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.

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

Shoulder Rotation w/tubing, both internally and externally x15x2

Narrow Grip Bench w/the EliteFTS Shoulder Saver-

Rolling DB Tricep Extensions on Slight Incline-

Cable Rope Pressdowns-

Cable Face Pulls-

Thanks to Tyler Marino for making it in to train with me.

I had my follow up appointment with the GI doc last Thursday. He told me that, although I’ve improved some, I’m definitely not in remission with my current symptoms. So my battle with UC continues. My prednisone prescription finally ended so I’m still on Lialda twice a day and then he decided to put me on a clinical trial for something else.

That something else is called EnteraGam. I’m willing to try anything so that I can to stop dealing with this, start putting my weight back on, and start getting some energy back. I’m also all for getting some free meds, especially since they can cost upwards of $500/month. Interestingly EnteraGam is serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate and is a medical food product, not really a medication. It’s friggin beef protein isolate that’s made to help slow digestion and help with nutrient absorption! I could do a lot worse in Clinical Trial so I'm all for this. Hopefully it will work.

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