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February 22, 2018

Have you ever thought about what you are getting into when you decide you want to start a lifting program? We all wish it was as simple as going to the gym, lifting weights, feeling awesome, and going home. RIGHT? For some it might be, but for those who want to push th...

December 19, 2017

Have you ever wanted to do something so badly, but you told yourself that you can't or you aren't strong enough to do that yet? Well here is the thing, you can't win the race if you don't join it first. Of course it's not always about winning, but you get my point. 

I h...

November 14, 2017

Using block pulls to increase your deadlift sometimes gets a bad rap. Why you ask? Well, because some lifters might be using them for the wrong reasons. Some coaches may even call them a waste of time, but again it's all based on the reason.

If you are using a block pul...

Welcome to the first of many blogs and videos in our Why & How series. This series will take you through variations of the Big Three (Squat, Bench, and Deadlift) and accessories that help develop movement efficiency in all three competition lifts. Are these movements u...

October 24, 2017

What is “volume” when talking about your program? It’s the number of Reps X Sets you do for one lift/exercise or multiple lifts/exercises (for a given muscle group) in a given session or a given training week. For example, in my current week of my training cycle; Squat...

September 6, 2017

Will you get big from weightlifting/powerlifting? A topic with many myths… Define big first? Lean and cut happens through diet, as a female lifting alone will not get you there. Will you gain muscle, of course!  With that said, I have debated on sharing this story sinc...

August 25, 2017

Unless your goal is to become stronger, increase lean body mass, and become an elite powerlifter (goals!), my program can’t be your program. As individuals, we have our own goals, limitations, and needs. What works for me may not work for you. Sure, the same principles...

One phrase, “Strength builds confidence.” Powerlifting allows me to continue to learn and grow every single day. It gives me an opportunity to build confidence, surprise myself through strength, and push my mental capacity beyond its limits. For me, this provides as mu...

Diet is such an ugly word – “DIE”ing is how people feel when they are doing it so why do we torcher ourselves? Restrict this, eat this, don’t eat that…. Truth is, we are our own little science experiment and until we take the time to figure out what our body runs the b...