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A Breakthrough Moment

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A Breakthrough Moment

Yesterday during Session 2 of my Mash Method Training, I Front Squatted 220k/484lb. It was the first moment that I actually believed that not only could I get back in great shape, but also I believe now that I can get in the best shape ever. This lift put me way ahead of schedule for my goals in 2017.

I think that we all have certain numbers that we must first get to that propels us further towards our goals. It’s quite arbitrary when one things about it really. Why 220k? Why didn’t I get this confidence boost when I front squatted 215k a few weeks ago?

Possibly because 220k puts me close to a 500lb Front Squat again, and there is something manly about front squatting 500lb. At least I think so, and really when it comes to training goals, nothing matters other than what I think. No body really cares other than me, so it needs to matter to me. The same goes for you. Your training has to matter to you and no one else.

Yesterday I told my training partner and friend Chris Ox Mason that I had Front Squatted 220k. He replied, “Why?”

I answered by saying, “Because I could!” That’s the truth. To me the heavy lifting makes me feel young. I am able to lift more weight in the squats and pull than 99% of my athletes. Yes I am heavier than most of them, but I don’t care. Of course there is Nathan Damron, but he doesn’t count because he’s not human. However don’t think that I am not going to try and squat with him by the end of the year. Yes it’s probably not going to happen, but I have always shot for the big dog. I think that it adds to our coach and athlete bond, and it allows us to have some fun in the gym.

I find that I relate to my athletes better when I am training. I am more fun to be around, and I definitely bring more energy to the room when I am training. That’s just the way I am when I am training. I get excited, and I like to have a goodtime. A lot of my athletes need to be reminded to have a good time.

So what is your breakthrough lift that you need to hit to believe that you are truly capable of your goals? Is it high enough? Just because I am 43-years-old doesn’t mean that I am going to start setting mediocre goals. I am not that kind of coach, and I am certainly not that kind of athlete. I leave mediocrity to the coaches talking junk about our team while failing to produce more than one or two National Athletes. OK that was a little harsh, but I am not going to erase it. Haha

Here’s another small rant that I will leave you with before I am off to Wake Forest University to help with their strength program. Why is it that people get their feeling hurt when they talk junk on a social media post and then others attack them? I mean you started the talking. Here’s the thing. You will never find great coaches ever critiquing, criticizing, and talking junk on social media. We are too busy producing athletes. All that we ask is that you leave our athletes along. I recommend focusing on yourself because that will produce the most fruit in your own life. An outward focus will never yield a crop because there is never any improving. Anyways I hope that is taken as guidance. I really don’t care when people criticize Coach McCauley or me. We are producing. You can read about our results, and we are respected amongst our peers. That’s all that we can ask for.

Let me end by giving some advice on “breakthrough moments”. I recommend setting goals that are big. Of course set smaller goals that can be achieved weekly or monthly. I recommend circling one of those numbers as a breakthrough number. You know a number that lets you know that your big goals are achievable.

I can tell you this. After yesterday, I am ready to lift more weight than any other time in my life. Here are some of the principles that are helping me along the way:

• Frequency- I still do the important things often.
• Mash Method- This is a play on PAP, but it is really helping me add some quality muscle and strength at the same time.
• Surround yourself with people with equally or greater goals. Insane people make each other more insane I have found.
• Focus on your weaknesses for accessory movements. This has been a game changer.

Tomorrow is Mash Method Front Squat and Bench Press. Saturday I am visiting Big House Power HQ to work with the world’s best strength coach, Coach Joe Kenn. We are hitting some deadlifts on a Saturday morning. Stand by for all of the results and shenanigans.

You can check out the Front Squat on Instagram: @coachtravismash

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Coach and Athlete Relationship

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Coach and Athlete Relationship

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Some might think that this is a straightforward answer, but it is not. It changes overtime. The relationship starts one way and ends up another. Well at least it should. A lot of coaches want total control throughout a lifter’s career, but nothing could be more incorrect. Let me explain!

