Author Archives: Sin

Managing the 68 Hour Work Week – Get Your Priorities Right

Since 2011 or so, I do not recall ever working less than 2 jobs. When I first moved back to New York and tried to hack it on my own I worked the sales desk at Golds Gym, and shortly after picked up a personal training gig with Synergy, and continued to freelance on a […]

Crossfit vs Powerlifting – A Training Rant

I’m not gonna lie. i didn’t even watch the ESPN thing everyone is babbling about on Facebook. I will say, however, my commentary is directly soley at the commentary I have witnessed thusfar. As of 11:36am, Facebook has informed me: Crossfitters aren’t real atheletes – no tech and careless Crossfitters are weak Powerlifters are fat […]

And then there was suffering

Someone on Facebook posted: Suffering doesn’t make you better. But you won’t get better without suffering. Incorrect.  Tons of people get better without suffering, initially. Consider (as lifters), n00b gains. Train consistently in the very beginning you’ll see your lifts travel upward (most likely). And you can ride that out. You didn’t really have to […]

Passion wants blood

I was quietly lifting on a balmy sunday morning. Through gentle clouds of chalk and age old dust I dimly see my loaded barbell. It taunts me, it mocks me. I wind and pull my stiff wraps around my once-delicate wrists, grimacing as I feel it start to bite into the soft flesh. Sucking in […]

When quitting looks enticing…

I left my coach maybe 5 or 6 months ago. At some point there was a need to accept responsibility for my successes and failures (along with quite a few personal situations going on). I don’t talk about this much. It’s a little bit of a sad spot for me. BUT back to the topic […]

Don’t tell me what I can and cannot do

I recently found out a training partner of mine wished I wouldn’t focus so much on the bigger numbers. It drove me wild. Don’t get me wrong I understand where he was coming from. But that’s not my style and it never will be. Some people are motivated by their PRs. I’m not. An old […]

Strength Training and Mood Swings

I’ve been lifting for maybe 4 years. I’ve been a competitive powerlifter for about a year and a half. On a personal level I’ve been informed by doctors before I most likely have a hormonal imbalance. But I honestly refuse to look into it because even if they did offer me a pill to level […]