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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...

This is the start of Raising The Bar Performance – where I will hold each athlete/client accountable to their goals, help them develop a mindset that allows them to give 100% in and out of the weight room, and show them that their potential is beyond what they once tho...

Raise your hand if you have ever walked into a gym without a plan – yes, everyone should be raising their hand, even me! While you might feel accomplished when you are done simply because 1. you made it into the gym, 2. you probably burnt some calories, and 3. you feel...

Since I can last remember, sports and fitness have been a major part of my life. In the past seven years, I would say together, they have even become of up most importance in my success, personally and professionally. From that, the weightroom has become my second home...

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