I started training with Mike in a group setting and I really enjoyed his coaching style. In order to get more focused on the specific goals that I had for myself I also included personal training with him. By working one on one with him he has been able to help me improve my form and increase my overall strength. For my second Powerlifting meet Mike helped me address weaknesses by writing my programming: i.e additional strength movements, variations of the primary lifts (bench, squat and deadlift) and accessory lifts that complemented my strength progression program. I continued to follow a nutrition plan he also outlined and met my targets to stay within my weight class while still gaining strength and building muscle.
The combination was successful in helping me to hit a new meet PR 145 kg Deadlift (319 lbs) at a body weight of 55 kg (120 lbs) which earned me a 173 Wilks score. This was a 15 kg (33 lbs) improvement over my previous meet and I placed first in my weight class for Deadlift. Mike not only supported my training leading up to the meet but provided coaching during the meet to give in the moment feedback on my lifts, attempt selection and help keep my my mental game on point as well.
I am so happy with my progress and accomplishments so far and look forward to breaking records in the future. I have appreciated his attention to various factors that impact performance -- diet, sleep, rest days, and overall training volume. He incorporates a variety of accessory movements and banded lifts to support training in a comprehensive way. I have seen much faster results and more overall progress by having individualized strength plan than I would have been able to achieve on my own.