Anthony Pomponio

85kg National Champion, and swolest weightlifter in the country!

Snatch 155 kg

Clean & Jerk 185 kg

Memorial Day, thank you to our heroes

Snatch Pull + Snatch

Snatch from the Blocks

No Hook, No Feet!

#ThrowbackThursday to my Natural Bodybuilding Days

2015 Regional Championships

Arnold Sports Expo

 

Hello everyone, I just got back from the Arnold sports festival a few days ago. All I have to say is WOW what a crazy event. Unfortunately I did not compete in the Olympic Weightlifting event this year because I am still nursing a minor hip injury (which is getting better….finally), however I had the opportunity to help out at my supplement sponsors booth, CARR CELLULAR FITNESS (CCF). What a great experience this was as an athlete to help at an up and coming companies booth for 3 days of pure busyness.  I am talking hundreds of thousands of people walking through the doors sampling products from ginormous companies to smaller new companies such as CCF.

          This weekend I truly learned the passion that is backing up CCF. The owners Jason Carr and Doctor Carr are truly passionate about helping people achieve their goals not only in the fitness community but in general health. We had over 15,000 people come by to sample our product line and the feedback was insane! CCF is a company that puts money into research and development rather than dumping millions of dollars into marketing in magazines and such. It truly showed by the expressions on people’s faces when they 1. Tried the products and 2. Realized that the products ingredients state what is in the product rather than the typical “proprietary blend” nonsense. Our products are as pure as you can find in the market with sufficient amount of each ingredient that will actually make a difference rather than a little of everything to make the ingredient list look cool. The real cool thing that I love about CCF is Dr. Carr actually performs blood test with the patients that take the products to really see if the products are working and to see if there is a sufficient amount of a certain supplements to actually make a difference in one’s test.  I have been taking sports supplements for a long time basically since all the big name companies have been out, and I can tell you first hand that CCF is like no other company out there. I can guarantee their products will actually make a difference in your performance. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this company. Below is the link to the product list that CCF currently offers:

 

You can use code “arnold20” to get 20% off by this Friday!

http://carrcellularfitness.com/products/

Virus, Elevate Singlet

2014 American Open

Iron Athlete

First Day

*First posted on Juggernaut Training Systems.

Hello I want to introduce myself as one of the newest Juggernaut athletes. I am an Olympic Weightlifter training for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. If you read my bio you have noticed I started this sport a little over 3 years ago. The sport Olympic Weightlifting is best described as a juggling act to me, one day you feel great while the next day you might feel like complete garbage.There really is no explanation why its just how the sport treats you. Below I have attached a photo of my first 2 days of training. Every time I have a bad training day I take a look at those first two days and come to a realization that I have made a lot of progress in the first 3 years of training and to just keep on trucking forward. I started with a solid base of support coming from a bodybuilding background as well as football, however this sport is a different type of beast. Before my first day of training I had never done a proper “squat” clean, jerk, Olympic squat, and “squat” snatch. I  power cleaned 120 kg then did a front squat, back squatted up to 150 kg for a very heavy single, then jerked up to 130 kg which I thought was pretty good at the time although I’m sure it was a massive press out. My second day of training consisted of power snatching up to 85 kg, at the time I couldn’t even get into an overhead squat position so I stuck with powering. Now lets flash forward a few years….1…………2…….…….3…………. I am now snatching 145 kg on a regular basis, and C&J 175 kg on a regular basis. I honestly never would have imagined my progress taking of like it did. I remember my coach bringing me the American Open 2010 as a spectator, I saw guys that weighted 62 kg snatching more than I was! I saw a 16 year old kid (Ian Wilson) clean and jerking over 400 lbs!  From that point forward I was hooked to the sport, I knew this is where I wanted to be. So from here on out I will update you with my journey as well as thoughts that come up in my head. Please feel free to ask any questions that you guys might have about my training or training history whether it’s Olympic Weightlifting, bodybuilding, or football! Remember “We Laugh at Heavy Weights”


Gym Bag

Everyone that goes to the gym should have some sort of bag they bring in, whether you do Olympic Weightlifting, Crossfit or recreational training at a local gym. In the next few posts I will show you what is in my gym bag and why I have it in there. 

First I will start with the bag: In my opinion the most important thing about purchasing a bag or backpack is the size. You want something that is going to fit all your stuff but not weigh you down like you are packing for a European vacation. You want something with enough pockets so you can separate liquids from important items such as your cell phone.

My bag of choice is a gym bag from lululemon called " lululemon repetition gym bag", and no, this is not a paid endorsement... I actually received this bag as a birthday gift from a great man by the name of Jonny Renkavillis. This bag is big enough to fit everything you need but yet small enough so you don't feel like you are hauling a suitcase. I don't believe lululemon is making this model anymore, however you might be able to snag one if you ask! Here is a pic below! 

 

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