GET COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
Getting outside of your comfort zone, and literally getting uncomfortable can be a key to get you past plateaus and sticking points.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF POWERLIFTING [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
It doesn’t matter what gym you are from, or if you are RAW, single-ply or multi-ply…if the respect is there and the work ethic is there, the brotherhood of powerlifters will unite around you.
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.
ADAPTATION, STAGNATION AND REGRESSION [HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED!!...
Familiarity can breed stagnation, thus a variety of movements to a degree can work to destroy sticking points as well as keep you moving upward on the powerlifting sigmoid curve.
A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE BENCH SHIRT!!! [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
This coaching log takes you through some of the history of the bench shirt as well as a holistic look at this piece of equipment. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG.
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?
BUILDING THE BIGGER BENCH!!!! [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED]
This coaching log takes you through the last 5 presses in the progression of training lifts leading up to the final set with 865LBS. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG!!!!
ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL, MANY METHODS [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
Loads of training philosophies exist regarding best practices and how a team should or should not train as a unit. This log explores this very topic. HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED. A MUST SEE/READ COACHING LOG!!!!
The MOSTLY METALLICA MONDAY-NITE BENCH-NITE Coaching Log [HD VIDEO INC...
The purpose of this Coaching Log is to show you an array of bench and bench-like movements, specifically 3-board RAW press, American cambered yoke bar press, 3-board shirted press, floor press, RAW flat bench, shirted 3 to 2 board press, high rep db press, Buffalo bar chaos bench, and 2 board Metal Catapult press. A MUST WATCH/READ Coaching Log!!!!
The "SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING BAD *SS" Coaching Log
The purpose of this Coaching Log is to show you a training day in the life of one of the top RAW female squatters in the world, Nicole Ordway of the Monster Garage gym. Our hope is that you will pick up something from her training from the day (chronicled) or the video embedded into this log that will help you in your own personal training session. A MUST READ/WATCH COACHING LOG!!!!
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.
“The TEND YOUR GARDEN Coaching Log.” [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
The purpose of this Coaching Log is to help illuminate the fact that behind the titles, records, medals and spoils of a successful powerlifting team, exist the gardeners who work with the iron and sweat that is the rich dark soil of a gym’s garden. And being tended to in that garden are the seeds that will take root and that will grow into that powerlifting team’s future champions, title holders, medal winners and record breakers. A MUST READ/WATCH COACHING LOG!!!!! HD VIDEO INCLUDED
“The KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ Coaching Log.” [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
The purpose of this Coaching Log is to show you some squat training footage of IPF Masters World Powerlifting Champion, Dr. Rob Keyes. Rob is a Master III lifter in the USAPL/IPF and this past year Rob won his division at the IPF World Powerlifting Championships. Rob’s training is loosely based on a modified version of the Prilepin’s table. For the youngsters out there, Alexander Sergeyevitch Prilepin was the head coach of the Russian Olympic Weightlifting Team. Sometimes the old school is the best school. Just sayin…… A MUST SEE/READ COACHING LOG!!!!
“WHAT YOU GOT UP IN THERE???” The EQUIPMENT COACHING LOG. HD VIDEO INCL...
The purpose of this Coaching Log is to show you some of the behind the scenes at one of the premier powerlifting gyms in the US, MONSTER GARAGE GYM in Waukegan, IL, as well as provide a guide to the essential equipment you should consider if you are starting or have a garage/warehouse gym. A MUST SEE/READ COACHING LOG!!!!
"LOOK MA, NO KNEE WRAPS." RAW/RAW SQUAT & DEADLIFT TRAININ...
The purpose of this Coaching Log is to show you some RAW/RAW meet prep with Robert Bain (2016 RAW w/o wraps National Powerlifting Champion in the 242LB class) of the MONSTER GARAGE GYM as well as to share his training program and emphasize the factors that helped contribute to his success. Footage includes squat and deadlift training from his 2016 AAPF RAW National Powerlifting Championship meet prep. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG!!!!!
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.
