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Over the past few years, I've released shirts designed for the Cube Method, Quotes I've Shared, and Mentality. While they were parts or extensions of me, they were not the definition of who I am, and what I am made from. The "Work Don't Whine" is an extension of how I was raised, and I live this life. If you can fix it there's no reason to whine, it just slows the process of working through it. Work. I'm not the fastest, strongest, or smartest, but through a stubborn streak, and a "will not fail" mindset I've created a life...

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Bands, Deadlift -

So I've been asked twice this week why I recommended that lifters drop bands from their deadlift routine. Before people call this a bash on Westside, don't even go there, I have the utmost respect for Louie and his methods are proven without question. This is more my belief/preference than argument. I'm honestly trying to rationalize this problem out in my own mind, and for what it's worth when I stopped using bands I jumped from 725 raw to 804 raw in 6 months (documented on my YouTube). When looking at the application of force we know that you cannot...

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I've watched my injury video 100's of times at this point, and every single time I find my mind trying to undo the events that happened January 26, 2014. I remember everything so clearly about that morning... My breakfast, the drive to the Expo, thinking that "even though my body was tired I'd give it my all" (remember this point for later), I remember seeing all the excited lifters, and fans. I mostly remember being happy. Things didn't work out in my favor that day, or really, for a lot of days after, but that's part of life. It doesn't...

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5 Lessons of Strength from Louie Simmons  There is an old saying that I use often; "When I was 16 my father was the dumbest man I knew, by 25 he was the smartest man I'd ever met." That pretty much sums up the relationship I have with Louie Simmons. He was the man that inspired me to become a powerlifter, the man that looked at me, and believed in me. This was a monumental thing to me as Powerlifting USA was my only avenue to powerlifting information, and as far as I was concerned then, and to some degree...

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