Monthly Archives: January 2015

Good Fitness Reads of the Week: 1/18/2015

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Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Tons of awesome fitness info this week.

 I published my most recent article, 5 Tips: How to Brace for a Bigger Squat.

Getting tight is one of the most crucial elements to a big squat. You want to create tension through your whole body. Bracing properly will allow you to safely and efficiently move more weight.

Speaking of squats, I had my last heavy squat day before the meet next Saturday. I was pretty happy with how it went. 565 didn’t feel too difficult. I decided to shut it down there because I’m not competing in the squat, so I figured I would keep it conservative. After the meet I plan on throwing my knee wraps on and going for 600+.

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5 Tips: How to Brace for a Bigger Squat

Look at the best squatters in the world and you’ll notice there’s a lot of differences in the way they squat. Different positions for the head, hands, wrists, bar, and feet. Some descend slow, some fast. Some are bent over, others are upright. Basically, there are a lot of different ways to setup and perform it.

One thing that all good squatters want is stability.

Getting tight is one of the most crucial elements to a big squat. You want to create tension through your whole body. Bracing properly will allow you to safely and efficiently move more weight.

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Good Fitness Reads of the Week: 1/11/2015

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

It was a really busy week with a ton of great fitness info.

I am so proud of my client, David. He achieved his lifetime goal this week. Hit a 405 deadlift. He’s 56 years old and he’s been after a four plate deadlift for 30 years. This week he smashed his goal and I couldn’t be happier for him!

Really proud of my client, David. He’s 56 years old and he’s been trying to 405 for the last 30 years. He’s been working his ass off and tonight he smashed it! #powerlifting #deadlift #405 #fitness #strengthtraining #train #gainz #PR #prcity #bostonsstrongest #motivation #dedication #focus

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