Monthly Archives: November 2015

5 Reasons to NOT Train Like an Athlete

I’m incredibly fortunate to get to train high-level athletes every day. I can’t help but be insanely proud every time I watch a client play on TV or in person. It’s easy to get excited about pro athletes, but let’s not

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Powerlifting Meet Recap: Elite Total at 2015 Gate City Gauntlet

Last Saturday, I earned my first elite powerlifting total by totaling 1500 to win the 198 open amateur raw modern division (in knee sleeves) at the 2015 RPS Gate City Gauntlet in Nashua, New Hampshire. I went 9-for-9 and squatted

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Posted in Powerlifting, Training Log

Technique Tuesday – Deadlift Setup: Top Down vs. Bottoms Up

I’ve struggled with the deadlift for years, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned that’s helped me and my clients improve our deadlifts, it’s this: the deadlift succeeds or fails during the setup. There are plenty of ways to set

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Are These 6 Mental Crutches Hurting Your Lifting Performance?

“Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” -Yogi Berra Preparing athletes for the physical side of sports pays my bills, but for those athletes, it’s often the mental side of sports that makes the difference between success

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How Lifting Helped Me Get Engaged

Today’s guest post is by my sister, Alex Bonvechio. It’s made me so proud to watch Alex embrace the sport of powerlifting to the point that training has gone from something she HAS to do to something she WANTS to

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Technique Tuesday – 2 Quick Drills to Dial in Your Squat Technique

Powerlifting is a journey. That’s probably a bit too profound of a statement, but becoming a better lifter takes time. Lots and lots of time and practice. But when I’m coaching clients and athletes, we don’t always have the luxury

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How to Warm Up in 10 Minutes or Less

I had a good talk with a friend of mine the other day on my drive home. My former training partner and roommate during grad school, we were both pretty darn strong, but couldn’t be more different. He was simple, I

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