This website exists as a medium for displaying the information I have aggregated over 15 years of training. In that time, I have gone from a sedentary, soft, sorry excuse for an athlete to competing at the higher(amateur) levels of Strongman and Powerlifting. I have learned some things about some things and have had success passing these things on to others.
Notice that I didn't use the phrase 'working out' or 'exercising'; for 15 years I have been training. The important distinction here is the implication of competition as an end result of the activity performed. We pay attention to the ways that people train because there must at some point be a quantifiable improvement in ability that justifies the work done. In training, there is method, planning, practice, record keeping, and evaluation. In exercise, there is none.
The primary mission here will be to establish which methods best improve performance through the acquisition of strength, muscularity, conditioning, speed, coordination, and improved body composition. There will also be frequent discussion of new topics to expand knowledge and add to our world view. Like I said, I know some things about some things, but I don't know it all.
My last 8 years of active competition were primarily centered around Strongman, and this year there is a special dedication to acquiring status as an ASC lightweight pro. There will be much discussion of event training, both from the perspective of improving competitiveness in the sport itself and using these methods to improve strength and athleticism for other sports. I firmly believe that all strength sports follow a common thread and can be successfully trained for concurrently. Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Strongman events, and, yes, even Crossfit all have common elements that will benefit and reinforce each other when used in proper proportions.
For today, I will leave you with this bit of badassness. Dmitry Klokov was/is a world class Olympic Weightlifter known for his vicious intensity, insane strength/bodyweight ratio, and his ability to rock a Speedo in a strangely hetero way. He's switched his efforts to Crossfit as of late, a brilliant business move, if nothing else. While many doubt his ability to compete at a high level after so many years of super-specialized training, his willingness to work out of his comfort zone and conquer new pastures is damn inspiring. Enjoy.