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Interview by Adrienne Harvey, RKC II, CK-FMS, Primal Move Nat'l Instructor
Feb 16, 2013 11:30 AM
Dragon Door: When did you first become interested in fitness?
Thomas Phillips: I've been an athlete since I was eight years old. So fitness and competition have always been a huge part of my life. I still compete in natural bodybuilding, power lifting, and jujitsu.
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Dragon Door: How did you get started with health and fitness?
Elliot Newman: Ever since I was about 15, I’ve been very interested in training and health. Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of different things. From a training perspective, I started out with bodybuilding but discovered it wasn't fulfilling for me, so I moved onto powerlifting a few years later. I've also tried many different approaches to eating.
In the past few years I’ve educated myself greatly on the subjects of nutrition
Andy Bolton & Elliot Newman
Jun 08, 2011 10:00 PM
So, you wanna get strong?
That’s great, and I commend you on your choice of physical pursuit. It goes without saying that you will need to lift weights and add weight to the bar in order to get stronger.
However, if you wish to reach your strength potential (in your chosen lifts) then there is going to be much more involved than mindlessly ‘lifting weights’.
Feb 18, 2011 10:47 PM
How can I guarantee to significantly increase your deadlift by training with two ten pound plates that you don’t even add to the bar?
Feb 18, 2011 10:46 PM
The 100 + pound kettlebell called “The Beast” has created a lot of consternation for those seeking to lift it in some manner or fashion.
Brett Jones, Master RKC, CSCS, CK-FMS
Jan 24, 2011 07:29 PM
We would all like to think that we have thought of it all in regards to the one thing we spend the most time with – our bodies. But as the old joke goes: &ldqu [...]
Jan 24, 2011 07:27 PM
Author of Movement: Functional Movement SystemsIn 1984 I started college and said goodbye to a football career. I was coming off of two ankle fractures and knew my chance [...]
Aug 26, 2010 11:52 AM
So it's Monday night and we've just finished a brutal MMA strength and conditioning session at Champions MMA in Lakeland,FL. Several of the usual suspects are there [...]
Geoff Neupert, Master RKC, CSCS
Jun 09, 2010 05:36 PM
If you haven't read Pavel's, Beyond Bodybuilding, you should. If you have, I recommend you read it again. Arguably one of the best but most underrated concepts that b [...]
Mark Reifkind, Master RKC
May 12, 2010 04:37 PM
Imagine you standing upright with an empty barbell in your hands. Every few seconds your "friends' add a plate to each side. It doesn't matter if the plates are 45 lb [...]