Friday, May 17, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #57 Common Deadlift Mistakes


This episode the duo discusses common deadlift mistakes! From bent elbows to beginning with the bar too far from your shins, they attempt to shed light on faults that are easily fixed. Andrew and T-Payne also share a couple advanced deadlift techniques.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #56 Avengers: Endgame REVIEW


This episode we’re joined by Kenneth Moody and the intro voice to Check My Total Kyle Macon as the crew reviews “Avengers: Endgame”. SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS! We dive into everything and share our feelings about the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #55 Wedding Week Rambling


This episode we’re joined by Derek Elam as he and Timmy temporally move into Andrew’s apartment in preparation for the wedding. We get an update on Derek’s weight loss journey and he and Andrew even get a workout in. The podcast also has its last installment of “Wedding Advice for Andrew”.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #54 The Andrew Outro Compilation


It’s the episode everyone has been waiting for! You’ve been listening to him for a year and hearing all of his hot takes. Finally all of Andrew’s outro rants are in one place! The compilation includes all the outros from episode 1 to episode 52.

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IBP EVENT RECAP: 2019 IBP Tarheel State Powerlifting Championships


This episode we recap the 2019 IBP Tarheel State Powerlifting Championships in Belmont, North Carolina! We are joined by the Associate Executive Director of the YMCA Josey Messer and Bench Only competitor Michael Belk. They comment on how the competition went and how other competitors preformed.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #53 USAPL Collegiate Nationals RECAP


This episode we’re joined by 2019 USAPL Collegiate Nationals competitors Lisa Benitez and Marshall Powell! We check in to see how they preformed at the meet and how they felt about their overall experience in Ohio. Richard Arroyo also rejoins the podcast to give us the spectator’s point of view of the weekend.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #52 One Year Anniversary + God of War Review


This episode the duo takes time to reminisce! They reflect on past episodes and the fun they have had while podcasting. From the guests to the life lessons learned, Andrew and Timmy would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the show! This episode they also welcome Steven West and Kenneth Moody to review PS4’s “God of War”.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #51 How Much Volume Do I Need?


This episode the duo has a conversation about how much volume a powerlifter actually needs. We are all trying to get stronger, but where does bodybuilding end and powerlifting begin? The duo sheds light on the optimal volume range a powerlifter should be in while training.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #50 Michael Belk April Meet Prep


This episode the duo has a conversation with NC Strength Sports & Powerlifting Hall of Famer Michael Belk! Mister Belk is readying up for the IBP Tarheel State Powerlifting Championships in April. His goal is to finally capture a 600 lb RAW bench press! We check in to see how his training is going and listen to his words of wisdom.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #49 Bulking and Cutting


This episode the duo has a conversation about bulking and cutting. They explain what the concept is and why constant alternation between the two can be detrimental to your gains. They also put into words what they believe to be the best way to go about bulking and cutting.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #48 Dox Powerlifting Miami


This episode the duo has a conversation with Dox Powerlifting in Miami, Florida! We speak with founders Richard Arroyo and Bryan Diaz. Richard and Bryan are both life long athletes. We check in to see what is unorthodox about their training and how they found the sport of powerlifting.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

POWERLIFTING 101: Jefferson Deadlift


This episode of Powerlifting 101 explains Iron Boy Powerlifting’s new event the Jefferson Deadlift. Keith Payne and Rob Wess go over the specifics of the lift and how it will be added to the Odd-Lift Challenge.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #47 Powerlifting Singlets


This episode the duo has a conversation about singlets! They cover where they believe singlets originated and go over why it is important to wear one in competition. Plus they tell what kind of singlets they wear. If you want to know more history about the singlet check out Timmy’s article below!

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HISTORY OF THE SINGLET IN POWERLIFTING

It’s easy to get flustered before stepping on the platform of your first powerlifting competition. Butterflies swirl around your stomach and your mind races a million miles per minute. Sometimes it isn’t even the weight that scares us. It’s being in front of a crowd in a singlet.

Where did these “unitards” even come from and why are powerlifting federations making me wear one? These are questions I’ve often wondered while I’m standing on deck, tugging down the pant legs of my singlet to make them just an inch less revealing.  

Let’s roll back to the nineteenth century. Numerous strongmen, such as Eugen Sandow and Apollon the Mighty, popularized lifting heavy weights in front of a crowd. These strongmen wore tight clothing and often only a pair of trunks while they preformed. The revealing uniforms were to show off their physiques and the origin of their strength. As they traveled from continent to continent more men became interested in these emerging public figures. It also prompted more men to challenge these figures’ feats of strength in order to prove who was the strongest of them all.

This growth in competition persuaded challengers to call for the regulation of lifting code. They wanted everyone to be on the same, even, and fair playing field. The cry ultimately led to the inclusion of weightlifting in the 1896 Olympics. Weightlifting would become a spotty occurrence in the Olympics until the mid 1900s. While challengers competed in the snatch and the clean and jerk they still did not lift in the standard singlet that we think of today.

