Average Joe

Average Joe - Owner DCMMA & AJS
- Father - Husband - Coach
- Olympic Weightlifting Multi-Record Holder
"Show Up, Follow Through, Do the Work"
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Owner - Derby City Barbell
Owner - Derby City MMA
Olympic Weightlifting Multi Record Holder.

"YOU SMELL DIFFERENT WHEN YOU'RE AWAKE"That's actually what  said in this picture.How's the quote go, "It's the journey,...
03/15/2024

"YOU SMELL DIFFERENT WHEN YOU'RE AWAKE"
That's actually what said in this picture.

How's the quote go, "It's the journey, not the destination,"

I like to think it's the company we keep. The men who I've always looked up to and surrounded myself with are what I will always remember the most.

Gym members who became friends, friends who became brothers.

LFG

Keep working hard, but keep working smart.  Otherwise, you'll have nothing but hard work to look forward to.            ...
03/12/2024

Keep working hard, but keep working smart. Otherwise, you'll have nothing but hard work to look forward to.

03/08/2024
Show Up, Follow Through, DO THE WORK."What in the hell do you mean Joe?"SHOW UPBe known for your commitment to your obli...
03/05/2024

Show Up, Follow Through, DO THE WORK.

"What in the hell do you mean Joe?"

SHOW UP
Be known for your commitment to your obligations, no matter how small. Lead by example, be accountable.

FOLLOW THROUGH
Put your words into action. Committing to completing a task, no matter how difficult it may seem.

DO THE WORK
Self-improvement with a purposeful approach. Improve yourself and the lives of those around you.

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03/01/2024

It's still fresh in my mind when I pulled 500 pounds for the first time.

As if I had climbed the mountain, I had reached the summit!

In the midst of the celebration, I was criticized by a coach I grew to admire and respect (Thanks, Ryan Brown!). But at the time, anyone who listened to me knew just how much I hated this man.

When I entered the weightlifting game, I was simply a meathead who could move around weights with terrible technique. (Kind of my Jiu-Jitsu game).

I was irate and livid at Ryan for a long time because of that lift; looking back, this was one of the defining moments in my career.

Here I am telling people how desperately I want to be coached and get into weightlifting. Yet, I quickly dismissed criticism from others who genuinely wanted to see me improve.

ZERO accountability on my end

Aside from looking like a complete trash can lifter, I also hitched the bar up. It looked like I was making sweet, sweet love to the barbell.

Is it possible to reach a stable leverage position with a lifting-jerking motion?

Moreover, does it count?

If you hitch your deadlift, you may find that you move out of position. Ultimately, you will not be able to lift anything, since your leverage will be lost.

If your knees move forward, your weight will be shifted to your toes, putting you out of position for optimal lifting.

Now that first deadlift looks nothing like what I'm doing today. To this day I still go back and watch that video. Even show it to others at the difference in their leverage, position, and ex*****on of the lift.

Remind me how it started versus how its progress is now.

02/20/2024

09/15/2023

09/08/2023
09/08/2023

Be careful not to overthink your lifts!

Analysis paralysis describes when you cannot make a split-second decision due to overanalysis.

New lifters often experience this. Improving and excelling in lifts becomes the primary goal.

Anxiety and self-doubt follow when you're trying to figure out all the new mechanics.

An approximate one-second period passes between when the bar leaves the ground and reaches the receiving position.

Make one improvement at a time! Don't overanalyze.

08/29/2023

One of, if not the most delicate position of the clean is the power position. You will be able to understand all your positioning and posture here.

Positioning of the barbell, hips, shoulders, knees, and feet. This will determine the path taken by the barbell.

Moving from the above-the-knee position into the power position.

While remaining on the ground, the balance shifts from the heel to the midfoot.

Arms will remain straight, with elbows rotated externally.

Shoulders stay over the bar, while lats actively work to keep the barbell close.

Small world!  This is my OG coach who started my path into Olympic Weightlifting.  And pretty much thr base I had for al...
08/19/2023

Small world! This is my OG coach who started my path into Olympic Weightlifting. And pretty much thr base I had for all my strength training.

Was always an honor to call you a coach and a privilege to have you as a friend.

Great catching up meet

It's just something to think about.
08/17/2023

It's just something to think about.

08/08/2023

This client was posted by a well-known fitness influencerStating it's a 7 week transformation.Then, asking for 10 people...
08/01/2023

This client was posted by a well-known fitness influencer

Stating it's a 7 week transformation.

Then, asking for 10 people who want the same results. To DM him immediately.

Few takeaways here.
- It takes much longer to make this kind of transformation.

- You're probably getting a cookie cutter template with no follow-ups.

- Don't believe everything you see and hear from online "experts"

- Asking for a friend, how does one grow that much hair in 7 weeks?

07/23/2023

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Been a genuine pleasure to train this young man.  It's rare you grow such great friendships with clients.  Me and this g...
07/14/2023

Been a genuine pleasure to train this young man. It's rare you grow such great friendships with clients. Me and this guy talk all day about politics, religion, children, and memes. Fight like cats and dogs laugh it off slap high forest and back to training.

I don't recommend our type of friendship. But it works for me and

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