One Great Technique Which A Powerlifter Can Reap Rewards From

Technique often beats power, but when you combine the two, great rewards are there for you to take

Sven Vandenberghe
7 min readDec 28, 2021


Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash

Breathing, it’s something straight forward for the masses.

Although, everyone breathes on a different frequency. The power which you can express by means of the type of breathing technique are not to be underestimated.

“Breath is the link between mind and body.”

- Dan Brule -

A strong health indicator related to breath or oxygen intake for instance is VO2 Max. Vo2 Max represents your maximum oxygen intake, i don’t need to tell you that when this is on the higher side, chances are that you’ll be better at endurance sports.. Why Is VO2 Max so Important? Your VO2 max shows how well your heart and veins push blood to your muscles and the rest of your body. Knowing your VO2 max can help you measure fitness and heart health improvements over time.

Vo2 max is a personal measurement to check whether you’ve improved from previous time or not. In this post i’ve just mentioned this to make you aware of what effect breath and oxygen uptake do for you.

Rather when you perform sports with higher power requirements, the story is different. Frequency of breathing chances, which induces you to uptake oxygen differently and therefore the pressure output will be different as well.

An great example you’ll find here:

Franco culumbu (1941–2019)

Nickname: The Sardinian Strongman

His powerlifting World Records include: Bench Press 525 lbs., Squat 655 lbs., and Dead Lift 750 lbs. In April 1979, Franco even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest lung power. He was able to blow up a hot water bottle until it burst in just 55 seconds using only sheer lung power (that is 28.5 lbs/square inch)! Columbu zoomed fast-forward along the pioneer’s path that Jack Delinger braved for shorter men in the 1940s.

Born in Sardinia, Columbu first engaged in the sport of boxing. He met Arnold in Munich in 1965 and was henceforth forever stamped as Schwarzenegger’s…



Sven Vandenberghe

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