LCS 7 Weeks Out, Lost my squat; found my deadlift

Got to take the good with the bad.  Huge deadlift PR for me.  It definitely is feeling better.  Why I never went hook grip before is beyond me.


There’s a small group of us that’ll be competing Oct 28th at the RPS Revenant Rising in Wilmington, NC.

As always, a big thanks to Inzer Advance Designs and Captain Jacked for their continued support of TeamPRS.



Squatting was way off today.  Stance was too narrow and just couldn’t get my knees out enough.  Kept getting caught forward.  Last week was much smoother.   I’ll work on these problems next week.  Deadlifts, well, the deadlifts went great.  I won’t lie, I had a very strong idea of what I was doing going into this workout for the deadlift.  I knew I was going to hit 605 for a double.  Knew it.  It was a big PR.  My previous best was 585 for a double, and in full gear.  This was briefs only.  Pretty sure that’s how I’m going to have to roll at the meet.  Not because I don’t like the suit, but I haven’t had nearly enough practice in it this training cycle.  We’ll see.  I’m not completely committed to just briefs yet but if it ain’t broke…



90%x1 x2 sets

Reverse band 95%x1 (was supposed to be 2 if I wasn’t deadlifting as well)



90%x1 x2sets (was supposed to have done this)

Instead I did 605×2.  My best meet deadlift is 615.  So take that for what it’s worth.

Just shut it down. There.  I used to get greedy.  Not any more.  This’ll be the last time I go outside of protocol for this training cycle.  I wanted this more than anything.  I’m feeling good and just going to roll into it from here out.

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Will Kuenzel is the owner of Lowcountry Strength ( in Charleston, SC. Will started his athletic endeavors as a pole vault; finishing up his collegiate career with a best vault of 16’9” at a whopping 160lbs. He the track and field world to pursue bodybuilding, his first show in 2005, he won 1st place in Men’s Novice as a middle weight. One year later he took 2nd as a Men’s Junior heavy weight. Since 2007 he has been a competitive powerlifter and totaling elite as a 220lber. His best lifts in multiply equipment are a 710lbs squat, a 605lbs bench press, a 615lbs deadlift and a 1930 total. In 2008 Will started Lowcountry Strength out of his garage. Since then it has moved into a 16,000 sq/ft facility and shares space with a mixed martial arts studio. With all disciplines of powerlifting, strongman, MMA, jiu jitsu and other sports in the Charleston area getting trained under one roof, Will heads up the strength and conditioning for a wide variety of athletes and clients.

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