KOTL IPF Worlds Recap

KOTL IPF Worlds Recap Podcast Featuring Jason Tremblay (@jasontsg)

The KOTL IPF Worlds Recap podcast.   Elite coaches Jason Tremblay (The Strength Guys) & Mike Tuchscherer (Reactive Training Systems) join 6 Pack Lapadat to look back over the highs, lows, and everything in-between about the drama at the 2019 IPF World Championships. These Worlds offered several interesting storylines. The discussion is honest and intriguing. 

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2019 IPF Worlds Recap

The Strength Guys athletes and coaches celebrated huge success at 2019 IPF Worlds in Helsingborg, Sweden.

2019 IPF Worlds Recap
Daniel Tan at 2019 IPF Worlds

Daniel Tan (@daniolbro) competed Junior u59kg divison. He took home a gold in squats, silver in deadlifts, silver overall, a new national squat record, and a nice little total PB.
Congratulations Daniel and coach Alfred Jong!

Mark Tobias at 2019 IPF Worlds

Mark Tobias (@mark_tbs8) competed in the Open u66kg division. He earned himself a bronze in squats and sixth overall in his first IPF Worlds

The Strength Gals Hit The Platform

The Strength Gals sponsored athlete, Teresa Parsons @teresaparsons had a great day at 2019 IPF Worlds.
She finished with a 160kg squat, 97.5kg bench, and 187.5kg deadlift for a 445kg total, which was good for 6th place in the very competitive 63kg division.

Teresa is coached by Jason @jasontsg & Ben @benesgro, with nutrition by @kedrictsg .
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Carli Dillen (@carli_dillen) competed in the u63kg division at 2019 IPF Worlds. She ended up placing 8th in a very competitive class, going 9 for 9, setting person PB’s, and best of all, setting a new New Zealand National Record!

Carli with coaches Kedric Kwan (nutrition) and Alfred Jong (programming).

Taylor Atwood 74 kg Champ

Taylor Atwood at 2019 IPF Worlds
Taylor Atwood 2019 IPF Worlds 74kg Gold Medalist

Taylor Atwood @t_atwood – Historic 790.5 kg total from the 74 kg division at the 2019 IPF Worlds. Taylor broke the World Record in Squat and shattered the World Record in Total by 33 kg en route to his 2nd World Championship and the Best Overall Lifter award.

Best Overall Lifter – Taylor Atwood

Jason, Ben and Kedric accepted trophy on Taylor Atwood's behalf for Best Overall Lifter
Jure Rus at 2019 IPF Worlds

Jure Rus @power_dentist competed at 2019 IPF Worlds in the 83kg class for Team Slovenia

Coached under Jason @jasontsg & Ben @benesgro he finished 10th overall in a very competitive class with a 277,5 kg Squat, 162,5kg Bench Press and 302,5 kg Deadlift

Owen Hubbard at 2019 IPF Worlds

Owen Hubbard @ohubb competed in the Open 83kg division at 2019 IPF Worlds placing 6th overall.

Owen finished off the day placing 6th out of 23 athletes, along with a new World Record in bench press (215.5kg). He also squatted 275kg & deadlifted 267.5kg.

Owen competed for Great Britain, and is coached by Alfred @alfredtsg & Jason @jasontsg

 at 2019 IPF Worlds

Eli Burks ( @eliburks3 ) celebrates his second world championship title in the 105 kg division. Coached by  @benesgro and @jasontsg  

Congratulations to all TSG athletes and coaches for your success at 2019 IPF Worlds in Sweden!


A Year of Learning and Lifting With The Strength Guys

A Year of Learning and Lifting With The Strength Guys

Teresa Parsons

Teresa Parsons Learning and Lifting

My first year of working with The Strength Guys as Sponsored Strength Gals Athlete has been an incredible experience learning and lifting! Having this opportunity has given me a fresh perspective on the sport of powerlifting.  I have made a lot of progress in the way I move, think, and approach the ups and downs of training. I attribute these changes to my program design and the support network that TSG has provided me.   


Since day one of joining on with TSG, I have felt like I was part of a team. I don't just have a coach, I have an entire group of people who help and support me in my lifting ventures. TSG very much has the feel of a community. All of the TSG athletes and coaches, who I have had the chance to interact with, have been extremely welcoming and supportive.   