The oldest sport known to man, wrestling, often influenced the attire of other athletics. The evolution of a wrestlers’ attire often goes hand in hand with the evolution of a weightlifters’ attire. In wrestling it is important to wear a tight fitting uniform because it is a rule that competitors are not allowed to grab the other’s clothing to use for leverage. It also allows the referee a non-hindered view in order to call when a competitor scores a point. This philosophy translated well to weightlifting because the judges needed to make the same calls based on the view of a lifter’s position.

Between the 1920s and 1930s it was common to compete bare chested while wearing full length leggings, or tights. Over these tights wrestlers would wear a “Black Tom” which was a black outside supporter. As the sport moved into the 1940s the tights would disappear and wrestlers would wear only trunks made out of wool. While the tights returned underneath the trunks for the 1950s it wasn’t until the mid 1960s that the NCAA banned shirtless wrestling.  Wrestlers now had to wear three pieces; a sleeveless top, full length leggings, and wool trunks.

Concurrently during the 1960s, weightlifting’s popularity started to decline which influenced then Olympic weightlifting coach Bob Hoffman to shy away from the sport. This was due to the attractiveness of “odd-lifts” and competitors wanting to prove their strength in competition alternatively to the snatch and the clean and jerk. Originally Hoffman opposed the change until September 5, 1964 when he organized the ‘Powerlifting Tournament of America’. The event composed of the squat, bench, and deadlift and consisted of 21 competitors that ushered in the United State’s first powerlifting competition.

It wasn’t until the following year, in 1965, that the Amateur Athletic Union held the first sponsored and sanctioned powerlifting meet. They disregarded Bob Hoffman’s tournament providing an open opportunity for all records to be set, giving the sport a fresh start. These early competitions saw lifters wearing the one-piece singlet that we are familiar with today. However regulations were still relaxed as some lifters wore loafers.

Moving forward into the early 1970s, the surfacing of the one-piece singlet increased. This was due largely in part to the NCAA lifting its ban on one-piece singlets for collegiate wrestling. Since then singlets have been a mainstay in wrestling, weightlifting, and powerlifting. Today, in most federations, singlets are necessary in order to set state, national, and world records.

I personally can say singlets are just a part of the norm. Once you get around the meet venue and realize other people are wearing singlets too it definitely makes it easier to walk around in your own. Putting on a singlet is almost like joining a fraternity, harkening back through its rich history and bonding you to the legendary strongmen of old. Plus, no one is going to make fun of you for wearing a singlet when you’re crushing Elite numbers.

If you still don’t feel comfortable in a singlet that’s okay! Iron Boy Powerlifting allows all youth, teen, and novice lifters to compete wearing a t-shirt and tight fitting shorts. We feel that it is important to introduce and to get new lifters in the sport. We don’t want a singlet to be the reason why someone can’t find their new passion.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #46 Belts. What Are They Good For?


This episode the duo tackles powerlifting belts! Are powerlifting belts necessary and what exactly are they doing for you to being with? Andrew and Timothy also cover what kinds of belts are on the market and what they believe is the best powerlifting belt to purchase.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #45 Derek Elam Weight Loss


This episode the duo has a conversation with Derek Elam! Derek has lost over a hundred pounds of body weight! He tells us how he accomplished the feat and why he started the journey to begin with. With losing weight also comes a conversation about nutrition, so of course we dive right into it.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #44 Equipped vs Raw Training


This episode the duo discusses the differences between training Equipped and Raw. With the methods being different Andrew and Timmy explain why you should or shouldn’t train a certain way depending on which method you’re doing. They help bring awareness to lifters about Equipped techniques that don’t necessarily work in the Raw world.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #43 Genetically Modified Powerlifting


This episode the duo discusses the future of powerlifting! With unbelievable advances in the world of science and technology Andrew and Timmy wrestle with what that means for athletics. Are Captain America Super Soldier Test Tube babies what we have to look forward to? Only time will tell!

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Friday, February 1, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #42 Brandon Arthur


This episode we have a chat with the Bench Press Maniac Brandon Arthur! Brandon shares his goal to cut weight and attain a 198 lb IBP Elite Total in April. We talk about the steps he is taking to achieve it such as his training and how he is shedding pounds. Furthermore the bunch has a conversation about chicken and the George Foreman Grill.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #41 Fitness Gauntlet Finale


The podcast everyone has been waiting on… for awhile now. All the points have been in and all the events have been tallied! This episode we learn who won the Check My Total Fitness Gauntlet Challenge! Challenger Steven West joins the podcast and we would like to thank everyone that participated.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #40 Announcing and Scoring


This episode the duo travels back behind the scenes of a powerlifting meet. We’re joined by the Voice of Iron Boy Powerlifting Ashley Macon! As our resident announcer she gives us insight on what she does as well as how the rest of the scores table operates. We also answer a few questions that might arise at the table.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #39 Casey Buddenbaum


This episode the duo has a chat with first time lifter Casey Buddenbaum! He breaks down why being 6’6” still isn’t an excuse to have a bad bench press. We also ask him about his first competition and learn that he also throws it down on chicken wing challenges and Fortnite.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

CHECK MY TOTAL #38 Happy New Year!


It’s 2019 people! The duo tries out new recording software (ignore Timmy’s sickness) and give a short movie review of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. Although they’re not big into resolutions they share some New Year powerlifting goals anyway. PLUS: What’s the lifespan of a powerlifter’s career?

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