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...

Adaptive Beauty

Adaptive Beauty

Jan 28, 2017

*Note: ‘The Beauty in My Strength’ is partly sponsored by IronAuthority* I feel like there’s two different people who travel; those who follow an itinerary and those who follow opportunities. Either works for whatever it is you want to achieve. I have gotten bitten by the wanderlust bug since I was little and my family took week long road...

Re-Building Joe Atef – Part 1

Re-Building Joe Atef – Part 1

Aug 3, 2016

In December of 2014, Joe Atef had his left rotator cuff surgically repaired.  Joe is a multi-time AWPC World Champion, and has competition-best lifts of 940# squat, 680# bench and 650# deadlift at 275.  He has competed in the USAPL, AAPF, AWPC, APF, USPA and XPC, and holds numerous State, National, and World records in various organizations.  This multi-part...

Eating Healthy On A Budget

Eating Healthy On A Budget

Jun 16, 2016

Let’s get this started off right.   WE’RE BACK!!!!   Damn does it feel good!.   Since I don’t like to waste time, let’s get straight into it.   Over the years I’ve noticed eating healthy is the one thing that people seam to struggle with most. I hear Stuff like “I don’t know any good recipes” or “I don’t have time” but the most frequent one...

Windy Update 2 Year Injury Anniversary

Windy Update 2 Year Injury Anniversary

May 31, 2015

^^Yes, I drive many, many hours at a time in this vehicle It has been an absolutely CRAZY past few months.  I have been working, traveling, re-instating my consulting business all while working with my partners and teammates at 2XL Powerlifting.  My travel has increased back to what it was prior to my stepping out of consulting in 2009, plus I am adding product...

Cryogenically Frozen After Bench Training

Cryogenically Frozen After Bench Training

Apr 21, 2015

^^Mike Womack and I at Lockout Gym My latest travels took me to Dallas, Texas, for business. I headed down a little early so that I could meet up with Mike Womack, the inventor of the Bench Daddy and the Killer B bench shirt. Mike coached three of us with the Killer B which I took the 2-ply to 405 and the 4-ply to 455lbs as I did my heavy benching a few days...

2015 APF AAPF Pressing the Pieces Together Meet Results

2015 APF AAPF Pressing the Pieces Together Meet Results

Apr 4, 2015

On February 8, 2015, 2XL Powerlifting held the first annual ‘APF/AAPF Pressing the Pieces Together Bench Press Championships’ with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Autism Society of Illinois. Thirty one lifters attended and several donated additional funds in excess of $100 including lifter Kevin McHugh who put together a Go Fundme page. His...

Pull for Pups at Jakked Gym

Pull for Pups at Jakked Gym

Jan 11, 2015

Held at Jakked Gym in Aurora, Illinois, the Pull for Pups fundraiser brought in funds, supplies and the potential for adoption with a little lifting.  The event included tire and axle team deadlifts.  While I wasn’t able to stick around for the whole meet, I did get to talk to owners Byron and Tami Hicks who brought the fundraiser back to life after three...

Relentless Prep in Illinois

Relentless Prep in Illinois

Jan 6, 2015

^^Team 2XL from 2XL Powerlifting Howard Penrose, Jackie Stone, Eric Stone and Jacob Stone Relentless Minnesota (spring), part of the World’s biggest powerlifting fundraising event along with Relentless Detroit (fall), brought in a combined over $420,000 in funds for children diagnosed with life-threatening diseases through a strictly grass-roots effort. ...

Recovery for Relentless Training Bench and Squats

Recovery for Relentless Training Bench and Squats

Dec 28, 2014

^^Figured it was time to start representing IronAuthority! Not that things seem to be knitting themselves back together, it has been time to start the training cycle for my full power return at the Relentless, Minnesota meet.  The present challenge is to get my squats and deadlift higher than my bench, which has been steadily increasing.  With three months out,...

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