Training Volume – Too Much or Too Little -What’s your goal?

What is “volume” when talking about your program? It’s the number of Reps X Sets you do for one lift/exercise or multiple lifts/exercises (for a given muscle group) in a given session or a given training week. For example, in my current week of my training cycle; Squat Day # 1 – my working sets…

You Should Do Everything I do… Right?

NO – Unless your goal is to become stronger, increase lean body mass, and become an elite powerlifter (goals!), my program can’t be your program. As individuals, we have our own goals, limitations, and needs. What works for me may not work for you. Sure, the same principles can be applied, as they should be,…

Why Powerlifting?

One phrase, “Strength builds confidence.” Powerlifting allows me to continue to learn and grow every single day. It gives me an opportunity to build confidence, surprise myself through strength, and push my mental capacity beyond its limits. For me, this provides as much fulfillment as my family and my career. We all need our own…

Food Matters

Diet is such an ugly word – “DIE”ing is how people feel when they are doing it so why do we torcher ourselves? Restrict this, eat this, don’t eat that…. Truth is, we are our own little science experiment and until we take the time to figure out what our body runs the best on,…

This Or That – Exercise Selection

Let’s start with an old saying, “there is more than one way to skin a cat.” When it comes to choosing exercises to put in your program, don’t bench just because the other guy or girl is benching, choose what is right for you. Easier said than done when there are so many exercise choices…

First PWL Meet Success!

Wow! Wow! and Wow! I have never been more proud of myself for stepping out of the box, putting myself in an uncomfortable situation, and excelling beyond my expectations. For those of you who don’t know me, failure is my biggest fear. Deep down I am competitive, but it takes a a lot for me…

Pursuit of Happiness

This week is the start of a new journey – a risky decision, a challenge, and even more so a pursuit of happiness. Approximately one month ago from today, I made a decision. In order to make the decision, I had to ask myself; What inspires me? What drives me to be a better person?…

How SMART is your training?

Let’s start off with a simple question – why do you go to the gym? Most people might say, “to increase fitness”, “to build muscle”, “to lose weight”, “to lose fat” (notice I used both weight and fat because they are two separate things – more on that later), “to look good for beach season.”…

It’s Official – I’m Competing!

Today, March 14th, 2017 – I made it official. I will be competing in my very first Powerlifting meet and I can’t even explain the excitement I have!! Over the next three months the focus will be driven by this excitement. Each session won’t be easy, there will be ups and downs, but big picture…

Meet The Coach/Personal Trainer/Aspiring Powerlifter!

Since I can last remember, sports and fitness have been a major part of my life. In the past seven years, I would say together, they have even become of up most importance in my success, personally and professionally. From that, the weightroom has become my second home and coaching has become my passion. Starting…