All About Those Basics: Back Movement During the Squat

My glutes are sore from yesterday's workout.  I didn't even lift that much weight.  What's going on here? The direct lower body training in my workout yesterday was a few sets of kettlebell goblet squats and two kettlebell single leg deadlifts.  You may include the triceps extensions that I did in half-kneeling.  All things considered, …

May Squats Be With You

Yesterday was "Star Wars Day" and you might be thinking, Harold this post is late, what the hell are you doing?  To that I reply "A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to."*  Why can't we all be friends that live long and prosper?!* You may recognize …

What I Learned at the APF Spring Iron Frenzy

I haven't stopped thinking about squats in the last week.  It might be an addiction. On April 13th, I competed in my second powerlifting meet, the APF New York State Spring Iron Frenzy, which was held at Sparta Gym in Westbury, New York.  If you'd like the full meet results, you can check them out …

Tuesday Talks: Team At Steak

It's Tuesday Evening, and you don't want to read anymore.  That's perfect, because I don't want you to read very much; I want you to watch and listen.  What I have for you today is a video that includes a quick synopsis of meet prep strategies from each of the members of "Team At Steak" …

2013 RPS North American & New Jersey State Championships

Last weekend I competed in my first competition since playing lacrosse in 11th grade.  I've been exercising regularly since then, but the most competitive thing I've done is putting on stretchy jean shorts and running a Warrior Dash as a sexy lumberjack.  Other than that, I'll casually play golf, volleyball, and see how much I …