharp focus, and powerful pumps are just a few of the benefits you'll get.
  • 3 DELICIOUS FLAVORS - Ape Sh*t Pumps preworkout energy powder has a different flavor to choose from Smashberry, Mango Pineapple, to Cherry Lemonade. Take one serving (1 scoop) of Ape Sh*t Pumps, mixed with 6 to 8 fl. oz. of water 20-30 minutes before training.
  • BOOSTS ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE: Agmatine Sulfate is an essential supplement in sports medicine. It works to boost endurance and hydration levels before, during, and after an exercise. Increased blood flow to targeted muscles allows you to get the most out of your workouts while lowering your chance of injury. Take it on a regular basis to get a better daily workout.
  • FUSION OF INFINITE ENERGY - part of our unique formula includes 4g of L-Citrulline, 3.2g of Beta Alanine, 1g of Agmatine Sulfate. A highest rated pre workout powder that delivers a unique combination of advance formula for increases in hydration, pumps and athletic performance.
  • PRE-WORKOUT COMPANION: Cutting-edge best pre workout supplement designed for advanced fitness! Ideal for crossfit, running, and training, this flavored pre-workout powder for women and men boosts energy, pumps, and endurance allowing them to go "APE SHIT" in their performance.

Our Conclusion:

This is some HIGH ASS ENERGY SHIT!!! Just like the name say this product is ape shite with energy. The best thing about it is that it does this with out using mega doses of caffeine. Your energy is lasting and endure through your whole workout! This is to put it mildly some GOOD SHIT!!! GET YOUS TODAY!!! Recommendation: 8.5 / 10.0

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MuscleTech AlphaTest
:: Presents ::

Testosterone Booster for Men!

:: From the Manufacture ::

Tribulus Terrestris & Boron Supplement
Max-Strength ATP & Test Booster
Daily Workout Supplements for Men

  • TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER FOR MEN – MuscleTech AlphaTest is engineered for serious fitness enthusiasts and athletes focused on maximizing strength and results. AlphaTest supports testosterone production and helps maintain a peak testosterone-to-cortisol ratio.
  • BOOST TESTOSTERONE IN JUST 7 DAYS – Backed by years of research and development, AlphaTest is engineered with full doses of scientifically validated key ingredients shown to boost testosterone levels and even combat estradiol.
  • INCREASE ATP LEVELS WITH SHILAJIT – PrimaVie, a patented clinical-strength form of shilajit has been shown to increase ATP levels in just 15 days and significantly increase total serum testosterone levels in 90 days.
  • ZINC & FENUGREEK – Includes a precise dose of zinc gluconate – a premium, highly absorbable form of zinc – has been shown to help maintain optimal testosterone production within the normal, healthy range. FenuGreek is standardized to 50% saponins.
  • DAILY WORKOUT SUPPLEMENTS – Take 2 capsules with a glass of water twice daily.
  • Brassica oleracea (broccoli) powder supplies diindolylmethane (DIM), a nitrogen-containing compound that continues to be the focus of emerging research. It is one of the many organic molecules in cruciferous vegetables being investigated by scientists because of its complex interactions in the body with downstream target protein.

Our Conclusion:

Evaluating test boosters is kind of hard because every thing you consume will have an effect on your endo system! We look for 3 main elements to increase for a test-booster: 1)Raw Strength, 2) Lean Body Mass, 3) Muscle Quality/Size! We followed the manufactures direction and did 2 serving daily for 2 months straight. We saw a noticeable decrease in body fat over the sixty days and raw strength in both the squat, deadlift and bench all increased. Bodyweight went up 6.4 lbs. overall but we believe a gain of about 9-10 pounds was achieved because of the fat loss. AS of right now 1/4/22 we have to say this product seems to be doing exactly what it says. Recommendation: 7.5 / 10.0

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NOW Magnesium Glycinate
:: Presents ::
Magnesium Glycinate

Highly Absorbable!

:: From the Manufacture ::

Magnesium Glycinate 200 mg
Highly Absorbable Form

  • Supports Healthy Muscle, Nerve & Heart Functions
  • Take 2 tablets 1 to 2 times daily with food
  • GMP Quality Assured: NPA A-rated GMP certification means that every aspect of the NOW manufacturing process has been examined, including our laboratory/testing methods (for stability, potency, and product formulation).
  • Packaged in the USA by a family owned and operated company since 1968

Our Conclusion:

Their have been way TO MANY time when we here have told people asking advice that your not as weak as your think you are, you have deficiency in magnesium. Why are my muscle aching some much from my workout - You have a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium play a MAJOR role in our endocrine & muscle systems that all it functions are way to long to list here. This is our #1 Mag supplement we recommend to everyone have muscle cramps, aches, tremors, and seems to have lost cardiovascular endurance. Magnesium is very important to your health and wellness, supplement daily even if your eating your greens everyday because the foods of today are not the same as those we had in the past! Recommendation: 9.0 / 10.0

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