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    *Pictures & Videos* Just got back from Grand Ledge, MI..

    Rob Luyando, Jeremy Frey and my self went to Matt Kroczaleski's house to train this weekend. George Halbert from Westside Barbell came up with a crew from Ohio, Tom Webster and Tim Hensley came from Detroit Barbell and Matt K had his crew there Brother K-Dog, Josh, Dennis, and a few others. I apologize for forgetting some names. We trained in Matt's garage today. It was very humid but some great lifting went on. I will post some videos soon from today's training. Here are some pictures of everyone who was there lifting. Thanks to Matt K for having us up and letting us stay at his very nice home.








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    Like I said on PL watch, that is AWESOME stuff!

    It reminds me of the camaraderie at the old Gold's in Venice, just with powerlifters this time.

    Bill, who orchestrated this whole thing?


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    Gee... that's a lot of beef...
    Did you guys scare the neighbors?? Invasion of the Mastodons...

    Who would have thought just a few years ago that you could see 6 packs on 300lbers... cool

    Looks and sounds like it was an excellent time...

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    AWESOME VIDEOS AND PICS BILL!!!!! Dam, I can't wait to to train today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great pictures & training footage

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    Like I said on PL watch, that is AWESOME stuff!

    It reminds me of the camaraderie at the old Gold's in Venice, just with powerlifters this time.

    Bill, who orchestrated this whole thing?
    I will take credit for it. LOL! Actually it was orignally going to be me driving down to work with Kroc on his bench and then word got out and we started inviting other lifters. It was a great time and an honor to lift with all of the monsters! Training with Halbert was the high light for me. I have been a huge fan of Halberts for many years and to train with him and pick his brain in person was awesome.

    This is hopefully going to be a start of a trend for us. Going to try to do this type of work out session every 2 to 3 months. Great learning tool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    Like I said on PL watch, that is AWESOME stuff!

    It reminds me of the camaraderie at the old Gold's in Venice, just with powerlifters this time.

    Bill, who orchestrated this whole thing?
    Rob Luyando.

    I would like to do it again soon. Matt is a cool guy and it was really nice of him to let us stay in his very nice home.
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    That's awesome. Reminds me of the training weekends Crawford used to have. There's nothing like getting together with a different crew and busting your ass.

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    Gotta agree with Vinny, these weekends tend to bring the best out of lifters and you always walk away with a ton more knowledge than when you arrived.

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    Myself what i took from watching the best in the game in the same room is there was one bitchin. Also there wasnt a single weight missed. Yeah Halbery lost one but that **** happens, and with 905 anything can happen. Just glad it seemed like he was ok.
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    No reason for any bitching. We were all there for the same reason. To move Iron and learn from each other and help each other out.

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    That phenom looked good on you rob. Jesse has one order to try to use for europa. Who else do you know is coming to that?
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    I make any shirt look good. LOL! Tough shirt to learn. Key is breaking it in right.

    Haven't heard who else will be there. Pretty sure Ryan is going to be there. Pual Key is probably going to be there as well.

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    i never seen so many big guys in one photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    I will take credit for it. LOL! Actually it was orignally going to be me driving down to work with Kroc on his bench and then word got out and we started inviting other lifters. It was a great time and an honor to lift with all of the monsters! Training with Halbert was the high light for me. I have been a huge fan of Halberts for many years and to train with him and pick his brain in person was awesome.

    This is hopefully going to be a start of a trend for us. Going to try to do this type of work out session every 2 to 3 months. Great learning tool!
    If you guys ever need a raw guy to come to one of these workouts, let me know

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    that wouldn't be Nick Winters would it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    that wouldn't be Nick Winters would it?
    Yes, it would

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtteg_x View Post
    i never seen so many big guys in one photo!



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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post
    If you guys ever need a raw guy to come to one of these workouts, let me know

    Nick you welcome anytime as long as your ready to come to the dark side. You would make a freaky strong gear whore.

    Wolfy relax i'm not hitting on your man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    Nick you welcome anytime as long as your ready to come to the dark side. You would make a freaky strong gear whore.

    Wolfy relax i'm not hitting on your man!
    Would my double ply radical cut hanes pocket tee be good enough?

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    haha good to see you on here Nick! How's training going?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    I will take credit for it. LOL! Actually it was orignally going to be me driving down to work with Kroc on his bench and then word got out and we started inviting other lifters. It was a great time and an honor to lift with all of the monsters! Training with Halbert was the high light for me. I have been a huge fan of Halberts for many years and to train with him and pick his brain in person was awesome.

    This is hopefully going to be a start of a trend for us. Going to try to do this type of work out session every 2 to 3 months. Great learning tool!
    Man, George moves that weight with some SERIOUS speed, no? Wow!

    There there is you, slow and methodical, but unstoppable!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    haha good to see you on here Nick! How's training going?
    Going great, pretty much back to 100%. Taking things nice and slow and being a lot more cautious any time I have any pain issues. PM me your cell number and I will send you a training vid from this weekend.

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    Is that George Halbert in the yellow? He's one of the best benchers I've ever seen.
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