Jeff Guller is a graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, undergraduate in 1963 and law school in 1966. He practiced law in Gastonia, NC for about 40 years. He presently is an adjunct professor of criminal law at Wingate University where he assists the football team in its strength program. He has been involved in weight training since 1957 and is a lifetime participant in a number of sports. He began power lifting in October of 2011 and was taught by all-time great Donnie Thompson. Since his first meet in March of 2012, he has set four world records in the IPA and established or broken five national records in the IBP. He is married and has two grown children.
Powerlifting benefits all ages, from young to mature. No matter your age, results won't come without motivation and motivation won't come without discipline. What are your 2020 goals and how will you achieve them?
I think that sometimes-spontaneous people, those that fly by the seat of their pants, are better off than those who plan everything. It is my considered opinion that those who can alter or adopt a new one in the face of adversity or changed circumstances are the ones who succeed in anything.
I recently turned 78, and that certainly hasn't stopped me from training. After the responses from last month's article, I decided to delve a bit deeper into my little old man conjugate training program. Enjoy!
My training was more organized than it was for the IPA meet. But I decided to experiment before this meet: I trained using my squat suit without the briefs. It actually improved my speed, depth, and how much weight I could handle.
All questions and no answers here. That's good, though — it'll make you aware of issues that may need to be addressed in your gym business and figure out how to fix these issues before they become an issue.
Murphy's Law: Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. That's pretty much a solid description for how the Tennessee State Championships went for me. But hey, good job to the victors. Now it's time to prepare for my next meet...
This was the first meet that I attended neither as participant, lifter, nor spectator; instead, I was a coach, cheerleader, and go-fer. At this meet, Flex Gym proved it is as much a family as any group I have ever seen. Everyone is there for everyone else.
I asked my elitefts colleagues to do a study or if a study exists on whether or not we can build muscle and get stronger as seniors. Rather than wait for their responses, I decided to take matters into my own hands to address the topic myself, based on the individuals I've trained and observed.
Heavily inspired by the LTTX, I took what I taught and learned there and shared it with my gym members. Although basic (think powerlifting 101), these new lifters needed to hear my message. Watch the entire presentation here.
From the presentations and coaching, I derived more knowledge than I shared. Everyone who has a serious interest in powerlifting should see the S5 Compound, and one of the best ways to do that is at a learn-to-train seminar.
I've used these items before training as a way to warm up and loosen muscle fiber, and I've used them after training as a form of relaxation and recovery. In every case, they're improving the way I feel and lift.