Meet Recap- Dog Days of Summer June 2017

  BW Barbell- Meet recap   Hello everybody and welcome to BW Barbell podcast. Thanks for tuning in. I’m your host, Andres. This podcast is brought to you by Cafe Tres Estrellas. CTE is a small batch coffee roaster that specializes in fair trade organic coffee. If you need a good cup of coffee, visit them at cafetresestrellas.com. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the show.   On June 24 I participated in the Dog Days of Summer powerlifitng meet at KO gym in Ventura,…

Should you encourage you children to lift weights?

Hello everybody and welcome to BW Barbell podcast. Thanks for tuning in. I’m your host, Andres. This podcast is brought to you by Cafe Tres Estrellas. CTE is an small batch coffee roaster that specializes in fair trade organic coffee. If you need a good cup of coffee, visit them at cafetresestrellas.com. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the show. Today’s topic is one that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately because I have 3 children all under the age of 10. Should you…

Take a Load Off

The deload. A misunderstood gym term. What is it really? Technically speaking, a deload is a reduction in volume or break from the gym. It is used to allow your body to recuperate. But do you really need one? For most people it might be detrimental to their progress in the gym. A long break will stop any momentum they have built up. For the most part, people are poor judges of the effort they are exerting. They believe that they’re working harder than they really are. This convinces them…