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 The OBB Power Handles and the 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.
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 was tired of leg pressing and, even though it was just over two weeks post bilateral hernia surgery, I decided to give some squats a try.
SSBar High Box (Low Box+Hard foam pad)-
Although this weight was relatively light, I have to admit I feel completely detrained at this point. Thankfully I didn’t have any discomfort. The SSBar tends to make me pass out with heavier weights, but I can handle the lighter weights.
GHRs on the Home GHR
Single Leg Calf Raises w/55 lb KB x15x3
I probably should work my calves more, since I always wear shorts, plus I do think they’re important for stability in the squat and deadlift.
DB Hammer Curls-