Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thoughts about life, crap, training, and stuff

So for you trolls out there, you have to be registered before you can post a comment/troll now.  Yes, it won't stop the trolling but it certainly will cut down on it.  I mean, I allow the comments anyway but at least now you will at minimum have to attach some fake ass name to a comment.  It's all fun and games for everyone, and then trolls start acting like retarded chimps and shit gets shut the fuck down.

So the pre-orders for books are closed and my guy will start printing on them.  I also have the order in for the shirts, so as soon as all of that is done and it arrives, I will have it packed up and start shipping it out.  My guy sent me the cover and layout for the book and it looks awesome.  You will be pleased with it.

I have a trip to Columbus, Ohio scheduled for August.  I will be there for 4 days.  I am staying with my buddy Jason Pegg, and the itinerary includes breakfast or lunch one day with Wendler, possibly training out at elitefts, then going up to train at Kara Bohigian's place.  Should be a very fun trip.  If I don't post again, Pegg killed me in my sleep.  Call the authorities.

I've needed the last week or so off.  Sometimes you don't realize how run down you are until you do decide to take some time off to let everything recharge.  I am upping the foam rolling, switching steady state conditioning to at night, and doing an ice bath every Thursday.  Training will be on Wednesday and Saturday, with a small workout sometimes on Sunday; but it's optional.  I may also limit workouts to 2 movements.  1 press, 1 pull, then front squat, squat, and deadlift on the other day.  I am going to use fronts as part of the warm up for back squats.  That way you're getting in both all the time.

I will not be out to see Dark Knight Rises opening weekend.  I will wait at least a week to see it because I hate packed in movie theaters for the most part.  People generally annoy me.  So I'm sure we'll all get out to see it, but not until some of the initial excitement dies down.

More beer hate from me..........I've said this for some time.



As soon as Jamie gets home, which I have no idea when that is, we will get the podcast done.  We have a backlog of questions to go through so I expect it to be a long one.

Well I have decided it is time for a new dog.  I feel like I have mourned Dozer's passing long enough and gotten through it.  So I will be searching for a new pup soon.  I am still very partial to the bullmastiff however I may also look at a Presa or Cane Corso.  I do not get dogs for status symbols.  I get those kinds of dogs because I love molossers and because they are my co-protectors of my house and family.

My biceps are sore as fuck.  I mean, aching sore.

I need a vacation.  I haven't had a real vacation in a few years and I need some white sand, some umbrella drinks, and a place where there's always 7 to 54 hot ladies to look at.

I am ordering some extra paperbacks and shirts.  I plan on selling the paperback through Amazon, and shirt wise the new Lion shirt will be replacing the old Skull shirt.  I also have a new Trinity shirt that is being worked on that is going to look fucking awesome.

Phil and I are getting some hits on doing seminars.  Once we get booked up it will be difficult to fit anyone in for a while, so again if you are a gym owner, strength coach, or would like for us to do a seminar at your gym contact me.

Now this is weird for me, but if you want me to autograph your copy of SLL let me know.  I've gotten some e-mails about this and I will do so, but it still feels weird to me.

Also, Andy Bryniarski and I have been talking still.  So he may still do the podcast in the future.  So keep your fingers crossed for getting Lattimer on.  That would be awesome.  I also contacted Henry Rollins however I never heard back.  I'm trying.  Most famous people don't want to allocated a block of their "precious" time to a couple of dudes doing a podcast about Zombies and gunshots to the chest.

If you have any other people that you'd like for me to throw a line to, offer up a name.  I'll ask anyone.

My leg still isn't 100% and in a way, I am putting off going to the doctor to get an MRI in hopes that it eventually just goes away.  However the pain has been there now for a VERY long time.  In a month if it still feels achy after squatting, I'm going to bite the bullet and go in.  Fuck.

It's only Tuesday, so the week still kinda sucks.

41 comments:

  1. "7 to 54" refers to quantity not age, right? ;)

    I think the fact that you find people asking you to sign the book weird just goes to show how down-to-earth you are and I think that's one of the reasons why people look up to you so much.

    Keep up the good work, Paul!

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    1. Yes quantity not age. LOL That would be a horrible age range.

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  2. Adam Carolla for the podcast. Semi-famous comedian. Could talk about boxing, MMA, the demise of the male gender, all good stuff.

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    1. Adam Carolla strikes me as nothing more than a chauvinist idiot. There's a difference between strong and intelligent masculinity and overplayed macho stereotypes.

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  3. Dude, Rollins would be fucking awesome. his lyrics and philosophy fit right in with everything you talk about here.

    About the leg/aches/pains...do you use fish oil? It certainly won't fix an injury, but it works awesome for decreasing soreness. I use the Nutrigold triple strength omega-3 and it seems to be the best bang for the buck.

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    1. It's not a "good" kind of soreness. It's an ache that is letting me know that the leg is not 100% yet.

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  4. Alright Paul,

    I ordered the SLL paperback. Please can you sigh my book please, cheers.

    Dr Ken or Bob Whelan from Natural Strength.com would be class for the podcasts.

    Made me laugh your post then. Just when you said about leaving seeing the Dark Knight Rises until the crowds die down because people annoy you haha. Just like me here. My mate ask me to go see it on opening night here, if we could get tickets. But I told him to leave it a week because im not having some idiots munching on there popcorn and slush puppies ruin this film for me. Cheers, Lee Hayward- Penrith England

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    1. Dude the popcorn thing aggravates the shit out of me. russelling around in the bag for 10 fucking minutes, get a bite, chomp chomp chomp, JESUS cut it out!

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    2. Yeah, and fuck that plastic packaging!

