Friday, October 25, 2013

Stephen Deadlift !

Stephen pulled 585x3 yesterday! He weighs 214.

I love this guy! Why?
Because he trains 8 teams, has a music career, is our Speed and Agility coordinator and he keeps getting stronger.

I write his workouts, and lately I have been giving him 3 choices- usually its something like this- "either do 585x2 or 475 x12(in a row) or do 455 5x5 with a 2 minute rest in-between depending on how the warmups go"

Then we pick the assistance and he gets to work. If he feels strong, he usually throws 135 over his head and yells about being rowdy and jacked and some rapper stuff. And NO, I would not have hired him if I had known he was a rapper. kidding

Well, yesterday, he hit 585x3 instead of 2.. He started in 2009 deadlifting 509x1.

He eats his protein , eats cheesesteaks from Billy's cart, takes some preworkout stuff and along with his trusty sidekick Tim, gets "Rowdy".

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.