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Tim in the News

Tim in the News

I wanted to share some recent features that may interest you. I recently wrote a guest post on psychology today discussing my thoughts on assessing and improving your physical wellbeing, available HERE. I was also on the podcast “Cut The S#!t Get Fit” with host Rafal Matuszewski, available HERE. Finally, there has been some debate recently about whether or not…

My Struggle with Fitness

My Struggle with Fitness

Sometimes I struggle with how I feel about my fitness level.  I started working out seriously when I was 14, did my first true powerlifting competition when I was 19 (22 years ago), and I have competed in about 50 meets over the last 2 decades.  I have now been retired from competitive lifting for 3 years. When I look…

Powerlifting for Women

Powerlifting for Women

I have met some amazing female powerlifters in my last two decades in the sport.  I am not just referring to phenomenal women lifters such as Jennifer Thompson or Sioux-z Hartwig Gary, I am talking about amazing people.  It takes a special kind of person, with a special kind of strength, to break the mold, cast aside old stereotypes, and…

Is Michael Phelps the Greatest of All Time?

Is  Michael Phelps  the Greatest of All Time?

The Olympics is in full swing with the first week typically dominated by swimming and gymnastics – two sports that America (my home country) seems to excel at.  Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time – his medal total alone would be very competitive if he were his own country, and as an individual, it is unprecedented. …

Introducing the Henriques Deadlift Chart

Introducing the Henriques Deadlift Chart

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple chart you could look at that would provide guidance as to how many reps you should train with and what kind of weight you should use for each competitive lift?  You have probably seen Prilepin’s chart – which attempts to do that, but there are 4 big problems with Prilepin’s chart.…

Introducing the Henriques Bench Chart

Introducing the Henriques Bench Chart

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple chart you could look at that would provide guidance as to how many reps you should train with and what kind of weight you should use for each competitive lift?  You have probably seen Prilepin’s chart – which attempts to do that, but there are 4 big problems with Prilepin’s chart.…