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[wpdevart_youtube width="640" height="385" autoplay="0" theme="dark" loop_video="0" enable_fullscreen="1" show_related="1" show_popup="0" thumb_popup_width="213" thumb_popup_height="128" show_title="1" show_youtube_icon="1" show_annotations="1" show_progress_bar_color="red" autohide_parameters="1" set_initial_volume="false" initial_volume="100" disable_keyboard="0"]YvFdvRZ3hyQ[/wpdevart_youtube]I knew after my last performance 3 weeks ago I had a lot more in me. So as soon as I got home I went searching the internet to find a meet. I got lucky and found a meet 5 hours away in Lynden, Wa. Only problem was I've never walked out a squat in wraps and it was a USPA meet so I had to learn how to do so in 2 weeks. No problem right??I approached these next 2 weeks as a mini peak with a deload and everything felt great so i was able to push it in training and not have to worry about fixing any issues I had from the meet before. Must be all this new movement stuff I've been doing. I fixed my issue I had from the RPS US Open, it is amazing how one week can make a huge difference in performance but now that I know that and fixed the issue I feel extremely confident being ready for any meet in the future.Headed up to Lynden, Wa. on Friday to make weight, I was able to eat all the way up to weigh ins and tipped the scales at 238lbs. After making weight I started eating and drinking like I normally would for a high carb refeed day. I do a quick 20 minute workout after about 3 meals down and after that I just relax and eat the rest of the day. I do the mini workout to wake the body up and to make sure the nutrients I am consuming have a place to go.Everything felt great heading over to Flex Gym to compete, my openers were Squat 310kgs/683lbs, Bench...

Did some Work with Chad Aichs and Jesse Anderson then Traveled to Texas and trained at MetroFlex Fort Worth while presenting at CSCCa Seminar. In my training plan you can see how the core lifts are being managed via velocity measurements. These velocity measurements are built off of my individual profiling sessions of these lifts. Then using a reps in reserve to manage my accessory work as well as tracking of the perceived workout difficulty which are all visible in the training log.Here is my training log from this las week. You can see the plan, any deviation from the plan, velocity numbers driving the load for auto regulation purposes, and my subjective workout feedback. Learn more about our training methods here.All the weights used are listed in the document below as well.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq7JDD2mz5Y ...

Here is my training log from this las week. You can see the plan, any deviation from the plan, velocity numbers driving the load for auto regulation purposes, and my subjective workout feedback. Learn more about our training methods here.All the weights used are listed in the document below as well.This week Chad Aichs and Jesse Anderson came into town but most of that footage will be in next weeks log. If you didn't see our wheeling trip see it here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA-s72nwltw...

After eleven years as a competitive powerlifter (24 World and 25 American titles) my shoulder joints have been reduced to bone on bone. Osteoarthritis is defined as the wearing away of the cartilage which cushions the joint. Most people over 60 years of age with this condition are subjected to shoulder replacement surgery which is an invasive procedure involving the removal of the head of the humerus and the installation of a titanium rod with a titanium ball on top into the bone marrow of the humerus itself. I was told a number of years ago by my orthopedic surgeon that I would not be able to lift heavy ever again if I undertook such an operation. Therefore, I continued to train with severe pain rather than end my career. My training partner, John Hare, has literally had to shove me under the bar for the last four years in order to get into position to squat-a very painful movement. I continued to ask my surgeon if any new techniques had been developed for the shoulder like the resurfacing procedures being performed on hips and knees. Finally, last year he referred me to Dr. Anthony Miniaci at the Cleveland Clinic who has been successfully resurfacing shoulders with a partial replacement technique known as Hemicap surgery. In this less invasive procedure the head of the humerus will be smoothed down to accept an “igloo”-like titanium dome which is merely glued and screwed to the surface. On the glenoid process of the scapula he inlays Teflon to form the other side of the joint. After meeting with Dr. Miniaci in March, I was convinced that after rehab I would be able to continue to compete at a high level. I’m on my way to Cleveland as I write this for surgery tomorrow on...

Deloading this week before I start my off season, I last competed on April 23rd and totaled 1846lbs at 242lbs. Video below[wpdevart_youtube width="640" height="385" autoplay="0" theme="dark" loop_video="0" enable_fullscreen="1" show_related="1" show_popup="0" thumb_popup_width="213" thumb_popup_height="128" show_title="1" show_youtube_icon="1" show_annotations="1" show_progress_bar_color="red" autohide_parameters="1" set_initial_volume="false" initial_volume="100" disable_keyboard="0"]VH_uZ2sj1KI[/wpdevart_youtube]It was a disappointing performance for me, which means I just have to get to work this off season and get stronger.A little bit about my background and how I got where I am today. Let's start with at the age of 18 I joined the Marines and served 4 years with 2nd Recon Bn. After the military I decided to go to school and study in the field of Exercise Science at Florida Atlantic University. I was able to fast track through with taking on 16 credit hours each semester Fall, Spring, and Summer. During school I got into strongman and started buying a bunch of equipment and began training out of my garage for my first competition. I always wanted to open up my and with my garage overflowing with equipment I figured now is a great time to do that. So for the next 4 years at the ripe age of 22 I owned and operated a very successful warehouse gym and continued competing in strongman throughout the years.I focused on training high school, collegiate, and strength athletes for their respective sports and the NFL combine. A put a huge amount of time in working with and learning from some of the best strength coaches and nutritionist in the industry and not the social media famous ones, I mean the legit ones who spend more time on perfecting their craft than social media status. After 4 years of running the gym and pursuing strongman, I decided I wanted to travel and learn. So I switched focuses from strongman...

