Eric Maroscher

monstergaragegym.com

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.

 
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?
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.
Building Technical Proficiency in Supplemental Deadlift Movements
Building Technical Proficiency in Supplemental Deadlift Movements
Getting outside of your comfort zone, and literally getting uncomfortable can be a key to get you past plateaus and sticking points.
We Are Just Cavemen With Smart Phones
We Are Just Cavemen With Smart Phones
Technology moves forward, but we are the same. Physically, we are all made of the same DNA as the humans who came before us. Let's train like it.
Verbal Cues Every Set — A Reminder of Your Duty as a Training Partner
Verbal Cues Every Set — A Reminder of Your Duty as a Training Partner
If your training partner's technique is poor it will take a lot more than empty encouragement to make him better.
So You Made Weight, Now What?
So You Made Weight, Now What?
You've put 8-16 weeks of hard work into your meet prep. Why ruin it 24 hours before the competition?
50 Things All Handlers Need to Know
50 Things All Handlers Need to Know
This list and the included video give you what you need to know before, during, and after the meet to help your lifter reach their competitive goals.
Know Your Bars
Know Your Bars
Nobody wants to waste hard earned money on equipment they're not sure about. Use this overview of the SS Yoke Bar and the Rackable Cambered Bar to make your next purchasing decision is an educated one.
Magnesium and Vitamin D3: Two Neglected Parts of the Power Game
Magnesium and Vitamin D3: Two Neglected Parts of the Power Game
If flashy labeling or fancy bottles are what draw you to a supplement, these are not for you. If a ton of research and statistically measured results are how you determine your supplement regimen, you need Mg and D3.
Small, Average, Great — What is Your Mindset?
Small, Average, Great — What is Your Mindset?
This secret to success? It starts with you.
Here and Now: Mindfulness and Being in the Moment
Here and Now: Mindfulness and Being in the Moment
Your time in the gym is precious. If you don't summon the iron will to shut off the outside world, get out.
The Warm-Up Clock and Controlled Chaos
The Warm-Up Clock and Controlled Chaos
When meet day arrives, you'll be faced with variables you don't see in the gym. At Monster Garage Gym, we've developed a way to control the most stressful of these variables: the clock.
Choose Your Box Squat Height Wisely
Choose Your Box Squat Height Wisely
You've tracked the timing of rest between your sets, precisely selected your weight jumps, and perfected the fit of your gear. So why are you squatting to the same box height as everyone else?
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Using the Ultimate Performance Enhancer
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Using the Ultimate Performance Enhancer
Thirteen months into my time as a member of CPAP Nation, I've made several ground-breaking discoveries for optimizing the use of your CPAP.
A Glimpse Into the Rebirth of Powerlifting
A Glimpse Into the Rebirth of Powerlifting
One doesn't need to look that hard to see glimpses of this rebirth of powerlifting because they are all around us. I caught a glimpse (one of many) of the resurgence at the 2015 APF Chicagoland Summer Bash.
The elitefts Powerlifting Experience II: With Great Risk Comes Great Reward
The elitefts Powerlifting Experience II: With Great Risk Comes Great Reward
It takes courage to lift under the scrutiny of the world's greatest lifters. On one particular weekend, this courage produced 164 PRs.
It's Not Just Five Pounds: Understanding Personal Records
It's Not Just Five Pounds: Understanding Personal Records
When you're chipping away at that all-time PR, every pound matters.
Controlling the Non-Training Variables That Impact Performance
Controlling the Non-Training Variables That Impact Performance
You can adjust thousands of variables in your training but until you find which ones truly matter, you’re going nowhere.
How to Measure Rack Height and Gear Size
How to Measure Rack Height and Gear Size
Measure twice, squat once, and be on your way to a heavier total with the right gear and the correct rack height.
Three Sets of Chains Is Not Three Sets of Chains
Three Sets of Chains Is Not Three Sets of Chains
Most lifters are vague when it comes to pounds of band tension or chain weight. Here's how to measure accurately.
Powerlifters or Keyboard Cowards?
Powerlifters or Keyboard Cowards?
Longevity in the sport often reveals which competitors are driven by false confidence.
Open Letter to Aspiring Gym Owners
Open Letter to Aspiring Gym Owners
My top-10 components for what I feel can contribute to the success of a real powerlifting gym.
MGG MONSTERETTES TRAINING FOOTAGE