When an athlete first starts, they have no idea what they are doing. They have no idea how their bodies will respond to training. They have no idea how their body is moving throughout space. At this point the coach should have total control of an athlete’s training. The coach will know best because they will know what works best for rookie lifters. They will focus on basics and GPP. There will be a huge emphasis on technique, timing, and movement. A lot of the movement patterns that are developed during this stage will be with the athlete forever, so attention to detail is everything.

During this phase the lifter should compete often, so they and the coach learn how the athlete is affected by competition. They will learn if they like extra time during warm ups, or if they like to warm up quickly. The coach will learn how the athlete reacts during pressure situations. The coach should put the athlete in as many situational moments as possible to prepare the athlete for the future. Teaching the athlete to compete well is a must as a coach. This rookie stage is the first 2-3 years of an athlete’s career.

Years 3-7 is the intermediate stage where the athlete should begin to have more input. The athlete is beginning to develop an understanding of the way their body works. Not to mention, “If an athlete believes that something will work, it will”! I live by that saying. It is so true. If an athlete is having trouble with their jerk, and they think that push presses will help them, almost 100% of the time the push presses will help them.

Every athlete has a different body that will react differently to certain stimuli. For example, Jon North knew that Front Squats hurt his back. Why would I test that theory? I just did back squats. It’s not like he didn’t positional work because his clean rack position was perfect. If an athlete in this stage, feels that they need more pulls in their training, it will probably work.

The key is learning to fit the suggestions within the coach’s program scheme. Remember, if the volume is well thought out, adding something means subtracting something. If you add push presses, then subtract a press somewhere else. As a coach, the worst mistake is assuming that you know everything about the athlete. If a lifter is a true athlete, they are going to know their own bodies better than anyone else. I suggest using this awesome trait in conjunction with the program that a great coach has designed.

The last stage is 7+ years of training. At this point the athlete knows best. They have performed countless cycles of programming. They have tried countless exercises and variations of the lift. They have had success with certain styles of training, and they have failed with others. Certain volume loads have propelled them to greatness, and others have put them in the hospital.

At this point the athlete needs to have the majority of input about their program. The coach is used to simply guide them in their decisions. Really at this point, the coach is for accountability, guidance, technique feedback, and meet strategy. Travis Cooper at Team MDUSA has been training for over 10 years. All of the coaches including myself give him a ton of freedom in the program that he performs. He gives suggestions, and we offer guidance. He knows his body, and he knows what works. He knows that if he is squatting certain weights, then he is prepared to lift the weights that he is targeting.

All of this requires the coach to remember that he is there for the athlete. All to often the coach thinks that the athlete is there for him/her. They are wrong. Their time has come and gone. If they are truly great coaches, then they derive their pleasure in aiding the athlete in reaching their own goals. My prayer is that more coaches will let go of their pride and remember that they are privileged to have a part in helping an athlete reach awesome goals in life. Coaches are just tools for the athlete.

Yes I feel a sense of victory when one of my athletes does well, but really I am happier for them. I am helping young men and women feel the same sense of accomplishment that I felt when I was young. It’s one of the most rewarding feelings that I have ever experienced. If coaches out there will coach for the right reason, they will feel the most rewarding feeling in the world. A feeling of helping someone else can’t be matched.

2017 is going to be an exciting year for us. We hope that we can help as many people reach their goals as possible. Here are a couple ways that we can help you:

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Message to Team Mash Mafia

Message to Team Mash Mafia

 

You guys are spread all over this country for the holidays, so I thought that I would just put a few words on here. I know that I don’t always tell you guys how I feel, so I am going to do my best to do it right now. This team is more than just family to me. You guys and gals are a part of me. You are part of my life’s work.

 

I believe with all my heart that we have the best team in the United States. You guys are an incredible assembly of athleticism, determination, and drive. Some of you came here as middle of the road athletes, and now you are fighting for world team spots in less than a year. Some of you are on the brink of turning the corner. Some of you are simply incredible. However you all have one thing in common. You are all willing to put in more work than anyone in this country to reach your goals.

