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
Incline DB Press-
OBB Power Handles- Incline Stability Tricep Presses w/Elitefts short average bands-
20 lb DBs x 12
20 lb DBs + 20 lbs of chains x12
20 lb DBs + 40 lbs of chains x10
These worked great as way to incorporate instability as well as accommodating resistance with an exercise that also didn’t aggravate my elbows. I designed the Power Handles as a way to reduce stress on the shoulders while squatting but there are endless options for exercises with them.
Incline DB Tate Presses-
Cybes Shoulder Press-