“I’ve been working with Rich for about 6 months now and it’s easily been the best decision I’ve made to further my lifting goals. Since working with him I’ve PR’d every lift in the gym and am feeling stronger than ever heading into my first competition as one of his athletes. The most helpful part about working with Rich is the attentiveness he always has when responding to my messages. Things as simple as his form critiques and mental cues have really gone a long way in my time with him. I have no doubt I’ll continue to progress on the platform in the future with him.” - @dominic_fusco
“Rich has overall been an amazing coach. As someone who was new to powerlifting, Rich has helped me a lot when it comes to form. I was able to see rapid improvements in all three lifts in just a matter of months. I highly recommend Rich as a coach to anyone new, or experienced in powerlifting.” - Mo Ali ( @fifagawd )
“As someone who depends greatly on communicating with my coach during workouts, I can say that Rich has been very helpful with prompt responses to questions that I have during workouts. He has guided me throughout the past few months to become not only a stronger lifter but also a smarter one. When people ask me about the motivation behind my training sometimes, my response is often, “I trust the program, I trust my coach, and this is going to make me stronger.” - Alex Hong @team_subtotal
“Coach Rich and I have been working with each other for almost three months now. He is very interested in making sure his athletes succeed in whatever they are trying to achieve. He also makes programs that are centered around what each athlete needs in order to improve. He also keeps an eye on his athletes to make sure everything is going according to their plan. If I have to ask any questions about anything regarding my programs or finding meets to participate in he is willing and able to help. He is an easy guy to talk to and he makes you feel like you are more of his friend than some client. As of now he has been a great coach and I am looking forward to some of the opportunities he can present me with later on.”
-Zach Siphavanh ( @zach_sip )
Huge shoutout to LBS Athlete @alec_thecoach who competed in his very first USAPL meet in the 93kg class (sub-93) // Alec went 9/9 on his very first meet with all of his attempts being very smooth! Our game plan was to have him perform his best while also leaving room in the tank! It’s all about the experience in your first meet and having fun! Alex squatted 418lbs, benched 264lbs, and deadlifted 457lbs (7lbs all-time PR) with all lifts having plenty room to spare! Really proud of his performance! He also won 1st in his weight class and got a 🥇!
💥 @PR_Breaker Code: HULK10
“I have been working with Rich for a little under a year and it has been one of the best decisions I have made to better myself as a powerlifter. One thing that I appreciated is the pricing is very reasonable as I am a broke college student. Rich is a very knowledgeable coach and he practices what he preaches. Since working with Rich, I’ve added over 100lbs to my total. I also competed in my first meet under his coaching and he set up a perfect game plan with realistic attempt selections. Rich is a very genuine person and I established a friendship with him that goes beyond powerlifting. I believe that is a very important factor to look for when hiring a coach. You can tell that he cares about every single one of his athletes as he is always highlighting their progress through social media. I am currently preparing for regionals in a couple of months and I have no doubt in my mind that I will set new PRs with his guidance.” -Zach
LBS Athlete @collin_sutton_97 with a huge 405lbsx5 (rep PR 🔥💥) // Collin has been working with me for quite some time now and he’s been making solid gains ever since! // Keep it up bro 👊🏻
Shoutout to our athlete @zach_74kg for having a successful first USAPL meet! 💥
Today I competed at the 2018 USAPL New Hampshire State Championships. I competed as a 74kg/163lb junior (20-23yrs). Weighed in at 73.8kg this morning. Overall, the meet went pretty well. Went 7/9 for my attempts. I got third place of all the juniors and second for my weight class/age division. I have to thank @thekoreanhulk for the coaching. I never would have been able to hit these numbers without his guidance and programming. I would also like to thank @christiana333 for handling me today, making attempt selections with me, and making sure I was sane all day. Lastly, thank you to all the friends and family that have supported me!
SQUATS: didn’t go the way I wanted them to. Not trying to make excuses but my opener was completely miss-loaded and it really affected me mentally for my next two squat attempts.
165kg/ 363lbs ⚪️⚪️⚪️
180kg/397lbs 🔴🔴🔴 BENCH: I’m just glad my pec/shoulder held up
105kg/231lbs 🔴🔴🔴 (should have done 102.5kg instead)
DEADLIFT: these attempts felt pretty good today. Was debating on going for a PR of 463lbs but I wanted to successfully complete a 3rd attempt.
205kg/451lbs ⚪️⚪️⚪️ TOTAL: 467.5kg/1,028.5lbs
An easy 565lbsx2 (rep PR) for LBS athlete @zach_sip 🔥 // This kid is on fire and is looking to compete in May! Really excited to see what he can do 💥
LBS Athlete #3: @team_subtotal went 8/9 and hitting some tremendous meet PRs 🔥💥 at USPAL collegiate nationals! 540lbs (meet PR) squat, 341lbs bench (meet PR), and 501lbs deadlift (meet PR) ・・・
meet recap part 1: cut like 8lbs in 24 hours, missed weight on my first weighin, made weight with an hour left, cramped to all hell, sandbagged squats anyways as usual.
SQ1: 227.5/501.5 @0 good lift
SQ2: 235/517.9 @6 good lift
SQ3: 245/540.1 @7 good lift
12.5/27.5 meet pr, 11.3/24.9 off all time pr
squats really hadn’t been feeling good in training for a while, ending with a near miss with 545 11 days out, so we already lowered squat attempts from planned. then with the hard cut in the last 24 hours, we lowered attempts even more but i accidentally looked at the wrong sheet and opened with 501 instead of 480. when that moved ok we took a slightly conservative jump due to some cramping issues, and a slightly larger jump to third attempt. left about 10+kgs in the tank here, but given the circumstances i’m happy with how this went. now time to figure out how to squat again...
LBS Athlete #2: @playmatenate // Nate went 8/9 on his attempts! The one he “missed” was failure to lock out his knees on his third squat. Regardless he hit many PRs including 412lbs squat, 247lbs bench, and 451lbs deadlift! 🔥 // I’m really proud of him and he’s only climbing up from here!
Collegiate Athlete #1: @josedhaga 🔥// This is Jose’s second national level meet! Due to his drastic water cut, we did not hit the numbers we wanted. Jose is one of the most passionate and hard-working athletes I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching. His full meet recap is below 📈 ・・・
Collegiate Nationals 2018 Meet Recap
Squat: 170kg/375lbs 1/3
Bench: 82.5kg/182lbs 2/3
Deadlift: 210kg/463lbs 2/3
Total: 462.5kg/1017.5lbs 5/9
After having to water cut close to 10 pounds I knew my performance would be affected but wasn’t expecting it to be this bad. Pretty disappointing only hitting my squat opener and failing all my thirds as they were numbers I hit before. Safe to say this will be my last meet as a 74. The only highlight of the day was having to pull my opener beltless as I forgot to get it.
Shoutout to my mom and grandma for coming all the way from Jersey to cheer me on. Shoutout to @thekoreanhulk for coaching me the last few months
Implementing accessories into your main lifts are important depending on what they are... specifically you want to add the accessories that relate closely to the main lifts that you believe may add assistance 👊🏻📈 // If you do them right and put effort into them, it can go a long way 🔥