GGB GLUTE PROGRAM | Workout 1 - Week 1
GGB Glute 4 week program first released to the Barbell Club in the September box. We'll take you through it week by week with video demonstrations to help guide you. Can you gain booty size in 4 weeks? Building your...
What is Peaking for a Meet?
Peaking for a powerlifting meet or any other strength sport means that we program training so that the lifter is at their best physically & mentally and able to demonstrate maximal strength and/or power. We do this by decreasing/tapering volume...
Empowered women empower other women | 5 practical ways to empower others
  "Empowered women, empower other women" When you read this statement, what comes to your mind? Do you think of a moment when you've felt empowered by someone or perhaps you think of those times that you've stepped up to...
Confidence is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets
Self-confidence Self confidence is like having a superpower. Think about this, what goal would you set if you knew you couldn't fail? Our level of self confidence determines the size of the goals we set for ourselves and It also...
Coach Wheeler | Powerlifting 101 Training Partners
Powerlifting 101: Choosing the right training partner Today we are going to consider something that you would think to be a very easy decision, but let’s take a closer look.  Ok, so you are trying to kick up your powerlifting...
Coach Ken Wheeler | Powerlifting 101: Goal Setting
Powerlifting 101: How to choose realistic goals?  As usual, these are just my suggestions and should not be misconstrued as “the only way” to arrive at your personal goals.  First consideration: Prioritizing your goals. I like to establish goals in...
Coach George Cano | "Conjugate in a nut shell"
“CONJUGATE IN A NUT SHELL”  IN PREVIOUS ARTICLES YOU HAVE SEEN BOTH ME AND COACH WHEELER REFER TO THE CONJUGATE METHOD. BOTH ME AND COACH WHEELER ARE CONJUGATE METHOD LIFTERS AND COACHES, AND HAVE BOTH FOUND THIS SYSTEM TO TRANSLATE...
Coach Ken Wheeler | "Powerlifting 101: what division should I compete in?"
Powerlifting 101: what division should I compete in? Today’s blog topic is more information from a seminar I presented awhile ago on Powerlifting Basics. I hope this will be helpful.  If you are a student of the game, you know...
Coach George "PittBoss" Cano | How Do I Get Stronger?
“How do I get stronger?”     Now that I have been lifting for a minute or two and I have competed in my first meet. I have enjoyed the big PR’s from my initial programs but now I’m starting to...
Coach Ken Wheeler | Powerlifting 101: where do I go from here?
Powerlifting 101: where do I go from here? I held a “101” seminar a couple of years ago (click here) and it seemed to be received fairly well, so, for the benefit of the Garage Gym Barbell followers, I will...
Coach Ken Wheeler | CONJUGATE- REBIRTH INTO POWERLIFTING
Conjugate : my re-birth into powerlifting When June, 1992 rolled around I already had almost two decades of powerlifting behind me. During that time I was, at best, an average+ lifter and did “ok” in most meets with the occasional...
Coach Ken Wheeler | "Never Stop Learning" sage advice from an all-time best
As I look back on my 45 years in this insane sport that I love, I have come to the
conclusion that the best advice I can give to anyone is to never stop learning. No
matter how accomplished you are (or ‘think’ you are), always be in learning
mode. No matter what the source: listen, learn, and then, pass it on
Coach George "PittBoss" Cano | THE IMPORTANCE OF DELOAD
Finally, and the most obvious factor is and always should be listen to your body, if you feel beaten down and wore out, your lifts are suffering, feels like you are heading in the opposite direction, you need to rest and deload.
Coach George "PittBoss" Cano | PROGRAMMING FOR THE NEW LIFTER
"how do I determine which is correct for me?"
Coach George "PittBoss" Cano | "I'm not ready to compete"
”IM NOT READY TO COMPETE”   As a powerlifting coach for several years and a competitor for over 2 decades this question comes up often. I’m not talking about just first timers either. So when are you ready to step...