Wake Up Call

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Brady Need – @BradyNeed Senior trip was two weeks away,and most of my classmates were breaking out their suitcases and looking forward to heading to Florida. When I started to think of what to pack, one day on the schedule made me instantly nervous; the planned day at a waterpark. While my friends were probably […]

Staying Core Tight

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Alex Skinner – @AlexSkinner5 If you train with Zach Homol long enough you’ll hear the phrases, “stay tight,” “externally rotate” and “core tight.” These will eventually become a staple to your gym vocabulary. Now, he doesn’t just say these things to hear himself talk but he says them to help you become the most optimal […]

How and When to Use Bodybuilding Training to Become a Better Powerlifter

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Jeromy Bryk – @Bryk_Squuaadd I can remember when I first made the transition to powerlifting from men’s physique 3 years ago, being told that powerlifting training and bodybuilding training are two completely different things and that I would have to abandon one training style completely to improve at the other. However, I am of the […]

Speed Training Doesn’t Work?

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Zach Homol – @ZachHomolPower When it comes to speed training in the sport of powerlifting there are many different theory’s, viewpoints and arguments that can be made. Especially for the RAW Powerlifters. Is speed training even needed for RAW powerlifters? Is it needed for geared lifters? Is it needed for athletes? Speaking directly from my […]

7 Years Ago…

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Zach Kotecki – @ZachKoteckiFitness My passion for fitness and impacting others ignited after a life threatening injury that should have left me paralyzed. On August 23, 2010 at 16 years old I suffered a broken neck (C3 fracture) after losing my footing while running sprints and hitting the gym wall headfirst at full speed. I […]

My First Month in Indy

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Brad Munford – @BradMunford13 The first time I walked into Iron Valley Barbell was like the first time a kid goes to Disneyland. You can read all you want about it, but it doesn’t do it justice until you experience it for yourself. A little over a month later and it still feels surreal to […]