Learning and Lifting Coaches

Jason and Ben have been my coaches and done my programming since I started with TSG. I enjoy having the combined expertise of two coaches, it allows for more conversation, thoughts, and ideas. Together Ben and Jason have provided me with a ton of guidance and information. They are excellent with communication and make a point to ensure I understand what they are telling me. Over the year I have had the opportunity to spend some time with them both.  They have both handled me at different competitions, I attended a seminar put on by TSG and the three of us have had the chance to train together. I feel that in addition to online coaching the time we have spent together has enhanced our ability to communicate and has been a major help in my ability to understand the lifts. Jason and Ben have gone above and beyond what I ever expected from powerlifting coaches.

Nutrition Coaching

More recently, in the weeks leading up to CPU Nationals, Kedric joined in to help me with my weight cut. He has continued to do my nutritional planning as I prepare for Worlds. Kedric has shown me an incredible amount of support by making sure my diet is sustainable, removing any worry of not making weight and answering all the food questions that I have. Like Jason and Ben, he goes beyond just giving me something to follow and is continuously checking in to make sure everything is going well.

Learning and Lifting Coaches
Strength Gals Teresa Parsons Powerlifting

The Strength Gals Community

In addition to Ben, Jason, and Kedric as my coaches, I also frequently interact with Nicola and Debbi. Nicola the Strength Gals rep was one of my first lifting role models. When I joined TSG and The Strength Gals she was a big help in navigating the transition from my previous coach to Jason and Ben. She is always available when I have questions or to have a chat. She has been a supporter of my lifting and continues to be an inspiration to me as a fellow female powerlifter and person. Last but not least, Debbi the TSG Mom, has been extremely welcoming to me from the start of my time with TSG. She always shows support to me on my lifting ventures. She is easy to get in touch with and has helped me stay organized with a variety of things.

As a whole, the thing I value the most about this team is the amount of their own time which they have invested in me. They have shown me that they want me to succeed just as much as I want to succeed. They have all played an important role to keep me moving towards my goals!

Learning Technique From My Coaches

From the beginning of my time working with Jason and Ben, my technique was a major focus for change. When starting their programming they asked my perceived knowledge of the lifts. I realized I didn't have a solid plan or understanding of how I would initiate each lift. I was given checklists on the bases of how the lifts should be performed. These lists combined with video analysis and recommendations all added depth to my lifting knowledge. With time, practice, patience, and continuous feedback I am still progressing in this area. With the help of Jason and Ben, my checklists have evolved to thoughts and cues that best resonate with me. Becoming engaged and having a plan has made every single training session a learning experience. The time I spend in the gym practicing my technique combined with frequent feedback and reminders from Jason and Ben on what I am doing well and what I am missing has been a huge help to me. Even though my training hasn't been a direct line to technical perfection and instant gains; I have had far more good days than bad.

Practice Makes Perfect

Apart from joining an amazing team of people and learning a lot about lifting the style of program that Jason and Ben provide me is different than anything I have followed in the past.  I train with a major emphasis on the three competition lifts. In the beginning, I thought I might miss my variety of lifts and movements, but so far I don't. Now that I understand the main lifts better, there are more things I want to improve upon. By repeatedly performing the squat, bench and deadlift I have been able to make positive changes in my movement patterns. Practice makes perfect!  The thing I love the most about my programming is that it is never easy or boring. Between the technical changes, weight increases and volume demand I have been physically and mentally challenged more so than I can explain at times, but that's why I love it! The good days are evidence of my progress the hard days build on my resilience and patience. Regardless of how I feel there is never a day where I do not come out of the gym feeling some amount of accomplishment for my efforts.

I feel very fortunate to be part of The Strength Gals and Guys community. We have covered a lot of ground in a year and as we prepare for IPF Classic Worlds I couldn't be happier with where we are! I am very excited to represent the team on the platform!

2019 IPF World Championship

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2019 IPF Bench Press Worlds

2019 IPF Bench Press Worlds | Team TSG

TSG has two athletes competing this week at the 2019 IPF Bench Press Worlds in Tokyo, Japan. Good luck to Quentin Myers and Chris Teague!

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Quentin Myers | 66 kg Bench Press Champion

2019 IPF Bench Press Worlds Quentin Myers

🇺🇸 Quentin Myers (MO 66 kg) will be representing the USA in the 66 kg category. Quentin is coached by Ben Esgro, Jason Tremblay, and Kedric Kwan.