OZZY'S BONE-YARD BENCH DAY [HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED]
This Coaching Log features a variety of bench and bench type movements (all illustrated in the HD training footage) including but not limited to: RAW straight weight bench press, Metal catapult with mini-bands, Metal catapult with reverse bands, RAW straight weight with boards, shirt work with boards, RAW bench press against mini-bands, light high rep dumbbell presses and Rackable Cambered Bar high rep/volume bench press. Check out this Coaching Log and work to incorporate some of these movements into your training program. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG with HD TRAINING FOOTAGE.
THE STATE OF POWERLIFTING [HD VIDEO INCLUDED]
As with the famous quote about Mark Twain’s death, we say, “Reports of the death of powerlifting have been greatly exaggerated” as well. The 2016 APF IL State Powerlifting Championship with its 250 lifters is a great example of that exaggeration of said demise. Recap of the APF IL State Powerlifting Championships. HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!
APF ILLINOIS STATE POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW COACHING LOG [HD M...
24 hours at the meet venue, two, 12 hour days packed with 230 powerlifters filling up 2 platforms, with 2 sets of loaders, spotters, judges and an audience wildly supporting the lifters, all under 1 single roof….and with that, the 2016 APF ILLINOIS STATE POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP is in the books. HD Video Mini-Clip Included.
YOUR PRIVATE SNEAK PEEK BEHIND THE DOORS OF THE ELITEFTS COMPOUND!!!! [...
The purpose of this log is to give you a sneak peek into what happens behind closed doors of the ELITEFTS Compound in London, Ohio as well as a final look back at the 2016 ARNOLD.
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.
2016 ARNOLD PART II...610LB RAW FEMALE SQUAT!!!!! [HD VIDEO INCLUDED!...
The purpose of this log is to show you footage from the 2016 XPC Powerlifting Championships, specifically footage of the BIGGEST RAW FEMALE SQUAT of ALL TIME in the 198LB category...610LBS!!!! A MUST SEE AND MUST READ COACHING LOG!!!! HD VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!
2016 ARNOLD PART I, AMATEUR STRONGMAN, **INCLUDES FOOTAGE OF ARNOLD the ...
The purpose of this log is to show you footage from the AMATEUR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF STRONGMAN at the 2016 ARNOLD. Specifically, we are sharing footage from the number 5 Amateur Strongman in the world, Kristin Johnson as well as taking a look at the training program that got her there!!!! **INCLUDES FOOTAGE OF ARNOLD the NUMERO UNO HIMSELF!!!!**
TRAILBLAZER [HD VIDEO INCLUDED]
The purpose of this log is to take a moment to say farewell to one of the trailblazers in the world of Womens' Powerlifting.
"AH-NOLD, AH-NOLD, AH-NOLD!!!!" 950LB SQUAT OPENER for the 201...
The purpose of this log is to show you WPC World Powerlifting Champion, Steve Brock’s 950LB opener while training, for the 2016 ARNOLD. AH-NOLD, AH-NOLD, AH-NOLD!!!!!!
FEMALE LIFTER OF THE YEAR, CRYSTAL TATE [INCLUDES HD COMPETITION AND TRA...
The purpose of this log is to show you competition and training footage of PowerliftingWatches, 2015 Female Lifter of the Year, Crystal Tate of the MONSTER GARAGE GYM. For those female lifters and really powerlifters in general who are new to the game and are looking for the secret to Crystal’s success, it is all right here in the video footage for you. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG!!!!
VERBAL CUES EVERY SET: [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED]
The purpose of this log is to show you training footage with regard to the utilization of verbal cues to assist the lifter, every set. Be the technical sounding board, the mirror, the one who critiques and corrects the technical flaws in your training partner(s) as that should happen training session after training session, set after set, rep after rep. A MUST READ/WATCH COACHING LOG
"DUUUUDE, THAT CHICK JUST SQUATTED 605LBS RAW!!!!" [HD TRAINI...
The purpose of this log is to show you Crystal Tate (198LB RAW w/wraps) taking her final squat for the day’s training session (605LBS RAW) as she continues to prep for the 2016 ARNOLD. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG WITH HD TRAINING FOOTAGE AND BONUS VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!