MGG MONSTERETTES TRAINING FOOTAGE
Take a look inside MGG and see how their women train.
Nutrition Advice from Generation X (to Y and Z)
Nutrition Advice from Generation X (to Y and Z)
When your elders say "eat your veggies," you young'uns better listen.
Top 10 Meet Day Tips for the Competitive Lifter
Top 10 Meet Day Tips for the Competitive Lifter
No matter how long you've been around, there's sure to be one or two on this list you've never heard.
The Building of Mike Strom
The Building of Mike Strom
As Strom prepares for Worlds, his coach reflects on what it took to get there.
Top 20 Things Men Should Know About Female Powerlifters
Top 20 Things Men Should Know About Female Powerlifters
You think you know about female powerlifters? You don't know the first thing that is going on in their heads.
Grip It. Don't Rip It.
Grip It. Don't Rip It.
As a powerlifter, you've heard the saying “Rip it off the floor!” probably a thousand times.
What Can Powerlifting Learn from the Olympic Games?
What Can Powerlifting Learn from the Olympic Games?
Has powerlifting continued to progress or have the advances of the past few decades kept us from being accepted by the mainsteam?
Monster Garage Gym: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Monster Garage Gym: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
It is pretty much true, you are what you eat...or you will be.
Monster Garage Gym: Powerlifting and the Secret
You have the power through your positive thoughts to take your powerlifting to another level of success and achievement just like Dorothy, who had the power all along to go where she needed to go.
Monster Garage Gym: The Gear Is Ready to Go Heavier, But Are You?
Monster Garage Gym: The Gear Is Ready to Go Heavier, But Are You?
If you are new to gear, respect not only the gear but the inordinately heavier weights that you will attempt.
Monster Garage Gym: It's Not Always the Strongest Lifter Who Wins
Monster Garage Gym: It's Not Always the Strongest Lifter Who Wins
It's not always the strongest lifter who wins...it is the most prepared.
Monster Garage Gym: What Is Right with Powerlifting?
The meet was everything that is right with powerlifting.
Eric Maroscher: Video Inquisition (Part 4)
Eric Maroscher: Video Inquisition (Part 4)
One size does not fit all. Not every guy is going wear the same tuxedo to the prom.
Monster Garage Gym: Time
Monster Garage Gym: Time
Time is the most precious thing a lifter has in the gym.
Eric Maroscher: Video Inquisition (Part 1)
Eric Maroscher: Video Inquisition (Part 1)
What you eat makes a giant difference on the platform.
Monster Garage Gym: Foundational Training
Monster Garage Gym: Foundational Training
There is a saying in the world of powerlifting amongst the more veteran lifters: foundation, foundation, foundation.
Monster Garage Gym: Hook Grip 101...It's a Love-Hate Relationship
Monster Garage Gym: Hook Grip 101...It's a Love-Hate Relationship
You will love the pulling power you get with it; however, you will hate how unpleasant it is.
Monster Garage Gym: It Is Not If, But When
Monster Garage Gym: It Is Not If, But When
At some point in your career as a powerlifter, you will be injured. How will you respond?
Monster Garage Gym: What was Old is New Again
Monster Garage Gym: What was Old is New Again
Fads and trends ebb and flow, but there are a few things that will always remain constant.
Monster Garage Gym: Rest Time for Meet Time
Monster Garage Gym: Rest Time for Meet Time
So your training is on point, but you still had a lackluster meet? If your nutrition is in check, your rest may be lacking.
Monster Garage Gym: A Point Of Diminishing Returns
Monster Garage Gym: A Point Of Diminishing Returns
Is your weight gain taking you to the point of diminishing returns?
Monster Garage Gym: Tough Love...Friends Don't Let Friends Squat High
Monster Garage Gym: Tough Love...Friends Don't Let Friends Squat High
The truth may not always be what they want to hear, but it's what they need to hear.
Don't Shake the Weights!
Don't Shake the Weights!
Always try to stay inside of yourself and learn where that power is stored. Most importantly, learn how to call upon it when the time comes.
It's the Littlest Things That Can Make the Biggest Difference
It's the Littlest Things That Can Make the Biggest Difference
When it comes to competition, you want to make sure everything is in order—even the tiniest things. As Eric Maroscher points out, one thing is definitely key.
Powerlifting: The Choice of the Two Pains
Powerlifting: The Choice of the Two Pains
The great philosophers pontificate about man’s existence preceding his essence.
The Power of the Team
The Power of the Team
It’s similar to when your favorite song comes blasting through the speakers at the gym and you get that little extra charge of power for the movement that you’re performing.

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