Thursday, February 2, 2012


I get quite a few e-mails from you guys about the progress you have made with my tips or advice, and that's the biggest reason I do this.  Just to help someone out that was in my shoes once.

But I got an e-mail the other night that really blew me away.  I wanted to share it because it really meant a lot to me.


 I've never personally met you but I know you met my dad. We worked out at 68's while you were there. But I wanted to comment on the LRB blog but this was a little personal, I just wanted to say I was near 400 pounds my freshman year in college, it wasn't until I saw you working out and my dad had showed me the LRB blog until it hit me I needed to do something with my life.

I had high blood pressure, bad asthma the whole 9 yards, and I even played d2 football, started as a freshman, I read your blog and saw you at the gym and figured hey, he might know a thing or two, I started incorporating your diet, strength and conditioning ideas and now as a "junior" in college im at 290-295 range, bounces around every day I weigh, with my weight where I'm at I feel great and better than before, no asthma problems and my blood pressure is as good as its ever been my entire life, and my numbers as far as strength are as good as they've ever been.

Ive even been talking to some coaches at the University of Arkansas (where I'm at now) and I might walk on in the fall, I don't want to sound like a cheese ball or nothing man but thanks for all the work you put into the blog, I know its done wonders for others, and as we can tell its done great for me, and I don't know where I'd be right now or how healthy I'd be if I wouldn't have had that "intervention".

Thanks for everything again man, I wish you the best of luck with the training prior to the meet, congrats on the 405 incline, and I hope all is going well for you and your family.

This kind of thing really makes my week.  Hell, my month.  That I ever made a difference in someones lift with a blog really humbles me, and is exactly the reason I write on here.


  1. This is awesome, congratz, im sure many people feel the same way especially for with the PRs, this blog is currently helping me out on my sport. best raw blog there is. cant wait for the new website paul

  2. Awesome story, it's always good to hear you made a genuine difference in someone's life. This blog is certainly one of the best ones out there, you're way more level headed than half (fuck, probably more like the majority) of the lifting world and it really helps. It's good to have someone state politically incorrect (but very true) shit. I'm talking about your rants against the paleo movement, weak point training (in movements that is), prehab work, etc.

    Keep up the good work Paul

  3. He's not the only one you have helped!

  4. Anyone that I have helped to any degree still amazes me. LOL

  5. I've been in this game for just over 20 years now and this blog is the first place I send people to who ask for my advice. (Actually I send them to your ADD program at EliteFTS first, then here.) Real world advice from a real world guy. And all for free, with nothing to sell. You've no doubt help many more people, and from many more places, than you perhaps realise Paul. Regards, Rob, Australia

  6. Hey Paul, it's great to see your blog is having as positive an impact on people's lives as it is on their training, kudos for that.

    If your email is public (I haven't been able to find it), could you post it up? I've got a question I'd like to hit you with. Thanks in advance man and keep up the good work!