Top 3 Supplements: Guest Post by Coalition Nutrition Owner James Klemick

James is the owner of Coalition Nutrition  and he has been helping me with my supplement selection to aid in my performance. I asked him what the top 3 supplements(outside of protein) he would suggest to those looking to get everything they can from their performance. I have personally used all three of these during my last training cycle and highly recommend them! if you are looking for specific suggestions be sure to reach out to check out their website and reach out to them!

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BENCH for NEWS

I love when I hear people say they want to (insert lift).

I love when new clients come to me and say I want to get stronger.

It is my favorite. It gives me the feels that Buddy the Elf has when he sits down to his breakfast of Spaghetti with M & Ms, mini marshmallows, sprinkles, and a boat load of maple syrup!

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Meghan Scanlon
Why You Should Compete

When you are younger you compete. Whether you are a competitor or not there are things built into your life in which you can understand the relationship between work ethic and success. At some point you will be uncomfortable but learn to embrace it knowing that it will make you better. You learn that to see great success you must take some type of risk. You must work your hardest and stay accountable.You also learn that sometimes you fail. Sometimes you may take a risk, work your tail off, but someone is better than you are, at that time.

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Meghan Scanlon
You Can't Hurry Strength

I think I was somewhat lucky that when I started powerlifting I was not  in the social media game yet. Even as I slowly got into social media, I did not follow a ton of powerlifters, because well, I didn’t know them yet and I didn’t know enough about Instagram to find them. Seems pretty simple. While I would’ve been able to learn things much, much faster had I followed some of the powerlifting rockstars at the beginning it also may have led me to rush my strength. It is easy to forget how much time these SUPER strong men and women have spent in the gym under a barbell.

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Meghan Scanlon
Everybody Deadlifts

Everyone Deadlifts.

Strongman do big deadlifts.

Babies do tiny deadlifts.

Different people do different kinds of deadlifts.

Different stances. Different weights. Even different objects.

Some workout to deadlift.

Others do it in their daily lives.

Some deadlift here and there.

Others deadlift on a special platform.

Some people deadlift and pay no attention.

Others  belt, chalk, and brace themselves.

Have you picked something up off the floor?

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Meghan Scanlon
SQUAT Non-Negotiables

It is no secret I love squats. I always have, I am just biomechanically built for it. It doesn’t mean I haven’t worked on and played around with my set-up and form, I have, a lot. It does mean though that my squats appear “pretty.” Today I bring you an idea on why people can look different squatting but still be “doing it correctly” and why if you are trying to mimic someone to correct your own form you should find someone with your body proportions.

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Meghan Scanlon