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

Mini Band Shoulder Pull Aparts and Dislocations x12x3

Flat Bench-
3 Board w/Single Ply Metal Bash-
2 Board-
375+40 lbs of chains x2
375+80 lbs of chains x2

DB Floor Press-

Thank you to Dr. Jeff for training with me today.

I’ve finally had the time to complete the programs for the M2 Equipped Ebook. Producer and Editor Mr. Tyler Marino and I just need to edit it, add pics, and put it in the right format to convert to PDF. In this version of the ebook, in addition to the three interchangeable programs, I decided to include an additional program for each lift which I’m calling  The Record Breaker Programs. These programs are the ones that I feel are the ideal combination of limited ROM movements accommodating resistance, and speed work (on deadlifts) which have led to the greatest success for both me and my training partners.

The M2 Method Ebook

The Affordable and Effective Floor Based Home GHR

Buy your own Doorway Home Gym and never miss out on your accessory work again

12 Weeks to a Bigger Bench EBook

12 Weeks to a Bigger Bench DVD

Please contact me directly at lightweightpower@aol.com for customized programming.