Hostyle Conditioning

April2017

the secret to a big bench

What’s the secret?

Whats the Secret to a big bench press? I have been doing some Hostyle Gear tours over the last 2 months. Every 2 weeks I went out to a store or gym that carries our Hostyle Gear, wrist wraps, belts and other training gear. It’s my way of helping support these gyms and stores as a way to thank them for carrying the line. I usually hold a bench workshop. Teach some basics – have people work their bench press[…]

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Shelley Sandiford powerlifting hostyle

On Motivation

On Motivation An XXXL sweatshirt.   A free gym membership.   Twenty free tanning sessions.   It was June 27th, 1998, and I’d just won the lightweight division at the MABBA Provincial Bodybuilding championships in Winnipeg.     Other than winning, I don’t remember much about that day.  I don’t remember what music I posed to.  I don’t remember the names of the other women in my weight class.  Frankly, if it weren’t for the picture I found recently, I[…]

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Mission accomplished!!

  The road to 550 bench press Mission accomplished!! This past Saturday April 1st I hit a milestone on the Bench press 550 lbs (see video Below) Its really cool to see that I can still get stronger at 49 years old. (testosterone plays a huge role in that) But it’s a shit ton of hard work. But the real work wasn’t in the gym. Don’t me wrong the bench season from December to April 1st where I competed twice[…]

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Jamie McDonald Transformation Hostyle

It’s time for a change – Jamie MacDonald

  It has always been there, that small voice in the back of my head telling me to get up and get going. A voice that whispers in my ear and says” Girl you deserve it, -this is what you want so go get em tiger”….. Why is it that for so long I’ve just avoided confronting that voice, and rather then getting up and taking action, that I have just let myself stumble into old bad habits over and[…]

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