Eric Maroscher

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Eric Maroscher is the owner of the Monster Garage Gym. Cofounded by Phil Daniels, NFL Defensive End, Monster Garage Gym is a premier powerlifting gym in the United States. Eric is the leader of the Maroscher Powerlifting Team, a two-time WPC World Powerlifting Champion, two-time APF National Powerlifting Champion, WPC North American Powerlifting Champion, and a multi-time APF Illinois State Champion.

 
RELENTLESS TRAINING PART III
RELENTLESS TRAINING PART III
This is the PART III of the three part RELENTLESS TRAINING SERIES. We have jam packed this week’s 875LB bench footage, along with the training footage from the prior two weeks of 900LB and 900LB+ bench training, right here in this one Coaching Log.....
RELENTLESS BENCH TRAINING...PART II
RELENTLESS BENCH TRAINING...PART II
Does it take courage to have 900LBS over your throat and bench it??? Although that answer is a resounding YES, the men pressing 900LBS in this log know without question that the children they are preparing to compete for are far more courageous, as on a daily basis they face the fears that come with their life-threatening illnesses…..here is what
POWERFUL MUTHAZ ON FATHER'S DAY
POWERFUL MUTHAZ ON FATHER'S DAY
Father’s Day at the M.G.G. was a day with big squats, strongman training and ended with a 975LB 2-board press. This coaching log is a salute to the Father’s out there who balance their training, work, spirituality and family in a way where that allows them the honor of being called, “Dad.” ….Here is what we mean….
RELENTLESS TRAINING
RELENTLESS TRAINING
Sometimes one powerlifts for the love of lifting, sometimes to test their mettle in competition, sometimes to chase titles or records, but sometimes one powerlifts for those who can’t and perhaps that is the most noble of reasons….. Here is what we mean….
The Hybrid Deadlift Stance
The Hybrid Deadlift Stance
In deadlifting, the Goldilocks Zone might not be pulling conventional, nor sumo, nor even Old English Style. For those lifters, what I call the hybrid sumo stance could perhaps be best.
WORLD RECORDS AND AFRO-PUFFS, PART II
WORLD RECORDS AND AFRO-PUFFS, PART II
Records are made to be broken, and when you break all of them in your class, that is a fairly rare accomplishment. But sometimes just getting to and through the meet is the real achievement….Here is Part II of World Records and Afro-Puffs….
WORLD RECORDS AND AFRO-PUFFS!!!!
WORLD RECORDS AND AFRO-PUFFS!!!!
Records are made to be broken, and when you break all of them in your class, that is a fairly rare accomplishment. But sometimes just getting to and through the meet is the real achievement….Here is what we mean….
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO THE BAR?
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO THE BAR?
When it comes to training programs, one size does not fit all. When it comes to how you approach the bar emotionally, the same is true. Here is what we mean….
The Gift of Perspective: Things to Know as a New Powerlifter, Lessons 11-14
The Gift of Perspective: Things to Know as a New Powerlifter, Lessons 11...
We've covered the first ten perspectives for new lifters. Now it's time to get more specific about what it takes to break through the beginning stages of powerlifting.
THE COMPLEXITY OF THE BENCH SHIRT
THE COMPLEXITY OF THE BENCH SHIRT
Initially a piece of safety gear to protect the lifter (like a belt and knee wraps), the bench shirt has changed, progressed and evolved into a highly sophisticated part of the geared lifters’ world. In the hands of an experienced shirted-lifter, the bench shirt can be an advantageous tool toward a larger total. In the hands of a lifter lacking
TRAIN LIKE YOU ARE GOING TO COMPETE
TRAIN LIKE YOU ARE GOING TO COMPETE
How you train in the gym is paramount to your success….or your failure at the meet. Warm-ups and the sets that lead up to your working sets require the same attention to detail as the working sets…..Here is why….
OLD MAN STRENGTH [Part II]
OLD MAN STRENGTH [Part II]
Putting up BIG numbers in powerlifting is a huge goal, but BIG numbers for a number of decades, well, that is the ultimate goal…..here is what we mean…. OLD MAN STRENGTH PART II
Unlocking Your Full Power Potential Through the Blue Zones
Unlocking Your Full Power Potential Through the Blue Zones
In five locations on earth, the people live 30% longer and continue to be active and healthy until their final days on earth. What's the secret?
