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How to prepare for your first power-lifting meet

As I have a lot of friends competing in their first power lifting meet on November 7th, I felt this article would be appropriate.  Here are a few tips and ways to help you feel ready come competition day along with a checklist I use to pack my things the night before. How to prepare […]

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Deload Week- Back and Biceps 10/13/2015

On my deload weeks I incorporate body building style training to allow my nervous system to recover and decrease the intensity of my workouts, but maintain high volume.  I can recover very easily from high volume.  It is also fun to work on my aesthetic goals every few weeks.  The weights are light and the […]

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Lower Body Training- Squats 8/25/2015

My squat days are short and sweet!  The focus is really training moderate-heavy squats for reps.  I have started doing a lot of paused front squats to help build my strength for strongman events.  They are tough, but for some reason I love them more than regular front squats Paused Front Squats 110lbsx5 125lbs x3 […]

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What is Circuit Training? And How to Add it to Your Training.

What is a circuit? A rotations of exercises targeting different muscle groups, so you need little to no rest between exercises. Why use circuits? Circuits are effective and efficient because they build muscular strength and endurance and increase your EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption). An increase in EPOC will result in an increased energy expenditure; […]

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