 

Don and I throw workouts at you that I don’t even believe are possible, and you guys and gals find a way. You stay after practice every day to work on weaknesses without anyone making you. However you are so much more than this.

 

At the American Open you guys became a family. You supported each other, and hung out the entire time. We have grown as a team, and for that I feel very blessed. We are turning into a team that people will talk about for generations after we are all gone, and that’s something that we should all be proud of.

 

 

I know that sometimes I get on you guys. Sometimes I can seem pretty hard on you. Some of you have mentioned that you don’t feel like I am happy with you unless you are setting records. It’s not true. I might get excited when you guys are crushing numbers, but I love you all the time. Right now one of you is hurt really badly, and one of you is on the mend. My heart belongs to these two athletes as they make their climb back onto the platform.

 

I set out to build a team that would one day produce Olympic champions. I wanted to create an environment that would support those goals. I wanted to give athletes as many advantages as possible, so they could focus on training. In one year, we have made massive strides towards those original goals. We are entering 2017 well on our way with lots of new ventures ready to be released.

 

 

I am proud of what we are building together. This team is made up of a bunch of pioneers. We are not only reaching our goals now, but we are blazing a path for those that will come after us. I want you all to think about that really hard. It’s not just about our goals and our plans. It’s about the ones that will come after us.

 

Well that’s what I wanted to tell you all. I love you guys. I love all of you. I am proud of this team each and every one of you. I promise that in 2017 that I will work harder than ever to give all of you everything that you could possibly need to succeed. Merry Christmas Team! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Mash Values, Purpose, and Goal Setting: “A Dose of Reality Helps Clarity to Shine Bright”

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Mash Values, Purpose, and Goal Setting

“A Dose of Reality Helps Clarity to Shine Bright”

For the last few days, my wife and I have watched every breath of air that our two-week-old son, Behr Bradley Mash. Our eldest son, Travis Rock Mash contracted a virus named RSV. To a two-year-old RSV shows up as a simple cold, but to a two-week-old it shows up with a fury.

Congestion for a baby so young as Behr is a deadly contraction. The biggest fear is apnea, where he would simply stop breathing. Last night I watched that little baby take each breath as he lay beside his mother sometimes grimacing from a difficult breath.

I maintained my post until 4am watching two of the people that I love with all my heart sleep while I stood guard. The middle of the night is a great time to contemplate one’s treasures on earth. I am a simple man. Anyone that knows me realizes that my family means the world to me. Nothing on this earth comes before my family. My team and friends come shortly thereafter, as they are family as well.

If you look closely at the things that you hold dear, you will find the things that you value. I personally value God above all things. Then like I explained before, my family, friends, and team come next in that order. There are other things that are important to me as well. I want to teach the world about the barbell and the lessons that it is capable of bestowing upon others. I want to spread the love of fitness. Most importantly I want all the athletes out there to avoid the mistakes that I made in my prime. I want to focus them on something bigger, a purpose. For me it was God.

It takes self-analysis to understand values and to define a purpose. Here’s what it looks like for me:

Values:

• God first so that means morals can’t be neglected, and my character is of utmost importance. We are all reflections of the things that we love the most. If you love yourself the most, you will reflect arrogance and self-servitude. If you love God, you care about others, be forgiving, patient, and loving.
• Family next- I can’t take on projects that take away from family. Of course I have to support my family, so I would work 24-hours per day to take care of them. However, I will do everything that I can to spend the most time with them.
• I won’t make decisions that will harm my team and/or friends. For example maybe I could contract to work with NASA for $1,000,000. That sounds good, but it would take me away from my team. Of course that could help fund, so now it’s time to weigh things.

Hopefully this will give you some ideas how to let your values lead you in making decisions. Otherwise you are simply flying blind with random decisions. That’s a way to find yourself in a place that you don’t want to be.

