Interview with American Bench Press Record Holder Jennifer Weed Thompson By Tasha Whelan and Dan Stephenson Congratulations to champion Bench presser Jennifer Thompson, who just competed in the USAPL Raw Nationals, rocked all three lifts and crushed every women in the Bench press….by a long shot. The Bench press monster talks with us about her […]
INTERVIEW WITH RAY WILLIAMS By: Tasha Whelan and Dan Stephenson Ray Williams was the first person to raw squat (knee sleeves and belt only) over 1000 pounds (1005 pounds in fact) in a sanctioned competition. Not only did Ray put up a monster squat but he managed to put together a 530 pound bench and […]
The Heavy Hitters Powerlifting group were well represented Saturday January 14th at the UPSA Push Pull event held at EGO Strength and Performance in Everett, WA. Including Tasha and myself, there were 13 lifters from our group in this competition and nearly half of them were first time competitors. From a coaching perspective, this was […]
Here is the practical portion of last weekend’s presentation on Programming for Maximum Strength. What you are in for: About an hour worth of video Coaching cues, technique, and warm-up strategies for bench press, squat, and deadlift Seeing me give my first presentation. Constructive feedback is welcome.
There are a number of different tips and tricks out there that promise to improve your strength. Some are good, some are questionable, and some are downright lies. If I can share with you only one tip to help you to increase your strength in almost all exercises, it would be this… Learn what neutral […]
As a women whose training partner is a man, I can say cutting weight next to him is very annoying. Doing the same weight cut as my training partner seems to be quite more of a struggle for me than it is for him. Given, as a women, hormones come in to play. Women, having […]