Strength Life Legacy - So the book is finished for the most part. I'm still just fine tuning things, adding pictures, and shit like that. I am basically having to make myself stop because it's already 150 or so pages and I'm sure I would eclipse 200 pretty easily if I allowed myself.
Basically, I wanted to cover not only my philosophies again, but go over even more technical aspects of the big 3. Along with that, the new strong-15 and big-15 cycles, the strong-15 short cycle, pause squat, block deadlift, and strongman deadlift cycles. Thoughts on being a man, and having a code. A ton of routines and templates, and very little on dieting.
I hate writing about dieting for the most part because it bores me. Eating to me, is pretty simple. We already know what the good foods are, we already know if you want to gain eat more, if you want to lose, eat less. Yet people obsess over everything from pre-workout shakes to what to eat before bed. I wasn't going to get into that. There are tons of diet gurus out there to be hassled for that.
UFC 146 - Good card. I guess with Overeem out for 9 months, we're gonna see another Cain/JDS showdown more than likely. Mir looked fat as hell to me. What the fuck? You'd think knowing he was going to be fighting a guy that's around 238 with quick hands, that he would have slimmed down in order to be quicker. I also told Zack (my MMA blurb guy) that that particular matchup looked TERRIBLE on paper. Mir, who has a penchant for getting rocked, against the best hands guy in the HW division who also has the best take down defense in the business. Ummmmmm, no. Terrible. And he still picked Mir. Jesus......
Oh anyway, back to Overeem. I think Reem is the only guy that has a shot to challenge JDS. Cain's standup just isn't as good, and again, with that takedown defense that JDS has that's the only place the fight is going to end up. Reem is the only guy I can think of that is going to be able to stand and bang with him. And what a great fight that would be.
Props to Big Country who I have dogged on plenty. He looked like he lost some weight, and that overhand right was just beautiful.
And to go back a few weeks, so much for Jon Jones flawless image, huh? That guy can eat a bag of Ron Jeremy dicks.
Even more on small workouts - Ok this topic got a lot of traction and Jamie and I talked about it in the podcast yesterday. Jamie pretty much reiterated what I said......small workouts are sweat breakers, in and out in 30 MAX. You are not putting heavy weight in your hands. You are not picking movements that do best with heavy weight on the bar. It's just amazing to me that guys can get confused on this concept. A small workout is something you can do with the flu, feeling like shit (like I did yesterday) and it's not a big deal. Machines, dumbbells, and lightly loaded barbells. I will be writing some examples of small routines this week to drive this point even more home, but I really can't believe it generated this much confusion.
The Grey - If you have not seen this movie, do so. I loved it. It's depressing as shit, yes. But there was so much depth to the story and had so many powerful scenes.
Sexual number - So I asked this question on FB last night because I love to generate discussion, and finding hot buttons is generally not that hard. I honestly laugh my ass off when women chime into these discussions and offer up such gems as "your number doesn't matter". Hey......ho...it does. To most guys who are looking to DATE a girl, they want to know they aren't dating some chic that spread her legs for any ol' boy at any opportunity. I would never date a chic that slept with 20 fucking guys. Jesus christ no. Now that's my own moral compass, and if yours is different that's fine. To each his own. But MOST guys, do not want to date a chic they know spread easier than warmed up Skippy on toast.
And if a woman tells you she doesn't know her "number", that means she knows she's a ho. Everyone knows their number, or ballpark. And if a chic has to use the term "ballpark" when referring to the number of meat sticks that been in her, well, no thanks. Do not want.
Memorial Day - I hope everyone took at least a minute out of their day yesterday to say thanks to a vet.
Do something interesting this week fuckers. What do you think my motto is about? No day is promised to you. Do something awesome with it.
Hey, Paul. Now that I've been training this way for just over a year (this way = Squat, Dead, Press, Condition, Targeted Assistance), I'm starting to think about how to structure my training throughout the year. Wendler did a Q&A post about this a while back that got me really thinking about it.ReplyDelete
His was something like 3-month blocks for:
Strength early in the year
Conditioning into the warm months
Full-Body/Squat every session going into Fall
Mass around the holidays
Do you look at things similarly, and/or do you want to offer any viable alternatives? You seem to prefer shorter blocks SOMEtimes.
Yup. That's exactly how I see it.Delete
Do you do smaller goals/cycles within that? For instance, if you were conditioning for 3 months, would you be working towards just one set of goals the entire time, or would you have smaller goals such as pushing hills for a few weeks, then tipping the balance towards another drill, etc.?Delete
Generally I narrow the goals down to as few as possible. You can't serve more than 1 master at a time.Delete
Do you ever do small sessions on the same day as your big sessions?
