Today was my Testing day, or as Eric Cresseys calls it Moving day.
I have put a solid ten months of strength training in this year. I experimented with Joe DeFrancos Westside for Skinny bastards for 12 weeks at the start of the year and have to say I made big gains. Then experimented with Wendlers 531 for 12 weeks, and the last 12 I experimented with self designed program influenced by Eric Cresseys Maximum Strength.
So, you guys are still probably wondering about the title. Who is "BUNKIE". Bunkie is Steve Bunker, a strength and conditioning coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. He runs Mikes second facility at North Androver, MA. Think about the coolest guy in the world that you know, and that is who Steve is.
When I interned at MBSC, Steve looked after me from day one. He bought me a bicycle, so I would not have to walk to the facility. He also had me over for thanks giving dinner with his family.
Last June of this year, me, Cedric Unholz, and another friend of mine Stephen Bennett tavelled to Rhode Island to the Perform Better Summit. Who do you think gave us housing, food, and transport over those few days in Boston. Thats right, Bunkie. To put into words what Bunkie did for the three of us that week would not do him and his family justice.
So, I dedicated my testing day today to Bunkie. His passion for strength training, powerlifting, and his family is an inspiration. He is the reason I wanted to be stronger. When I was over last June Steve was preparing fro a meet, and we all went to North Androver to do a lift. Steve's two sons Drew, and Craig came is well to lift. I was so envious of Drew, and Craig. I would love to be able to go to the gym to lift with my father.
Steve walks the walk. His trains hard, eats well, gets to bed early, is up a the crack of dawn to train athletes and clients, and makes his family his number one priority.
These lifts are for you Bunkie:
40kg Chin Up x 2
I also tested my bench and got 107.5kg but the camera died!