Along with literally being the golden age of powerlifting (yes, I am saying this is the greatest time with the greatest competition since the sports conception), we have equal parts astronomical feats of strength mixed with immediate access to the entire human compendium of training information all being stirred together with a spoon of complete […]Read more "Evidence Based Coaching: Is your coach qualified to even wash your knee sleeves? (who washes their knee sleeves?)"
I am writing this off of three hours of sleep in the last three days. So, if this post gets a little hairy, its probably because I am either completely losing control of the faculties in place that regulate the differentiation of my stupid Neanderthal lizard brain and my actual rational, logical thought organization centers […]Read more "I Think I Am Dying | Sleep Issues From Heavy Training"
“One weird trick.” If there were a magic bullet for anything, I hope its fired out of a gun that shoots sideways spinning flaming baseball bats wrapped in barbwire. There is no easy way. If you are currently weak, progressively and systematically lift more weights for as long a period of time required until you […]Read more "One Really Dumb Deadlift Tip That Will Instantly Help Your Tuggin’"
I hate myself for making such a buzzfeed, click bait style title. At least I didn’t use “3 Things Everyone Does Wrong… And You Won’t Believe What Happens Next” or “Have You Done This? If So, Click Here and Brace Yourself.” 1. Not Competing Soon Enough or Often Enough. I’ll never understand why competing gets […]Read more "3 Big Novice Mistakes"
A relatively recent trend among the internet only division of recreational free weight resistance training enthusiasts (I use these terms instead of “powerlifters” and “bodybuilders” because if you haven’t competed in either, you aren’t a “powerlifter” or a “bodybuilder”) is really pissing me off. This trend… this paradigm that’s infecting more and more people everyday is the […]Read more "Stop Validating Why You Suck"
Just finished up a 5 week Accumulation block. I actually kept calling it a “super accumulation” block because the weekly volume was at a level where it passed “irresponsible” and was flirting with “cry for help/vaguely suicidal.” I got it all down though. The only couple little set back I had was getting bronchitis and […]Read more "Fatigue Accumulated | 11.5 Weeks out From The Arnold Sports Festival"
I hate the bench press. It takes forever to see any kind of significant gain. I have always had a hard time gaining weight and putting on (non-fat bastard, actual functional mass) size. This makes any and all typical “hypertrophy” and “bodybuilding” almost a total waste of time for me. Couple this with being 6’2” […]Read more "Stupid Bench Press Cues"