LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR: Conventional RAW Deadlifting with Bands- (HD VIDEO INCLUDED)

Monster Garage Gym/Maroscher Coaching Log: By MGG owner, 2-Time WPC World Powerlifting Champion, Eric Maroscher. (Log number XXXV).

NOTE: If you are a follower of our Coaching Logs, if it seems that the MGG looks very disheveled in this video footage….that is because it is. We are in the process of moving from MGG 3.0 to MGG 4.0.  MONSTER GARAGE GYM 4.0 is a 5Ksqft space for all things powerlifting. We are moving all of our powerlifting equipment, strongman equipment, taking down our loft, taking all the chains and EliteFTS bands of the walls, moving all of our EliteFTS equipment from our current location to the new location, and we are adding  additional EliteFTS pieces including more  EliteFTS monolifts, EliteFTS Deluxe competition bench presses and  EliteFTS power racks. Once we have moved into the 4.0 we will put up a video tour for you to check out. Until then, we apologize for the mess as we continue to train around it until the very last moment when we move. Ever Onward, Eric Maroscher: Owner, MONSTER GARAGE GYM
This coaching log features WPC World Powerlifting Champion, and 1,000LB squatter, Steve Brock and AAPF National Junior RAW Powerlifting Champion, Justin Norman. Justin currently owns the squat, bench press, deadlift and total AAPF RAW National powerlifting records in the Junior 125KG class. His total is also in the top 10 on the powerlifting watch rankings for the Open division even though Justin is only a Junior (23yrs). The purpose of this log is to demonstrate that even with a crew of lifters, most of which can pull into the 700’s, some training days are plain and simple about the work, NOT just about big weights.

During this session, the group, in addition to Justin and Steve, all weigh over 250LB, (not including Mike), yet the under 200LB bdw crew on platform #2 on this day were pulling more weight than these larger lifters on platform #1. As powerlifters, we all love to go heavy, heavier and heaviest, but filling in the gaps in between max effort type days is an integral part of a successful powerlifting program. Further, the lifters on platform #1, in addition to training with lighter weight than the guys weighing less, who were going max effort on platform #2, also had to fight the urge to go heavier as a good group of lifters, training together can make one want to go up in weight every set. That is a pretty common mistake newer lifters and not so new can fall into. When the plan is not a max effort plan for the day, stick to the plan, and leave your ego at the door. Getting caught up in the moment now and again, A-Okay, getting caught up in the moment all the time is counter-intuitive to your overall programming.

LOG for the day: The over 250LB bdw crew worked up to approximately 55% bar weight RAW of their geared max non-competition stance with medium bands off 1" mat/block 5-7 sets of triples . From the platform right into reverse hypers, then pull throughs, followed by abs, 4 sets of reps till failure or close to it. Finishing with SSB walks in the parking lot.   Very different from Yoke work, but looks similar.  Give that one a try if you have an EliteFTS SSB.

*The training footage in this video (filmed in HD, let load to 720 or 1080 for HD quality).

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As always, thank you for following the Monster Garage Gym/Maroscher coaching log. We hope you found this log and our other prior logs of benefit to you. Ever Onward, Eric Maroscher.

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Monster Garage Gym/Maroscher coaching log by:
Eric Maroscher, 2-Time WPC World Powerlifting Champion, Columnist, EliteFTS, Team EliteFTS Member, Owner, Monster Garage Gym.
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