Strength Fest 2019

Strength Fest 2019 was a HUGE success! Three sports; powerlifting, strongman – strongwoman, and kettlebell sport, one location, one day! We had over 140 athletes and over 200 spectators! We wanted to take a minute and thank many people who helped make this event so amazing… Thanks to Bill from 365 powerlifting and Derrick from […]

The state of fitness 2019…

After ten years in the fitness business as a gym owner and a coach, I think I finally have the experience and the background to voice my opinion on the fitness industry as a whole. I have been mulling over this for a few weeks now. If any of this article stings or feels like […]

Rebels victorious at USPA North Carolina State Championships!

Last month Pride hosted the USPA North Carolina (tested) State Championships, it was a ton of people in our little gym…over 400, and the Rebel Powerlifting Team did great! Here is a quick recap of everyones lifts: Jenn Squat: 303 Bench: 154 Deadlift: 325 Tara Squat: 292 Bench: 143 Deadlift: 353 Steve Squat: 375 Bench: […]

Planning and coaching

25 competitions 5 countries 3 continents   And I am about to make add one more competition and one more country as I head off to compete in Canada this weekend! Two years ago I made a plan with my coach, the goal was to get to the pro class, it was just a general […]

It’s time…kettlebell sport needs tested and untested classes…

I have been thinking about this for a couple years now…I think it is time to separate kettlebell sport into “tested” and “untested” classes (the same way powerlifting split in the 80’s. The sport has grown enough and there are plenty of competitors for the split to happen. Drug testing in kettlebell sport is a […]

Technique Tuesday – Fix your sumo deadlift

The deadlift. A dreaded and feared exercise for so many. The hip hinge, the posture, foot position, grip, so many little details in such a simple lift. All you have to do is pick that weight up off the floor, yet you’re stuck at a certain weight or every damn time you deadlift you feel […]

What program and which coach is best?

by Doug Seamans   This debate has raged for years now…decades actually. While it may seem like I am beating a dead horse, I still hear people who want to argue that this program (usually the one they are using) and this coach (usually their coach) are the best and everyone should use this program […]

Monday Motivation 8: Setting Goals Through Competition…

  We all know that setting goals helps to keep you focused, but I would like to talk about a special type of goal today, and that is signing up for a competition or a race. For a lot of people, the thought of competing against others, especially when it is in a sport they […]

2017 SUMMER GAMES RESULTS…

WOW! Summer Games was awesome this year! We were very happy with the turnout but we were even happier with the results form the powerlifting portion! Everyone who came in put up some good numbers in their squat, bench press and deadlift. This just shows how hard everyone in here is working, it shows everyone’s […]

Review of CAP Barbell OB-86B & OB86PBCK

REVIEW OF CAP BARBELL OB-86B & OB-86PBCK Since some other gyms and a lot of other people in the fitness world follow us on Twitter and Facebook and glance our little blog once in awhile I thought I would start doing some reviews on some products that we use here in the gym. This article […]