Today I’m going to bend one of the golden rules of this blog The gym should be a judgement free zone, not in the infantile, disempowering “here, have a donut” Planet Fitness sense, but rather a positive place where you do challenging things. Mirin’ is encouraged, but haughty disdain of one’s fellow gym-goer is the […]Read More Why is this so popular? Rant o’ the day
So last weekend I competed in the stand-alone bench press event in the 2018 German Powerlifting Championships for my federation. It was an interesting weekend in many ways, I learned a lot about what I should, and should not, do for my next competition, how I feel about “stand-alone” events vs. the traditional 3 event […]Read More Germany Competition Recap – stuff happens.
In honor of Monday (aka International Chest Day) and my upcoming competition this weekend, this post will examine why the bench-press is so misunderstood, why you should do it and some surprising tips I’ve learned over the years that have helped me improve my bench-press. As I sit here alternating between sips of black coffee […]Read More The bench-press: It’s not just for meatheads any more…
I watch a lot of YouTube. I have “cable” TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime but I only tend to browse through the choices/channels on the weekends and, typically, give up and pick up a book instead. Youtube, however, is addictive. There is a lot of bad content so the trick is having a “nose” for […]Read More YouTubular – The best videos of the week