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
3 Board w/Single Ply Metal Bash-
Fat Bar Floor Press-
Single Arm Grenade Cable Pressdowns-
As you probably already know, we have 5 rescue dogs so it seems like we have an issue every week. So, if you read my log, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to get an animal or dog story at least once a week. Here’s this week’s. We got poor Tank neutered 3 weeks ago. The graphic picture you see above is what his sack looks like now. It’s been filling with blood and obviously doesn’t look like it’s supposed to. We’ve taken him back to the vet 3 times and they keep having us do laser therapy and have told us that it will eventually reabsorb. Since it only seems to be getting bigger we finally opted to have them perform surgery this Friday, but it can’t happen soon enough. This morning we noticed a blister had formed on it. Shortly after, it popped and we had bloody mess on our hands. It’s still draining, but will hopefully stop soon and he’ll be all better after the surgery on Friday.
Here’s where the sprints came in. I had Tank with me at OBB yesterday morning before bringing him to the vet at noon. The two stray cats we’ve been feeding decided to stop by. The orange one was taunting Tank right outside the door. At first this appeared to be funny. This was until Tank pushed the door open and chased after him. Even with the “beach ball” (that’s what I’ve been calling it) between his legs Tank can sprint like a cheetah, at least it seemed like it to me. I wasn’t able to catch him until the cats were able to get away and he gave up on them. About half of the people from the adjacent businesses came out to see what was going on. I’m guessing there’s video of me running around like a jackass on youtube somewhere.
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