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Tag: PR

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…



10-11-14 – PR at Deadlift for Hope

On Saturday,  October 11th I was honored to be a part of Deadlift for Hope Two, hosted at The Region Barbell Club in Munster, . This was the second time I have participated in deadlift for hope and just like last time it was a great experience. The amount of people that came to participate…



6-25-14 ME Upper, Dead Bench PR

I haven’t done this lift for a long time, the dead bench. I start with the bar about 1-2 inches away from my chest and push it up from there. This makes the lift a lot harder for me because there is no eccentric portion that helps me stay tight. I have to create the…



6-21-14 – Sumo Deadlift PR!

It has been a long time since I have deadlifted heavy in a sumo stance. Today, I felt that it was time to change that. I changed to conventional a couple of years ago. The reason I switched stances awhile back was because my hips were very sore from a previous squat session, but I…



6-7-14 Calluses, Deadlifts, & Chains

Saturday morning heavy lower body training is the best at HPF. The training environment is always electric. The guys are always there to support you as well as make the necessary critiques to make you better. My arch nemesis, the deadlift, was my chosen movement for the day. I have been working more on my…



5-18-14 – Heavy Bench w/ Fat Grips

My lovely wife, Gina, and I trained after business hours so we could have time to focus on what we had to do. Things were just not going right for me. I was low on energy, focus was not as sharp as usual, and the weight was feeling very heavy. Feeling very agitated I managed…



5-14-14 – Bench Work

Today was a rough day overall. I didn’t take in nearly enough calories. I was even contemplating not coming in ( I view this as counterproductive) but a friend talked me into it. Everything felt good but after watching video of my sets I notice my elbows flaring out while pressing back…



LTT8 and Life

Review: Elitefts Learn To Train 8 Seminar April 25 & 26th, 2014

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. That about covers it. For those that were looking for a more exciting and detailed review, read on.

Dave Tate and his amazing staff, sponsored athletes, and coaches definitely made this LTT the BEST. Mike and I were very grateful…



4-14-14 – Floor Press w/ Chains

I started the week off right by being under the bar with heavy weight loaded on it. Floor press has been a challenge to me recently. It doesn’t allow me to use any leg drive and I find it difficult to squeeze my back as I am bring the bar down. I added chains to…



4-13-14 – Working with Diesel & The Dragon Slayer

There are things that set HPF apart from other gyms. Each person who walks through our doors genuinely cares how well each other performs. We spend time to critique, encourage, and support one another for the betterment of each others training. For every person who achieves a personal record on a lift, there are other…