Brian Schwab

www.orlandobarbell.com

Brian Schwab has the all-time highest equipped total of 1930 lbs in the 148-lb class and the fourth highest total of 2045 in the 165-lb class. Brian also competed raw (without wraps) with best totals of 1377 @148 and 1471 @ 165, as well as single ply, with a best total of 1736 @165. Brian has his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida and has his CSCS through the NSCA. He has owned and operated Orlando Barbell, a 24-hour gym that caters to Powerlifters, since 2005. Brian designed and sells the Home GHR (a floor based GHR in which the user can incorporate a push up for assistance), the OBB Power Handles (which attach to the bar for squatting to reduce shoulder stress as well as to perform numerous other exercises) and the Powerloop (which is used on the wrists to help with scapular retraction and the cue to “spread the bar” while benching). Brian also provides online coaching, primarily for non-competitive lifters looking to safely increase their strength while incorporating the powerlifts. He can be reached at Brian@OrlandoBarbell.com

 
The 2018 Special Olympic Nationals with CJ Piantieri
The 2018 Special Olympic Nationals with CJ Piantieri
I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of CJ. He may not fully understand what he’s overcome, but I do.
2016 APF Equipped Nationals — Qualifying for WPC Worlds
2016 APF Equipped Nationals — Qualifying for WPC Worlds
What I overcame for this meet is far more than I have for any other.
Reliving the Powerlifting Glory Days: Pride, Inspiration, and the 2008 IPA Powerstation Pro/Am
Reliving the Powerlifting Glory Days: Pride, Inspiration, and the 2008 I...
Fame? We never wanted it. My, how times have changed.
Coaching CJ Piantieri at the Special Olympics Southeast Meet
Coaching CJ Piantieri at the Special Olympics Southeast Meet
For over six years I have watched CJ overcome many obstacles. I am always impressed by his competitive tenacity and love for powerlifting.
Brian Schwab's Gear Recommendations
Brian Schwab's Gear Recommendations
From wraps and singlets to briefs and suits, here are the things I believe you should be wearing when you step on the platform.
Reliving the Powerlifting Glory Days: My Best Meets of '05–'08
Reliving the Powerlifting Glory Days: My Best Meets of '05–'08
When I competed in the WPO in front of thousands of people with standing room only, I loved it. But I also took it for granted not thinking that it would one day end.
Training Through Obstacles and OBB Success at APF Gulf Coast Winter Bash
Training Through Obstacles and OBB Success at APF Gulf Coast Winter Bash
Life. It's difficult. It always manages to throw you curve balls when you're expecting a straight shot.
101 Ways to Use the OBB Power Handles
101 Ways to Use the OBB Power Handles
Get more out of your standard barbell and dumbbell set by the swivel of a bolt and the tightening of a wing nut. It's that easy.
You Need a Glute Ham Raise — Here's Why
You Need a Glute Ham Raise — Here's Why
Whichever GHR you opt for, it’s clear that this is a necessary exercise to optimize your performance.
Can Fewer Sets Produce More Gains?
Can Fewer Sets Produce More Gains?
Sometimes minimal doesn’t mean less. It means more effective.
5 Mental Strategies To PR at Your Next Competition
5 Mental Strategies To PR at Your Next Competition
You've spent weeks preparing your body for the meet, don't let your mind hold you back.
How to Use the M2 Method in a Commercial Gym
How to Use the M2 Method in a Commercial Gym
If it works at Orlando Barbell, why not try it at your local YMCA.
Do Powerlifters Need Direct Abdominal Work?
Do Powerlifters Need Direct Abdominal Work?
Some say torso stabilization comes from bracing during heavy compound movements. Others disagree.
WATCH: Brian Schwab Becomes 165-Pound Single-Ply WPC World Champion
WATCH: Brian Schwab Becomes 165-Pound Single-Ply WPC World Champion
Schwab tackles the challenge of international competition and brings home a world championship win.
Two Decades at the Top: Schwab's Secrets to Longevity
Two Decades at the Top: Schwab's Secrets to Longevity
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge an injury.
WATCH: Brian Schwab's Raw Bench Tips
WATCH: Brian Schwab's Raw Bench Tips
If you want that bar to get up, pay attention to your setup.
Orlando Barbell Pulls A Plane!
Orlando Barbell Pulls A Plane!
Orlando Barbell & The Special Olympics
Why Box Squat?
Why Box Squat?
You don't build a competitive resume without knowing a few things about box squatting.
The Importance of a Proper Warm-Up
The Importance of a Proper Warm-Up
With a program known for strength increases, with a minimal injury rate, this guy knows a thing or two about a proper warm up.
Turning Ordinary Bros to Powerlifting Pros
Turning Ordinary Bros to Powerlifting Pros
Anyone can recruit world champion ringers to their powerlifting team, few coaches can create them from scratch.
WATCH: How Schwab Developed His Training Philosophy
WATCH: How Schwab Developed His Training Philosophy
The Minimalist Method: Keep what is useful, discard that which is not.
WATCH: Schwab's Secrets to Two Decades at the Top
WATCH: Schwab's Secrets to Two Decades at the Top
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge an injury.
WATCH: Unrecognized Legend of the Sport
WATCH: Unrecognized Legend of the Sport
Brian looks back on his 20-year lifting career and shares the biggest moments of his success.
Training to Peak for a Meet
Training to Peak for a Meet
After two decades of competing, The M2 Method author has fine-tuned meet prep.
My Recap of the First OBB UGSS
My Recap of the First OBB UGSS
I'm looking forward to the next one.
A Better Bench Warm-Up
A Better Bench Warm-Up
Brian Schwab breaks down his bench press warm-up routine.
My SPF Powerstation Pro/Am Results (with video)
My SPF Powerstation Pro/Am Results (with video)
My training went relatively well going into this meet and I expected to hit some PRs, but things never seem to go as planned.
Brian Schwab's Top 10 Tips on How to Open Your Own Gym
Brian Schwab's Top 10 Tips on How to Open Your Own Gym
Take the time to put thought into what you're doing. Good luck!
What Schwab Does When He's Not Lifting
What Schwab Does When He's Not Lifting
Look for our next one (the APF/AAPF Southern States) to be towards the end October as usual.
Brian Schwab: APF Gulf Coast Recap
Brian Schwab: APF Gulf Coast Recap
I've been training for meets non-stop for years and although I'm not injured physically, I need a break mentally.
Brian Schwab: APF Raw Nationals Results
Brian Schwab: APF Raw Nationals Results
My point from this is that meet conditions are never perfect, whether or not you plan for them to be.
A Day in the Life of Brian Schwab
A Day in the Life of Brian Schwab
Alarm goes off. Hit snooze.
Coaching the Special Olympics
Coaching the Special Olympics
In a short time I have realized that maybe it is us who should be mocked.
I Do Not Give Up
I Do Not Give Up
I strongly considered not competing in the meet this past weekend.
Schwab Explains his Training Methods
Schwab Explains his Training Methods
Why I stopped performing dynamic effort work in my training.
4-Day Guide: How to Cut for a Short Weigh-In
4-Day Guide: How to Cut for a Short Weigh-In
Dropping five or six pounds should be relatively easy for you to do the last few days prior to weigh-ins.

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