Destroying The Myth?

Living in your father’s shadow is something not many young men would like to do. Recently, Generation Iron director Vlad Yudin had an opportunity to interview Sergio Oliva Jr to discuss “Destroying ‘The Myth”, his perspective on following in his father’s footsteps.   “The Myth” was the moniker given to his father Sergio Oliva Sr., the […]

read more

Legacy Building by John Greaves III

Legacy is more important to me with every passing year. I recently watched an interview with up and coming bodybuilder Sergio Oliva, Jr. on the Generation Iron YouTube Channel and it was pretty eye-opening. As the son of an iconic bodybuilder, you’d think that Oliva would have a leg up on the competition but he revealed that […]

read more

Remembering Why I Started

I’ve never been in shape.  That’s an embarrassing admission considering that I’ve been lifting weights or at least exercising for 23 years.  I started out as a skinny kid and that didn’t change until my girlfriend at the time had to rescue me from under a bar loaded to 135lbs. I weighed five pounds less […]

read more

A Garage Gym Life

I stopped by the USA Powerlifting Summer Showdown Saturday, June 11th intending to only stay a couple of hours. I was there to support  my Gogginsforce teammate, Perry Ellis, Jr. at the meet but  I’d been awake for about 17 hours straight by the time it started so I was eager to pop in and leave.  […]

read more

Outtakes: Activate Your Healing Factor by John Greaves III

I’ve had the privilege of interviewing some very strong athletes but sometimes I have to cut material to fit a publication’s space constraints. Well lucky you, because I post those “outtakes” here for your reading pleasure! While we’d all like to have Wolverine’s healing factor, the reality is that we don’t. Hard training can take a […]

read more

What Powerlifting Teaches Us About Galatians 6:2

I’m in the midst of processing photos from a recent powerlifting meet (which side note: nothing makes you miss the platform more than being surrounded by lifting friends and being in the the middle of the atmosphere again.) As I’ve been processing through them, something stood out to me for the first time since I […]

read more
yolo so make it count

Should I Compete? by John Greaves III

Should I compete?  That’s the question that keeps coming up. You want to but you don’t know if you’re good enough. You’ve been training for a while and either you or the people around you have noticed.  You move better, things that used to be difficult are now easy for you.  That’s when the hunger, […]

read more
Showing all 7 results