Swede Burns has swiftly made a name for himself the past year as one of the premier coaches in powerlifting. While his ascent may seem rapid, in reality Swede is a long time veteran of the iron game, competing at a high level in both bodybuilding and powerlifting. In this interview, I learned of Swede's start as a nationally ranked bodybuilder in his early 20s, the foundations of his 5thSet systemology, and the experiences that shaped his overall coaching philosophy.

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