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, the OBB Power Handles, the Doorway Home Gym, and wrote the 12 Weeks to a Bigger Bench EBook.
My latest contributions were 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 and The M2 Equipped Training Ebook, the only ebook designed specifically for equipped lifters.
10 mins treadmill
PVC rolled on:
Lower back, shifted to right and left
Upper back, shifted to right and left scapula w/hips up
I battled back and forth as to whether I should just squat with the hernia(s) since the doctor is going to fix them anyway, or just do some lighter accessory work to not aggravate the situation. Today I opted for the accessory work.
GHRs on the The Home GHR-
BWx1 min. x3
I prefer to use my abs in the same manner as they’re used for squats and deadlifts with upright weighted movements, but I thought the static movement would be less stress on my hernias.
TKEs on Cybex Rotary Hip-
Hopefully this was good enough to help maintain what I have left.