LcStrength gym update and 8 Weeks Out

Woohoo!  Got a lot going on, folks.  I’m 8 weeks out from my own competition on Dec. 12th.  We’ve got another competing in 7 weeks and more that will compete in 12 weeks.  Through all that, the MMA and jiu jitsu guys are in off season right now so we’re cranking up their lifting.


My own training starts to take precedence over anything else going on at the gym.  Here’s where I heavily implement my number one strategy in dealing with people; ask three, then me.  I have an incredible crew that can take a good bit of load off my shoulders.  I keep them updated on training and they run with it.  This enables me to concentrate on my own training without having to be mean to everybody, just the stupid ones.


Scott Paltos has been doing my offseason training and will be handling my meat prep.  I’m an athlete first.  I suck at coaching myself.  Let me do all the most retarded shit I can throw at myself.  I’ll hit a wall 6 weeks out because I’ll push way too hard.  With a coach looking over my shoulder and somebody to hold me accountable, I’m not nearly as likely to be an idiot.  Not nearly but it does still happen.  Sorry Scott.


I’m wrapping up my last raw block before transitioning back into gear.  I hate raw lifting.  Not sure why, but I crave getting back into the gear.  Brian just posted that article how Strength Training Isn’t Always Fun.  That’s where I am right now.  I’m doing the things I suck at now so that later I’ll be better at the things I am good at.  Knowing what’s weak and fixing them are crucial.


The other competitors competing with me are 8 weeks out as well and have slowly started to ramp things up.  They’re coming up on a deload before we get really crazy and into the meat and potatoes of the training.  I always look forward to those weeks because the energy in the gym gets amazing.  Loud music, chalk flying and lots of people smashing heavy weight.  Always a good time.


For my folks entering into the offseason, they’re working on bringing up their muscular endurance.  Lots of high volume stuff right now.  Most really do enjoy these sessions because deep down they’re closet bodybuilders… or I might just be projecting.  Anyway, it’s what they need right now.  Coming off a good meet prep, it’s time to rebuild, reassess the weaknesses and address them.

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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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