Purpose-

I want to bring God glory in my actions, and the ways that I interact with others. I want to serve others by helping them reach their strength and fitness goals, and helping them use their passions to do greater things. I want the ways that I serve God, serve others, and treat my family to be a legacy that I can leave to my children.

This means more to me than most actually know. I didn’t do a great job with my first child, Bailey, but I am working on that. I was self-centered when I met her mother, so now she lives in Minnesota with her mother. My purpose in life now is to show my children how a man loves his wife, his children, and his God. I want to die knowing that my children saw me doing things the right way at home, in business, and all aspects of my life. It’s a lot to life up to, but it’s my purpose. What’s your purpose?

Goal Setting-

Once you know your values and purpose, you now have direction. A goal isn’t the end. A goal is a step in a beautiful life that will lead to more and more steps. Never make a goal or a thing into your god. This is a mistake that drove me crazy as a younger athlete. I thought that my success as an athlete was the way to solve all of my problems. It wasn’t.

With that being said, here’s the way that I recommend crushing your goals:

1. Dream it- don’t be afraid to dream big. If you can’t dream it, you sure can’t do it. Have you ever asked yourself, “What’s the biggest difference in people like the President of the United States and yourself?” The biggest difference is that the President can actually conceive the notion of being president.

2. Write it down- When you write it down, it comes to life. It’s no longer a dream. It’s a real thing. It’s now a goal.

3. Plan it- this is where the rubber meets the road. Now the dream, the goal takes on a life. The more detailed the plan will equal the brighter an outcome.

4. Commit to it- without this step everything else is worthless. Are you a baller or not?

5. Constant Reminders of it- your goals along with the plan should be well documented with small reminders everywhere.

I have given you the playbook to success. I haven’t just given you the way to reach a goal. I have given you the way to do it for a greater good, and in a way that will never violate your moral code. I pray that all of you will do something to make this world a better place. I hope that all of you will touch lives in a way that will rock this entire world with love.

Now I am going to go watch my two-week-old. I am going to watch Behr Bradley sleep, and I will know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. I am loving my family. I am publishing this article to help others to help all of you. I am living my code. I pray that all of you will do the same.

Merry Christmas!

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Simple Ideas for Guaranteed Strength

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Simple Ideas for Guaranteed Strength

Travis Deadlift

Here’s something cool for all of you to read while watching the American Open. Enjoy!

Today’s online world is full of some crazy information. It is really hard for a new lifter to decipher through what is right and what is wrong. January is the month that a lot of people begin their journeys in strength. Whether you are brand new or a veteran, I wanted to give you all some ideas that will help you in your quest to get strong.

1. Get the most out of the least! I have watched countless rookies jump right on a sheiko powerlifting plan or a smolov squat cycle. This is ridiculous. Sure they will get stronger because they are rookies. When you are brand new, you could eat dirt and lift rocks to get your squat up. However, the higher volume is not good for a new athlete. They need to condition their bodies and work up to increased volume over time. That way their ligaments, tendons, and muscles can advance at relatively the same pace.

Basic linear periodization is a great place to start. That is where I started. I attribute building that strong base to allowing me to lift heavy over thirty years later. Getting started on the correct path is a very important choice when it comes to the longevity of your lifting career.

2. If you want to increase a certain lift, do it more often. Greg Nuckols once asked me if I needed to increase my squat 30lbs in one month to save my wife’s life, how often would I squat? The answer is obviously every day. Now realistically I am not saying to squat every day. However if you want to improve the squat, you need to squat more often. Now I am talking to more intermediate and advanced lifters.

Squats, cleans, or any other movement are athletic activities just like shooting a basketball or hitting a baseball. The more you practice the movement, the more efficient that you will become. Now you shouldn’t go from squatting once per week to seven times per week, but try going from once per week to 2-3 times per week.

3. Hit the lift from all angles to improve it! This principle has always worked for me. There are so many different ways to perform a lift. My favorite as most of you know is pauses. I pause the squat in the hole, at the top, and sometimes 2 inches out of the hole. I pause the bench on the chest and 2 inches off the chest both in the eccentric and concentric phases. I pause the deadlift at the knee and 2 inches off the floor. I pause the snatches and cleans 2 inches off the floor, below the knee, at the knee, in the power position, and in the catch. You get the idea!

