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
Raw Reverse Band Deadlifts-
w/Reverse Light Bands-
This is the best I’ve felt in a long time. Maybe my body is finally healing itself from the autoimmune issues, not eating meat is actually helping, the meds are working, or all or none of the above. Unfortunately I have no way of knowing. Either way, I hope it keeps up.
Mid Grip Cable Rows-
TKEs on Cybex Rotary Hip-
DB Hammer Curls-
As I’m sure you’ve seen, we had a powerful Hurricane plow through us early this week. We had some serious flooding in our neighborhood (4 houses on either side of us flooded, thankfully we had put up sand bags to prevent this), we lost power at home for a couple of days, but lost it at the gym for the whole business week. This obviously wasn’t great for business, but most people were understanding since the situation was completely out of our control. A positive from this is seeing how many people come together to help each other. Linemen also came from all over the country to help restore our power. I hope everyone involved is safe and slowly getting back to normal.