Oct 25, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
One week from today will be my official weigh in for Nationals. I compete under 200lbs and have been tracking my weight over the last month adjusting my diet and work outs to meet the weigh in. This mornings weigh in was 201.4 leaving me some room to eat more nutrient dense foods through the weekend and relax a bit. My goal is to fly out of Green Bay Wednesday morning around 203, arrive in Tennessee and drink a half gallon of water and protein. If I go to bed at 202, I’ll wake up ready to weight in. If not I’ll be doing early morning cardio. (ugh sick)
Training has been on and off lately. I’ve put more effort into certain events and its been showing. I’m confident I’ll score in each event as opposed to last year. Thus far there are 12 total competitors in the under 200lb category. Looking forward to it!
Oct 25, 2012
This week marks the third of AdvantEdge CLUB. We’ve been working hard and numbers are going up. Currently we are creating a base for the novice lifters and fine tuning some mechanics for each of the lifts. Also, we have started to AMP up the intensity of the Met Cons. Everyone is doing well and enjoying it. We are seeing some great progression and the Novice Lifters will be starting The Juggernaut Method soon. As for our Intermediate lifters currently on Juggernaut, their weights are steadily increasing each week. I’m really looking forward to next weeks benchmark tests!
Oct 18, 2012
With the 2012 football regular season wrapping up, we are fortunate enough to have the 2 teams that we trained this offseason making it to the playoffs again. Ishpeming and Marquette will both be representing their schools and communities when they face off against their respective opponents.
That being said, it is no secret to why these two teams are in the playoffs, great coaching and they worked their tails off! Most of these kids were in here right after football ended the following season (again both teams in playoffs). When the kids come here, they aren’t doing some cookie cutter “strength program”, or something they read in a muscle & fitness, they are following a periodized PLAN by someone that had been there before, not a WOD (workout of the day), a PLAN. This is what a plan and a commitment to succeed can do for you.
GNC & MPC All Conference Selections:
- MPC Back of the Year (Kostreva ISH)
- GNC & MPC Lineman of the Year (Iwanicki MQT, Wootke ISH)
- MPC Defensive player of the Year (Poirier ISH)
- GNC & MPC& WPAC 1st team Backs (Sherbinow MQT, Kostreva ISH, Michaels HAN)
- MPC 1st Team Fullback (Rankinen WW **trained seperate from team)
- GNC & MPC 1st team Oline (Iwanicki MQT, Gigot MQT, Wootke ISH)
- MPC 1st team Defensive back (Wirtanen ISH)
- GNC & MPC 1st team dline (Iwanicki MQT, Prisk ISH, Lyle ISH)
- MPC 1st team outside backer (Zhulkie ISH)
- GNC & MPC Honorable Mention
- Quarter Back (Briones ISH)
- Defensive Backs (Duquette MQT, Olgren ISH)
- Defensive End (Grazulis MQT)
- Special Teams (Millimaki ISH)
- Tight End (Bertucci ISH)
- Kicker (Dompierre ISH)
**Michaels is a RB from Chassell who plays at Hancock, he trained with me this summer as well**
I Can’t wait for the All-UP Selections to come out…
Now that I got that out of the way, I will be making 3 customized programs for : NFL Pro Day guys, High School Seniors that will be making the next step in playing college ball, and also a customized program for the underclassman looking to increase overall athletic performance.
The customized program for current high school athletes is called Friday Night Advantedge. While some aspects of this program are similar to the training that our athletes listed above received before last season, I have done some research to make it EVEN BETTER. I have been in contact with Louie Simmons (Strength consultant experience with Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and numerous college football teams) regarding training methods for football players. Just as we expect our athletes to continue to work on improving their performance, we are always working to improve our training methods. Every year we have offered this region’s best high school football training and each year the training improves more. I can confidently say this is THE BEST PROGRAM for high school football players we have ever been a part of and is miles ahead of anything else available.
So for all of the kids that are serious about being competitive year in and year out, I suggest you get yourself in here and see what working hard and smart can do for your athletic success.
