Last Saturday I competed in the New York Open and lost my very first match to a guy who beat me two years ago.
I had high expectations going into my match on Saturday, but it didn't go as I had planned.
I've gotten a lot of questions about squat periodization lately. Here's an explanation of what I do and why.
Although I wasn't as prepared as I usually am, last weekend's tournament turned out to be a huge success.
The start of the 2014 figure season is coming up, and to be honest, I'm not sure whether I want to compete or not.
Three weeks out from StrongFirst, my kettlebell work is going strong and I've continued to integrate yoga in my training.
This was a lighter training week due to school, sickness, and preparation for the Boston Open next weekend.
For aesthetic and strength-building reasons, I've been doing higher reps in my training these days.
Since I began competing in combat sports, this is the least technically, physically, and mentally prepared that I have ever been.
Most of this week was spent working on mobility and trying to alleviate aches and pains, but it was worth it.
Spring break came to a close this week, and I wasn't ready. Fortunately, my training helped me get through it.
My volume was a lot lower this week, but I still got in some quality work on the squat and bench.
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