  • 2018 USAPL Bench Press Champion 
  • 2014 USAPL Raw Nationals Champion


Chris Teague - 83 kg Bench Press

2019 IPF Bench Press Worlds Chris Myers

🇬🇧 Chris Teague (MO 83 kg) will be representing Great Britain in the 83 kg category. Chris is coached by Kedric Kwan.

  • 2018 All England Bench Press Champion


Be sure to watch 2019 IPF Bench Press Worlds Livestream to watch the best of the best

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2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG roster with 9 athletes representing 6 countries. We will have athletes and coaches from Canada, USA, Great Britain, Slovenia, New Zealand and Singapore all gathering in Helsingborg, Sweden June 3 - 15, 2019

EDIT: Carli Dillen has since moved to the 63 kg category





2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG Roster

Daniel Tan

59 kg Junior
Daniel Tan 2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

Daniel is coming into this year’s competition nominated in P2 off of the 525 kg total which he achieved at the Asian Championship in September. We look forward to seeing Daniel mount a strong challenge for the Junior World Championship in his weight class next month at World’s.
He is c
oached by Alfred Jong 

  • 2018 Asian Champion
  • 2018 Bronze Medalist IPF World Championship

Mark Tobias

66 kg Open
Mark Tobias 2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

Mark is coming into this year’s competition nominated in P5 off of the 635 kg total which he achieved at the Canadian National Championship in March. After making the transition to TSG for guidance leading into World’s, we look forward to seeing the performance which our collective efforts can produce.

He is coached by Alfred Jong 

  • Canadian National Champion is 66 kg

Carli Dillen

63 kg Open
Carli Dillen 2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

We are thrilled to welcome Carli Dillen @carli_dillen to Team TSG.   Carli is from New Zealand and will be competing in the 63kg Open class. This will be Carli's 4th time competing at Worlds, but her first time representing Team TSG.   She is coached by Alfred Jong and Kedric Kwan

  • 2019 Asia Pacific Champion
  • 2018 Oceania Champion

Teresa Parsons

63 kg Open
Teresa Parsons 2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

Teresa Parsons joined Team TSG in April 2018 as a The Strength Gals sponsored athlete.  She recently had a major perspective change and she’s put a lot of focus on improving her technique and lifts. We can’t wait to see her hard work pay off on the platform at 2019 IPF Worlds!  Teresa is coached by Jason Tremblay, Ben Esgro, and Kedric Kwan.

  • 2016 Canadian National Champion
  • 2x Canadian National Silver Medalist

Taylor Atwood

74 kg Open
Taylor Atwood 2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

Taylor Atwood is the defending 74 kg IPF World Champion.  Taylor is coming into 2019 IPF Worlds nominated in P1 off of the 777.5 kg total which he achieved at the USAPL National Championship in October. After a long and healthy off-season, we look forward to seeing the performance which our collective efforts can produce on June 13th.

Taylor is coached by Jason Tremblay, Ben Esgro and Kedric Kwan.

Taylor is also a member of The Strength Guys coaching team

  • 2018 IPF World Champion 74 kg
  • 5x USA National Champion
  • Arnold Classic Grand Prix Champion

Ben Langley

74 kg Open
Ben Langley 2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

Ben Langley is the 74 kg 2019 Canadian National Champion.  Despite travelling around the world for the Canadian Airforce, he’s been training hard and putting in the work! Ben is coached by Alfred @alfredtsg.

We’re excited to see Ben move some serious weight on the platform in Sweden!
2016 Canadian National Champion

  • 74 kg Canadian National Champion
  • 2018 Arnold Classic Europe Silver Medalist

Owen Hubbard

83 kg Open
Owen Hubbard 2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

Owen Hubbard  is coming into this year’s competition nominated in P4 off of the 770 kg total which he set at the European Championship in December. We look forward to seeing the performance which Owen will bring to the platform on June 13th.

Owen is coached by Alfred Jong & Jason Tremblay.

  • 2018 European Champion 83 kg
  • 3x British National Champion
  • World Record Holder in Bench Press

Jure Rus

83 kg Open
Jure Rus 2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

Jure Rus is coming into this year’s competition nominated in P5 off of the 752.5 kg total which he achieved at the 2017 World Championship in Belarus. We look forward to seeing the performance which our collective efforts will bring to the platform on June 13th.

