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February 22, 2018

Winter Olympics | Brad Gillingham

With the Winter Olympics starting this month, I have been in a sleep-deprived state. Too many nights staying up too late watching all of the action. From the Opening Ceremonies it was evident that the organizers in PyeongChang, Korea were going to put on a great show. Whether it’s Shaun...

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January 25, 2018

The Road Back to 800 | Brad Gillingham

I started out 2018 by traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina for the NSCA Coaches Conference. The event was held at the Charlotte Convention Center, which is also home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The opening night kick off dinner was held in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The NASCAR...

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December 22, 2017

Happy Holidays | Brad Gillingham

The Holiday Season has arrived. This has always been my favorite time of the year. The Gillingham clan puts in lots of miles getting to all of our family gatherings. The challenge for most strength addicts, this time of the year, is to keep our training schedule regular between Christmas...

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December 11, 2017

Technique Changes | Brad Gillingham

"How long should I try out a new technical change to my form before deciding if it works for me?" Typically, if you are making a change to your lifting form you have either stopped making progress, or you are working around an injury. I have always advocated to stay...

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December 1, 2017

Training Down Time | Brad Gillingham

I have really been running since the USAPL RAW Nationals. In late October, I traveled to Anaheim, California to attend the National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) Personal Trainers Conference. It was another great conference with my time spent talking with many coaches and attending some of the presentations. The conference...

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October 29, 2017

2017 USA Powerlifting RAW Nationals | Brad Gillingham

Last week I competed in the USA Powerlifting RAW Nationals in Orlando, Florida. The meet was held in the Hyatt Regency Convention Center located in the Orlando International Airport. For those that have not been to the Orlando Airport; the hotel is located right in the airport. The Convention Center...

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September 26, 2017

Busy Fall | Brad Gillingham

I am spending most of my free time these days enjoying watching my high school junior (Lizzy) play volleyball, and my college freshman (Emily) run cross country. Lizzy’s team is currently ranked eighth in state. We are a small Class A School (Minneota) and we recently beat several large Class...

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August 29, 2017

Return to Competition | Brad Gillingham

I am happy to report that I made it back to the competition platform this past weekend. I competed in a small USAPL Invitational Meet held at American Strength Training Center in Maplewood, MN. This is the first time I have lifted in a meet since October of 2015. It...

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August 16, 2017

General Physical Preparedness | Brad Gillingham

"As a strength based athlete, do you think it is important to still do other conditioning and General Physical Preparedness (GPP) work?" There are different schools of thought on what constitutes GPP. As a strength athlete, I feel that GPP is any additional exercise that I include in my work...

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July 26, 2017

Summer Training and Hot July Weather | Brad Gillingham

I just got back from the 2017 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSCA) National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s conference was once again held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. I have been to Paris Las Vegas several times for the National Conference. It is always...

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