LCS playing catch up

Lowcountry Strength is moving into our off season after coming off a recent meet.  The plan is to find a meet in the later part of the fall or early winter.  I have no desire to get back into the gear while the gym temperature is above 85degrees.  Haha!

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This summer for me has been a blur.  While historically slower, it has been anything but that this year.  With my youngest daughter being more mobile, more vacations planned, one meet, and several other trips planned this has been a very busy season.  Not just family oriented but with work and business as well.  I’m very fortunate that I have been as busy as I have been.  I’m taking every opportunity to take advantage of it while the momentum is going my way.

As always, once a meet has passed, I end up playing catch up with the rest of the things I put by the wayside.  Since the meet, family and work have come way before training, with it being a distant third.  It’s been over 8 weeks since the meet and I’m just now starting to get back into the swing of training.  I’ve let my weight drop to an all time low.  I haven’t weighed less than 210lbs (other than cutting for competition) in over 15 years.  I’m deconditioned and very weak.  While on one hand I’m bothered by it, on the other I know that I’ll get back when the time is right.

For now I’m on a 3 day rotation with an optional 4th day when the weeks permit.  I’m still sticking with squat/dead combo style that Zane had me doing.  I really enjoyed that and felt it gave me adequate recovery.  Weeks look similar to this for me right now:

Day 1: squat/dead combo (alternating heavy squat/light dead one week with the opposite the week after)

Day 2: bench focus

Day 3: fluff and buff

Day 4: lower accessory/back/pull movements


I’m been slowly increasing the volume and my conditioning over the course of the past 2-3 weeks.  I’m beginning to finally feel back to normal and not sore all the time.  The heat in the gym is getting to me from time to time but I’m thankful just to be training somewhat regularly again with some form of aggressiveness.  I’ll be getting it dialed in to hopefully roll through a nice, proper off season before maybe getting ready for another local meet this winter.

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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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