Weightlifting Vs Powerlifting

Powerlifting Competition (10/06/2018)

  Squat PR:   Bench PR:   Deadlift:   Going into this meet, I wanted to set PRs for both the squat and the bench press. As you can see from the above videos, I was able to set both which was awesome given the fact the meet took ~10 hours! If the meet was a bit shorter, I know that I could […]

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New Squat PR

It’s been a while since my last blog post and I must say, a lot has happened since. Last month (March), I traveled to Boston, MA to meet with my powerlifting coach, Miguel Aragoncillo. Prior to the trip, I knew I wanted to focus on my squat since a few things needed to be addressed form wise. When I met […]

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Massage-(What, When, and Why)

*Please consult with a medical professional prior to starting any new therapy techniques.   In this day and age, there are so many different kinds of recovery techniques out there. Some of these recovery techniques include massage, acupuncture, cupping, cryotherapy and so many others. With all these techniques out there, it can become quite overwhelming for the average gym goer […]

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MSU Strength and Conditioning Clinic

  Last Saturday, I attended the MSU Strength and Conditioning Clinic for the third straight year. The last two times I attended the clinic, I thoroughly enjoyed learning from the best strength and conditioning coaches (professional to high school level). *Coach Mannie demonstrating how manual shoulder technique should be performed with Brian Lewerke(MSU starting QB).* This year’s clinic showcased collegiate […]

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Acumobility Ball Review

* Disclaimer: I am not endorsed by Acumobility and their products. This is merely my honest review of the Acumobility ball.   Just recently, I stumbled across Acumobility products from a well-known strength coach, Eric Cressey. Furthermore, he spoke very highly of the Acumobility ball in his neck series (videos) which ultimately sparked my interest. For as long as I […]

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My First Powerlifting Meet

Hi Guys and Gals, Back in October 2017, I competed in my first Powerlifting competition. Not knowing what to expect, (besides my coach telling me what weights to lift and what to eat), I felt nervous and excited! My competition was called the 2017 Michigan APF Fall Meet in Grand Rapids, Michigan where I competed in the 100KG weight class. […]

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2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

2017 was a year full of new adventures, experiences, and opportunities that allowed me to further my personal and professional growth . I was fortunate enough to spend quality time with family and friends, form new friendships with some great people, travel around the U.S., and cross some things off my bucket list. Check out a few of my highlights from the year below! […]

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We all experience fear during our life. Often times it’s associated with certain endeavors that seem crazy to the masses. Specifically, the fear I’m speaking of is the build up to that something that you’re uncomfortable doing. My brother and I punched fear right in the face a few days ago when we went skydiving together. I learned that on […]

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My Mock Meet Experience

In early April, I started my journey to compete in a powerlifting competition with the help of Miguel Aragoncillo from Cressey Sports Performance. The training has been very different from what I am accustomed to, but I have and still am enjoying it! Miguel and I (late February) This blog post is intended to educate those of you who have […]

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Self Myofascial Release (SMR)-What-When-How-Why

If you are big into training (strength/cardiovascular) or just a weekend warrior, hopefully you have used or at least heard of a foam roller… Maybe you use it on a daily basis. If not, don’t worry because in this article, I will deep dive into the general benefits of self myofascial release and how it can help you with your […]

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