Game Plan: What is yours?

Game Plan: What is yours?

Dec 26, 2013

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin Let’s be honest for a second. Reflect on your last training session. Did you go into the gym with a concrete plan, or was the session improvised? Look back to your last training cycle as a whole. Before beginning your training cycle, did you plan out the next 10, 12, or more weeks in...

Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated

Oct 8, 2013

Recently I had a friend of mine message me about a university project he was working on regarding sport psychology. He is researching how successful athletes stay motivated, and posed the question to me. So how do I stay motivated? What puts me back in the gym wanting to work harder than ever before? I think the major motivating factor for me can be addressed...

Hobby or Lifestyle?

Hobby or Lifestyle?

Oct 6, 2013

Hobby or Lifestyle? By: Ryan Carrillo IPF Jr World Bench Press Champion Many staunch defenders of strength sports and the recent subculture phenomenon that includes Strongman, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, and yes even our nemesis CrossFit, all lay claim to ‘the lifestyle’. This allegory for dedication, perseverance through adversity, and commitment...

2013 IPF Worlds Prep Recap

2013 IPF Worlds Prep Recap

Aug 24, 2013

Well, here we are. The week of the 2013 IPF Junior/Sub Junior world championships. This will be my fourth consecutive year representing the red, white, and blue and I am hoping to obtain my 3rd world title under my belt. As I have previously mentioned, this meet is on my home Texas soil, and the opportunity to compete in such a prestigious event at home will...

IPF Worlds Prep Report #2

IPF Worlds Prep Report #2

Jul 23, 2013

Here we are! Only 5 weeks. 5 weeks until I see the benefits of a years’ hard work and dedication to this sport. 5 weeks until the biggest meet of my life. My mind set is still the same. I cannot accept anything other than first place. There is a ton of pressure resting on this meet, considering this will be the first, and last time for a while, that...

1st Report for IPF Jr Worlds Prep

1st Report for IPF Jr Worlds Prep

Jun 28, 2013

9 weeks out from IPF Junior Worlds here in Texas, and training is going well. I have some stiff comp out of Russia this year, and winning is more important than ever considering worlds is in my own state, Texas. For the first time, all my friends and family will be able to see me compete on the world stage live, and winning is my only option. The tone set for...

Analyzing Weakness and Making Changes

Analyzing Weakness and Making Changes

May 7, 2013

It’s that time of year again. You just finish a big meet, take a nice week off, and now it’s time to get back to work. Before you jump into smashing weight, there is some important observations that need to be made. In order to maximize your gains and continue your path to obtaining greater amounts of strength, you need to reevaluate every aspect of...

About Me

My name is Marvin Bishop and I reside in Cleveland, Ohio. I currently am a 35 year old bench press specialist. I attended West Liberty University where I was 1st team All Conference as a defensive lineman.  I mainly compete in USAPL, 100% Raw and WABDL. I have not competed in a full meet yet but I have done some push/pull competitions. I started competing in...

A Look Back at the Arnold Sports Festival: A Day for the Record Books

A Look Back at the Arnold Sports Festival: A Day for the Record Books

Mar 16, 2013

Taking a look back on the things I have done in the sport of powerlifting, is quite surreal. Starting the sport as a high school freshman, I could have never seen myself doing all the things I have been able to do. It is really unbelievable to look back on things, and see the transformation and progress that has occurred from bombing out with a 275lb bench my...

MARCH ATHLETE: TIM ANDERSON

MARCH ATHLETE: TIM ANDERSON

Mar 1, 2013

The Unbelievable World Record By: Tim Anderson, IPF World Champion and IPF World Record Holder Iron Authority March Athlete of the Month TIM ANDERSON PATRIOT POSTER   Heading into the 2012 NAPF Regional Bench Press Championships I had set some personal goals.  When I started training for this event, the Open IPF World Record for my weight class was...

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