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8-3 & 4-15 – Start of the Challenge -Max Effort Upper & Lower

8-3-15
Today is the day where I am starting my new 90 Day Challenge. After talking to Monica Brant about nutrition earlier, I was ready to crush my next Challenge. She gave me some very good advice that I will follow through with. I feel that with everything that has been going on recently, I…



2-27-15 – “Do You Even Lift?”

My training logs have been MIA as of recently, but I still do get in training sessions when I can. I have been asked numerous times recently by our members “Do you still lift?” To answer everyone’s question, YES, but a little differently than I used to.

” You have so much free time and you…



2-12-15 – Deadlifts for AMAP

As many as possible (reps) with 365 being the amount lifted had me really anxious to see how much I could do it for. Being at a lower body weight of 217 lbs coming down from 235, also had me worried that I wouldn’t be able to get it more than 3 times. I finished…



2-9-15 – Internship at HPF Opened My Eyes

For those of you who did not know, for the last 10 weeks I have been interning at High Performance Fitness shadowing (assignment from my school, Robert Morris University) Mike while he trains his clients. This experience was truly…



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…



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…



12-2-14 – Max Effort Close Grip Bench Press

Today was Day 2 to getting my training back together. I am a little sore from my session but not as much as I thought. I wanted to work my triceps a little more today so heavy close grip bench press was the perfect solution! From my warm ups to my last heavy set, every…



12-1-14 – Back at it with “Heavy” Deadlifts

Let me start off by saying that it feels great to start training again! Things have been REALLY hectic and to make matters worse, I am getting over a slight cold. With those bullshit reasons behind me now, I’m ready to train hard!

Deadlifts were always my weakest lift so why not start with it? Working…



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…



11-9-14 – Max Effort Front Squats

With just under an hour to train I had to make this training session fast so I stretched out the best I could and got to work. Due to the time frame I had I was only able to do my front squats and two sets of RDLs. I found that front squats are quite…