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...

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...

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...

Prepping for an Open World Record

Prepping for an Open World Record

Apr 7, 2013

Several months before the Arnold Sports Festival, it was looking more likely that I would not be competing. Shortly after the Junior World Championships at the beginning of September, I strained both pectoral minors, and battled with them until the new year. Things were looking grim for putting up a big bench, because my bench training was nearly non existent...

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...

Momma Turner’s Chicken and Rice Casserole

Momma Turner’s Chicken and Rice Casserole

Feb 4, 2013

Fueling up for big workouts is imperative for sustained energy and great strength gains. Essentially, your body is a machine of high complexity, and if you are an athlete it requires much more high quality fuel and maintenance. You would not put regular unleaded fuel in a Ferrari, would you? No, nothing but premium fuel goes into high quality sports cars, in...

Arnold Pro Bench Training

Arnold Pro Bench Training

Jan 7, 2013

Equipped Bench Press 625 3 @8 675 x2 @10, not happy with this, but not all that bad 675 x1 @8.5 625 x3 @9.5 Lat Pulldowns 240 x4x12 Flyes 30s x12 35s x12 40s x12 OH Tricep Extensions 80s x3x12 Pushdowns 80 x15 Rotator Work Side and Front Raises I’ll definitely start competition skills training in a couple of weeks.  Going to give the shoulders a bit more...

JANUARY ATHLETE: BLAINE SUMNER

JANUARY ATHLETE: BLAINE SUMNER

Jan 1, 2013

My name is Blaine Sumner AKA “The Vanilla Gorilla”. I was born in Colorado, moved to Wyoming after college and currently live in Oklahoma. I attended Conifer High School in Conifer, CO followed by the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO where I earned my degree in Petroleum Engineering. I currently work as a Petroleum Engineer during the day and Powerlifter...

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