Rule #2

Rule #2

I have two hard and fast rules.

1) Don’t be stupid

2) Have a plan.

I’m pretty good at rule 1, although at times my wife may disagree.  Life has a way of forcing our plans to change.  Originally I was set to compete at Atlantic City with a good portion of the rest of the team.  Life had other plans and I was unable to make it.  I had already put into motion my offseason plans but with the AC meet coming and going, and realizing that I wasn’t yet qualified for the Arnold, those plans needed to change as well.


I’ve got my eye on the Dec. 12th Fayetteville, NC RPS meet.    Training is still off season but I’ll be 10 weeks out very soon.  We’re taking care of a few tweaks and aches but looking to be ready to hit the ground running hard when it happens.  As a powerlifter, qualifying for the Arnold is priority one.  Going step up and get that done.  After that it’s a quick turnaround into another meet cycle for the Arnold itself.  Got some work to do.


My training for today

Fat bar floor press:

Up to a heavy-ish triple (RPE 7) for 5 sets of 3

(top set was 265 assuming the bar weighs 45lbs, every bar weighs 45lbs right?)

DB incline press 4×15 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s but backed down to 80’s for last set (shoulder was wonky)

Finished out the rest of the workout with some shoulder and tricep stuff.  Lots of work to be done here.


Team LCS’s training for today:

They’re 3 weeks out and finishing up their heaviest week.


90% x1 to 1bd

95% x1 to 2bd

5lb PR x1 to 3bd

Back down to 90% to touch

Reverse band bench:

Heavy doubles in the RPE 9 range.  Really excited to see how some of these guys turn out.  Everybody is looking strong and healthy.


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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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