Marc Bartley

www.southcarolinabarbell.com

Marc Bartley was one of the premier 275-pound lifters in the world. At the 2005 Arnold Classic he squatted a huge 1058. Marc has been competing in powerlifting for over 6 years and has used the IPA, APF, USAPL and the WPO to showcase his strength. He currently owns Total Gym in South Carolina. He holds two degrees from the University of South Carolina; one in finance and one in economics. His best lifts include a 1058 squat, 700 pound bench press and a 722 deadlift. His best total is 2463.

 
Converting to Sumo Deadlifting: How I Made It Work for Me
Converting to Sumo Deadlifting: How I Made It Work for Me
Deadlifting is one of the oldest and hardest exercises around. It’s very simple—you just pick the bar up off the ground and stand up with it. Well, it’s not that easy for everyone.
Prohormone Basics
Prohormone Basics
After you read this you'll have the basics down for sure.
The Beheading of the Angry Troll
The Beheading of the Angry Troll
So ends the same ole tale of three dudes who screamed never ever will we marry.
Sticking Point Tips
Sticking Point Tips
These simple changes made my deadlift jump from a hard 700 to a solid and easy 740 with room to spare.
CK FMS - The Spud's Take
CK FMS - The Spud's Take
The kettlebell side is mostly skill and re-certification on all the basic moves plus that damn snatch test.
Bench by Numbers
Bench by Numbers
The more intently you focus on single points during a training session the more the body will do what you want it to do.
5 Squat Tips for Immediate Improvement
5 Squat Tips for Immediate Improvement
The following article is a quick five tips to help you with your squat.
How to Pick a Good Coach
How to Pick a Good Coach
I think we all are attracted to like people.
Spud Speaks by Marc Bartley
Spud Speaks by Marc Bartley
This has been one year I wish I could totally wipe off the resume. I guess it could’ve gone otherwise, but what lessons would I have learned? I
New Scars
New Scars
This the first week I’ve been to my gym since the meet. It hasn’t been the greatest month of my life—or year for that matter—but other people got it much worse so I ain’t bitchin’ too much.
Marc Bartley’s Squat Routine
Marc Bartley’s Squat Routine
Squatting big in a meet is every powerlifter’s dream. For some, it can make or break the meet. The big squat sets the tone for the meet. This is truly the case for me. Therefore, my focus is always on the BIG SQUAT.
Strap It On
Strap It On
Lifting accessories have been around since lifting began. Accessories cover the gamut from bars to gloves to belts to hats to knee and wrist wraps.
So You Want to Gain Weight?
So You Want to Gain Weight?
We have to go way back to get some understanding on this one. Back in 2000, when we were skeletons and I was almost ripped, Adipose had just sold his gym and was going for his—literally—all for broke, make it or break it, in powerlifiting. Now, in order to complete his master plan, he had to dissolve all ties. I know this is silly, but this is how the man thinks.
Bigger and Better Benching
Bigger and Better Benching
A lot of my tips are just repeats from everyone else but I think they get overlooked while everyone is looking for the next gear craze or shortcut. Some are gear related and some are raw work.

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