9/18- Single Ply Cambered Bar Squats w/video and an attempt at some grip work

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 single ply division in the RPS South Florida Conquest on October 3rd.

Standard warm up:

5 min. Treadmill warm up

Prehab
PVC rolled on:
Lower back, shifted to right and left
Upper back, shifted to right and left scapula w/hips up
Armpits
Hamstrings
Glutes
Adductors

Cambered Bar Low Box (Low Box+Soft Elitefts foam pad)-
135x5
225x3
315x2
w/Metal M single ply briefs-
405x2
w/Metal black knee wraps-
405+40 lbs of chains x2
405+80 lbs of chains x2

Two Hand Pinch Deadlift (as recommended from J.L. Holdsworth’s Never Drop a Deadlift article, which took a while for us to figure out)-
2- 25s x as long as I could
2-25s+10 x as long as I could x4
I believe I rank as “not very well respected” on J.L.’s grip rankings so this is definitely something I need, and will, keep working on.

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