Saturday, July 23, 2016

Friday Night Teen Strength: First Class will be Friday 7/29/16

Beginning Friday 7/29/16, Lakeville Powerlifting will be offering "Teen Strength" group training classes for Teenagers 13-17 years of age on Friday nights from 6:30pm - 8pm for $10 per session.

Click here to view Class Schedule and Sign up for upcoming Classes

Downloadable forms:
Each class will be limited to 8-10 participants maximum for a hands-on experience. If there is additional demand, we will create additional classes where schedule allows.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

More updates on our move...

Looks like this should be the final update on the move to our new place at 260 Center St in Middleboro. Spoke w/realtor today and they will be ready to go for Fri July 15. That being said, we are looking at a move in date of that weekend, Fri 7/15-Sun 7/17... Been a loooong journey, and we will be glad to get it done. In the meanwhile, Stay Strong, my friends!‪

#‎staystrong‬ ‪#‎bullstrong‬ ‪#‎lakevillepowerlifting‬

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Max Effort Lower 6.12.16

Camber Bar Box Squats to 2RM (Geared)
1 top set of 10 Reps (Raw lifters)

KB Swings 4x10
Farmers Walk 4 trips
Reverse Hypers 4x12
GHRs 4x12

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

6.2.16 Dynamic lower training

Dynamic box squats against bands
55% + Light bands 8x2
Speed pulls against bands 6x1
Reverse Hyper 4x10
GHRs 4x12
Standing Ab Curls 4x20

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

5.31.16 Max Effort Bench

Floor press + chains to 2RM
Close grip football bar tricep ext 4x10
Tricep band extensions 100 reps
Barbell Rows 4x10
Inverse flyes 4x20

Sunday, May 29, 2016

5.29.16 Max Effort Lower training

SSB off low box to 5RM Raw (Geared lifters)
(Raw lifters 4x10 using Conventional deadlift stance)
Two handed Kettlebell swings 3x10
One handed farmers walks 4 trips
Reverse Hypers 4x12
GHRs 4x15

Thursday, May 26, 2016

5.26.16 Dynamic lower training

Dynamic box squats against bands
50% + Light bands 8x2
Speed pulls against bands 6x1
Reverse Hyper 4x10
GHRs 4x12

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Just received my Westside Barbell Certification!

Very excited to have been notified today that I passed my Westside Barbell Certification Course.
I just want to say it was a lot more in-depth course than I even imagined. It was about 12 hours of DVDs and 3 books to study. Typically I'm pretty good at testing situations, and they allowed 2 hours to complete the exam, and it took me a full 1:56. Only 7% of the questions were multiple choice, and the rest were essay-based.

Knowledge is power, and I've learned a ton of great knowledge to integrate into our teams training plans in the coming months and years.

More updates on new facility

Well.. I'll give you the cliff notes version. Thought we were all set with the lease.. good credit.. money in hand..agreed on terms.. then at the last minute the landlord told us he didn't want a fitness facility in the property because he felt it would damage the floors. Honestly, I have no problem with his decision, but I wish he didn't wait 3 weeks to make the decision after we had agreed on terms, and I secured a business license, etc.

Good news?

Looks like lady luck is in our corner.. another property became available just a few hundred yards down the same road in Middleboro, and we agreed on terms today. They will be taking down a wall to open the space up a bit, plus installing a new front door and some fresh paint. At this point it looks like a July 1 move in. Its not as big as the other place, and not as big as I had hoped for - but this can be Lakeville Powerlifting 1.5 and if we continue to grow.. we can always expand down the road.

This facility will be larger than what we have now and be able to handle all of our equipment, plus the additional competition bench we have coming.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Updates on new facility...

Quick update on the move to our new gym location.. Looks like we are just about in agreement on the terms of our lease for a property at 222 Center St, in Middleboro, MA. This location is right in downtown Middleboro about 2 blocks down from Central Cafe for anyone familiar with the area... Should be centrally located for all.. Plus close to a good Pizza place for some post-training carb loading lol.. Stay tuned for more updates as they happen. Assuming town licensing goes smooth, looking at a potential June 1 official opening, with hopefully a mid-may move in date.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gym Updates ... 4/17

Ok.. finally making some progress on our move to a new, larger facility. We haven't finalized a lease yet, but we've got 3 locations we are close on and hopefully will wrap one of them up this week. The reason I have to be so careful on our location is although we need more space and are ready for growth, I don't want to jump in to some big-rent lease where I have to be running around chasing for membership fees to pay our bills. I don't do this for the money. I do this for the passion I have for this sport - both training myself, as well as others. We are looking to double our square footage to around 1000 square feet, and be able to get the bills paid without overcrowding, or high membership fees.

Update #1: I am in the process of studying to become a Westside Barbell Certified Personal Trainer. I feel the addition of this knowledge will only make us a stronger team. Knowledge is power. If you aren't familiar with Westside Barbell, this gym probably isn't made for you.