Fun fact: Jure's Instagram ID is @power_dentist  because in his spare time, he is a successful dentist in his clinic, @dentavital  If you ever want to know how to perform a root canal and lift heavy weights, Jure is your guy!

Jure is coached by Jason Tremblay and Ben Esgro.

  • 2017 European Champion 83 kg
  • 4x Slovenian National Champion

Eli Burks

105 kg Open
Eli Burks 2019 IPF Worlds Team TSG

Eli Burks  is coming into this year’s competition also nominated in P1 off of the 870 kg total which he achieved at the USAPL National Championship in October. After a long and productive off-season, we look forward to seeing the performance which our collective efforts can produce on June 15th.

Eli is coached by Ben Esgro & Jason Tremblay.

  • 2016 IPF World Champion 105 kg
  • 3x USA National Champion
  • Arnold Classic Grand Prix Champion

What does it feel like to be a World Record holder?

What Does It Feel Like to be a World Record Holder?
by Strength Gal Jordanne Panton 

People always ask me “What does it feel like to be a world record holder?” or “What does it feel like to be the best in the world at something?”

I usually respond by telling them how cool it feels and how proud I am of myself because that seems like the way I’m supposed to respond. But, to be honest, when you break a world record you don’t suddenly feel like you’re better than anyone else or feel the need to go around bragging. Now don’t get me wrong- I’m not saying that breaking a world record isn’t something to be insanely proud of. There really is no better feeling than seeing “WORLD RECORD” flashing on the screen under your name and seeing those three white lights once you complete your lift. It’s actually pretty similar to achieving any other goal, except when you achieve this one, it gets put in the record book.

Jordanne Panton World Record Holder

In the end, it’s not really about the record. It’s about something much deeper. It’s about the countless hours in the gym when you almost gave up but you pushed through because you know what you’re capable of. It’s about all of the small victories that no one knows about other than yourself. It’s about all the losses along the way that made you hungry enough to do better. When I finally accomplish one of my goals, my favorite part has always been to look back on everything I sacrificed and seeing that it was all worth it.

I think what most people fail to realize is the amount of sacrifice and dedication it truly takes to reach the top. I wasn’t always a world-class athlete. I began powerlifting 5 years ago when I was just 13 years old- only an 8th grader at the time. As I continued to grow and succeed in the sport, I started to recognize that reaching my potential would require my absolute dedication. As a high school student, this means not staying out too late on a Friday night because I’ve got an important training session the next morning. It means no vacations over spring break because I don’t want to take that much time off from training. It means training comes before all else. Everything I do revolves around my training because that’s my priority. It’s a mindset that most kids at that age don’t have.

The first time I broke a world record was at the 2016 IPF Sub-junior World Championships in Poland. It was my first world championship meet, and I had some pretty high expectations for myself. I had set a goal to break the sub-junior deadlift world record when I first began training for worlds, which was about a year before the meet. Leading up to this meet, I had deadlifted more than the record a few times in training but I think it’s pretty safe to say lifting in a meet is very different than lifting at the gym. You have to take into account things such as the stress on your body from traveling, the fact that you have an audience, and the mental toughness of getting through all 9 lifts when it might not be your best day.

Jordanne Panton World Record Holder Deadlift

By the time the deadlifts rolled around that day, I was prepared to leave everything on the platform. After scratching my 3rd squat attempt to conserve energy for my deadlifts, I really had nothing to lose. I vividly remember staring at the bar before setting up, repeating to myself “It’s only 424 pounds, it’s only 424 pounds,” as if that wasn’t a lot of weight to pick up.

From this point on, I enter into my own world. Nothing else matters except me and the weight. Every sound gets tuned out, from my teammates cheering to my coach telling me to set up right. It feels as if I’m a robot that’s been programmed to do one thing and that one thing only- lifting the weight. The next thing I knew, I was locked out with a new world record.

Fast forward two years to the 2018 IPF Junior Worlds this past September in South Africa. I was given another chance. This time it was to break the junior deadlift world record. Now a sophomore in college, the sacrifices continue to build up. It’s learning to balance academics, a social life, and powerlifting. Still, powerlifting trumps all.

This time at Worlds, once again the world record was well within my grasp. For my 2nd deadlift attempt we loaded 474 pounds on the bar which I successfully pulled, giving me my 2nd world record. I went on to try 510 pounds for my 3rd attempt, but lost my grip. The experience I had pulling my 2nd world record was really no different than the first. It was just as exciting, if not more exciting being able to do it halfway around the world. Five years of hard work and consistency led to that moment.

