The bench press — loved by many, loathed by many! Used right, it’s a great tool for building strength and muscle. Done wrong, and it can hurt you in a hurry! Here’s ten ideas to set you up for your best pain-free bench!
During my journey to get lean I wanted to emulate John Grimek — a famous bodybuilder AND weightlifter in the 1930s and 40s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Grimek He would take part in weightlifting events that were also physique events. He looked great and lifted a ton. I thought that entering into a powerlifting competition once I was lean […]
I’ve written before about my experiences with bullying. When I started lifting weights it was with the express goal of making myself a physical deterrent to bullying. So I wanted to be big and strong. And that’s the direction I took for many years — eating and training with the goal of size and strength. […]
“Boxing is egalitarian. In the ring, rank, age, colour and wealth are irrelevant. My main interest was in training; I found the rigorous exercise to be an excellent outlet for tension and stress. After a strenuous workout, I felt both mentally and physically lighter. It was a way of losing myself in something […]
I have a big secret, and I am about to let it out to the whole world. My fitness is a house of cards, because I’m not that strong. Sure, on the hipster side of town, I am huge! Compare me to the world standards of strength, […]
Every week I review my notes from my Coaches, and the interesting thing (for me) is how all their lessons flow together ->Coaches who guide me thru different elements of my game – Technique, S & C, and Psychology.I consider my Students Coaches as well. Teaching them, really helps solidify elements of my game that […]
Olympic Weightlifting Is Awesome – Start Young and Train Often I love Olympic weightlifting (the snatch and clean & jerk) with a love that is no different from my love for the Powerlifts (squat, bench press and deadlift). But you have to want to love the Olympic lifts in this culture, I think. Powerlifters have […]
Here is a video I did for a student a while back, I hope it can help you too 🙂