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.
5 mins. Treadmill
PVC rolled on:
Lower back, shifted to right and left
Upper back, shifted to right and left scapula w/hips up
Squats w/Buffalo Bar-
w/Metal Single Ply M Suit, straps down-
I basically just wanted to see what I could try to hit depth with using lighter weights with straps up in the Metal M today. The suit is definitely the most supportive Metal single ply suit by far. Since the straps are reinforced it has both great support and stopping power. You can see I was fighting with it to get down. It should also have a much longer shelf life due to these reinforced seems.
Due to my digestive issues my weight is still way down right now (around 163 when I was at my best between 175-180). I’m excited to see what I can do in the suit when I’m back to fighting shape.
Cybex Ab Crunches-
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