Category Archive for: ‘Training’

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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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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Cressey Sports Performance

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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Motivation (and how to keep it)

One of the key components to continued success is MOTIVATION. Motivation, whether it’s getting motivated to begin an exercise program or continued motivation day in and day out to progress in your fitness goals (training and nutrition) is crucial. My goal for this article is to help by giving you my tips on motivation and how to keep it. Understand […]

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The Importance of Following a Strength Program

As a fitness professional, I can say that I have tried many different strength programs over the years. Some really good and some not so good, but I learned from these experiences and it has definitely had a profound impact on me as a fitness professional. Furthermore, this has helped me better able to steer my clients/athletes in the right […]

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Medicine Ball Training

Using medicine balls as part of your training/training program is a great way to develop upper body/rotational strength and power. Not only is it great for individuals who play sports involving rotational type movements (i.e. tennis, golf, baseball, etc.) but also for individuals who are looking to take their abdominal training to the next level. At many health clubs, I […]

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