I am sure you've seen this time and time again and you've probably tried it yourself a time or 2 with the same results. You want to drop down a weight class and you want to do it all within a 12 week prep cycle. What usually happens is you drastically drop calories, throw in a bunch of unnecessary cardio just to make it happen by any means. Training starts off well and you think man this is easy I am dropping weight and getting stronger, than as the weeks go on you get smaller and smaller and more rundown. Your lifts start dropping but you are reassured everything will be ok so you keep fighting forward because at this point in time you think I don't want to gain my weight back and still be weak so I'll keep dropping to justify my weaker lifts. The meet comes you make weight, congratulations are instore and you go pig out on some breakfast and eat like a gluttonous pig because you know if you get a little bloated and put weight back on you'll be all good. Meet day is here and time and time again the lifter fails miserably and decides you know what cutting weight just is not for me, I just need to be big. So they proceed to eat like they just did a 20 week diet and as if food will no longer be around if they don't eat it all. Their weight balloons back up and they pack on way more fat than ever, but they are strong, YES!!! Exatcly what they wanted so they do their next couple meets as a bigger, stronger, and fatter lifter. Hit big numbers but ultimately decides they feel like shit and they don't like they way they...

Welcome to the Kabuki Movement System!Before we get into the specifics of what KMS is, here's what a membership on this site will provide you with:Access to KMS video library containing over 100+ videos (more being added weekly)  Guided tutorials created by KMS coaches, outlining proper movement progression and common programming solutions Discussions and access to KMS coaches (Chris Duffin and Co.) via comments on individual videos or the forum KMS programming outlines and sample programs to help you in creating your own programs  Private video content with some of the most recognizable names in the industry - discussing relevant topics​So then, all that being said...

Originally posted on EliteFTS.comMastery of skills, or practical knowledge, is of critical importance in the self-identity of man and, indeed, is a cornerstone of civilization. The mastery of skills allows us to create, innovate and achieve in our rapidly changing society. The creation of both tools and objects of art is one of the differentiating factors between humans and animals. Sure, there are some animals that create limited tools or works of art, but there is a clear difference in the human scope of creation. For example, in nature, specific ‘tasks’ may be passed down or the ‘art’ that the rare animal may create is biologically driven and usually just a display for the mating process. The art and tools produced by man are far more diverse and complex than anything you will find in the animal kingdom, owing to man’s rational thought and individual choice.Mastery of a skill first requires both humility and confidence. Confidence certainly fits the generally accepted mold of the alpha male, as it should. Without confidence, we can never start the process of skill mastery and we certainly can't hope to complete it. The question is, where and how does humility fit into this process? Without both confidence and humility, one’s ability to learn, grow and create will be severely limited. Each of these traits must be carefully balanced to maximize one’s ability to learn and contribute. Confidence will get you moving because you believe in yourself and your capabilities. This starts you on the path to a new skill. But once you jump in, you must temper that confidence and accept being humble in order to learn and master that skill. You can see this not only in the elite level of sports athletes and coaching but in nearly any other field that requires...

The Duffin Movement Systems A Complete Education on Coaching and Cueing Barbell Movements Based on Operational Mechanics vs Peripheral Observation while Learning to do a Full Movement Assessment and Corrections on the same principals Background on this Approach This is the only complete approach like this being taught. It is not only innovative but grounded in science pulling form multiple disciplines to create this unique system. Chris has been a competitive athlete for 25 years achieving multiple world records and 15 years of coaching.  He has combined that experience with his engineering and continuous learning mindset.  By seeking out and learning directly from some of the best rehab and sports clinicians around that set the course for the rest of the field, he has been able to collaborate, refine, and test this approach over the years. In addition to his own records Chris is an even more successful coach having coached more All-Time Record setting Powerlifters than any other Coach in the world.What you will learn - How to coach and cue the core lifts based on operational mechanics vs peripheral observation - How to use the core lifts as a full movement assessment - How to then apply correction to:Scapular Stabilization Scapular to Core Integration Shoulder and Thoracic Mobility Core Stability (Proper IAP and Breathing Patterns) Glute & Adductor Balance and Core Integration Hip Mobility Bulletproofing the Back or Training with Disc Injuries Safely While Rehabbing- Special exercises for developing weak areas or firing pattern issues. - Mental preparation to achieve success as an athlete, coach, career, and life. - Open Q&A onProgram Organization Velocity Based Training Any other topicsDMS Certification has 2 Phases2 days of intensive hands on training 90 day online course diving deeper than we could ever go in a 2 day weekend  (Certification is not guaranteed)The DMS Certification is for YOU, if...