So what does it feel like to be a world record holder? It feels pretty darn good. Not just because of the record itself but because of my journey getting there. It’s the journey that matters, not the destination.

Jordanne Panton World Record Holder - Squat


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The Strength Guys On Top Of The World

What an experience at 2018 IPF World Championship

Our entire TSG Team is so thankful for the support from around the world we received for IPF Worlds.  Our athletes’ & teams’ success would not have been possible without people coming together near and far to contribute their strengths. Everyone was on top of the world last week!

Sending out so many #GratefulGains! And especially to you our followers who have been following along.  We would like to recognize a few very special people who had a special role along the way.

A big thank you to Ryan & Ericka and everyone at XLR8 Fitness in Calgary for hosting and welcoming so many of our worlds competitors, and for helping tour guests and making Canada feel like home .

To “TSG Mom” Debbi for all her behind the scenes organizing and driving and support. She continues to unite the TSG family! Her family in Calgary was also a huge help opening up their home and hosting athletes.

A big thanks to TSG coach John for coming all the way from Ohio to help and volunteer on the platform, and Kedric, Ben, and Alfred for travelling to coach and support athletes. Nicola even trekked all the way from Africa to be a part of Worlds!

And who can forget TSG President Jason – who we don’t think slept a wink the entire Worlds! Jason and Debbi had a vision to make this IPF Worlds in his home city an unforgettable memory and experience. And damn did they deliver! From touring and hosting athletes from various nations, volunteering, coaching, organizing, and tending to everyones needs. This Worlds would not have been the same without them! Jason continues to inspire, lead, and make TSG a force to be reckoned with! With his big dreaming there is nothing TSG can’t achieve.

TSG 83 kg athlete, Jure Rus was not able to compete due to an injury, but made the trip to Calgary to support his fellow Slovenian teammates as well as meet everyone from The Strength Guys.  It was great to meet everyone and share special memories with Team Slovenia.

Clinton Lee,  74 kg athlete from Singapore , has always been part of our TSG family.   Clinton and Jason met back in 2015 when Jason was backpacking around the world.   We welcomed all athletes and supporters from Singapore and had a great week.

All TSG coaches as well as Ryan Smith (XLR8 Fitness) helped with Team Malaysia and Team Singapore throughout the week.  We even befriended Team Trinidad & Tobago.

We are still all smiles from our Top Of The World experience!

XLR8 TSGTeam Singapore XLR8 TSG







Team Malaysia with Jason and Ryan

Team Slovenia and XLR8 Lake Louise
Team Slovenia and XLR8 Fitness On Top Of The World at Lake Louise

2018 IPF Championship Men’s Open 74 kg Recap

2018 IPF Championship Men’s Open 74 kg Recap

2018 IPF Championship last week in Calgary, Alberta (TSG’s hometown) was an experience none of us will ever forget.   Jason Tremblay “One of the proudest moments of World’s for me was spending time with these men after the competition, and reminiscing about the special journeys we’ve shared through paowerlifting as teammates and colleagues. ” TSG athletes managed to secure the following placings at the 74 kg Men’s World Championship.

1st Taylor Atwood, USA (TSG athlete / coach)
2nd Clinton Lee, SIN (Previous TSG athlete who will always be considered one of the TSG family)

6th Chris Wong, GBR (TSG athlete)
11th Urban Mur, SLO (Honourary TSG athlete, SLO)

Taylor held the world squat record (for a minute) and broke the world record total Taylor Atwood 74 kg

In his third 74 kg Men’s Open World Championship, Taylor Atwood finally took home the gold! Taylor went 7/9 making lifts of:

?Squat: 275.5 kg
?Bench Press: 190 kg
?Deadlift: 292.5 kg
?Total: 758 kg/546 Wilks 

Taylor set the World Record in Total and briefly held the World Record in Squat before it was chipped by Yoshihiro Higa of Japan.  Taylor is coached by Jason Tremblay and Ben Esgro


Chris Wong 74 kg  

Under the excellent handling of the Great Britain coaching staff, for Worlds and guidance from Chad Dolan and Jason Tremblay throughout his preparations, Chris Wong went 9/9 for PR’s in the Squat, Bench Press, and Total.

