Ben Pollack is creating Powerlifting and Bodybuilding
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I want to begin by thanking everyone who's helped me get to where I am today.  There are too many names to mention, but let me be clear: I could never have accomplished what I have without your support.  That includes my fans – your support means the world.

I have three goals for myself in powerlifting and bodybuilding, above and beyond athletic acheivement and, I’ll need all the help I can get to accomplish them. So I’m asking a personal favor: if you have any suggestions for me, share them, either on this page or, if, you prefer, through email ([email protected]).

First, I want to share my own training journey. I’ve competed in powerlifting for four years, and have the all-time world record raw total in the 198-pound class. I’m also ranked third in the 181s, and I hold multiple world and American records in the squat and deadlift. My best lifts to date are a 799-pound squat (with wraps), a 424-pound bench press, and an 815-pound deadlift at 198 pounds bodyweight. My training has evolved dramatically over the past four years, and so I hope that by sharing my programming and philosophy – through YouTube, through my coaching log on Elitefts, and through my online training programs – I can help you improve your own training, too.

Before I explain my second goal, I need to tell you a bit about myself. I’m a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin, studying the history of physical culture and sports at the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center with Dr. Jan Todd. My research focuses on how, over the past 100 years, Americans have used exercise to improve not only their bodies but also their lives — by building self-confidence, pushing themselves to new limits, and, often, making money along the way. Believe it or not, there’s a lot we can learn about modern strength and health from figures like Charles Atlas and Jack LaLanne.

So my second goal is to share some of that knowledge, and help you apply it to your own life.  But I’m not writing to pass the time, so again — tell me what you want to read about, and I’ll do my best to write content that's useful, and doesn’t just rehash the same old stuff over and over again.

Finally, I want to help you directly. There's a reason it's so hard to get good advice about training: it’s hard to find someone whose advice you can trust, to keep an open mind, and to sift through all the misinformation available on the Internet. So, on my YouTube channel and in my writing, I’ll regularly share advice that I give to my own clients, and I’ll try to incorporate some of your questions on programming, technique, diet, recovery, and any other aspect of training into these entries as well – like in the video on this page.
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I want to begin by thanking everyone who's helped me get to where I am today.  There are too many names to mention, but let me be clear: I could never have accomplished what I have without your support.  That includes my fans – your support means the world.

I have three goals for myself in powerlifting and bodybuilding, above and beyond athletic acheivement and, I’ll need all the help I can get to accomplish them. So I’m asking a personal favor: if you have any suggestions for me, share them, either on this page or, if, you prefer, through email ([email protected]).

First, I want to share my own training journey. I’ve competed in powerlifting for four years, and have the all-time world record raw total in the 198-pound class. I’m also ranked third in the 181s, and I hold multiple world and American records in the squat and deadlift. My best lifts to date are a 799-pound squat (with wraps), a 424-pound bench press, and an 815-pound deadlift at 198 pounds bodyweight. My training has evolved dramatically over the past four years, and so I hope that by sharing my programming and philosophy – through YouTube, through my coaching log on Elitefts, and through my online training programs – I can help you improve your own training, too.

Before I explain my second goal, I need to tell you a bit about myself. I’m a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin, studying the history of physical culture and sports at the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center with Dr. Jan Todd. My research focuses on how, over the past 100 years, Americans have used exercise to improve not only their bodies but also their lives — by building self-confidence, pushing themselves to new limits, and, often, making money along the way. Believe it or not, there’s a lot we can learn about modern strength and health from figures like Charles Atlas and Jack LaLanne.

So my second goal is to share some of that knowledge, and help you apply it to your own life.  But I’m not writing to pass the time, so again — tell me what you want to read about, and I’ll do my best to write content that's useful, and doesn’t just rehash the same old stuff over and over again.

Finally, I want to help you directly. There's a reason it's so hard to get good advice about training: it’s hard to find someone whose advice you can trust, to keep an open mind, and to sift through all the misinformation available on the Internet. So, on my YouTube channel and in my writing, I’ll regularly share advice that I give to my own clients, and I’ll try to incorporate some of your questions on programming, technique, diet, recovery, and any other aspect of training into these entries as well – like in the video on this page.

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