Guide to the RPE Scale

Have you ever woken up and noticed some days are harder than others? This is typical in life and in training. Even with the best science and coaching, some factors are difficult to predict. When it comes to training, here is where autoregulation comes in hand....
Master your Sleep

Master your Sleep

“Ten days of six hours of sleep a night was all it took to become impaired in performance as going without sleep for twenty-four hours straight.” -Matthew Walker We all know we should be sleeping at least 8 hours a night, but how many of us are getting...

MEET THE MAN WITH THE 1,005 RAW SQUAT

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...
Heavy Hitters Representing in Everett

Heavy Hitters Representing in Everett

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...