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  5. Podcast guest suggestions:
    The Lilliebridges
    Pete Rubish
    Wendler
    Glenn Pendlay would also be awesome, and apparentely Jamie is friends with him.

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    1. You threw Rubish in there with the Lilliebridges, Pendlay, and and Wendler.....really?

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    2. Well, he gets a lot of hate, but can´t deny that he´s a strong kid...

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    3. I mean from a competitive or accomplished standpoint. Has he even done his first meet yet? Sorry, all of these youtube warriors that never compete don't belong in conversations about guys that do. I do know that Pete was supposed to compete but got injured. Still, until he does he's just a youtube guy.

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    4. Totally agree, I didn´t mean to put him on the same level of the other guys, just a name that came across.

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    5. I actually would like to get guys on the show that DON'T do powerlifting really. I'd prefer to make the scope bigger than that.

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    6. As far as guys who don't do powerlifting for the show, may I suggest Ross Enamait? Guy's a beast, and his "Infinite Intensity" book is my bible for conditioning. Also, he's a not a "celebrity", so he may actually do the show. http://www.rosstraining.com/contact.html

      By the way, I'm the guy who suggested Henry Rollins, and I also e-mailed him basically begging him to do the show. As I said before, anyone who'd like him on can feel free to do the same.

      And I knew that more people would want their book signed after I requested it. Doesn't that make you feel special, Mr. Carter?

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  6. Hey Paul, Rachel and I got some footage up from our first meet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW8z2KIGO7Y
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjZ5neCMMPs

    Any thoughts or opinions? I thought my squats and deads were okay form-wise, although I went pretty conservative on squats due to nerves and poor warmup. My bench sucked, I'm coming off a shoulder injury and had trouble keeping my butt planted, which I will be working on more in training for sure. I also think I should have tucked my elbows more since I was close gripping. I think Rachel's form looked pretty good - she should have gutted out that third attempt squat though!

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    1. Great job guys.

      Big problem for you Adam is that you have a long frame to fill out before you're going to see yourself moving the kind of weights you want to. All part of the process brother.

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    2. Thanks man. Yeah, that's my eternal struggle. First goal is to get to 240 lean. When I first started lifting I got up to 245 but it was just fat, I am stronger now at 225. Then I will make the decision if I want to jump to 275 class, but that is a lot of bodyweight to maintain. I suspect I'd probably have to be around 250-260 though before I stop looking skinny.

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    3. How tall are you adam? The weights you threw around in the comment above makes me wonder.

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    4. 6'3" with a 6'6" wingspan. When I say 240 lean I don't mean like sub 10% bf, I mean I just want to get there without getting fat.

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  7. Hey Paul, I was re-reading Wendler's 5/3/1 manual, and I noticed something interesting. He mentioned how someone taught him or he learned from someone that using a thumbless grip on the press improved his bar path, but he could not remember who it was. I know you're friends with him, and you're a big advocate for using a thumbless grip for the standing press. Was it you who taught him that?

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    1. It's very possible. Jim and I talked about training everyday for over a year. So I'm sure it came up.

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  8. If you guys got Henry Rollins on a podcast it would be THE greatest thing ever. He is the one who inspired me to start lifting. Its funny but I used to think he was fucking jacked, but looking back on it he was a small dude. Also, for your next podcast talk about your favorite stand up acts.

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  9. Hey Paul!

    Sucks about the trolls bro. Just remember there's plenty of us out here on the internet that love reading your posts and learning all we can about training from you.

    On a side note - you might like a movie called "Tucker and Dale vs Evil." I thought it was gonna be retarded, but a friend said it was really good and I gotta admit... its dark, but pretty funny. You might enjoy it. Or you might hate it. The first 10 minutes are a lil slow, but then it gets friggin hilarious.

    K bro. I'm out. Have fun in Ohio! Its for a meet, right?

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    1. Meh, it's really only like a couple but I think it's funny that they have to actually register now. And if they are willing to do that, just to troll, then I won.

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  10. Every man I know drinks beer like it's a gift from the gods. I can't stand it myself. Glad to see I'm not the only one. I do like a good scotch though, but don't worry, I won't recommend one. You've been pretty clear on that issue.

    PS I'm fully committed to my training, even though it's humbling to remove the belt, the knee sleeves and squat for reps. I'm down 5 lbs in the last 4 weeks and sticking to the conditioning program.

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  11. i want an autograph. that's awesome. the only thing that could be awesomer is if you wrote out the Lifer Code and then autographed it.

    brian eckstrom

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  12. This was certainly a random post but still very enjoyable. If my novel ever gets published and I become marginally famous (well to the 18 people who buy the book), I'll come on to the show :D Hopefully I'll have added a couple hundred pounds to my lift total!
    Week 5 of Madcow and PRs being hit. Would love to hit my current 1RM for 5 reps on the big lifts by years end and will do all I can to make it so.
    Trolls are tools sans a life so screw them!
    Used to like beer but prefer spiced rum now.
    Goof luck with your training.

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  13. PC

    If I may ask, how are book sales going? Realise it's been out less than a month, and I don't want to know the number sold or anything like that. Just hoping that you're getting some sort of return for the great work that you do, not just with the book but with this site.

    Rob

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    1. It's been solid Rob. I just hope more than anything the work I put in helps a lot of folks.

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  14. Brooks Kubik, Donny Shankle, and Derek Poundstone.

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  15. Just bought the ebook (very nice work) and I'm a big fan of the Blog and podcasts. However, what's the deal about beer? I'm too lazy to search your Blog, but haven't you tried anything hoppy enough?

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    1. I've tried about every beer you can think of. I think they all taste like piss. I hate beer. It sucks.

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  16. I'd like mine signed Paul if thats alright. Thanks for the daily read bro!

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