There are a lot of ways to perform the lifts. I recommend staying as true to the lift as possible. If the variation that you choose is forcing you out of a natural groove or bar path, don’t do it. Chains are great for squatting. They allow you to stay in a natural groove, while teaching compensatory acceleration and accommodating resistance.

4. Stay balanced! This is important whether you are a powerlifter or a weightlifter. Your deadlift and your pull should be almost identical with the deadlift maybe being slightly heavier. Pull-ups and dips should be within 90% of one another. Standing Presses and upright rows should be close to one another. You should clean within 10% of your Front Squat. These are just a few. My man Zach Greenwald specializes in structural balance, and he has amazing tests for every variable.

When you discover a weakness, target the weakness until it is caught up. When you muscular imbalances are corrected, your body as a whole will perform better and be at less risk of injury. I have personally watched the process work with several members of Team MDUSA, so I recommend all of you digging deeper on this one.

5. Focus on Recovery! This is the area that most people skip. Heck I have to admit that I dropped the ball on this one during my powerlifting career. It’s silly really when you think about it. We all crush our bodies in the gym. We know that working out hard literally breaks us down. It is in the recovery phase that muscles get bigger and stronger, so focusing on this phase should be a priority.

There are many ways to recover, but here are a few of my favorites. Nutrition is key. Food is fuel for the body, so take some time to research the topic of “proper nutrition”. Sleeping 9-11 hours is optimal for athletes that are training at high levels. During sleep is when the body is restoring the bodies endocrine system and repairing the damage from the day. Weekly visits to a good Chiropractor have always been my secret weapon. Dr. Gray in Winston-Salem is phenomenal. Massage, sauna, Epson salt baths, and contrast baths are some of my other favorites.

6. Make Training Fun! This is the key in my opinion. Lately I have been performing my #GridStyle Training with Will Hall, and I have been seeing Gainzz every week. It is because I am having fun again. The Barbell is meant to be fun. There are a lot of versions that can be performed by the barbell. If you are in a gym that is not fun, I recommend changing gyms right away. Whether you want to weightlift, powerlift, CrossFit, #GridStyle, or bodybuild, I say go do and have fun.

Weight training with a barbell is the most fun activity that I have ever performed athletically. It has helped change my life and shape me as a person. It’s a beautiful thing that I want for you all. The key is smart progress. Be careful of the sources that you trust online! Enjoy your journey!

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American Open 2016 Thoughts

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It’s once again Meet Week. We have high hopes for our team, and we are looking forward to seeing our friends from around the country. Unfortunately it looks like I won’t make it this year. My wife is expecting another boy at any minute, and of course I am not going to miss the birth of my child. However Coach Don McCauley and Coach Vinh Huynh are incredible coaches, so the athletes are in good hands.

This year we are sending 24 top-notch athletes to the American Open. Two of our very best athletes are sitting this one out: Jacky Bigger and Dylan Cooper. Jacky just had surgery on her ankle to repair a stress fracture, and Dylan is healing up from multiple nagging injuries including knees, back, and hips.

The Olympics are four years away, so there is no better time than right now to give these athletes a little rest and get them healthy. I want to win the American Open as much as anyone, but I care more about the long-term goals of these athletes. A coach must always keep an eye on the big goal instead of worrying about each individual meet. Each coach should also put their athlete’s best interest if front of their own.

Morgan McCullough gets us started on Thursday evening in the Youth portion of the American Open. His openers will be American Records in his age and weight category, so we are hoping for a big start from him. This kid is about to light the weightlifting world on fire. I have never coached a kid that could move like him at that young of age not to mention he already back squats 400lb.

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Nadeen Pierre is another youth that will compete on Thursday. She is new to our National Team, and she trains out of Undisputed Strength and Conditioning in Eagan, MN, which is the home of Mash Mafia MN. We have high hopes that she will be making some International Teams here in the near future.

