There’s no substitute for being strong - Michael H. Stone, PhD
What’s up guys, I’ve been strength training since I was 11 years old and have had numerous logs on the internet since I was 14 years old, mainly on Charliefrancis.com (username was ku2u#1). I’ve competed in/trained for American football, track (sprinter), skeleton, and Olympic weightlifting over the years. Currently I’m 24 years old and getting my masters’ in sport science and have retired from all forms of competitive sport. I had my final injury in 2013 (FAI/hip labrum), had surgery to repair it and had a complication that permanently forced me to retire called Heterotopic ossification. Long story, but today I am blessed to still be able to do most movements in the weight room, my main limitation being about 5 degrees loss of ROM in my hip flexion, which takes out full ROM squatting.
It’s essential that I continue my pursuit of getting strong. I work in the sports performance/fitness industry and I must continue to walk the talk. I look up to well respected coaches in the industry such as Poliquin, Thibadeau, and Dr. Stone and number one thing anyone will notice is that they walk the talk. I’ve heard Poliquin say that “hiring a strength coach that doesn’t lift is like hiring a dentist with cavities.” Strength training is something that I have always loved doing, and I hope to learn from my own mistakes in training in order to provide the best service possible to the clients and athletes that wish to train with me.
Recent PRs/Short Term Goals at 5’9.5, 178lbs
Hang Power Clean - 300lbs — > 310lbs
Hang Power Snatch - 212lbs ----> 220lbs
Clean grip DL - 385lbs ----> 405lbs
Trap Bar DL - 385lbs x 3 ----> 420lbs
Military Press - 180lbs ----> 190lbs
Push Press - 231lbs ---->242lbs
Split Jerk - 275lbs ---->286lbs
1/2 FSQ - 345lbs ----> 360lbs
1/2 BSQ - 418 x 3 ----> 440lbs
I plan to post as consistent as possible. I’ll upload youtube of PRs, etc. Any comments/criticism is welcome!