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February 5, 2018

Dead Pin Presses | David 'The Beast' Douglas

"What should I do if I’m weak off the chest in the bench? Is there any specific things I should be adding in to strengthen this weakness?" I like to use dead pin presses to improve my bench press. How you do this is set up the safety rails in...

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October 16, 2017

Squatting Wraps vs. Sleeves | David Douglas

"How does your technique differ from squatting in wraps vs. sleeves? And how often should you include accessories in training?" The technique in the squat stays the same, but the mental prep is definitely different. With wraps you are loading a spring that helps you out of the hole. With...

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July 8, 2017

The Beast talks Powerlifting

David "The Beast" Douglas sits down to chat about powerlifting Q: Thanks for taking time to chat with us! For those who don’t know you well, can you give a brief history of you and how you got into the sport of powerlifting? David: I joined the Marine Corps in...

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July 26, 2016

Catching up with Powerlifter David Douglas

Thanks David for taking time out of your hectic schedule to chat with us! Q: First off, how did the USPA National Championships go? A: The competition in the big picture of things went well. I always want more, but that's just the nature of the sport. I have been...

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January 18, 2016

2016: The Best Year Yet

As athletes and fitness enthusiasts, we are always striving to be better. No matter what level you are or if you’re just getting started, there is always room to improve. Take the time to write down your goals and attack them head on! Here now, some of our athletes share...

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April 24, 2015

Talking Powerlifting with David Douglas.

Q: Hi David, thanks for taking time to sit down with us to chat today! What’s new in your life? DD: Thank you for having me. Life has been a huge adjustment ever since leaving the Marine Corps back in June last year. Adapting to the civilian world all the...

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March 16, 2015

Q&A: Bench Press Boards

Question: "I want to increase my bench press and have seen a lot of people use boards in their training. How does this benefit your bench? And how to you recommend using them for someone who has not before?" Watch the video below to find out why boards are used...

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February 9, 2015

2015 USPA American Cup Results

This past weekend the USPA held their American Cup powerlifting meet at the LA Fitness Expo. Team HMB athlete David Douglas took the platform to compete in the raw division just 7 months after having bicep surgery. David had a phenomenal day successfully completing all 9 lifts with a 903.9...

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January 13, 2015

New Year, New Goals.

As fitness enthusiasts and athletes we are all striving to get better everyday. No matter what level you are at as an athlete there’s always room for improvement. With the New Year here it’s time to reflect and set future goals. Many of our elite athletes share what their goals...

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April 3, 2012

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

Training Session Log – Chest: Bodyweight: 261.4lbs Flat bench: warmup 500 x (1-3) 455 x (1-3) 405 x (1-3) 405 x (1-3) 405 x (1-3) 314 x (1-3) Decline Bench 405 x (4-6) 315 x (4-6) 315 x (4-6) 315 x (4-6) 315 x (4-6) Heavy Dips Bodyweight x 10...

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