Friday, January 11, 2013 A Great Blog

Hey my name is Dan. Thanks for stopping by. This website is for those who want to build a bulkier physique and get stronger. It also contains my training log so you can see and watch how I practice what I preach. Too often you'll see people passing out information who don't even look like they train.

I've been doing some form of weight or resistance training since I was around 11-12 years old. Back then I was doing various push-ups, chin-ups on the I-beams in the basement or on the monkey bars at the playground, curls with big heavy books or with this big rock core sample. I have no idea where that came from but it was in my parents' house and it had weight to it.

I was lean and muscular, practiced breakdancing and played a lot of street basketball. At 18, I weighed around 120 lbs. 13 years later, I'm now at 264 lbs. of muscle and bulk. I've gone through a lot of trial and error to get to where I am now and
I'm still learning new things all the time! Hopefully you can benefit from my experiences, and my articles, tips, and training log can help get you where you want to go too.

Currently back training regular since late April 2012 after finally sorting out a variety of injuries from repetitive desk work and back and shoulder issues from powerlifting over 2-3 years. All part of the game.

Training for my 4th competition in the near future in the CPF (Canadian WPC affiliate). Current goal is to total elite in the open 275lbs. class raw division.

I am doing a mix of the 5/3/1 3/5/1 training program by Jim Wendler and a piece of the conjugate training system aka the Westside Barbell method. Basically, the deadlift day in the 5/3/1 program is switched out for a rotating deadlift max effort movement. I also throw in some extra bodybuilding work to help out sticking points in lifts. This powerlifting program mash-up has worked well in the past for me. Let's see how it works out again..