Sharing leads to innovation

For Athletes | Education | 4Life

There are constantly new projects in the works at Everlifting. This page is an attempt to organize and share them. Read the introductory post.

September 2022: TBD

TBD.

August 2022: Random training day generator

Status: Work in progress.
Time spent: A few hours and counting.
Expenses: Domain name, server/bandwidth for hosting.

Description: Given a few parameters it generates a random training session. I'm making it for me, particularly for when I don't want to think about training or goals, yet want to get a good workout. Mostly a project for fun but perhaps it's of use to someone.

July 2022: StrengthDB

Status: Online. StrengthDB.com
Time spent: 60+ hours and counting.
Expenses: Domain name, server/bandwidth for hosting.

Description: A freely available database of hundreds of lifts and exercises, containing descriptions of how to perform the exercises as well as useful cues to ensure they're done correctly. See 'Projects so far' for more details.

Motivation: Be able to point people to a trustworthy instruction on how to perform any exercise. There are already many websites listing exercises with instructions on how to do them. Unfortunately they're either lacking, not trustworthy, or have all kinds of unnecessary crap surrounding them (ads, spyware, tracking, etc.). Motivation at StrengthDB.com.

StrengthDB is online but a work in progress. There are many exercises to add. It will be possible for developers to include it in their training apps.

Challenges: Had to learn database handling and a new programming language, write instructions for literally hundreds of exercises, figure out other tech-related stuff.

StrengthDB.com

StrengthDB is free to read for anyone. Still, it has involved a lot of work with many more hours to go. If you have the means you can support the development by donating to Everlifting.

June 2022: Powerlifting technique reference guide

Status: Published. Read for free online.
Time spent: 40-60 hours intially, 6 hours preparing for web.
Expenses: Server/bandwidth for hosting.

Description: Powerlifting Technique Reference Guide is a book that details how to perform the three powerlifts. It contains plenty of cues, how to deal with issues that might arise, suggestions on variations, and much more.

Carrying the subtitle Technique considerations for the squat, bench press, and deadlift, I originally wrote the guide as education material for workshop participants. The attendees at this particular workshop were all personal trainers so the material might reflect that somewhat. Also, the book was coupled with two full days of lectures and practical application.

Of course you don't need to be a personal trainer to use the Powerlifting Technique Reference Guide! Powerlifters, as well as serious gym goers who do any of the three lifts will get valuable information from it. If you're not a powerlifter you might be surprised how much technical consideration goes into the lifts!

Read online.

This book is published as free information under a Creative Commons license. Still, it has involved a lot of work. If you have the means you can support the author by donating to Everlifting.

May 2022: Minimal stretching guide

Status: Finished. Read for free online.
Time spent: 30+ hours.
Expenses: Server/bandwidth for hosting.

Description: Minimal Stretching Guide, with the subtitle of A ‘good enough’ guide to stretching for powerlifters and other gym rats, is a short and to-the-point book on stretching for serious lifters.

I've trained many powerlifters and very few who care for stretching. The material in this book reflects that. Minimal Stretching Guide is not meant to be all encompassing. Instead it outlines a few 'bang for the buck' stretches and directions on how to do them. Following the advice in this book you won't spend more than a few minutes before lifting, and perhaps a little more time after.

While I wrote it for the powerlifters I train, it's equally well suited for most typical serious lifters, competitive or not. A (very) brief section has also been added for Olympic weightlifters who have trouble with the clean rack position.

Read online.

This book is published as free information under a Creative Commons license. Still, it has involved a lot of work. If you have the means you can support the author by donating to Everlifting.