Reflecting on 2014

Reflecting on 2014

Jan 13, 2015

2014 was a big transition year for me. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Psychology. I moved backed home to San Antonio, and started back training at the gym where I learned how to lift. I got a girlfriend who I’ve been serious with for about a year now, shout-out to Jalyn Holt. Powerlifting wise, I transitioned to the open...

My Favorite Assistance for Sumo

My Favorite Assistance for Sumo

Dec 16, 2014

In my sophomore year of high school I worked out with the sprinters during track season to get my speed up. I tried to stick with the guys who were running the 100 and the 200 because I had zero endurance, and I figured we wouldn’t be running any distances longer than that. Nobody told me that we would be running 300s, 400s, 600s, miles, and all other...

Sumo Speed

Sumo Speed

Dec 9, 2014

The sumo deadlift is a mysterious and elusive creature. Some find it so mysterious they refuse to learn the technique and deem it cheating, or say that it is an unnecessary technique. Some find it so elusive that they try it once, and refuse to give it the time and love that it needs. The sumo technique is definitely not for everyone, and for certain body types...

Starting Over

Starting Over

Dec 1, 2014

  Couple weeks ago I competed at my first IPF Open Worlds. I never thought I would get there this quick, but some Thursdays ago I found myself about to get under 771 lbs to start my open career. I had an ok meet, went 6/9, hit some pr’s, set a world record, but I didn’t leave Aurora, Colorado with a sense of accomplishment. I left feeling that...

5 Weeks Out from Men’s Nationals

5 Weeks Out from Men’s Nationals

May 13, 2014

I haven’t been on here in forever and I apologize for that. So what’s happened over the past couple months for me? Well, won the GNC Pro Deadlift for the 4th time and pulled a pr of 843, then went on to Collegiates and hit a pretty good total (804,480,804,2088) and helped lead the University of Texas to back-back titles for the first time in school...

Weak Points

Weak Points

Sep 7, 2013

I’m back!!!!! Sorry I haven’t written to y’all in awhile but I’m back fresh off of winning the IPF Junior World Championships, 793,479,793 at 205. Had a pretty good day and you can’t complain when you get the gold, but I came home with a huge glaring weak point that I had not acknowledged in my training. I missed one lift at my...

The 4 Laws of Sumo

The 4 Laws of Sumo

Jun 9, 2013

Just finished packing my bags to go to Russia for Raw World, and if it wasn’t for this deadlift I wouldn’t be going at all. My technique on my deadlift is something that I have honed for several years now and have just recently mastered. The technique that I use comes down to four basic laws that your sumo deadlift should live by. The first law is...

Get Ya Mind Right

Get Ya Mind Right

May 30, 2013

The title of this article is something I like to yell at some of my lifters before they go for an attempt or begin a set because it’s an important aspect of the game. You’ve heard the sports cliche that the game is 80% mental and 20% physical or some other similar ratio, and I think it holds true for every single competitive sport including...

No Gear, No Problem

I know a lot of powerlifters who simply do not believe in raw training, I also know a lot of people who won’t go over 70% without putting gear on. Truth of the matter is, if you want to get stronger, you have to lift without equipment. The stronger you are raw, the stronger you will be with equipment on. In order to get stronger raw, you have to go heavy....

Better Conditioned, Better Athlete, Better Lifter

My junior year in high school I did a meet every weekend for about 9 weeks straight. By the end of that 9 weeks my body was about to shut down and I had gotten the flu, but I realized that every week I was able to raise my total a little and make it through a whole meet. My ability to do this started with my conditioning in the off season. Now I’m not...

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