Our starting lineup for the Senior Team looks like this:

Mattie Sasser will be kicking off things for our team in the 58k A Session. She will have her hands full with Jessica Lucero, but we have high hopes for Mattie. She is 19-years-old, and was an Olympian in Rio for the Marshall Islands. Luckily for Team Mash Mafia, she has dual citizenship. In training she has matched the American Open Snatch of 93k, and she has Clean & Jerked 121k, which is 6k over the American Record. This should be a fun session to watch.

Danielle Bloomquist is also a 58k lifter. This is her first time being a part of the Mash Mafia National Team. I have high expectations from her not to mention Mash Mafia OG Rebecca Gerdon coaches her.

Adrianne Acosta is another new member to the Mash Mafia National Team. She also trains with Mash Mafia MN in Eagan, MN, and she is about to shock a lot of people in the 63k category. I believe that she is one year away from giving a run at some International Teams, so keep an eye on this girl. She is in the A Session, and I could see her making a run at the top 5.

Rebecca Gerdon (75k class) makes her return to the National Stage at the American Open. She took some much-needed time off from the Olympic lifts to prepare her body for this next quad, but I still have high hopes for her. She is a National Medalist and a Team USA Member, so you can never count her out.

Genie Francisco (75K) is also new to the Mash Mafia National Team, but she is familiar to all of us. Jon North was coaching her when I first met her. She has a lot of potential in this sport, and we are excited to watch her blossom over the next few years.

Tori Brady (90k+) is competing in her first National Meet at this year’s American Open, and it’s her 4th meet ever. Tori could easily medal in this group, but that’s not my main concern. I want her to get experience and have fun. I have high expectations for her over the next four years.

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The Men’s Team kicks off with Brian Risenhour in the 56k class. This young man should give a run at the medals and some American Records. His training has gone perfectly, so now it’s a matter of performing on the platform. Brian should be an International Team member within the coming year. He also joins us from Undisputed Strength and Conditioning (Mash Mafia MN). Obviously if you are near Minneapolis, you need to be training with this crew.

Tri Phu (69k), also from Mash Mafia MN, is a veteran on our team. This is his first time moving up to the 69k class, but he is a strong competitor. I could easily see him break into the top 10 this time. However as soon as he grows into this new class, I look for him to get back on the podium.

We have two men competing in the 77k class: Mason Groehler and Jacob Wyatt. Mason should make it to the podium, but you can never count out Jacob. He’s coming off a 6th place finish at Nationals, so he’s getting hungry for the podium. I am excited to watch both of these young men battle. Mason has gone 140k+ and 170k+ in training, so he could put up something huge.

Collin Worm joins our National Team for the first time, and we have huge expectations. He has gone 150k and 180k in training. If comes close to those numbers, he should find himself high on the podium.

The 94k Class is stacked with two of our top lifters: Nathan Damron and Tom Summa. Both could end up on the podium, and both could make a Senior International Team within the next year. Both are former Youth and Junior Team USA Members, and now it’s time to unleash them on the Seniors. Nathan should be battling for Gold. Both of them will be taking some cracks at the Junior American Records. I totally expect those records to fall.

Anthony Sannella (105k) joins our National Team for the first time. This young man is going to shock a few people this year. I could see him in the Top 5 this year, but I expect him to stand on the podium very soon.

Here’s the list of our other athletes that will be taking the stage:

Bryan Simone 85k
Steve Yanda 69k
Hunter Elam 63k
Katy Davis 69k
Nadeen Pierre 69k Youth
Justin Eberhart 69k
Curvan Williams 94k
Jeffrey Blackwell 94k
Grant Debendictus 105+k

I have high expectations for my entire team as always. However this is the first National Meet in this Olympic Quad, so I want to see made lifts and confidence soaring more than anything else. It’s going to be a long quad, so each National Meet is a time to teach, learn, and grow. I hope that all of you will enjoy watching these competitors do what they love.

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