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Training Log: USPA Nationals July 8th

This post is the first of a few over the next 9 weeks, and may be a bit long – so thank you in advance if you read the whole thing.

Continuing the theme of giving back which we mentioned was our focus this year – I’ll be breaking down my training in as much detail as possible, so if you’re looking for a new program, or just interested in learning more about powerlifting and strength – read on.

I also have 4 other of our team lifters running this program along side with me. If you want in – email me.

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Yesterday (monday) I started my training program for USPA Powerlifting Nationals on July 8th, in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’ll be competing as a 198, classic raw (knee wraps), in the Open age category. Read More

Your Cardio Doesn’t HAVE to Suck

Cardio and I have had a love/hate relationship over the years. Previously as an aerobics instructor I LOVED my cardio. I would be teaching step 6-10 times per week, running 5-15Km every other day, doing box jumps, jump squats and burpees in every workout. Eventually, I realized that my body was pretty broken.. My knees were in constant pain, I had to take the stairs sideways and my low back ached 24/7.

When I got into weight training my cardio went out the window. Those aches and pains left, my hunger decreased and overall I felt lighter and better. Read More

Shrink Your Stomach and Fix Your Back Aches

As trainers, some common complaints/problems we hear about are i) back pain or ii) someone wanting to shrink their stomach/trim away their mid-section. Often times, the two are related. A heavy mid section or poor anterior flexion (when your hips are tilted forward and your butt kinds sticks out like a duck) can pull your spine and back into painful positions. (See photos.)

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The first reaction most people have is to think ‘OK – I need to work my abs’ – this is not wrong thinking, however doing a bunch of crunches or sit ups each night won’t necessarily get you the results you want.

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You’re Too Technical – And It’s Making You WEAKER

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The only exception to this article is if you’re peaking for a competition.

When you’re training daily in the gym, there’s no doubt that some days will be better than others both physically and mentally. It’s important to have a plan going into each workout – but some days you need to say “F*CK THE PLAN”, and throw some weight on the bar.

I see it far too often. People come into the gym, they slept great, ate well, feel good, and the bar is moving fast – yet they decide to “stick to the plan” and leave either pounds, or reps, or BOTH in the gym.

Don’t get me wrong, I value a good training program, and don’t Read More

2016 TORQUE POWERLIFTING CLASSIC

2016 TORQUE POWERLIFTING CLASSIC

THIS MEET IS FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED

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Torque is hosting another meet on March 19, 2016.

This meet is sanctioned by the Canadian Powerlifting Federation.

This is a classic powerlifting competition in a real gym with good lifting, good music, trophies, and prizes.

All rules and judging will follow WPC(CPF) guidelines. We will have a monolift for squats. No drug testing.
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