Jul 2017 30


Happy to announce out Vlogs are finally on their way!  @jt.productions_ working her stuff to create episode 1 “The Iron culture”.So much to this concept and how we are trying to create more than just numbers here at the Battle Axe. When i first started this gym i wanted to be something more, something different, and a name to be talked about. I wanted there to be an air of responsibility and hard work that would hit you like a ton of bricks the moment you stepped foot into my gym. Over the years i can look back and proudly say that there has been no better representation of this dream than at this very moment. Hopefully, this is just the beginning and with the help of so many others, we will continue to place our fingerprint in history and our legacy.


Thank you all



Jun 2017 26

If you’re like me then you will respect the bench as thee most complex lift of the big 3… I’ve never been a big bencher but have always maintained decent form.. that being said, I consistently find new ways and new ideas to refine the bench to continue to improve not only in performance… but in teaching as well.Found this video this week and I hope you guys get a little insight from Dave Tates perspectives. It’s deff in lines with helping more beginner benchers but don’t be fooled, I have seen a lot of “seasoned” lifters doing some of these mistakes and worst of all, teaching them too .


Jun 2017 21

Probably one of my favorite interviews with Dr. McGill… he touches on all bases on the approach to back mechanics and his general view on training the spine for Athletes. This is just the tip of the iceberg of course but it still allows one to understand a perspective from one of the top spine specialists in the world.  I thought the interviewer asked some relative questions and i hope you get out of it as much as i did.

Jun 2017 16

So i haven’t been in here in a while, sue me.. just kidding, don’t.  I am OFTEN asked what’s the first thing to do when you hurt your back and here is a very, very…..very minimized system that has worked for me and many many others that i’ve worked with. Also a serious disclaimer, if you’re under serious pain, fear or discomfort that affects quality of life, seek out professional help.


Aug 2016 10

oh hey, it’s MDLP again… so you’re getting ready to hit the gym.. it’s time.. it’s not your first time at the gym but you know you pushed back an episode of Stranger Things and some facebook likes to hit the iron.. getting to the gym takes a process but what do you do when you get there? what do you bring? what’s your mentality? now to everyday meatheads this might seem like a no brainer ( and that’s where we can get complacent) but to the average lifter or even those with long days.. we kind of drift off… so lets establish some short, simple rules, guidelines and maybe some suggestions on what to do.. of course these are my opinions, which probably makes them dead on… so here we go! yaaay:


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