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 and 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.
I'm currently in off season training and plan to compete in the Olympia single ply meet next.
We hosted our Orlando Barbell APF/AAPF Florida State Meet this past weekend which was a huge success, but it’s made me a little behind on everything. I’ll post a quick recap with some highlights in my next post.
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
Cambered Bar Parallel Box (Low Box+Soft Foam Pad)-
w/Single Ply Metal Briefs-
405+40 lbs of chains x3
425+80 lbs of chains x3
Cambered Bar Zerchers off 2” mats (our camber is significantly less than most cambered bars). These were inspired by none other than EliteFTS Teammate Julia Ladewski. They took a toll on our low backs after squatting, so we just stayed light to get used to the motion-
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