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 am planning to compete in either the APF Single Ply Nationals or the Olympia single ply meet.

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

Mini Band Shoulder Pull Aparts and Dislocations x12x3

Parallel Box Squats (Low Box+Soft Foam Pad)-
I was going to put my single ply Metal briefs on at this point, but actually felt better than I have in a long time. Do you know the feeling? Where the weights feel light and everything just feels right? I haven’t had this feeling in a while. I definitely could have gone heavier, but just went one set heavier than planned. This was still based off of 90% of my single ply max. Now that I’m finally getting my digestive issues worked out and my weight is going up things are getting back on track.
w/knee wraps-
415+40 lbs of chains x2
415+80 lbs of chains x2
415+120 lbs of chains x2

Tyler once again had a great day leading into the USPA Meet at the Europa in a couple weeks. He's going to tear up the Junior 148s at his first single ply meet.

The Minimalist M2 Method

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