September 11, 2019

Words of Wisdom w/ Gerald

Article 9: 2019 APF Nationals Training Log Blog

The date is March 9, 2019.  The location is Brownstown, MI.  The event is the UPA State Meet and Motor City’s Strongest Contest.  The temperature is 39 degrees…indoors.  After getting buried and co...

April 23, 2019

Words of Wisdom w/ Gerald

Article 8: When the Chalk Settles…

So, I just finished reading “Under the Bar” by Dave Tate (worth the few hours), and it sparked some quick (rather long winded) thoughts that I’d like to share.  The book outlines 12 lessons learned in the gym t...

October 1, 2018

Words of Wisdom w/ Gerald

(aka midnight powerlifting-ramblings of a night owl)

Article seven: Second String Syndrome

Powerlifting is a sport…Do you play to win?  We are all sick enough in the head to punish ourselves with training week in and week out, but there seems to...

April 6, 2018

Words of Wisdom w/ Gerald

(aka midnight powerlifting-ramblings of a night owl)

Article six: Brick by Brick

It’s obvious that we live in a day where quick gratification is the new normal. People want to scroll through social media or throw up a post for their quick ego boo...

February 25, 2018

Words of Wisdom w/ Gerald

Article Five: Pride & Powerlifting

Aside from Amanda and my family, my life is Rochester Performance Gym.  I take pride in what manifests from inside these walls.  I'm proud of the small contribution that we provide to all our members' successes...

January 14, 2018

Words of Wisdom w/ Gerald

Article Four: Don't be a Gypsy

Fact #1: Strength doesn’t come easy.  Opinion #1: Don’t make this shit harder on yourself than it already is.  Fact #2: The strongest people in the world have one thing in common; consistency.  Opinion #2: I’m beat...

November 19, 2017

Words of Wisdom w/ Gerald

Article Three: Come on man!

The “come on man” rant is finally here.  We’re going to tackle body weight on this one with two topics!  To dive right in, nothing pisses me off more than companies and trainers who brag about their client’s 30-60 day...

September 29, 2017

Words of Wisdom w/ Gerald

Article Two: Who Cares?

It's official - Amanda and I have made the complete transition to working solely at RPG!  As you can imagine this stirs up a mixed bucket of thoughts.  As of late, I've had the opportunity to reflect upon this more and mo...

August 25, 2017

Words of Wisdom w/ Gerald

(aka midnight powerlifting-ramblings of a night owl)

Article One: Lifting weights is not lifting weights!


Over the past few years of living in the gym and being surrounded by lifters, clients, and enthusiasts everyday, I have noticed a few key,...

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