OLD MAN STRENGTH
OLD MAN STRENGTH
Putting up BIG numbers in powerlifting is a huge goal, but BIG numbers for a number of decades, well, that is the ultimate goal…..here is what we mean….
EASTER EGGS AND MONOLIFTS
EASTER EGGS AND MONOLIFTS
Heavy weight is the desired main course. To that end come the various ingredients that help create this main course...one of them being often neglected and always dreaded, high rep days. Neglecting the little weights can compromise progress toward the big weights…..here is what we mean….
RAW HYBRID DEADLIFTS
RAW HYBRID DEADLIFTS
Some deadlifters prefer conventional, some prefer sumo, some can pull equally well with both. But what if you are a deadlifter who isn’t comfortable with either? Perhaps hybrid deadlifts would benefit you. Here is what we mean….
The Gift of Perspective: Five More Things to Know as a New Powerlifter
The Gift of Perspective: Five More Things to Know as a New Powerlifter
Continuing the perspective series, I look more closely at training, meet day, and who to look to for advice.
GREEN EGGS AND DEADZ
GREEN EGGS AND DEADZ
Deadlifting can be a smorgasbord instead of just a meal if you are willing to open up to something new. Here is what we mean by that...
WHY BIG GUYS USE LITTLE WEIGHTS
WHY BIG GUYS USE LITTLE WEIGHTS
...the highlight reels are heavy and hard core, but what the big boys have learned a long time ago is in order to be able to put up the big numbers, you have to also put the time in with the not so big numbers….here is what we mean….
WHEN THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING
WHEN THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING
...when the crowd of a thousand cheers at the ARNOLD can’t seem to drown out the sound of the silence from the single voice that is missing. It is during these times in our lifting journey when lifting can be a savior...
IT STARTS WITH THE MIND
IT STARTS WITH THE MIND
GREAT minds, discuss ideas….AVERAGE minds, discuss events….SMALL minds, discuss people. Contrary to standard thinking, being successful in the world of powerlifting does not start in the gym, being successful in the world of powerlifting starts in your mind…..and here is why…..
FRIENDSHIPS FORGED IN STEEL
FRIENDSHIPS FORGED IN STEEL
The journey of powerlifting in part is about being the best powerlifting you can be and testing yourself on the platform where it matters. Along this journey, if you are doing it right, you will find brothers not of blood but of iron, and friendships forged in steel…..
The Gift of Perspective: Things to Know as a New Powerlifter
The Gift of Perspective: Things to Know as a New Powerlifter
In this first part of the perspective series, I share five perspectives for you to consider as you make your initial steps into the journey that we call powerlifting.
BUFFALO SHOULDA   [Video Included]
BUFFALO SHOULDA [Video Included]
Why do my shoulders often hurt more from my squats then from my benching????? Here is your answer….
MONOLIFTS, TATTOOS and GRAFFITI
MONOLIFTS, TATTOOS and GRAFFITI
Our differences pale in comparison to our similarities. The time-wasting thrust and parry of debating RAW vs gear or federation X vs federation Y only serves to distract us from the goal, becoming STRONG(ER).
OLD BAR...NEW TRICKS [video included]
OLD BAR...NEW TRICKS [video included]
The rackable cambered bar is a fantastic bar for squat training, but it is also an amazing tool for your bench training as well. …here is why…
BUT I DON'T WANT TO DO THOSE... [video included]
BUT I DON'T WANT TO DO THOSE... [video included]
This week’s EliteFTS/Maroscher Coaching Log features two must try variations of the deadlift to assist in helping develop your traditional deadlift be it sumo or conventional. Keep in mind, I didn’t say they would be fun....
 What Data Collection Could Mean for Your 2017 Powerlifting Total
What Data Collection Could Mean for Your 2017 Powerlifting Total
Just like you have lifting data, you also have life data. As the New Year has begun, let's review 2016.
DEADLIFT…Am I Doing This Right???
DEADLIFT…Am I Doing This Right???
There is incorrect deadlift form, correct deadlift form…and there is the correct deadlift form for you specifically. Know the differences.
PICK THE WEIGHT UP, PUT THE WEIGHT DOWN RIGHT WHERE IT WAS!!!!  [training video]
PICK THE WEIGHT UP, PUT THE WEIGHT DOWN RIGHT WHERE IT WAS!!!! [trainin...
