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...

2XL Powerlifting Featured at Yorktown Mall Fitness Day on Functional Assessments

2XL Powerlifting Featured at Yorktown Mall Fitness Day on Functional Assessments

Oct 3, 2017

2XL Powerlifting LLC/2XL Strength & Fitness was featured on stage at the Yorktown Mall to discuss strength assessments for personal training and powerlifting.  On stage Eric Stone and Pat discuss the range from special needs to assessments for sports.  Both are degreed and certified personal trainers for 2XL. For more information go to...

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...

IronAuthority Sponsors 2016 WPC World Powerlifting Championships

IronAuthority Sponsors 2016 WPC World Powerlifting Championships

Oct 9, 2016

You will hear it here first – IronAuthority.com is sponsoring the WPC World Powerlifting Championships and will also provide the livestream for both platforms all seven days of the meet.  The details of the livestream will be announced prior to the meet.  Members of IronAuthority.com and 2XL Powerlifting/Team Stone will be present throughout the week...

How Not to Train for a World Meet

How Not to Train for a World Meet

Oct 1, 2016

^My Heavy Metal and Power – 20 ton rotor, 40 ton generator, 30 MegaWatts, 13,800 Volts^ Yes, here I go again.  Except this time as a Masters 3. I own a consulting firm that specializes in electrical machines and we have clients world-wide. Projects have been progressing quite well and I was looking forward to a little extra training time. However, just...

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...

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