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

Cambered Bar Parallel Box Squats (Low Box+Soft Foam Pad)-
w/single ply Metal M suit, straps down-
w/Metal all black knee wraps-
455+40 lbs of chains x1

Both my joints and hernias felt pretty good today.

Leg Press-

GHRs on The Home GHR-

Cybex Ab Crunches-

My double hernia surgery was originally scheduled for next week on july 19th.  Although we have Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance, we found out that the doctor is going to cost $450, the surgery center was going to cost $1,500 and I’d have to pay the anesthesiologist separately as well. Then we found out the surgery would only cost $300 if we schedule it at the hospital instead of the surgery center. Because of this, the date has been pushed back to August 2nd which makes sense since it will save us $1,200.  I sometimes wonder why we have insurance at all, although I realize it would probably cost about 20k without it. There has to be a better way to manage healthcare.

The M2 Method Raw Training Ebook

The M2 Equipped Training Ebook

The OBB Power Handles

The Affordable and Effective Floor Based Home GHR

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12 Weeks to a Bigger Bench EBook