Chris ended the day with a 667.5 kg Total (17.5 kg PR) and 486 Wilks. This helped him secure 6th in placings and 4th in the current Great Britain Men’s powerlifting rankings across all weight classes.

Huge thank you to John Downing for volunteering to the sport as he always does and sharing being there with Taylor, Chris and Clinton.


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Chris Wong – TSG Athlete

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Congratulations to Rhonda Wong Bronze Medalist 2018 IPF World Championship

TSG Athlete Rhonda Wong Bronze Medalist
2018 IPF World Championship Women’s Open 47 kg

Congratulations to Rhonda Wong Bronze Medalist 2018 IPF World Championship

TSG Coach Alfred and athlete Rhonda  Wong had an epic Worlds Performance last week! We are so proud of them both, a true coach-athlete dream team .  Rhonda went 9 for 9, finishing with a silver in squat (125kg/275lbs), bronze in deadlift (152.5kg/335lbs) and bronze over all in the women’s open 47kg weight class.

Squat: 125kg
Bench: 70kg
Deadlift: 152.5kg
Wilks: 470

Rhonda Smiles

The best part was all the smiles!

Huge Congratulations to Rhonda and Alfred from our entire TSG family!


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Jure Rus TSG Athlete Competing In Upcoming IPF World Championship

Third at bat for TSG at 2018 IPF World Championship  in Calgary is 83 kg competitor from Slovenia, Jure Rus TSG athlete(@power_dentist). Jure is a both the European and Slovenian National Champion, and this year will mark his second consecutive World Championship appearance. He may also have the strongest deadlift of any Dentist in the world!

Jure and his team will look to build upon his 6th place ranking in the nominations. He is coached by @benesgro & @jasontsg, with additional expertise provided by @kedrictsg & @chaddolan throughout his prep.

Chris will be competing on June 15th @ 5:00 pm MST/8:00 pm EST in TSG’s hometown of Calgary, Alberta.


2018 IPF World Championship - Jure Rus TSG Athlete

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Taylor Atwood TSG Athlete Competing In Upcoming IPF World Championship

This week, we’ll be featuring the TSG athletes who are competing at the upcoming IPF World Championship. It is the third time which TSG will be attending the World Championship, and we’re proud to be involved in the preparations of athletes representing Canada, United States, Great Britain, Slovenia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore heading into this year’s competition.  First up is Taylor Atwood TSG athlete for 4+ years.

First up is Taylor Atwood (@t_atwood). Taylor is coming off of consecutive 2nd place finishes from the last two World Championships, and is listed 1st in the nominations heading into this year’s 74 kg competition. Since the 2017 World Championship, Taylor has gone on to add 49.5 kg to his total so far this year, winning his 4th consecutive USAPL National Championship and his 1st Arnold Classic.

Taylor has had a good preparation for the World Championship so far, and is achieving personal bests in training. He is highly motivated to take the platform this year, and we look forward to being there to support his performance.

Taylor will be competing on June 15th @ 8:00 am MST/10:00 am EST in TSG’s hometown of Calgary, Alberta.


Sigma Powerlifting Podcast: Shifting The Curve & Success Through Collaborative Coaching

Jason Tremblay and Ben Esgro sat down with Danny Lennon on the Sigma Powerlifting Podcast to discuss what co-coaching entails lifters such as Taylor Atwood & Sean Moser entails, what they have learned working together, and other fun facts. 

IPF Worlds 2017 Minsk, Belarus


Jason is the co-founder of The Strength Guys Inc., providing elite-level coaching services to drug-free powerlifters, bodybuilders and competitive athletes.  Jason has coached and continues to coach athletes ranging from general fitness enthusiasts to IPF Worlds 2016 & 2017 silver medalist Taylor Atwood to NASCAR legend, Mark Martin.





Ben Esgro Coach

Ben is the founder and COO of De Novo Supplements. The company has both consulting and supplement branches, based on objective science and ethical practice. Ben is a registered dietitian (RD), as well as having a Masters in Nutrition and Exercise Science (MS) from Marywood University. He has over 6 years experience of coaching and programming for individuals all the way from general population folks all the way up to elite competitors, such as IPF Worlds 2015 93kg silver medalist Layne Norton. In addition to being a highly-regarded coach, he is also an accomplished competitor as both a USBF Pro Qualified Natural Bodybuilder and an internationally qualified IPF powerlifter.