Ben graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 where he earned a Master's degree in Kinesiolgy. While at Texas A&M he worked as a volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach in the athletics department and Coached the Texas A&M Powerlifting team. Ben is an active strength athlete competing in powerlifting and strongman and is a committed lifelong student of how to improve human performance.

Should you make your own Strongman equipment?

Mar 11, 2019 | Ben Tipton

I’ve seen several articles and posts about different DIY strongman implement projects on sites like Starting Strongman and various Facebook groups. While some of implements I’ve seen are really fantastic […]

Tips for your first Strongman Competition

Sep 17, 2018 | Ben Tipton

As I think back, I believe my first sanctioned Strongman competition was in early 2010. It was Motor City Strongest Man, I was still in school at Purdue and my […]

Hot/Cold Contrast Routine

Aug 31, 2018 | Ben Tipton

Recovery is one of the most important aspects of a total training regime. While good sleep and nutrition are the most important factors influencing recovery there are numerous other tips […]

Warm-up to excel.

Nov 13, 2015 | Ben Tipton

Whether you call it a warm-up or movement prep how you prepare for your training session is perhaps the most important part of your workout. It allows you to work-out […]

Make the Most of Each Rep

Nov 13, 2015 | Ben Tipton

One of the important things I’ve learned over my years of training is that what you do in the gym isn’t as important as how it’s done. This might seem like […]

Recovery Top Five

Nov 13, 2015 | Ben Tipton

Recovery is a vital part of training. Arguably, it is even more important than the training itself because adaptation to training is the precise reason we do it to begin with. […]