Arnold Training Update

I know its been a while since I have posted my training for the Arnold. I have been sticking with the bench chart and power building for a little while now and seeing some results. Lately its just been hard getting motivated for the Arnold. I am hoping going into my new intensity cycle will light a fire under my ass. Day 1- Bench Chart I have been progressing...

Time for a Change / Power Bodybuilding

Lately I have been in a rut with my training. I have felt stalled out. This happens from time to time and I have always found a way to get out of it. But lately I seem to just be stuck. So I needed a change. Something to re-stoke my fire. I have recently stumbled upon a few videos regarding power bodybuilding. Come to find out I am a little behind the game in...

Pyramid Training Method Part 2 – Training

Welcome to part 2 of my Pyramid Training Method. In this section we will take a deeper look into training and how to progress your training to reach your goals. As a recap from part 1, the main focus of PTM is realizing your goals, understanding your weakness, and determining the steps necessary to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. You will be...

Pyramid Training Method — Part 1

I was approached during my last training cycle by someone at my gym looking for help building strength. First I was thrilled to find someone else at my gym interested in powerlifting and second I was honored to be the person he asked for help. I have seen him there numerous times before, doing more bodybuilding style workouts. So in between sets I tried to...

New training program for the Arnold Ohio Classic

So because I have the iron bug and a sickness for the sport of power lifting, I have already begun to plan out my training for my return to the Arnold stage. I actually started planning the night after the Ohio State Championship. I was so hyped up after this meet that my mind would not shut off all night. I could not sleep, I just continued to think about what...

2013 USAPL Ohio State Championship

First let me start by saying this was an amazing meet. I was once again able to meet a teammate in person. As well as watch some of the strongest powerlifters Ohio has to offer. But lets get to the good stuff! Overall this was a great day for me and nothing to hang my head about. I went 8-9; which is the best I have ever done in a meet before. I hit a PR on...

I’m Not Afraid!

I’m Not Afraid!

Nov 4, 2013

Yesterday I wrapped up my last contest prep day of my training leading to the 2013 USAPL Ohio State Championship. I have been training for this competition since coming home from Nationals in July with hurt pride. I knew I should have preformed better at Nationals. I knew that I was capable of yet could not live up to the standards that I set for myself....

You Hit What!!!

That is the feeling I had after my final week of intensity training was complete. During this last week I focused on hitting singles @9-10. I tried to leave at least 5-15 pounds left off the bar. And let me tell you it was a great week to prove that my training was working. I started the week with squats and hit my best competition pr of 535. It went up smooth...

Homemade Protein Bars / Cake

Homemade Protein Bars / Cake

Oct 3, 2013

I have been playing around with these for a while and finally figured out a decent recipe offering the nutrition I want. I am not against store bought big company bars. I feel they have there place, but I was looking for a bar with a higher protein content and lower carb content. Also its nice knowing exactly what goes into the bars.   Ingredients- 4 Whole...

Baby steps turning into a stroll!

Baby steps turning into a stroll!

Oct 3, 2013

I progress so far in this intensity training cycle is going great. I feel like I am beginning to work up to some decent numbers. I have been making progress on each lift during my first 2 weeks of training. I will be wrapping up my 3 week soon then going into a singles week either at a 9 or 10 rpe. This should give me a better understanding of where my training...

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