You Don’t Need a Coach

Daniel Dalenberg 10/20/Life, Articles, Coaching, Powerlifting, Programs, Strength Training

By Daniel Dalenberg When I first started powerlifting in the early 2000’s, online coaching was virtually non-existent. Most of the information that lifters could get they found through web forums, magazines, a couple of different websites and by traveling to well-known gyms to train with the best. They then took that information back to the gym and experimented until something …

Competitive Lifting with Crohn’s Disease

Rachel Zipsie 10/20/Life, Articles, Mental Toughness, Motivation, Nutrition, Powerlifting, Strength Training, Success Stories/Testimonials

By Rachel Zipsie Everyone has to start somewhere.  For most people, you don’t wake up one morning and say “Hey, I’m going to go to the gym and start powerlifting today!”  My lifting started with nearly dying multiple times due complications associated with Crohn’s disease and abusing my body for 20 plus years. So yes, I didn’t wake up one morning …

The RPS 2017 Florida State Championship Through the Coach’s Eye

Brian Carroll 10/20/Life, Articles, Brian Carroll, Coaching, CrossFit, Equipped Powerlifting, Meet Tips, Mental Toughness, Motivation, Powerlifting, Programs, Raw Powerlifting, Success Stories/Testimonials

By Brian Carroll Ria and I drove down to Ft. Lauderdale midday on Friday after a nice training session (Fluff & Buff) and as luck would have it our first shipment of GOI (Gift of Injury) books had just been delivered, as we were hoping they would be!  So, we grabbed a box and got on the road – it …

Heart Stronger Than My Head

Jonathan Byrd 10/20/Life, Articles, Bench, Deadlift, Equipped Powerlifting, Meet Tips, Mental Toughness, Motivation, Powerlifting, Squat, Team Training Logs

By Jonathan Byrd Most of your life lessons will be learned in the hard times of life. The world won’t always be sunshine and roses, and honestly life can be pretty damn brutal. Powerlifting isn’t much different. It’s easy when you are healthy, your numbers are moving, and all things just seem to be flowing. The truth is, you will …

The Post Meet Blues

Danny Bellmore 10/20/Life, Articles, Meet Tips, Mental Toughness, Motivation, Powerlifting, Strength Training

By Danny Bellmore Training intensity ramps up and is at the highest point as a given meet approaches. The intensity has remained high for a few months (with appropriate deloads!) as the body grows tired, tattered, and somewhat beat up. Years and months of hard training boiled down to one day, and nine potential opportunities to showcase all your hard …