On August 22nd, William Commer stepped onto the competition platform for the first time. After a bit of a rough start on the squat, he fought through the rest of the meet and made all six of his final attempts. He now has an official total in the books. We look forward to building off…Details
After nine months of training, Will Commer is less than one week away from his first powerlifting competition. Since he started, Will has made a ton of progress — check out the numbers from his first training session followed by his numbers from past Saturday: Squat: 95×5 —> 300×1 Bench Press: 135×5 —> 225×1 Deadlift:…Details
A few recent training PR’s for El Jefe: a 100 kg power snatch, a 350 lb bench press, and a 365 lb. bench press.
Monday Meditation from Marcus Aurelius: “The human soul degrades itself: i) Above all, when it does its best to become an abcess, a kind of detached growth on the world. To be disgruntled at anything that happens is a kind of secession from nature, which comprises the nature of all things. ii) When it turns…Details
Mark Thompson travels regularly for his job leaving very little time for consistent training. With some programming tweaks, Mark has been able to keep making slow and steady progress. For his 44th birthday, Mark crushed a personal record squat of 285 lbs in spite of his sub-optimal training schedule.
Monday Meditation from Montaigne’s “On Experience”: “If you have been able to examine and manage your own life you have achieved the greatest task of all. Our duty is to bring order to our morals not to the materials for a book: not to win provinces in battle but order and tranquility for the conduct of…Details
Monday Meditation from Arthur J Brock’s “Re-education of the Adult,” an article regarding the treatment of shell-shocked soldiers in World War I: “Now, struggle and endeavour are normal conditions of life, and, when all the pleasing sophistries of modern Epicureanism have said their say, it is indisputable that man only feels his best when overcoming…Details
In his eight month of training, Bill Commer continues to make consistent progress. This set is his most recent effort in the deadlift: 360 lbs for five reps.
Monday Meditation from Allan Bloom’s “Closing of the American Mind”: “Idealism as it is commonly conceived should have primacy in education, for man is a being who must take his orientation by his possible perfection. To attempt to suppress this most natural of all inclinations because of possible abuses is, almost literally, to throw out the…Details