Wounded Veteran Lifts Before Brain Surgery

Wounded Veteran Lifts Before Brain Surgery

Oct 21, 2017

I was approached at the beginning of September by Edward Schrank, a Marine veteran who left the military due to brain cancer caused by exposure during the Gulf War.  He was originally supposed to compete at the Invictus Games, but had brain surgery for cancer scheduled on September 25th, 2017, during the games.  Due to my business travel, I tend not to take on...

2017 AAPF Nationals Bench Press and Dangers of Judging

2017 AAPF Nationals Bench Press and Dangers of Judging

May 30, 2017

During the weekend of May 26-28, 2017, the 2017 AAPF National Powerlifting Competition was held at the Westin Yorktown in Lombard, Illinois run by 2XL Powerlifting LLC (http://2xlpowerlifting.com) and sponsored by IronAuthority.com, Bulletproof and Overkill.  The complete meet was live streamed and can be found:...

The Beauty In My Strength a Sherine Marcelle Project

The Beauty In My Strength a Sherine Marcelle Project

Mar 25, 2017

This is the complete video celebrating women in powerlifting by Sherine Marcelle.  The project was filmed on location at MVB (Mount Vernon Barbell) with financial sponsorship from IronAuthority.com and 2XL Strength & Fitness and t-shirts provided by Apeman Strong. With the amount of misinformation concerning women who physically challenge themselves in...

Coming March 24 2017 The Beauty In My Strength by Sherine Marcelle

Coming March 24 2017 The Beauty In My Strength by Sherine Marcelle

Mar 20, 2017

Financially sponsored by IronAuthority.com and 2XL Powerlifting LLC, t-shirts from Apeman and gym location by MVB. When we heard of Sherine’s concept via 2XL BodyWorks’ Janel Vegter we jumped to support the program.  The full four minute video will be released on IronAuthority.com this Friday evening, March 24, 2017. TOTAL HITS...

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 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.  ...

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...

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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