RX GIRL  |  STRENGTH  |  MENS PHYSIQUE  |  BROS V PROS  |  CHEM  |  OLYMPIA  |  ARNOLD  |  store-button

Strength Athlete Profiles

The Strength Series, Interview #9: Will Dinwiddie!

dinwiddie-250x166

Will Dinwiddie, age 33, is the owner and head strength and conditioning coach at Epic Fitness Solutions – http://www.epicfitnesssolutions.com – in Springfield, Oregon. Dinwiddie has been "actively competing since 2004 in bodybuilding, strongman, powerlifting, MAS wrestling, arm wrestling, and Highland games..." The 5'9" 230-pound athlete was an "Airborne Ranger in the U.S. Army from 1999-2002," and has "three years undergraduate work towards [his] human physiology major..." He is also "EMT-Basic certified." Let's learn more about this iron athlete and coach!

Q: How did you get introduced to the iron – by family, sports, friends, or your own interest?

A: I got introduced into lifting as an 88-pound bullied kid and wanted it to stop, so when I found a way to make myself stronger I spent all my time in the gym. Three to five hours a day 5+ days a week and that has been consistent since then.

Read more...

A Call to Arms: Europa Games Giants Live Qualifier

1525770 567088663379522 2115431165 nA Call to Arms: Europa Games Giants Live Qualifier5e66e20f966f2b51d0f5cda2bb5009d9
Orlando 2015

PourHourLogo-banner-mike

Read more...

Words Over the Bar #2: Josh Goldthorp!

wotb2-jg250x166Josh Goldthorp, age 26, and weighing 270 lbs. at a height of 6'4" is a Nationally Ranked Heavy Events Athlete. He suffered a massive heart failure in 2008 at age 19 and wasn't sure if he'd ever be able to compete again. But with the encouragement of his friends and family, he was able to make a full recovery. As a result of his heart failure, he's been competing with a defibrillator in his chest ever since. Goldthorp went on to win the CSAF Amateur Championships in 2010 and made his debut as a professional athlete in 2012. Let's learn more about this Scottish Heavy Events Pro athlete!

Q: Where do you train?

A: Right now I'm training at BLM Barbell in Abbotsford, British Columbia. It's the kind of place where you can't find a mirror and chalk use is encouraged. It's definitely a place to get some real lifting done! I highly recommend it for anyone looking to get serious about their training.

 

Read more...

Iron Interview #2: Tom Sroka!

tom-sroka-250x166Tom Sroka, age 27, is a resident of Fort Mill, South Carolina. The 6'0", 305-pound weightlifter trains at MuscleDriver USA in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Let's learn more about weightlifter Tom Sroka!

Q: How did you discover Olympic weightlifting events?

A: I got into weightlifting during high school. Instead of doing a regular PE class you had the option of taking a barbell class if you did a sport. I was always intrigued with trying to lift more weight than I did the day before and enjoyed the feeling of self-betterment. I then realized the benefits that training had on my sports performance and dove into training head-on, spending all my spare time in the gym.

As I went through college I was more enthused to be in the weight room training than out on the field participating in my sport. I was an All-American shot putter in college but spent more time lifting than throwing which is why I think the Head Athletic Trainer introduced me to Olympic Weightlifting.

 

Read more...

Iron Interview #1 with: Ariel Stephens!

Ariel Stephens, 5'3" and 154 lbs., is a 24-year-old (celebrated her birthday August 15) Olympic weightlifter who competed at the National Championships in weightlifting held in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 18-20, 2014. Let's learn more about this Team MDUSA lifter!

ariel-250x166Q: What weight class do you compete in?

A: I train at 70-71kg and compete at 69kg.

Q: Where do you reside?

A: I'm currently in Seaside, California. However at the end of September, I will be making a cross country move to join Team MDUSA in South Carolina.

Q: Can you share any info regarding your training, degrees, and occupation?

A: I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Family Resources and a Certification in Spanish. I am also a certified nursing assistant, but am currently not working as one. After I graduated from college in 2012, I moved home to Sacramento, California and began working for a non-profit organization that was contracted with Child Protective Services.

I was a Case Manager for high risk families and provided community resources to alleviate family stressors. This was a rewarding, but extremely mentally demanding job.

Read more...

Profiles in Power #8: Matt Wenning!

mw-slide250x166Matt Wenning, age 34, resides in Columbus, Ohio and has an impressive curriculum vitae which includes a bachelor's degree in exercise science, a master's degree in biomechanics, serving as a speaker for the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as participating on an advisory panel for the Pentagon for the U.S. Armed Forces. Let's learn more about powerlifter Matt Wenning!

Are you an only child or do you come from a big family?

I have 2 siblings and mother still living. Grandmother on my mom's side, I'm very close with. We take across the country motorcycle rides yearly to various destinations.

Where do you train?

I train in my own facility – Ludus Magnus Performance Center – where we have all kinds of athletes and general populations, as well as people rehabilitating current or past injuries.

Read more...

Profiles in Power #7: Sammy Cohen!

sammy-250x166Sammy Cohen is a 21-year-old resident of Orlando, Florida. The 5'5" 140 lbs. Cohen is a finance major and trains at the University of Central Florida Recreation and Wellness Center. Let's learn more about this powerlifter and Figure competitor!

How did you get introduced to the iron?

I have always lived an active life, but when I came to college I stopped competing in gymnastics. And I knew I needed to do something to stay in shape, so I began going to the gym where I met my boyfriend at the time and he showed me how to work out and introduced me to the world of powerlifting.

 

Read more...

Steven Whang: Bodybuilder, Engineer, Missionary

steven-slide-250x166As editor of Strength Central, it's my goal to promote the athletes who participate in the strength sports. I'm including Steven Whang - a bodybuilder - as an interview under "Strength Athletes" from the perspective of spiritual strength. What is the athlete's mindset? What does it take to achieve a fulfilling life? Many believe one component is spiritual health.

Dave traveled to Brazil to enjoy the serenity of medium and "psychic surgeon" João de Deus aka "John of God". Likewise, bodybuilder Steven Whang traveled to Kazakhstan where he helped people who have never lived in extravagance, doing God's/missionary work, building basketball courts, houses, schools, etc. for unfortunate children.

Let's learn more about Steven Whang, a 23-year-old all natural bodybuilder, engineer, and spiritual man three weeks out from the NPC New Jersey State Open Championships on August 16.

Read more...

SpeciesWomensClothingLine

MIM-BANNER-LARGEa

Muscle in the Morning: October, 24, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 24, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 23, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 23, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 22, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 22, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 21, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 21, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 20, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 20, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 17, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 17, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 16, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 16, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 15, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 15, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 14, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 14, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 13, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 13, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 10, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 10, 2014

Tune in to RxMuscle.com every weekday for Muscle in t [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 9, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 9, 2014

Muscle in the Morning: October 9, 2014 1  Mexic [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 8, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 8, 2014

Muscle in the Morning: October 8, 2014 1  Arnol [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 7, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 7, 2014

Muscle in the Morning: October 7, 2014 1  Full  [ ... ]

Muscle in the Morning: October, 6, 2014
Muscle in the Morning: October, 6, 2014

Muscle in the Morning: October, 6, 2014 1  EVLS [ ... ]