Bryan Dermody

August 17, 2017

The Year of Momentum | Bryan Dermody

On July 8th, I competed in the USAPL Iowa State Powerlifting Championships. This was my first contest since the Arnold Sports Festival back in March. The USAPL Championships was a full powerlifting meet. I competed raw in the open division 120 kg-weight class. Since the beginning of this year, I...

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April 11, 2017

Arnold Sports Festival Recap | Bryan Dermody

The annual Arnold Sports Festival is one of my favorite events to attend. For the last seven years I’ve looked forward to this event with great anticipation, and this year was no different. One of the many reasons I look forward to the Arnold is the IPF Pro Deadlift competition....

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February 22, 2017

Arnold Training Prep | Bryan Dermody

Q: First off, congratulations on being invited to compete at the 2017 Arnold International Pro Deadlift event! This will be your 8th year competing at this event, how does it feel? BD: Thank you! It feels absolutely amazing! Competing at the Arnold Sports Festival is a special experience. It is...

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November 15, 2016

Some Thoughts on Speed Training for Powerlifters | Bryan Dermody

In the powerlifting community there are generally two different camps of thought when it comes to speed training. One camp wholeheartedly believes that it is an effective training method for powerlifters, while others believe that it is not an effective tool. The goal of this brief article is to offer...

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March 24, 2016

Arnold Pro Deadlift Recap | Bryan Dermody

Every year that I get the privilege to compete in the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival I feel extremely humbled. This year was my seventh time competing in the International Pro Deadlift. I had a very productive training phase leading up to the Arnold Classic. My number one goal was to...

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March 2, 2016

The Road to the Arnold with Bryan Dermody

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October 30, 2015

Fixing the Weak Links | Bryan Dermody

On September 5th of this year I competed in the USAPL Deadlift National Championships in Killeen, TX. This was my first competition since incurring some pretty severe injuries that I detailed in my last blog. I tried to keep my goals very realistic going into this meet, especially considering that...

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July 30, 2015

Overcoming Injuries | Bryan Dermody

It’s been a while since I updated everyone on my training and competition schedule. The reason for this is that for some time earlier this year I seriously considered retiring from competitive strength sports. I tore two ligaments in my lower back just before the Arnold Classic Pro Deadlift competition...

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May 29, 2015

Talking Powerlifting with Bryan Dermody

Q: Hi Bryan, thanks for taking time out of your schedule to chat with us today! What’s currently going on in your life? A lot! My wife Carrie and I close on our first house in July, my daughter Abigail turned one year old in April, and my job as...

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December 10, 2014

The Road to the Arnold

The USAPL Deadlift National Championships on September 22, 2014 was my latest competition. I entered the event having come off of a solid training cycle, hoping to set a personal record on the deadlift, but unfortunately came up short, pulling 782 pounds on my third attempt, # pounds less than...

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