Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BACK ATTACK at Fortis Fitness - ANIMAL PAK

ANIMAL PAK VIDEO….. BACK ATTACKBack training from a while back at Fortis Fitness.

Random facts about my life of training and pull ups
I LOVE pull ups.  Only recently have I started incorporating pull-ups into my regimen again.  This is due to bicep tendon issues forcing me to take a break.  I believe that this(video) was my second or third time doing pull-ups in close to a year.
For me, I will always be able to do pull ups because I have been doing them since I was 11 years old when my grandmother gave me a pull up bar for my birthday.  I set it up in my bedroom door.  I would do 6 pull ups every time I passed it.  If I went to the washroom I would do 6 on my way out and then 6 on my way back in….this would add up very fast.  **NOTE-  I had a pull up bar setup that stayed in the doorway via expanding and forcing friction.  It slowly pushed apart the door frame and sent a crack up into the ceiling.  Sorry Mom.  Love you.

Before my hiatus from pull ups…I had been doing pull ups 3 times a week and usually 3-4 sets at 3-4 various styles of pull ups for a total of 12-16 sets depending on the style and how i were feeling.  I would usually do anywhere from 10-30 reps per set depending on the style and if weighted or not.  'Rep wise' I would always end up doing 400-600 reps per week. Multiply that by 52 weeks a year and then the 20 years I've been training….now you might understand why I have over 19 inch arms(20 pumped up) even though I hardly ever train arms directly(i do some tricep extensions work here and there).
Anyway, I like pull ups, and I was happy to start doing them again in this video.  Supinated or neutral grip are the only styles I can do without causing pain unfortunately.  So this was after taking a long hiatus from doing pull ups of any kind….and also, after a 25 lb weight gain.  When I stopped doing pull ups I was sitting around 230, in this video I am around 255lbs.





…and just for fun…back to my lighter days at 230lbs….My best set of these was one set of 15 reps.  My best working sets was 5 sets of 11 reps.  Here was my first practice at them after RUM a few years back.




Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"EMBRACE THE PROCESS" - A quick interview

After doing a seminar with Jeremy Hamilton last summer I stopped for a second to chat with Omar Isuf a bit.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bench Training Feet up

Taking away leg drive.
I used this because I needed to build some base strength in the bench and also because I was just getting over my torn calf muscle.
I definitely feel that it helped me break my plateau in the bench press and finally break over 500.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Mad Scientist and The Strength Economist

Here's a quick conversation that Chris Duffin and I had on Day 2 of Boss of Bosses II.
Basically two guys saying they like each other and sharing a couple of points….


Thursday, September 24, 2015

ECONOMICS OF TECHNIQUE

WATCH THIS.



And watch this because the technique on this 733lb belt and sleeves squat is so damn pretty.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

DEADLIFT - Big on Basics video I did for ANIMAL

This is how I used to deadlift. It's how I teach beginners.





I hope this helps.
Hit me up if you are interested in Online Training.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

SQUAT - Big on Basics video I did for ANIMAL


In case you haven't seen this. I hope it helps.




Here's a follow up article I wrote for ANIMALPAK.COM and it was also featured on MUSCLE & STRENGTH