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.

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 dislocations x12x3

Squats w/Squat Bar-
w/single Ply Metal M Briefs-
w/Reverse Average Bands-
w/knee wraps-

Tyler is on track to do well in his first single ply meet at the USPA Meet at the Europa. Stephen is still feeling out whether or not his hamstring will hold up to do the full meet or just push/pull in his first raw meet at RPS Redemption at the end of May.

Happy Tank

Tank is continuing to make a full recovery and you can see he's back to his normal happy self.

A few days ago I posted in my log how Tank had pushed the door open at OBB to chase the poor stray cats we’ve been feeding. After I finally caught him I returned to see half the neighboring businesses were out to see the chaos. Well, yesterday I found out that one of the neighbors had joined OBB. He had actually come around the corner of the building after I had caught Tank so I thanked him for trying to help. Then he told me that the girl who works in their front office had said “There’s two guys fighting out in the parking lot!” which explains why so many people felt the need to see what was going on. I though that was pretty funny. Nope, just me chasing our big crazy dog.

The Minimalist M2 Method

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.