New Powerlifting Magazine to Debut in November

Create: 07/22/2009 - 07:10
Mark and Andee Bell plan to launch a new magazine that covers powerlifting. The appropriately named, POWER Magazine, will debut in November and will be distributed at the WPF Worlds in Las Vegas. There will be six issues a year. Ed Coan will be on the cover of the first issue. Inside, will be an interview with the powerlifting legend. Currently, Powerlifting USA is the only magazine which covers the sport, after Monster Muscle folded a couple of years ago. Says Publisher Andee Bell: "POWER Magazine will bring a national spotlight to the strongest men and women in the world. We want to do for Powerlifting what Joe Weider did for Bodybuilding." Each issue will contain information on the latest equipment, supplements, meets, lifting gear, workouts, and include interviews with the powerlifters who are making headlines. Mark Bell is the owner of Super Training Gym in Sacramento, California. Andee Bell has been involved in magazine publishing and sales for over 10 years and is a nationally ranked swimmer. Subscriptions.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
magazine stores still exist? ill pick up a copy next time im out byuing a CD or mailing a letter

Submitted by J.R. Bolger (not verified) on
I hope this goes well. PLUSA has the same tired stories again and again. They've had the same look for as long as I can remember. All succesful magazines go through revamps but PLUSA has not. Monster Muscle was GREAT!! It had good pictures and fresh articles but they didn't know how to run a business. Good luck Mark!! I will be purchasing my subscription as soon as it comes out. Stay Strong, J.R. Bolger

Submitted by Will N (not verified) on
if its anything like the ST vids, it should at least make for a very humourous mag. I'd subscribe to it!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
do you mean kroc wont be on every page of this mag? or have all of the usapl lifts noted perfectly in every issue, but not any other fed?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
do you mean kroc wont be on every page of this mag?
I can't wait to get the first issue of this new mag!!! Way to go big man MARK!

Submitted by Jesse (not verified) on
How will Meet Directors, and State Chairmen get there info in the magazine, such as up coming meets, results from the meets, pics. and so on. Just curious, haven't seen anything on this?

Submitted by JBeauregard (not verified) on
Hopefully it will have articles about the newest and freshest flavors of pop tarts!! The real post training food! Also, I think it is time we bring back the Dunkaroo...

Submitted by fattest illinoi... (not verified) on
I'll subscribe! I like PLUSA, but the closest thing they have to gear reviews is Dr.Judd complaining about all the new gear.......

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Please give the how too's. Ive been reading PL USA for years trying to figure out West Side Training. I know its often imitated never duplicated, but thats because they only tell you a 1/4 of what you really need to know and do. Louie said himself in an article a little bit of knowledge is dangerous, and that is true, I get a little bit of knowledge about West Side and when the program fails, I haved to go back to 3 sets of 8's, 5's and 3's to get my strength back. Im not criticizing West Side, I know they are the greatest in the world, but it wont work for me if I dont know how to do it. I need plain English, not all of these terms and percents. I know some people may criticize this post but its how I feel, and so do most of the guys at my gym. We dont have the luxury of making trips to Ohio to train. Like I said, I know Louie is the man but my dumb ass just dont follow what hes saying half the time. I guess I need a West Side for Idiots. Ha Ha.

Submitted by Zach Trowbridge on
Anonymous wrote:
Please give the how too's. Ive been reading PL USA for years trying to figure out West Side Training. I know its often imitated never duplicated, but thats because they only tell you a 1/4 of what you really need to know and do. Louie said himself in an article a little bit of knowledge is dangerous, and that is true, I get a little bit of knowledge about West Side and when the program fails, I haved to go back to 3 sets of 8's, 5's and 3's to get my strength back. Im not criticizing West Side, I know they are the greatest in the world, but it wont work for me if I dont know how to do it. I need plain English, not all of these terms and percents. I know some people may criticize this post but its how I feel, and so do most of the guys at my gym. We dont have the luxury of making trips to Ohio to train. Like I said, I know Louie is the man but my dumb ass just dont follow what hes saying half the time. I guess I need a West Side for Idiots. Ha Ha.
Buy his books and dvds. You can't expect him to cover everything in the span of an article, or even a series of articles. The book is over 200 pages and covers everything. On topic, I'm sure there'll be some how-to, and some good Westside coverage since Mark used to train there and that's how most of ST trains.

