Tonight - small workout and dinner out
Tomorrow - a.m. conditioning and small workout + carbs that evening (dinner out, again)
Sunday - a.m. conditioning and big session that afternoon + gross and dirty shit XXX porno carbs that evening............I am thinking McDonalds for some reason but Wendy's sounds good too.
What will you lift, run, and bang this weekend?
Going to get my conditioning in by banging my wife who has been gone a week in Texas for work training. Also going to do a full body bodyweight workout that will supplement my two big workouts per week.ReplyDelete
Also Paul I really want to thank you for this blog and the useful information that you so willing share with us through QnAs, the podcasts, and the articles you write.
Pleasure is all mine.Delete
And banging the wife for cardio is a great 2 for 1.
Steady state conditioning tomorrow morning, then training and sprints Sunday.ReplyDelete
Bitches are the answer for all 3ReplyDelete
What? Banging for the cardio, chasing them down for the sprinting (assuming you are both into that) and then carrying them up to the bed?Delete
you can sorta go a bunch of different way with it I guess hahaDelete
Bench press & weighted chin-ups tonight. Squats and conditioning tomorrow. Steak on Sunday.ReplyDelete
Today: Deadlift and clean food (chicken rice)ReplyDelete
Saturday: Hill sprints and clean food with a dessert (probably ice cream)
Sunday: It's on in Vegas Sunday, steaks, potatoes, Scotch and a slut or two
sprints in the AM, then racing at Richmond DragwayReplyDelete
Sunday family get together Swimming & eating
all getting ready for a heavy bench & squat with chins on monday
Don't forget about our veterans & soldiers this weekend!!!
Atlas stones. I saw a picture of Jesus in an atlas stone and figured it was a sign I had better get hoisting something round and awkward.ReplyDelete
I'm gonna hoist something round and awkward too. I might lift and run if I have time as well.Delete
Saturday-Steady State in the AM, Prowler in the PMReplyDelete
Sunday-Steady State in the AM, Big Session in the PM, Steaks on the Grill, little whiskey in the late PM
Monday-steady state in the AM, PVC rolling Stretching and a small session in the PM
echo the sentiment expressed here, thank you for all the info you provide
To anonymous above:ReplyDelete
Amen and my bad. Go and shake a veterans hand, Gents. I intend to. What we do we do freely because they bled.
Lifting, and some banging.ReplyDelete
I've been cutting, and my meals all week have been chicken breasts, chicken breasts, chicken breasts. Boring, but effective. I get to cheat on the weekends. :-)ReplyDelete
Hey Paul, I've been running 531 for 4 months now and my lifts haven't really moved (the weights go up but the reps come down). I've been eating well, sleeping well and following the program to a T, but just haven't made any real progress. I promised myself that I would stay with 531 for at least a year, but if I do that I risk spinning my wheels for another 8 months. Obviously I'm resisting the urge to just say fuck it and start your big-15, because I didn't want to "program hop" any more. What would you do? Does 4 months constitute giving a program a good go? Thanks man and can't wait for the new book.ReplyDelete
Generally it's not common to have periods of stagnation in training.Delete
What you generally need to do is change SOMETHING in training to get over that hump.
If you've been going after that top set hard, back off on it. Just do the required reps for the top set, and go hard as fuck on your support/assistance work. SO instead of trying to grind out more out of the main lift, cruise it for a bit, and pic a few new support movements, and fucking destroy those with all of your might and fervor.
If no one saw Nealstars write up on what I told him to do with deads, he just pulled every other week, and did so in a "cruising" manner. What happened he pulled PR's after 6 weeks easily.
This is a concept a lot of guys don't seem to grasp. If you're training for all out strength, you don't have to train all out. Mass is a different story IMO, that's a different article.
Heed the above and give it a few more months.
Thanks a ton for your response Paul. I really appreciate you taking the time to help and I will definitely heed your advice. Just one more question: I have been running the "Simplest Strength Template" for my assistance (CGB, incline, RDL and SSB), should I keep running that, hit it hard and cruise on the main lifts. Or would now be a good time to give Boring But Big a go (I've never done it) while cruising on the main lifts?Delete
Thanks again man.
Up to you. 6 on one hand, half a dozen on the other.Delete
Two trail runs and a half day at the Zendo for me. Not sure which day is for which right now.ReplyDelete
-Week long cruise starting tomorrow which will including banging with the wife
-Will use their fitness facilities for treadmill and whatever limited weights are available for deload type workouts
Wendy's > McDonalds and it's not even close. I even think Wendy's new fries are better than McDonalds fries. Perhaps peek McDonalds fries are still the best, but they're much more inconsistent than Wendy's.ReplyDelete
Heading up to Maine this weekend to spend some time with some old friends.
I had without a doubt the worst training session of my life tonight. Deadlift is completely in the shitter. Upon my return from the weekend, I need to sit down and figure shit out. I've had a few -10%s in a row. I'm dieting, but I think my cals have been too low.
I just had this convo at work other day. Wendy's is so underrated. Food always tastes much more fresh, and a better selection of food. I mean they have a salad bar for gods sake.Delete
Carb up two nights, and take 3-4 days off. Don't pull for the next 10-14 days.
Just recently found your site through the C&P blog and wanted to say that after reading through all of it that this is truly a fantastic find! Good work, and keep putting all that good info out there.ReplyDelete
I have one question if you have the time to answer it. What do you think about training frequency? I mean, there are so many variations of so many lifts that you can do that it is more of a challenge than most think to A: Keep it simple, and B: Fit in all the useful stuff in a single week. I know Jamie is a big fan of training like 2000 times a week, but what's your take on the subject? Keep it to 2-3 hard sessions a week or go for broke every day?
Did you read my article from yesterday dawg?Delete
No I did not hahah.... perfect timing!Delete
Anyways, keep up the good stuff. Guy like you are what helps us younger fellas get there with fewer fuckups hindering progress.
What do you think of training weights when trying to lean up? Should you stick with your normal ranges, or is there something to the using more reps and less weight but using the big movements. I guess what I'm asking is more along the lines, do you do the same style of workouts, just not as much frequency during the week with more conditioningReplyDelete
You're not going to lift as much when you're in an energy deficit. My advice is to just train, and as your strength wanes deal with it, and understand that's part of the process. You can't hold on to strength while in a calorie deficit for a long time, and while dropping weight.Delete
Your body will let you know you're not strong enough. So it's kind of a self regulating thing really.
Perfect timing for your question PC. Sunday afternoon down here in Australia as I type this and it's been a weekend of lifting, running and banging indeed. The first 2 are typical, the latter not so much - so indulge me as I brag a little :)ReplyDelete
Did my usual 6x30 metres sprints Friday night (good for a destress to end the working week), then headed out by myself to a bar for a chilled night - ended up going home earlier than planned with 25 year old tanned raven-haired hottie, slim but with one magnificent whooty.
Saturday, reasonable session with the weights (dips, deads, curls), then out the with the boys to my local. Brought home the waitress - a petite ABC (Australian Born Chinese). Completely unexpected and I'd had my eye on her for a few months now. Twice last night, once this morning, breakfasted her and packed her off 2 hours ago. Now about to settle in for a light stretching session in front of the football. Life is good :)