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Tag: Jesse Kurth

1-27-15 – Max Effort Front Squats

After taking a week off of the gym after the meet I was more than eager to get back in the swing of things. Since it was my first day back I did take some extra time to properly stretch out and warm up before I touched anything heavy. Today I worked on max effort…



1-18-15 – TEAM HPF’s 2nd Annual Iron & Ice Powerlifting Meet Recap


Another great experience at the 2015 iron and ice meet at HPF. Just like last year the meet was filled with PR’s, positivity, and a energy in the air that can only be found at HPF. My training…



12-30-14 – Ending the Year Under the bar

Last max effort upper body day till the meet and I’m ending the year with some two board bench. The weight felt pretty good today as I worked my way up. I’m training with the meet in mind so I have been pretty focused these last few training sessions. I have not thought too much…



12-27-14 – Last Deadlift of the Year

Last heavy training session of the year and probably till the meet. I wasn’t the best. My goal was to hit 405, which I have done a few times, but today it wasn’t in the cards. I was feeling alright moving up in weight but I noticed the weight was coming up slow a little…



12-19-14 – Heavy Squats

Working on some reverse band squats and I’m pushing the limit today because I know its going to be one of the last heavy days before the meet. After watching the video, I feel that my form stayed strong and consistent as the weight increased. I feel that staying tight at the bottom of the…



12-15-14 – Heavy Close Grip Bench Press

Feeling like I’m getting back in the groove, compared to my last training session. Today I worked on close grip bench and worked up to a max single. It all felt pretty good as I worked my way up in weight but as it got heavy I started to slide backwards on the bench when…



11-22-14 – Dynamic Effort, Lower Body

Today went pretty much just like last dynamic lower body day which is a good thing. I was really focused and kept up a good pace throughout the workout. I worked on speed squats and they came up good and fast and each set was the same in speed and in form. After speed squats…



11-20-14 – 2 Board Benching w/ Fat Grips

Well today I was supposed to work on two board close grip bench with fat grips buuuut I read my program wrong and ended up doing it regular grip. Oops! All in all, the day turned out really well. My working sets took a lot longer than I had planned because I started taking my…



11-17-14 – Max Effort SS Yoke Bar Squats

Today I worked on max effort SS Yoke Bar squats, and overall they went really well. I had a good pace going all through my sets which helped me stay warm, but I was still able to get rest in between sets. When using the yolk bar, the weight is more forward on your body…



11-16-14 – Dynamic Effort, Upper Body

I was cut short today due to the amount of homework that I had to get through today so I was only able to get through 3 of my lifts but I made them count. I started off with speed bench at I did 9 sets of 3 with switching up the grip every three…