Free Time
Free Time
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Under the Bar
Under the Bar
Over the past couple years I have seen a shift in the type of questions I receive each day.
Why?
Why?
We’ve all been there. Whether it be in front of our families, while lying in bed with a significant other or while sipping on a few cold drafts with a new acquaintance at a bar, we’ve all encountered the question; “Why do you powerlift?”
The Glass is Half Full
The Glass is Half Full
Lifting is not who I am, but rather it is what I do. However, it is something I do not want to do without at this time. I have previously written about the situation with my arthritic shoulders.
Dragging Humor
Dragging Humor
“What on earth are you doing young man?” blurts the utterly bemused dog walker, as I was about to complete a 200ft trip of backward dragging. Knowing that she’d struggle profusely in trying to piece together what was going on, I politely stated that I was just doing some ‘fitness exercises’.
Under The Bar: The Iron House Open
Under The Bar: The Iron House Open
I learned more about training during my preparation for this meet than I have any other one in the past. This is because it was one of the worst training cycles I have ever had. We will start with the meet and work backwards.
Throw Away the Key
Throw Away the Key
The verdict was read without remorse or empathy. I was given the death penalty. In the medical field there is no due process or equal protection clause.
Big Numbers at the 2003 IPA Worlds
Big Numbers at the 2003 IPA Worlds
We both attended the 2003 IPA Worlds in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this past August 8-10 and it got both of our competitive juices flowing. You couldn't help it. The chalk dust in the air, the screams of intensity, and the huge weight being moved was too much for two competitive athletes to handle.
Big B’s Believe It Or Not
Big B’s Believe It Or Not
I will admit that most people I know would say I am eccentric, some would say I’m an idiot, and my wife swears that I am a bit psychotic. On the same theme, the following incidents I will discuss can only be described as strange.
A Change of Epic Proportions: A Story a Long Way From Finished
A Change of Epic Proportions: A Story a Long Way From Finished
About 4 years ago I told myself I would become a strength coach. At this point in time, I had no idea what steps needed to be taken or where this career path would take me.
Lift Like a Gym Rat, Kick Like a Mule
Lift Like a Gym Rat, Kick Like a Mule
Gym accidents are not funny. They may cause serious physical injury that may have both short and unfortunately long-term consequences. So it's with mixed feelings that I relate another "Legend of Iron Smith Gym" incident.
2002 – One Year in Review
2002 – One Year in Review
The 2002 IPA Nationals marked the one-year anniversary of my competitive powerlifting career.
If I were Emperor...
If I were Emperor...
In college I would often sit back with my friends and talk about things that we would change if we were in charge. This would usually happen after a few Miller High Life’s and some Jagermeister.

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