After about a 2 year hiatus, I've decided to start keeping an online training log again. Unfortunately every forum I've put my log on has died, so since T-Nation has a lot of staying power I decided to keep it on here (and hopefully not kill T-Nation in the process).
Anyway, my name is Johann Gylfason, I'm the co-owner of East Carolina Barbell in Greenville NC. I compete in powerlifting and Highland Games. I'm an Icelander, which pretty cool, but the thing is I'm not very strong at all. Being a weak Icelander is kind of like being a really slow Jamaican.
My training has been on the back burner since opening the gym in 2009. But now things are going really well at the gym so Thor (my brother and partner) and I are getting our shit straight again training-wise. I've been a Westside fan for many years, but recently I've moved towards Mark Rippetoe / Bill Starr's method of training. Right now I'm running a slightly modified Texas Method program and it's working very well for me.
I'm by no means an expert on training or running a business, but I've been doing both full-time for about 2 years now, so I've learned quite a bit (especially what not to do). So I'll throw out some insight about what I do for those that might be interested in pursuing a career as a strength coach.
I'm always open to questions/feedback/criticism/etc, so feel free.
This week I'm de-loading because I feel pretty beat up. I'm racked up some nagging little injuries over the years, plus I'm getting older (I'm 30), so I'm putting a lot more effort into taking care of myself than I did before.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to interacting with the T-Nation forum!