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Mr. Olympia, Here I Come!

23 September 2010

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Tomorrow is probably the most excited I've been in the past 2 months.  It is one of the largest benefits of living in Las Vegas.  The fact that so many conventions come to town makes it that much more attractive.  Mr. Olympia weekend starts tonight and I could not be more excited.  From powerlifting to […]

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Making Weight for a Meet?

22 May 2010

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I found a great article that helped me get focused on making weight for my powerlifting meet this weekend.  The key really is to drink plenty of water..plenty!   The reality of competing in powerlifting is that at some point in time we all have to make weight. Making weight can make or break your […]

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Why Do You Need a Coach?

19 April 2010

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Would you put on a hockey uniform, step onto the ice, and play in the stanley cup final without a coach?  Well if you value your life I would hope not.  Coaches are supposed to be the experts for whatever sport you may be into.  Same is true when it comes to your fitness.  The […]

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Should Children Lift?

4 April 2010

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Found this and I know a lot of people think it is detrimental for children to lift.  Strength training helps strengthen bones, protect from sports related injury, and help avoid damage from falls or accidents.    I have been seeing reports of young children competing in powerlifting. Can't heavy weight training stunt your growth? The […]

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Powerliftiing or Bodybuilding?

20 March 2010

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If you’re debating between powerlifting and bodybuilding, read this…..   http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/vcalia1.htm

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8 Days Out….

26 February 2010

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March 6th, the date of the most important 9 lifts of the past 2 months.  So what goes on the last week before competition?  The hardest part is making yourself take it easy, and I mean NO heavy lifting.  You want your body to be prepared, but have that time to recover and be full […]

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Weaksauce, I Don’t Think So!

20 February 2010

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Do you know what your weakness when it comes to your training?  Do you hate pull ups with a passion because you can’t do them?  Do you hate the erg because it DRAINS you?  Is your strength in your lower body and so, you hate benching?  Everyone has their reason for not doing certain things […]

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My Weak Spot….The Bench

14 February 2010

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So my Achilles heal of my 3 lifts has been the bench press.  I always have the feeling that the upper body is weak, that it will never be up to the level of my lower body, and that it will take a lot of hard work.  On my quest to get the weight up and […]

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The Base for Every Program….The Squat

9 February 2010

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Most people have heard of a squat, some even have a good idea on how to do one.  The problem is, out of all the people I see everyday, at least 60% have major deviations in their squat.  Deviations that can cause knee pain, back pain, and unnecessary stress on the body due to misalignment.  […]

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Delays in Training are Good?

7 February 2010

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So yesterday I find out that my competition is delayed a week, from Feb 27th to March 6th.  This is a good thing, yes, because one more week of training means more time to boost up those weights and more time to get that PR.  When setting up a training routine, you want to make […]

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