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 SPECIALTY BAR: [HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED]
The purpose of this log is to show you training footage with the utilization of the Rackable Cambered Squat bar, in this case with average bands and off a 15” box. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG!!!!
THREE MONOLIFTS...LOCKED AND LOADED!!!!! [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED]
The purpose of this log is to show you training footage of one powerlifting team broken into three pods, utilizing three unique squat bars, two without accommodating resistance and one with chains for accommodating resistance, as well as RAW/RAW, RAW with wraps and geared powerlifters, some squatting off a box others not. In other words a smorgasbord (Mmmmm, smorgasbord…) of variations for you to view as you consider variables within your own personal squat programming.
POWER OF THE TEAM: [INCLUDES HD TRAINING VIDEO *and* BONUS VIDEO]
A true team, outside of the effort you put into your own training, will be the single most important element to attaining and surpassing your powerlifting goals. The purpose of this log is to show you training footage of a successful and functional powerlifting team, as well as the disaggregation of what makes it so.
WOMEN'S RAW BENCH PRESS TRAINING: [HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED]
This Coaching Log features RAW bench training of one of the top ranked female master and open RAW benchers in the 148LB division. A MUST SEE for RAW women benchers/powerlifters!!!!
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.
RAW Squat And Deadlift Training With Chains [HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED]
The purpose of this log is to show you training footage of a squat and deadlift session at MONSTER GARAGE GYM that utilizes chains for accommodating resistance. Specifically, RAW box squatting with a buffalo bar off a 15" box with chain weight added and RAW deadlift training with chain weight added. Consider incorporating these movements into your current training regiment. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG.
The THANK YOU, HAPPY HOLIDAY, Coaching Log: [HD VIDEO INCLUDED]
The nuts and bolts of our coaching logs and a HUGE THANK YOU and HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the crew at MONSTER GARAGE GYM.
THE QUEEN OF 198 RAW: CRYSTAL TATE 573LBS RAW SQUAT, 573LBS RAW DEADLIFT...
Crystal Tate sets the ALL-TIME SQUAT and DEADLIFT and TOTAL records for the Women's RAW w/wraps Division at the qualifier for the XPC at the 2016 ARNOLD. The accompanying HD Video includes her 573LB RAW squat and her 573LB deadlift as well as her 259LB RAW bench press. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG.
NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG, MOVE ALONG....[HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCL...
There is always a fever pitch of training the last few weeks of training prior to a big meet. This log features the foundational work that the final weeks of prep and ultimately meet day are built upon. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG!!!!!
FINISHING TOUCHES: [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED]
In my experience, the stronger the lifter as well as the more seasoned the lifter, the less weight they will use that final week prior to the meet as it takes them considerably longer for their CNS to recover from an all out max effort session. This log chronicles the last squat session prior to the meet of an intermediate level of competition experienced RAW powerlifter. A MUST WATCH COACHING LOG!!!!
THE ROAD TO A 600LB RAW FEMALE SQUAT: [HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED]
The purpose of this log is to show you the final heavy squat day for powerlifer, Crystal Tate as she is now 20 days out from her next meet. Crystal is focused on being only the 2nd female RAW (w/wraps) powerlifter to squat 600LBS in a sanctioned powerlifting meet. Crystal is currently ranked #2 in the squat, deadlift and total, and is ranked #8 in the RAW w/wraps 198LB women’s division.
IT'S NOT THE YEARS....IT'S THE MILEAGE: [HD TRAINING FOOTAGE ...
The purpose of this training log is to help the non-master lifter to understand that powerlifting is not solely about big numbers. Powerlifting is about big numbers sustained over the decades, which is the journey of powerlifting. Further, powerlifters who, as the idiom goes, are long in the tooth, realize that excellence is not a place a powerlifter lives, but is a place a powerlifter visits. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG.
5 REPS....THAT'S FREAKIN CARDIO!!!!! The UN-sexy COACHING LOG. [H...
The purpose of this training log is to take a look at the stuff that goes into making the lifts that get featured in the highlight reels, and that stuff is plain old reps, reps and more reps. A MUST READ/WATCH. [INCLUDES HD TRAINING FOOTAGE]
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?
