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April Mathis
12-27-2011, 07:45 PM
For anyone that doesn't know me, I'm currently the #1 ranked raw all-time female powerlifter. My best lifts in competition are: 615lbs. squat, 415lbs. bench press, and 580lbs. deadlift, for a 1610lbs. total (belt and wrist wraps only) at 254lbs. bodyweight in the shw class. I post on here every so often and mostly follow my friend Brian Hopper's training, since I used to train in Lakeland where he does.

I know this post is really a blatant promotion for my new website. Check it out: http://mathistrainingsolutions.com/

But, understand that all proceeds from this website go back into the sport of powerlifting. Some of the money will be used for me to travel to meets (I have only competed near where I live because of this factor). I also would like to pay for all of my training partners who would like to compete in and travel with myself to the women's pro-am being held by Laura Phelps on 04/14/2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. If the site goes well, I also am going to donate money to the next women's pro-am meet and help offer prize money at the next meet we hold in Georgia so that lifters can have something more than a plastic trophy for their accomplishments.

So, if you are interested in what I have to offer, check out the website. I will also have products for sale in the very near future (stuff made and sold by powerlifters) and will be adding another top powerlifting (geared and raw) and strongman competitor to my site in the next week.

Thanks for reading and before you make fun of this as just another site to sell training programs, remember that all the money goes back into the sport, not just in my pocket like some people do. Contact me with any questions (please note: This is a serious post and I will not respond to sarcastic or insulting comments, so don't act childish).


P.S. I do not think this violates the Terms of Use for this site, because I am not currently selling anything similar to or in conflict with what you are promoting (At Large nutrition products) on this site. So I apologize if it does.

Hogbody_308
12-27-2011, 09:17 PM
That's just crazy!!! Your numbers I mean. I knew you were strong as hell but I didn't know until I read this pot you have a 610 belt only squat or the 580 pull. Damm!!!!

April Mathis
12-27-2011, 09:34 PM
That's just crazy!!! Your numbers I mean. I knew you were strong as hell but I didn't know until I read this pot you have a 610 belt only squat or the 580 pull. Damm!!!!

Thanks. My squat was not great there. It is much better now. I will squat over 700 easy at my next meet.

mastermonster
12-27-2011, 10:20 PM
April is the real deal! I've competed with her and judged her and her intensity rivals anyone I've seen! You can almost see fire in her eyes when she attacks the weight! I love watching her lift! April, I like your idea for the site! I hope it's very successful for you! Good luck and tell Big Jon hello!

theBarzeen
12-28-2011, 09:35 AM
looking forward to seeing how you do at this meet..... good luck

Niko_El_Piko
12-28-2011, 10:14 AM
Amazing numbers. All the luck with your site. Clicking....

Keep up the good work!

April Mathis
12-28-2011, 11:21 AM
April is the real deal! I've competed with her and judged her and her intensity rivals anyone I've seen! You can almost see fire in her eyes when she attacks the weight! I love watching her lift! April, I like your idea for the site! I hope it's very successful for you! Good luck and tell Big Jon hello!

I will. We should train together sometime. I realized we only live like an hour apart.

Brian Hopper
12-28-2011, 07:26 PM
You guys have no idea how strong she really is. Not only is she strong on the big 3, but she can probably out shrug (maybe not Coke, lol) and out row anyone on here. I know I can't keep up with her :mad: lol. Anyone looking to set some PR's, this might be a good chance.

chris mason
12-28-2011, 09:03 PM
I'm cool with the post :).

April Mathis
12-29-2011, 01:08 PM
You guys have no idea how strong she really is. Not only is she strong on the big 3, but she can probably out shrug (maybe not Coke, lol) and out row anyone on here. I know I can't keep up with her :mad: lol. Anyone looking to set some PR's, this might be a good chance.

lol Brian. Too bad upper back stuff doesn't reflect in my deadlift. It's kind of messed up to do rows with 455 almost as many times as I can deadlift it.

thecityalive
12-29-2011, 05:57 PM
I was watching your slingshot videos and I my jaw dropped. I do appreciate your help when I post up critique vids. :D

mastermonster
12-29-2011, 10:28 PM
I will. We should train together sometime. I realized we only live like an hour apart.

I would love to! Let see if we can work that out soon. A change of scenary and atmosphere is a good thing occasionally.

April Mathis
12-29-2011, 10:44 PM
I'm cool with the post :).

Let me know if you want me to put anything up on my website for you - products or affiliate links or anything like that. Just send me a private message if interested. I'm almost done with the lastest update and will have about 30-40 products listed tomorrow. And I only want to put things that are actually effective, not bs stuff like 3/4 of what you see in gnc or vitamin shoppe or many sites online.

April Mathis
12-29-2011, 10:46 PM
I would love to! Let see if we can work that out soon. A change of scenary and atmosphere is a good thing occasionally.

I will post on your log in a minute.

April Mathis
12-29-2011, 10:49 PM
I was watching your slingshot videos and I my jaw dropped. I do appreciate your help when I post up critique vids. :D

Haha yeah I actually don't get much out of a slingshot, only 30lbs. or so. I always bring the bar down slow, so it's not as helpful to doing more weight than if you bring the bar down fast or bounce it. Some people doing that are getting 100lbs. out of it. I also have an old one that was one of the original kind though, so that may be a difference too compared to the newer ones.

JK1
01-01-2012, 02:18 PM
Haha yeah I actually don't get much out of a slingshot, only 30lbs. or so. I always bring the bar down slow, so it's not as helpful to doing more weight than if you bring the bar down fast or bounce it. Some people doing that are getting 100lbs. out of it. I also have an old one that was one of the original kind though, so that may be a difference too compared to the newer ones.

There is a big difference. The old ones stretched out really fast. The new ones are thicker and made from a different material (I'm not talking about a Mad Dog, just the regular slingshot). I've got one of those original ones too---the thin red ones. 30-60 lbs sounds about right for it.