The Work-Life-Coffee-Beer Balance Experiences of an Engineering and Gym Entrepeneur

The Work-Life-Coffee-Beer Balance Experiences of an Engineering and Gym Entrepeneur

Oct 16, 2016

In May of 2014, Eric Stone, Joe Atef, our significant others, and I, made the decision to find a location and open our own gym.  Eric, Joe and I put together a partnership agreement, found a location, and kicked it all off with both Joe and I dealing with serious injuries and recovery.  At the time I was the vice president of a technical company and had...

The Two-Headed Monster

The Two-Headed Monster

Oct 7, 2016

The Two-Headed Monster By Josh Hunt Years ago when I was busy writing terrible poetry and contrived short stories I came up with an idea that I still like today. This idea is that the day and night is a two-headed monster eating away at our lives and we must face this monster constantly. It is a battle that will end only when we pass on. I think about this...

One supplement you are missing out on

As soon as I brought it home my wife asked me if I was really going to take it. What are you some old man is what I heard. From this I have a feeling you might know what I am taking about, if not it’s fiber. Yes fiber; orange flavored psyllium husk that I mix with water. But why Paul would you take in additional fiber; don’t you get enough with your...

THE TRAVELING BRICKHOUSE

THE TRAVELING BRICKHOUSE

Sep 18, 2016

THE TRAVELING BRICKHOUSE This will be a series of articles about my travels to different gyms across the country. I will rate them based on a number of factors, some of which are:   Customer service Quality of equipment Cleanliness, etc.   At the end of each article I will give a simple “Train” or “Pain” as in, pain in the ass to train in.  ...

Recovery

Recovery

Sep 16, 2016

Recovery By Josh Hunt A few days ago I was sitting in my 1970’s bright orange arm chair, in my office (formerly Nerdatorium) reading a comic book, Nighthawk #1 to be precise. In this comic Raymond Kane (a.k.a. Nighthawk) is having a conversation with Tilda Johnson his support/tech/genius/female counterpart and she makes a comment that ‘even Frank Castle (the...

Does Powerlifting Belong in the Olympics

Does Powerlifting Belong in the Olympics

Aug 22, 2016

I discovered that the Olympics had occurred the past few weeks.  Something about the USA dominating, a few swimmers trashing a gas station bathroom, most Russian athletes banned from the games and almost double the gold medals than other countries.  I guess I missed most of it. Yes, you can read into this that after the 2016 Summer Olympics I am less of a fan....

Ernie Frantz 2014 Deadlift Clinic Full Video

Ernie Frantz 2014 Deadlift Clinic Full Video

Aug 21, 2016

Back in 2014 Ernie Frantz performed a deadlift clinic which we recorded.  It was a lot of fun and everyone attending hit a PR.  We have used this as an internal training video, but feel it is important to make it available as a part of Powerlifting history. If you find this useful, please purchase a copy of Ernie Frantz’ “Ten Commandments of...

Healthy Lombard StrongKids Event

Healthy Lombard StrongKids Event

Aug 15, 2016

 Healthy Lombard provides a special summer program to promote healthy children and to fight childhood obesity.  On August 14, 2016, 2XL Powerlifting LLC, and training subcontractor Ironclad LLC, hosted a ‘StrongKids’ program consisting of a series of ‘strongman’ style challenges.  The StrongKid program was sponsored by GNC. We were asked...

Paid?

Paid?

Aug 12, 2016

Paid? By Josh Hunt Growing up I never really watched professional sports. Frankly I was uninterested. The concept of watching people who got paid to play a game was lost on me. At the time I would think to myself why would anyone watch a sport when they can go outside and play it themselves? I thought about this idea a great deal. It made more sense to me to...

Expanding 2XL Powerlifting and IronAuthority

Expanding 2XL Powerlifting and IronAuthority

Aug 10, 2016

It was 2 years ago that we officially opened 2XL Powerlifting LLC in Lombard, Illinois.  It was a great venture – and a little stressful.  The main concept was to simply have a place to train and we landed a great space in one of the largest malls in the Chicagoland area. http://ironauthority.com/building-a-gym-and-competing/ for the article from when we...

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