Update #2: We have finalized our Fee schedule for training as follows:

  • Option 1: One time Drop-in fee $10  
  • Option 2: 10 Visit Punch-card $65
  • Option 3: $60 per month with Auto-deduct (30 day cancellation notice)

For this fee you can train within our coached group training sessions, or train on your own on our equipment during operating hours.

I'll continue to update as we get closer to our move, and have more information.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Exciting news for LPL.. We're growing!

I have some very exciting news for Lakeville Powerlifting on the horizon.

For the last 18 month's we've operated out of  a small 2 car garage, and focused on providing quality powerlifting equipment in a specialized training environment. Together we have all worked to help each other's lifts grow.

Now its time for Lakeville Powerlifting Gym to grow. Here on Facebook, we have nearly 2,000 followers and I get requests weekly for people who want to train with us - and unfortunately I've had to turn away many lifters because we were limited by our space. (Currently about 500 sq feet)

As we wrap up our 10 week meet prep and head into our upcoming RPS NE Revolution powerlifting meet on April 2/3, we will be taking a short break to heal and rest up afterwards - and re-open in a new, larger facility - nearly double in size, with even more specialized equipment not found within 70 miles of our location. Also during this time off, I will be studying to receive my Westside Barbell Personal Training and Athletic Coaching Certificate.

I encourage you to stay tuned here on Facebook for weekly updates as we transition. We anticipate re-opening as soon as we wrap up a few loose ends.. early spring.

Here's a sampling of new equipment coming to Lakeville Powerlifting:

Atlas Stones up to 250lbs
Log Press Bar
Farmers Walk apparatus
Heavy Tires for flipping
Competition Power Bench
A 2nd Power Rack for squats and bench
A 2nd Deadlift platform

and this is in addition to what we currently have:

Monolift Squat Rack
Competition Bench and Combo Rack
Glute-Ham Developer
Westside Barbell Reverse Hyper
300lb Stack Lat Pulldown
Huge assortment of specialty bench and squat bars - Buffalo Bar, Football Bar, Camber Bar, Fat Bar, Safety Squat Bar..
Iron Wolfe Squat Bar, Texas Power Bar, Texas Deadlift Bar
Dumbbells to 205lbs
Kettlebells to 100lbs
Zercher/Front Squat Harness
Full assortment of Bands & Chains

and most important of all - A FOCUSED TRAINING ATMOSPHERE found at no other commercial gym around. 

If you want to people watch and show off your biceps - this isn't the place for you. 

If you want to get stronger, safely - stay tuned.

Swede Burns - Greg Panora - Brandon Lilly RealStrength Workshop 5/15/16 at Lakeville Powerlifting

Hey all - just a reminder next week I'm going to start firming up attendance for the Brandon Lilly - Swede Burns - Greg Panora RealStrength/Lakeville Powerlifting seminar at Dan Berlin's Iron Way fitness gym in Rockland, MA on May 15.

Greg Panora is a world-record holding powerlifter(formerly training at Westside Barbell) and coach, totaling over 2100 raw and 2600 equipped.

Cory "Swede" Burns is an EliteFTS columnist, coach, accomplished Bodybuilder and Powerlifter, and creator of the ‪#‎5THSET‬ training protocol.

 I've just been informed top coach and athlete Brandon Lilly (creator of the Cube training method) will be attending and rounding out our team of coaches as well!

Here's a link to a 9 minute highlight video from the last seminar we hosted with them back in September.. It was a great time and everyone walked away with some knowledge. All topics are covered from nutrition, to programming, to hands-on technique work on the Squat/Bench/deadlift.. Whether you are a dedicated powerlifter, crossfit, or anywhere in between - it's a good time.

If you are interested - inbox me on FB or email me at and let me know your intentions. Attendance is filling up quickly, and size-limited to keep the seminar/workshop small and hands-on.

$100 via PayPal in advance.

RPS NE Revolution April 2/3 Meet Write-up

Quick update from this weekend's RPS NE Revolution meet.. Hit a 700lb squat PR... Overall the meet was an outstanding turnout by our team, with some great lifting by all.. The meet ran smooth, professional, and was an awesome time. I personally barely made it to the meet, as the strongest person I know (my wife Kellie)was admitted to the hospital with severe dehydration (from battling a virus) on Friday, and didn't get released until this morning.. 

Big props to Gene for allowing me to switch to PM Session on Sunday at the last minute. All of our team members have their own victories and stories to tell, so I'll let them post away.. 

Although the bench didn't go quite as planned - I hit a huge personal 700lb squat PR - which to me was what I was after this weekend. I got what I came for, and I'll be back in October. 

Big thanks to everyone for their support - and especially Fred for being my #1 Handler - I couldn't do it without you man... Nick Tsourounis for coming up from Maryland to visit, Dennis for motivating me that age is just a number, and of course my wife Kellie for her endless support ! 

Oh yeah, and ‪#‎5thset‬ doesn't work for geared lifters.. Haha yea right. Looking forward to getting back training 5th Set this coming offseason! ‪#‎lakevillepowerlifting‬