Nick Striker has been following the Max Effort Muscle team since 2014-2015. Being in Indianapolis already, it was a no brainer for him to check out Iron Valley Barbell when Zach opened it up. Unfortunately, Nick was locked into another gym contract ands couldn’t make the transition yet. He followed the growth of the gym, and brand, through Instagram and other social media outlets before he finally became a member at the end of February this year, almost a year after his first visit.
Before becoming a member at IVB, Nick’s bench had plateaued. No matter what he did, he could not get past 295 lbs. This had been going on for a year and a half, but in just a month and a half with the Iron Valley experience he hit a 20lb PR and benched 315.
Whether it was the atmosphere, his unrelenting drive towards his goal, Zach’s expertise on the bench press and the leverages required to get better or a combination of it all, Nick was able to overcome the plateau and is now aiming for his next PR. Iron Valley is more than just a gym, it’s a team of people all working towards a common goal and becoming the best human beings they can possibly be.
For those of you not in Indianapolis, don’t let that be your excuse! Check out the programming and expertise from Zach Homol himself online!