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11/15/2011 9:26:33 AM -
TPS Seminar Wrap Up

Arrived in the Boston area, Everett to be exact, late afternoon on Friday. My first thought when I saw the new TPS is, this place is huge. It's not common to see a place that promotes strength athletics to be this big. These types of gyms are usually relegated to dungeon types of facilities. TPS has all the regular trimmings of a gym and then every piece of strength equipment you could want: monolifts, logs, competition benches, yoke bars, fat bars, etc. So if you are within driving distance you should be training there on a regular basis.

So I met up with Rhodes, he was starting to train with Steve and Kevin, great guys I must say, although it hurts to say it. I spent some time with Murph. I was actually giving him deadlifting advice. He later came back to thank me for it. Glad I still remember a thing or two about those other unimportant lifts.

We all caught up later for a few adult beverages. My old college buddy Pooler even made an appearance. Being a bit more mature, in age, not behavior, I was hoping to get home at a decent hour. Vinci needs his beauty sleep. We ate, drank, and hung out, it was an excellent time. Other than the fact that Murph, the filthy animal and Chad, with his piercing blue eyes, were tickling the crap out of me. It's not normal male behavior. But as my wife says, I'm loved by women, men, and beasts. Murph and Chad cover all three of those, but they can figure that out.

Saturday was the seminar. I have to apologize to the attendees. We were 7 minutes late in arriving. I always try to be punctual when people are paying for my time. I have been to seminars where people are egregiously late and I find that shameful. Although it was just a few minutes, it was still unprofessional. That being said, I was very well prepared to present. The group was focused and asked great questions. I learned a few things from listening to Chad and Rhodes. I don't think you can ever have too much information on a topic. However, you can perseverate over that information, and that's a bad thing. Example, living on the East Coast, I can get to California by taking a left. It may not be the best way to get there, but through sheer determination, I will. Whereas, if I spend all my time planning the best route, how fast I should drive for the best mileage, etc I may never leave my house.

The hands on portion is always my favorite. This group was very coachable. I was really impressed with how many people I saw have that "Aha!" moment when I was able to show them how to drive with their legs while benching. A lot of people commented about my enthusiasm. I really appreciate that because I have a great enthusiasm for what I do. I take it very seriously. I'm highly ranked and glad to feel highly regarded. I want to keep it that way.

Thanks to everyone who came out including both attendees and those who helped. I felt like it was a huge success. If you have interest in getting me for a seminar, let me know.




Hartford said quickly sounds like Harvard,
Vincent Dizenzo


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