Submitted by Deutsch on
Zach Trowbridge wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Please give the how too's. Ive been reading PL USA for years trying to figure out West Side Training. I know its often imitated never duplicated, but thats because they only tell you a 1/4 of what you really need to know and do. Louie said himself in an article a little bit of knowledge is dangerous, and that is true, I get a little bit of knowledge about West Side and when the program fails, I haved to go back to 3 sets of 8's, 5's and 3's to get my strength back. Im not criticizing West Side, I know they are the greatest in the world, but it wont work for me if I dont know how to do it. I need plain English, not all of these terms and percents. I know some people may criticize this post but its how I feel, and so do most of the guys at my gym. We dont have the luxury of making trips to Ohio to train. Like I said, I know Louie is the man but my dumb ass just dont follow what hes saying half the time. I guess I need a West Side for Idiots. Ha Ha.
Buy his books and dvds. You can't expect him to cover everything in the span of an article, or even a series of articles. The book is over 200 pages and covers everything.
I have the book and have to say that it is over priced and over hyped. Louie is a great guy, but everything he has is so damn expensive and out of my financial reach. Aside from that the book is pretty much just a collection of articles that he has written and mostly posted in the article section on the Westside site. Read the articles and some other interviews that are scattered for free on the web and don't worry about the book. I skimmed it once and never looked at it again. I learned nothing new than what I had known in the past.

Submitted by Joanick Boilard (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
Please give the how too's. Ive been reading PL USA for years trying to figure out West Side Training. I know its often imitated never duplicated, but thats because they only tell you a 1/4 of what you really need to know and do. Louie said himself in an article a little bit of knowledge is dangerous, and that is true, I get a little bit of knowledge about West Side and when the program fails, I haved to go back to 3 sets of 8's, 5's and 3's to get my strength back. Im not criticizing West Side, I know they are the greatest in the world, but it wont work for me if I dont know how to do it. I need plain English, not all of these terms and percents. I know some people may criticize this post but its how I feel, and so do most of the guys at my gym. We dont have the luxury of making trips to Ohio to train. Like I said, I know Louie is the man but my dumb ass just dont follow what hes saying half the time. I guess I need a West Side for Idiots. Ha Ha.
Take a look at ``Training template`` by Jim Wendler at efs...it's westside in it's simplest way. The template is with or without the bands and chains. Plus you got info on acc work. I got the westside book but it's a puzzle of information and there's no template. If youre looking for something great for the commercial gym you might try the old school westside with percent and add some conjugate...it work well for me. For the mag, i hope it will be avaiable in Canada. plusa is a great mag but have to buy it used to get a good price for canada...

Submitted by D.J. Satterfield (not verified) on
It will be great to have another mag. covering the sport of PL but I for one have nothing but good things to say about Mike Lambert and PLUSA. He has provided results from all meets and listed any meet for free. Whether or not you like everything he prints, PLUSA has been a great mag. Remember, these things cost money to produce, so if it takes Kroc on a bunch of pages, so be it. This mag. has been around alot longer than any others so he is obviously offering something that people like.

Submitted by K.Tawzer (not verified) on
D.J I agree with everything that you said,I to have nothing but high revues for PLUSA.I have never been disappointed in this Mag.I feel that they cover everything very professionally and i well keep up my subscription.

Submitted by Mark Bell (not verified) on
Jon thanks for posting this. I would like to say that I love PLUSA and have loved it for many years. Every new issue I get I read from cover to cover. Mike Lambert is a class act and I can only hope to be able to stick around as long as he has. Thanks for all the support. Mark

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I will subscribe for sure. Can the first issue please be about why belly benching is awesome?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
I will subscribe for sure. Can the first issue please be about why belly benching is awesome?
^^^LOL^^^

Submitted by Ken E Ufford (not verified) on
I would like another mag I liked Monster Muscle. I have however subscribed to PLUSA for the past three decades. I like it and I think Mike Lambert has done a great job keeping all the lifters covered and interested in the sport. It is not perfect but I still look forward to getting PLUSA every month. Ken

Submitted by Courtney Stanley on
Good Luck with this Mark. Nice to see more people giving back and drawing attention to our sport! "USPF....the Legend continues......"

I look forward to reading Mark’s new magazine, it is about time we as powerlifters get more things going. Congratulations to Mark for having the fortitude to launch such a huge project. Mike ironrevolution.com

Submitted by K.Tawzer (not verified) on
Hey Mark: I did not mean that i wouldnt subscribe to your magazine cant wait for it to come out,And have two mags to read a month.Good luck and i know it will go over well.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Well said, Mark, you are a class act. I fully agree. PLUSA is a great magazine, and I'm sure yours will be too. Two exellent Powerlifting mags a month, can't wait.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
the timing makes me wonder if mr. bell's uspf break out to a new federation possibliity has anything to do with the magazine and his financial projects? the timing is interesting with regard to all this. as for plusa and other mags, well, there isn't that big a market and what with free websites, you guys have your work ahead of you selling people who are now getting mostly what they want for free? plusa used to be the only way you could get results or meet info - since meet directors weren't that helpful usually even when they had names etc from feds? all that being said, you still can't get info on meets when they exist and people still don't do a good job of publicizing enough so a lifter can get a few meets a year any more. places like PW do something nobody else does, they organize and put out info we all need but nobody puts out in a timely fashion. with the economy as it is now, this is a risky venture putting out any new mags.