“So, should I use linear periodization, undulating periodization, nonlinear, the Bulgarian method, the abracadabra-presto-super-gains routine??? “How long have you been training?” “Six months.” "Then, PICK THE WEIGHT UP, PUT THE WEIGHT DOWN RIGHT WHERE YOU FOUND IT. Now, repeat."
THE EMERGING WOMENS' DIVISION OF POWERLIFTING [video included]
THE EMERGING WOMENS' DIVISION OF POWERLIFTING [video included]
With the perspective of over a quarter century in the world of competitive powerlifting, I have never seen three, packed to the gills, flights of women-only in a non-international meet until this past December. The women’s division in powerlifting is emerging and that is great for the sport of powerlifting.
LOOKING BACK ON YOUR YEAR OF TRAINING [video included]
LOOKING BACK ON YOUR YEAR OF TRAINING [video included]
For “the herd,” the New Year brings them loping into the health club in droves with the hopes of, this time, sticking to it. But for you as a competitive powerlifter, the New Year is a time where you must critically examine a years’ worth of collective training programs and authentically assess where you are and where you want to
PAUSE SQUATS and REPS, POST MEET RE-SET
PAUSE SQUATS and REPS, POST MEET RE-SET
When coming back from a meet performance be it great, good, below average or a bomb-out, every lifter re-assesses. Let me restate that…every SMART lifter re-assesses.
CONTEST PREP/THE POWER OF THE TEAM
CONTEST PREP/THE POWER OF THE TEAM
As the meet approaches, the collective energy of a powerlifting gym crescendos up into somewhat of a feeding frenzy. This is the benefit of training with a group of likeminded lifters vs going it alone.
Do You Have the Guts to be a Successful Powerlifter?
Do You Have the Guts to be a Successful Powerlifter?
All the success in your lifting that stems from work you put in at the gym can be compromised, often significantly, by your failures outside of the gym.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, PULLING THE SLACK OUT OF THE BAR???
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, PULLING THE SLACK OUT OF THE BAR???
When lifting, you can “muscle up the weight,” you can “rip the bar off of the floor,” OR you can use your muscle AND physics and lift a significantly greater amount of weight. In powerlifting, that is the name of the game, lift the most amount of weight. So, the choice is just brute force, or brute force combined with
SUBMAXIMAL TRAINING
SUBMAXIMAL TRAINING
Like a race car, there are many gears to shift into when training. If you are limiting yourself to max effort, speed and de-load only, you are missing many of the gears that get you to your p.r. lifts.
The SUBCULTURE OF WOMEN'S  POWERLIFTING
The SUBCULTURE OF WOMEN'S POWERLIFTING
Powerlifting is truly a subculture of the bigger world of all things weights. Within that subculture of powerlifting is yet another subculture and that is the hard core powerlifter. Zoom in yet another level and you have arguably the tiniest of subcultures, and that is the hard core woman’s powerlifting subculture.
THE BLEEDER!!!!!
THE BLEEDER!!!!!
Stick around a little while and you will see the shooting stars of the sport come and go. These are the lifters who go big, win big and burn out even bigger. Stick around for a little while longer in the sport and you will see the shooting stars come and go, over and over and over again. They just
Ten Items for the Retired Powerlifter Who Can't Tie His Shoelaces
Ten Items for the Retired Powerlifter Who Can't Tie His Shoelaces
The world without weights is just not worth living in. Everything on this list will help keep you training hard when your body starts fighting back.
DON'T DROP THE DEADLIFT
DON'T DROP THE DEADLIFT
On November 4th, we posted the article, Senator, You're No Jack Kennedy — Don't Drop the Deadlift, and since then, we have received some really amazing emails affirming the premise of the article as well as for the article giving voice to this topic. Here is the video supplement to go with that original article. Only read the
 Senator, You're No Jack Kennedy — Don't Drop the Deadlift
Senator, You're No Jack Kennedy — Don't Drop the Deadlift
One of the most impactful statements in debate history can teach you a thing or two about deadlifting.
PRO-STRONGWOMAN BENCH NIGHT [hd training footage included]
PRO-STRONGWOMAN BENCH NIGHT [hd training footage included]
After winner her PRO-STRONGWOMAN card, Kristin Johnson gets in her first bench press workout in over two and a half months. This log takes a look at how a professional strongwoman competitor eases back into a bench training session after focusing on more leg dominated and pressing dominated workouts for the last two and a half months.