Oct 17, 2012
In 2011 I was fortunate enough to partake in a pro day in front of 16 different NFL scouts at Grand Valley State University. After a mediocre performance in the 40 yard dash 4.62 (low), my agent sent me to multiple private workouts ranging from the CFL to the UFL, my short shuttle and my vertical leap were very good, but why didn’t my 40 yard dash get any better?
Now the reason is simple, not enough speed strength! Yea I was the stongest/leanest I had ever been, but I didn’t do enough speed work. I didn’t understand the importance of speed work until I called the Pioneer of the method I train in, Louie Simmons. He flat out told me the reason I didn’t get faster is because I didn’t manipulate and use proper percentages on my dynamic days. Now that I have a full understanding of the importance of percentages, I was able to link together the best Pro Day training template that I have ever made.
In this 15 week template you will be able to dominate the Pro Day Tests including 225Bench, short shuttle, 3 cone drill,60 yard shuttle, vert/broad jump, and most importantly the 40 yard dash. I am very confident in this template, and I know that you will experience serious results.
Oct 8, 2012
This is the second week of AdvantEDGE STRONG Club and things are moving along quickly! Workouts are going well and there is a lot being accomplished! Novice lifters are working on their mechanics while intermediate lifters are moving along in the Juggernaut Method. High volume training this week will allow us to work on bar mechanics and muscle conditioning for the next few weeks. Metabolic Conditioning is not your typical cardio session. We’ve been slamming tires with sledge hammers, flipping tractor tires, pushing and pulling prowler sleds, and tonight we found out what a medicine ball tabata workout is. Everyone is busting their hump and working hard. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Oct 3, 2012
There are good problems and bad problems to have in life. Today I experienced a good problem. I’ve been experimenting with a dead lift suit for my upcoming nationals contest in Mississippi. Last week I did a high weight rep out at 585. This week I wanted to see how heavy i could go for a single. As I mentioned earlier I discovered I have a “good” problem. While testing, I pulled 645 off the floor. Pretty comfortably I would say. In fact I feel like I can pull much more. Here in lies my problem, I maxed out the plates this bar can handle! In fact, the plates weren’t even held on by a bad clamp, I had to tape them on! The end result was anything but pretty. While I did make the pull, I also found out how to empty 14 plates off a bar in less than 2 seconds! Not the safest way but I’ll take it for now. To solve my problem I’m in the hunt for some 100lb plates. Max weight tests will have to wait until then.
Oct 2, 2012
Saturday 10:00am, will be the first official Strongman Saturday, so get up and drink your coffee early. Then take a ride down to AdvantEDGE and get a Strongman workout! Sessions will be roughly 60-90 minutes and are $10.00 or included with the AdvantEDGE STRONG CLUB (Starting Monday). Come check it out!
Oct 2, 2012
Today…was supposed to be an Active Recovery for my Nationals training. It started out as that, but evolved into the Last Event at Nationals; Strongman Fitness Suicide Medley. Curiosity just got the better of me and I had to try some of the weights involved. Now my CNS is used and abused. Good thing there is only “light” overhead work tomorrow and some volume.
Here are the numbers;
Original Workout: light Prowler Push/Push, light weight, low intensity
Modified Workout: 630lb Prowler pull, 280lb duck walks, 100lb keg carry, and 150lb sand bag carries.
Looks like the foam roller and I will be getting quite familiar tomorrow morning! Better make it a double espresso as well!
Oct 1, 2012
Today I started my second to last Phase for my nationals training. I began with some power clean and jerks on the bar and moved to a 2 in axle at competition weight. After recovering I started to warmup for Dead Lift excited to try my new DL Suit. Needless to say I’m happy I made the purchase and am very confident it will assist in the Car Deadlift. Here are the numbers:
Clean and Jerk: 5x 135, 3x 205, 2x 245, 1x 275, 1×295
Axle Clean and Jerk: 250 x 6
Car Deadlift training: 135×5, 225×5, 315×5,
w/ Suit: 405×5, 495x 5, 545 x 8, 585 x 11!
Front squat 3×5 up to 225
Glute Ham Developer 3×3
Cool Down and stretch
Solid end to the workout! looking forward to 600+ on the deadlift next week!