The Defranco Agile 8

Think back to your days taking that lame old gym class in school.  Remember that gym teacher with the polo shirt, track pants and a clipboard who looked either way too skinny to even appear to be remotely in shape, or like he was never in shape at all?  You might or might not recallContinue reading “The Defranco Agile 8”

Stuck Without A Gym? Try This!

How’s everybody?  If you’re reading this I really do hope you’re safe and healthy. If you’re living anywhere in New York (state and city), New Jersey or Connecticut, then you know by now that all three of these states have ordered that all gyms and fitness centers are to close indefinitely, possibly for the nextContinue reading “Stuck Without A Gym? Try This!”

Power Cleans And Mobility Loss: Starting Strength – Phase 2

Welcome to the latest article in my Rebuild Series.  If you haven’t read my previous article yet, I restarted my training just six weeks ago, after a torn cartilage in my right wrist put me on the shelf for three months.  My program of choice was the very popular Starting Strength template, created by former PowerlifterContinue reading “Power Cleans And Mobility Loss: Starting Strength – Phase 2”

High Calorie Chocolate Protein Shake

Welcome to my first of what will hopefully be many nutrition based articles!  If you’d rather watch instead of read, you can by clicking here: If you’re reading this then chances are you’re looking for extra size and strength.  There’s also a chance that some of you might not be taking in enough calories inContinue reading “High Calorie Chocolate Protein Shake”

Brandon Lilly Visits Savage City Strength – October 29th, 2017

About thirty people, maybe a little more, showed up in a torrential downpour on a Sunday morning to meet Powerlifter and Cube Method innovator Brandon Lilly at Savage City Strength in Hillsborough, NJ.  All I can say was it was absolutely worth it.  He covered a lot of ground, from lifting technique, to his updatedContinue reading “Brandon Lilly Visits Savage City Strength – October 29th, 2017”

My Visit To Savage City Strength

Hardcore gyms.  Things such as the internet, YouTube, and other forms of social media are known to get lots of flack, sometimes for very good reasons.  Heck, before I made the decision to become a personal trainer I had shunned social media alone for more than two years!  But upon my return to it, alongContinue reading “My Visit To Savage City Strength”

Success, Humility, Brotherhood, And New Goals: The RPS Jersey Rumble. May 20th, 2017.

It’s been nearly two weeks since I competed in the RPS Jersey Rumble, and I regret having taken so long to write about it because I definitely have a lot to talk about here!  It was a day of success, it was a day of reunions, it was a day of brotherhood.  But to balanceContinue reading “Success, Humility, Brotherhood, And New Goals: The RPS Jersey Rumble. May 20th, 2017.”

All About Your First Powerlifting Meet Pt.2

Hey there and welcome to Pt. 2 of this little minseries, geared toward all things preparing for your initiation into the Powerlifting family!  In the previous post we talked a bit about why we do what we do, our all around positive attitudes toward everyone regardless of their strength/performance levels, as well as a brief yet simple runContinue reading “All About Your First Powerlifting Meet Pt.2”

All About Your First Powerliftiing Meet Pt. 1

If you’re reading this blog right now then chances are you might be thinking about competing in your first Powerlifting competition.  Is this you?  Yeah?  Great!  Congratulations!  As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing more primitive, more macho, more exhilarating than putting your maximum strength to the test.  I used to play in bands andContinue reading “All About Your First Powerliftiing Meet Pt. 1”