HIGHLIGHT REELS VS THE ACTUAL WORK
HIGHLIGHT REELS VS THE ACTUAL WORK
But that looks boring and I never see that stuff in the highlight clips…. So how is that going to get me strong(er)??? Don't confuse highlights with work when it comes to putting together your training program.
TWO METHODS TO TRAIN THE LOCKOUT [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
TWO METHODS TO TRAIN THE LOCKOUT [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
As we have said many times before, in powerlifting there is more than one way to skin a cat. In this coaching log we show you TWO WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR DEADLIFT LOCKOUT.
“DUDE, CAN YOU GIVE ME A SPOT?”
“DUDE, CAN YOU GIVE ME A SPOT?”
Know the difference between a powerlifting spot and a forced rep type spot. Not knowing could very well be the difference between a failed lift and a major injury.
20 Pro Strongman Tips for the Strength Athlete
20 Pro Strongman Tips for the Strength Athlete
Prepping to become a pro-card carrying competitor? These tips from professional strongwoman Kristin Johnson will help you reach your strength and power goals.
SQUATTERDAY AT THE GYM   [HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED]
SQUATTERDAY AT THE GYM [HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED]
Eric Maroscher is owner of the Monster Garage Gym (one of the premier powerlifting gyms in the U.S., founded by Eric and Phillip Daniels NFL Defensive End). He is also leader of the Maroscher PL Team and a two-time WPC World Powerlifting Champion, two-time APF National Powerlifting Champion, WPC North American Powerlifting Champion, and multi-time APF Illinois State Champion.
PART III... 5 MORE HUGE STRONGMAN TIPS... [INCLUDES HD STRONGMAN FOOTAGE ]
PART III... 5 MORE HUGE STRONGMAN TIPS... [INCLUDES HD STRONGMAN FOOTAGE ]
5 MORE HUGE STRONGMAN TIPS, Part III in this IV Part Series!!!!!
The American Idol Phenomenon in Powerlifting
The American Idol Phenomenon in Powerlifting
Without that experience in their back pocket, they simply get eaten up and spit out by the industry.
5 HUGE STRONGMAN TIPS Part I   [HD VIDEO(s) INCLUDED]
5 HUGE STRONGMAN TIPS Part I [HD VIDEO(s) INCLUDED]
Part I of IV in a series of STONGMAN TIPS!!!! Includes the first 5 of 20 HUGE STRONGMAN TIPS!!!!
REVERSE STRONG BANDS [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED]
REVERSE STRONG BANDS [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED]
There are numerous ways to pull with reverse bands. Reverse monster mini, reverse light or average bands. In this case we look at reverse strong bands for training the top end of your deadlift.
The Week Before the Meet — Unstructured or Accounted For?
The Week Before the Meet — Unstructured or Accounted For?
This is a time when your mind will start to play tricks on you. Are you mentally committing to the time off?
1,025LBS in only - 44 years HD VIDEO INCLUDED!
1,025LBS in only - 44 years HD VIDEO INCLUDED!
If it were easy, every big boy under the bar would squat a grand. The reality is, a four-digit-squat in a meet is one of those standards in powerlifting that everyone can agree, is a super-human feet of strength and always will be what separates the men from the boys.
Putting Pen to Paper — When Old School Is Better Than New Technology
Putting Pen to Paper — When Old School Is Better Than New Technology
Now is the time to assess the technology that's at our fingertips. It's also the time to become picky with what type of and when to use technology with regard to our powerlifting success.
OLD RICK, NEW HIP, NO QUIT!!!! [INCLUDES HD TRAINING FOOTAGE]
OLD RICK, NEW HIP, NO QUIT!!!! [INCLUDES HD TRAINING FOOTAGE]
You have heard the saying, old soldiers never die, they just fade away? Well, old powerlifters never die either, they just get a new hip and keep on lifting.
APPLY PROGRAMMING TO THE COGNITIVE NOT JUST THE PHYSICAL [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
APPLY PROGRAMMING TO THE COGNITIVE NOT JUST THE PHYSICAL [HD VIDEO INCLU...
You have put in 2-3 months of training and now it is the time to heal/rest/recover prior to the meet. This is a time when your mind will start to play tricks on you, but you have to mentally commit to the time off for your performance to be the best on the platform.

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