If so, would you ever train muscle groups in the small session that will be used later for big movements? Example: front/lateral/rear raises in the morning, military press at 6pm?
Yeah I think you could if you wanted to specialize but the big session would still probably take a bit of a hit.Delete
I wouldn't do this, but I can see why some would like it.
Are you being trolled?Delete
For real guys, this exact answer was posted literally 5 days ago.
honesty I think people are just lazy and don't want to read shit. they want to be spoon fed.Delete
Slow day, so I'm throwing out another one. This might be one for a podcast if you want, but it's a training question, so you just might want to answer it here, heh.ReplyDelete
Believing in the basic lifts, having made progress with them, and wanting to continue with them, is there a profitable way to incorporate other big lifts that you want to try out? For me, I want to keep on with Squat, Dead, Press, but my gym has a strongman set-up and I'm intrigued by some of that stuff, and I also get interested in some of the left-field or arcane stuff Jamie advocates. Is there a good way to experiment with other heavy compound movements without detracting from the bread and butter?
Strongmen do it all the time man. Just make it part of a particular day. I have a strongman routine in my new book as well.Delete
Duh. I was thinking about it in terms of assistance or subbing it out for main movements. Didn't even put 2 and 2 together to think of Strongman "events" days. Thanks!Delete
Mir looked like he was high/drunk on that fight, totally pathetic. He was stumbling on his way to the ring, looked like he was struggling to remember what foot to place in front of the other.ReplyDelete
Then there's the issue he fell on his ass twice during the fight by himself, and the just flopped around on the floor like he didn't knew how to get up.
If he wasn't drugged then this fight was fixed, either way totally lost my respect for Mir, and to think he went around saying he'd kill Lesnar.
A good rule of thumb concerning "sexual numbers" is for men take away 3 and for women add 5.
Your thoughts on Mir/JDS were exactly why I didnt buy it. I figured Mir's only chance would be after getting rocked he were able to latch onto an arm or leg.
Is the new E-book geared more towards advanced/stronger lifters?
Is there shit in there for blokes with a year or so of solid, proper training under their belts?
Shane - Yes, I have a whole section for beginners and novice guys.Delete
I'd be surprised if Cain couldn't take down JDS, I definitely want to see that fight again, with the two of them healthy, or at least closer to it than last time.ReplyDelete
I'd be surprised if he could, or if he could and do anything with it. JDS' take down defense is extraordinary.Delete
Haha spot on with the numbers Paul! I always find it funny when SOME women who don't think twice before banging some random dude, try to defend themselves saying "it doesn't matter".ReplyDelete
Of course it does, it shows certain qualities about your character!
And i don't wanna date these "qualities" for sure...
Any woman that will spread her legs at the drop of a hat isn't someone I'm going to want to invest time in a relationship with, have kids with, share a life with. They are called sluts and ho's for a reason.
Recharge on the ho-bag criteria. 20 is DEFINITELY slutty. Of course, if applying the double standard shit, fuck, I'm a ho. Ah well.ReplyDelete
Get that podcast up when you have a chance. My week's been off to a shit start. I need something like that to keep sane.
Will get the podcast up tomorrow.Delete
and the double standard is acceptable no matter what anyone tells you, regarding this.
It's a double standard cause it's easy to be a slut and hard to be a stud, simple as that.ReplyDelete
The double standard doesn't REALLY exist.Delete
A woman can come up to a man in the workplace and touch him and flirt with him, and basically, nothing is going to happen to her.
A man can easily lose his job just over a complaint of sexual harassment.
The other reason the double standard doesn't really exist, is because the 10 minutes of sex for the guy can be a lifetime of responsibility for her.
For the latter reason there HAS to be this "double standard". But really, it's not one. Sexual exploration holds far different implications for females than males.
A double standard exists, but it's with the women.Delete
Women can do whatever they want. It's a free country. But you can't go sleep with 20 randoms and then get offended when husband-material dudes aren't interested in settling down with you due to your sexcapades.
Don´t wanna play the nerd here, but anyone heard about the Madonna-Whore-Complex? Look it up interesting shit.ReplyDelete
All I can say is that I get bored fast with prude chicks though and get the feeling she is playing games. I mean if she is attracted to me in some way shape or form, sex is going to happen rather quickly. It simply is human to want to sleep with somebody that you are attracted to.