RACKABLE CAMBERED BAR SQUATS: [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!!!]
The purpose of this training log is to take a look at box squatting off of a 15” box, with the rackable cambered bar (with double EliteFTS mini bands) out of the EliteFTS monolift. In addition to the bar causing minimal shoulder stress, it really works to emphasis an entirely different part of the body when squatting. A MUST WATCH COACHING LOG!!!!
WHEN THAT POWERLIFTING CHICK OUT SQUATS THE GYM 'BROS': [HD VI...
The purpose of this training log is to take a look a squat training session of one of the best RAW women powerlifters on the scene today, MONSTER GARAGE GYM's Crystal Tate. A MUST WATCH TRAINING VIDEO and COACHING LOG!!!!!
WOMEN POWERLIFTERS SQUAT TRAINING: [EXTENDED FOOTAGE FILMED IN HD]
The purpose of this training log is to take a look at five differing methods to train the squat, via five vastly different women powerlifters, during one single training session. A MUST READ/WATCH!!!! HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED.
KRISTIN PRESSES 305LBS at 181BDW: [HD VIDEO INCLUDED]
The purpose of this training log is to take a look at Kristin’s RAW bench as she presses a remarkable 305LBS, just 48 hours after competing in a 2-day long NAS National Strongman competition (where she qualified for the 2016 ARNOLD Strongman competition). CHECK IT OUT!!!!
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.
THE NOUGAT-TRAINING COACHING LOG: [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED]
The purpose of this training log is to take a look at some of the stuff that happens in between Zach’s heavy deadlift training sessions and his volume deadlift training session. ...THE NOUGAT!!!!!
BREAKING DOWN MEET RESULTS: [HD COMPETITION FOOTAGE INCLUDED]
The purpose of this training log is to take a thumb-nail sketch of a few ways to pick apart meet numbers, and ultimately see what the improvement, if any, occurred and what will be the area(s) of focus during training as one heads toward for the next meet. A MUST READ COACHING LOG. VIDEO INCLUDED.
THE UN-LOG: [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED]
The purpose of this log WAS to demonstrate the varying heights used on the box for squatting.....what this log ended up being is the UN-LOG. (A MUST SEE COACHING LOG!!!!!)
THE MILITARY COACHING LOG: [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED!!!!]
This Coaching Log features bread and butter training for a BIG RAW BENCH PRESS with an emphasis on heavy volume and less strict/extreme bench form as less IS more with regard to the RAW benchers technique. A MUST SEE COACHING LOG.
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.
A WEEK IN THE TRAINING LIFE OF WOMEN POWERLIFTERS: [HD TRAINING VIDEO IN...
The purpose of this training log is to give you a glimpse into a week of training for some women powerlifters. The accompanying video is not a highlight reel, nor is it a compilation of max effort lifts. Rather, this coaching log features the all too neglected “stuff” in-between the max effort lifts and the meets and the highlight reels, and that is the plain old-fashioned sets and reps that powerlifters, in this case, women powerlifters, put in during an off season training program. A MUST SEE.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT....DEADLIFT NIGHT!!!! (HD TRAINING FOOTAGE INCLUDED)
The point of this log is to capture on video, especially for the intermediate and newer lifter, training footage of a team of powerlifters, varying from multi-time world champions, powerlifters currently on in the top 5 in the powerlifting rankings, powerlifters with All Time records as well as lifters with only a few meets under their belt, utilizing no less than FOUR different deadlift methods to improve their RAW deadlift.
HOW TO BUILD YOUR BENCH: [HD TRAINING VIDEO INCLUDED]
The Coaching Log includes training footage of an array of movements used to build a BIGGER bench!!!! Check it out!!!!
A MUST SEE COACHING LOG. STONES VS DEFICIT PULLS: [HD TRAINING VIDEO IN...
This coaching log features two RAW lifters utilizing two different methods to increase their back strength. The training video features Atlas Stone training as well as deadlifting with a 1 1/4" deficit against bands for the purpose of developing over-all back strength. A MUST SEE!!!!