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Training Log: Dan Petkovsek

This is the second post in my training cycle for USPA Nationals on July 8th.

First off – I know I said I would post each week, but to be honest – the past few weeks have been very busy, and unfortunately, this fell by the wayside – so I apologize.

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I’ve had some questions about percentages and other things on this program for people who are running it on their own. Read More

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.


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

Want A Big Deadlift? Glute Ham Raise

The Glute Ham Raise (GHR) has long been regarded as one of the most effective movements for building the posterior chain, and particularly – the hamstrings and glutes.

The GHR is one of the few exercises that trains the hamstrings at both joint angles (hip and knee). This is important to note – as almost every athletic movement (squat, deadlift, jump, lunge, running..etc) involves movement at both joints.

To perform the exercise properly – the starting position (image 1) is with your your quads jammed into the Read More