Submitted by Job Hou-Seye on
I will stick with Powerlifting USA. Mike Lambert has proven time and time again to be a gentleman to do business with, whether as an advertiser, Meet Director, or subscriber.

Submitted by Priest (not verified) on
Job Hou-Seye wrote:
I will stick with Powerlifting USA. Mike Lambert has proven time and time again to be a gentleman to do business with, whether as an advertiser, Meet Director, or subscriber.
PLUSA is a class act. With that being said, you can only read 1 magazine a month?

Submitted by Job Hou-Seye on
Priest wrote:
PLUSA is a class act. With that being said, you can only read 1 magazine a month?
Case in point. I haven't read my February Issue of PLUSA, yet, and all the issues through July are already here.

Submitted by Priest (not verified) on
I like plusa. But, I will definately buy this one. It would be great to have something fresh. Hopefully, this one will have rankings too. And it would be cool to have a section where Dr. Judd and Billy Mimnaugh just go back and forth. It would be nice to hear both sides in print. lol. I thought that monstermuscle used to be a good mag with good articles. Oh well.

Submitted by Martin Drake (not verified) on
Would love to see representatives of this new magazine come to Laughlin for the AAU World Bench, Deadlift and Pushpull and the International Powerlifting Championships Dec 5-6. Martin Drake AAU Powerlifting Vice Chair AAU World Single Lift Meet Director

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think Mark is going to put top powerlifting competitions and lifters on his mag and take out the rest.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
PLUSA is so old. No website to order a subscription I have to print an order form off a site?Why not sign up there?? Get with the times. I have no problem with businesses going under when they refuse to ignore change is necessary.

Submitted by Peter Privon (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
PLUSA is so old. No website to order a subscription I have to print an order form off a site?Why not sign up there?? Get with the times. I have no problem with businesses going under when they refuse to ignore change is necessary.
Amazon.com carries PLUSA's online subscription which makes sense to me. If you're a small operation releasing one magazine, why not have a larger company with more experience control the IT needed to process orders/subscriptions. I get emails a month or two before my subscription is about to run out from amazon asking if I want to resubscribe.

Submitted by CD (not verified) on
I have been a subscriber to PLUSA for a few years and find it informative and entertaining. I welcome the opportunity to take in as much information as I can and another monthly PL source sounds great!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Is there going to be an alternate cover with Ed Cone? Seeing him get back under the bar after being folded in half by that 315 bench has been an inspiration.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I second the alternate cover with ed cone. Ed cone is my favorite lifter at supertraining.

Submitted by VinceS on
I've gotten PLUSA since it came out in the 70s. Back then, all that was available was Bob Hoffman's MD magazine that had limited PL articles, meet results and listings. It was great when PLUSA debuted. B&W print. No color pictures. Script handwriting font. I think it measured as an 11.5x17 folded in half. It's still here because it delivers and it's still providing what people want. Mike has done a great job. That being said, it's always nice to have another point of view and flavor on something.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
In full support of this venture. Mark Bell is taking on a large endeaver, one that hopefully will provide another outlet to promote the sport. Good luck Mark and Andee, hope it works out for you. AL Caslow Proudly representing Inzer AD, APT and Spud Inc.

Submitted by Suzanne Hedman (not verified) on
You can preorder the magazine now by logging into ST at www.supertraininggym.com. It's easy, and you can pay via PayPal ordering either a one year or two year subscription. Congratulations Mark and Andee...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Will you please do an article on one of my favorite BenchPressers. Keith Parrish? He is one hot man!mmmmmm

Submitted by milo-fan (not verified) on
So I take it no one reads MILO?? more broad than plusa but not so many muscle tech ads. then again i cant fault mike for that, gotta pay the bills somehow. where do i sign up?

Submitted by Jim McDonald on
milo-fan wrote:
So I take it no one reads MILO?? more broad than plusa but not so many muscle tech ads. then again i cant fault mike for that, gotta pay the bills somehow. where do i sign up?
Here

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