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Squats

Squat training has been coming along pretty well! I feel that I have a good squat every week keeping my technique while also hitting depth. This week was sets of 3’s and every set felt as light as the first one. My top set was 315 for a triple, which felt fast! The only problem…



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…



1-18-15 – 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…



12-19-14 – 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…



11-13-14 Dynamic Effort, Lower Body

Dynamic lower body day and I’m working on my speed squats again with a 10 pound increase from last week. The weight felt about the same as last week but it felt like it came up faster and my leg was not hurting this time. I was doing another 10 sets of two with a…



8-26-14 – Squats & More Squats!

Squat night was a complete success tonight. Every set felt strong, explosive and light! I’ve been adding more sets and going lighter and also going beltless. Today, I decided to go with pause squats for sets of 5 to build my explosiveness out of the hole. After my last working set of 5 I decided…



Aaron Starkey – AAPF Summer Bash Powerlifting Meet Recap

Over all I was pretty happy with my lifts and the meet itself. I did not reach the numbers that I anticipated, but that’s ok. It was a good place to start. I know what…



Jesse Kurth – AAPF Summer Bash Powerlifting Meet Recap

I am proud to say that I can officially call myself a power lifter! After about a year and a half of training like one and participating in three in house meets, on August…



7-8-14 – Deadlifts

Today went really well. My deadlift form felt it’s best today as I have been trying to evolve it to where it is supposed to be. I went beltless as well. I won’t put a belt on until I get to 1-2 reps. I can’t seem to pull more than 1 or 2 with a…