9/7- Deadifts w/video and realizing the potential impact of Elitefts

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.

Standard warm up:

5 mins. Treadmill

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

Deadlifts-
135x3
225x3
w/Metal single ply King, straps down-
315x2
405x1
w/reverse light bands-
475x2
495x2
Tyler had a rough end to his squat training the other night, but more than made up for it with his deadlifts this week. He's right back on track to hit some big PRs at the upcoming RPS Meet.

Close Grip Cable Rows-
150x10
165x10
180x10

GHRs- BWx8x3

Cybex Ab Crunches-
140x12
150x12
160x12

Kevin at Taproom

The other night after running some errands Trinity and I went out to eat at one of our favorite local restaurants and bars, the Taproom. After we had been sitting there for a while a guy came up and said “What’s your name?” I have to admit that I was a little thrown off at first, but then he told me he knew me from Elitefts, he was from upstate New York, and that Julia and Matt Ladewski had gotten him into powerlifting. Then he paid for our drinks for us. He said it was payment for the motivation I’ve provided for him. I thought that was pretty damn cool. Thanks Kevin! I realize that I may get recognized at meets, but am always amazed when I get recognized out of the Powerlifting element. It makes me realize how big of an impact we can potentially make as Elitefts sponsored athletes.

The Minimalist M2 Method

The OBB Power Handles

The Affordable and Effective Floor Based Home GHR

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12 Weeks to a Bigger Bench EBook

12 Weeks to a Bigger Bench DVD

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