10/5- Deadlifts w/videos, 8 Weeks out from the APF Gulf Coast Winter Bash. It looks like I’M BACK!!!

I have been competitively powerlifting for over 20 years. Within that time I have competed raw, single ply and multi ply. I hold the highest all time total of 1930 at 148, the third highest total of 2045 at 165 and have broken over 35 world records, over 25 of which I still hold. Through the years in this sport I have learned a great deal from various training methods, met and formed long lasting friends, as well as learned the importance of balancing life, work, and training.

Elitefts accepted me as a team member over ten years ago and I am currently the longest standing still competing powerlifter on the site. I appreciate Dave Tate and Elitefts for giving me the opportunity to learn from and teach others through the Q&A and my training log.

In 2005 I opened Orlando Barbell – a 24 hour powerlifting friendly gym. As well as running Orlando Barbell I designed and sell the Home GHR , the The OBB Power Handles and the Doorway Home Gym, wrote the 12 Weeks to a Bigger Bench EBook, and produced the 12Weeks to a Bigger Bench DVD.

My latest contribution was writing the M2 Method EBook, designed to be the quintessential Raw Powerlifting training manual for beginners to advanced lifters looking to get stronger and prevent injury while incorporating the powerlifts.

Standard warm up:

5 mins. Treadmill

PVC rolled on:
Lower back, shifted to right and left
Upper back, shifted to right and left scapula w/hips up

Deadlifts off 2” Blocks-
w/Metal single ply King, straps down-
w/straps up-
495+40 lbs of chains x1
495+80 lbs of chains x1
495+120 lbs of chains x1

Raw Narrow Stance High Box Squats using The OBB Power Handles

Bent Over Rows-

I realize these aren’t pretty and my back isn’t “parallel to the floor” but I was always strongest when I could perform heavy bent over rows. I already got one dislike on youtube so I must be doing something right haha.

I’m 6 weeks into the clinical trial for my Ulcerative Colitis and have already put on 8 lbs after not being able to put on any weight in the last year. I also don’t think I’ve pulled 495 or more since WPC World’s last November and know that I haven’t done rows with this much in about 6 years. Things are on track for me to have a decent meet in December.

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