Everytime I see the word "Faggatron" I start cracking up...Question: I've been diagnosed with iliopsoas bursitis, it flares up when I sprint at max effort and then I can't run, feels like a severe groin strain. The rugby season starts next month (so I will need to sprint). Any advice on easing it before then?
When is Jim Steel going to film the follow up to 69-11?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Steel_(director)
Weak joke. Jim's a highly respected strength coach. Come on guys.
What are some other names in the fitness/strength world could be good porn aliases? Jim Steel could be a decent one, so is John Meadows, or Jim Wangler.
Oh yeah, i forgot jamie's favorite: Mark Rippletits
If you are going to troll at least be funny.
Alright, i am weak at the bottom of the deadlift.Once i am at knee level then it's good..any good suggestions?My grip strength so far at this level is solid for me.
srry to break in but its also deadlift. if you fry your back dl is it helpfull to do rack pulls from just below knee, heavy to strengthen the hamstrings and glutes whithout frying the low back?? thnx
I deadlift 200kg @ 66kg body weight for some background.There are a few things that you can try. First is bringing in your stance a wee bit. Second is pointing your toes a tad more forwards. Third is starting with your hips slightly higher (achieved by moving the bar more towards your shins at the start of the pull).As far as training goes, work on full ROM front squats and high bar squats. Pause at rock bottom on both exercises. Sumo pulls with a 2 second pause right below knee level really helps loads as well. I wouldn't stick all this in your training at once I am just giving you some ideas. As far as small workouts if you like to do them, 2x20 on hamstring curls would be good, I really like seated barbell good mornings as well - I'll use 30% of my squat max and do a few sets of 20 trying to get as deep as possible. High rep Ukrainian deadlifts are also very good if you have heavy kettlebells. I like to use the 64kg kettlebell for 40-50 reps a set for a few sets with the handle a few inches below my feet - that is a fantastic erector builder
Somewhat training related.what can one do to avoid friction burns on the inner thighs. I always get it really bad whenever I run or even walk over a mile. And yes I'm fat.
never used it, but Ironmind actually sells thigh lube:http://ironmind-store.com/BODYGLIDE-Anti-Friction-Skin-Formula/productinfo/1405/
body glide, any of these: http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/anti_chafecreams.htm or simply a tub of vitamin a&d should do the trick
What is your opinion on inner game (definition based on the book The Inner Game of Tennis -> ) and does that play an important factor for powerlifting?I don't have any interesting questions on training as of this moment because: I can google if I want to know important training ideas, if there seems to be an interesting lift I'm gonna try it anyway, and injury consists of me thinking if I'm sore I shouldn't worry about it until my body is screaming in agony while it is resting.
What sort of ab work do you recommend and what's your opinion on lower back specific work (talking stuff like hypers, good mornings, etc.)? Yes you could basically sum that question up as an overall question concerning "core" work.
Do you think there's any sort of standard for how muscular/big (while staying lean) people should be? I think we could agree there's a too big and a too small, but how do you set an optimal goal?Also, if you could get rid of an olympic sport and replace it with another sport, what would they be?
Personally I would like to see equestrian and basketball taken out and 7's rugby and some combat oriented sport like grappling, kick boxing or MMA thrown in.Also...unless something is done about the diving in soccer it can be taken out as well. Its a pretty decent sport but everytime someone is touched they fall down screaming. 30 seconds later after they draw the penalty they are fine and sprinting down the field. Pretty sad.
For Jim -What is it like coaching at a school where the athletes are essentially "second tier". Not ripping on Penn athletes (pretty big Penn sports fan when I was there) but just a comment on the Ivy League's lack of recruiting due to no scholarships in the big 2 college sports. Would you rather be coaching the cream of the crop (high end D1) or is the training the same regardless of the caliber of the athlete?Also which coach gives/has given you the douchiest suggestions on training? - Recent Penn Grad and Fellow Audubon Resident
Hey Paul, do you have any prescription for Chin up or Dip programs or should one just do them till their body quits? I have always found that these exercise keep me honest because once I put on too much Crisco I can't hit 25 clean, consecutive, reps and I then know I need to start cutting. I got this idea from a Defranco book, and it's been an awesome benchmark to balance strength and fat levels.
Whats the most overrated exercise for improving each of the big 3?
Fucking glute ham raises LOL
For Jim,I'm playing men's league baseball and want to improve my throwing and hitting power. Aside from increasing my squat/DL/press/bench/cleans, skill work, and conditioning, are there any exercises I coulld benefit from?Thanks,Brian
Paul, you differ from Wendler with the Deload phase and other small stuff but generally you have a close philosophy. What are Jim's thoughts programming wise and does he follow you or Jims programs? Also if you could see what his moral compass is, that would be cool. Thanks.
What is your take on the whole time under tension, 60 second sets theory for hypertrophy? Do you think someone would be better off doing normal sets of 8-12, or sets of 20+ for 60 seconds if they wanted just pure size? I noticed you've been doing poundstone curls, so I was assuming that might be part of it. If not, why do you do them?
Steel is the truth, and a SEVERELY not talked about strength coach. My question for him is related to him being a percentage guy. He says his methods are a mix between sheiko and prilepin principals. What are some ways he has modifed some of the percentages from the Sheiko program in regards to say The Bench? (my worst lift)
I've heard you say the majority of the year should be focused on getting a good level of base strength, through higher repetitions, so I was just wondering if this is advisable for someone who is also planning on cutting or if cutting is the priority should someone just stick with the heavy weights.
Can you work on your base strength, higher reps, while cutting or should i just keep the weight heavy to maintain strength. I've always felt that higher reps, 5-12 on upperbody and 10-20 on lower body, have given me better strength gains and lower reps just let me demonstrate the strength that i gained. I am only asking because ive heard numerous people say to keep the weight heavy while cutting so i was wondering what your take on this is
Lifting shouldn't change based on calories other than frequency. I drop to twice a week most of the time no matter what, but during a cut I always went to 2 big sessions and 1 small for the most part.
What is your opinion on lifting iron when fight training 6 days/week? A day for hips and lower body and a day for upper body has been what I've been trying for the past month.
I think I saw someone else ask this question a few months ago, I don't think you managed to talk about it, definitely love to hear Jim Steel's opinion:Are there any tell tale signs or symptoms that you are training the right way?That is - How do you know you are hitting that sweet spot between over training and under training a lift? Should you feel like puking? Should you feel "tight" the next day? Feel tired like shit, or fresh for more?Obviously the end game desire is to get better, or move more weight, but short term is there any indication that you had a productive training session?
Hi Paul,I like to pull fairly often during the week, but I've noticed a breaking point where my hands decide to explode. I've tried picking off my callouses before they tear off, but sometimes you can only do so much.Have you been able to maintain this problem, or is it just gonna happen from time to time?
Get an emery board and callous kit. Keep those things under control.
For you:What are PJR Pullovers in SLL what are they and how do I do them?Podcast:How do you guys feel about ISO Deadlifts for upper back strength and development?
Google, motherfucker, do you use it?http://www.lift-run-bang.com/2012/05/small-session-and-pjr-pullover.html
Thanks dude, I appreciate you calling me out for my lazyiness and thanks for the link. I honestly would rather hear it from a some fucktard asslicker than him :)
Play nice, whores.
How, if at all, would you adjust your training if you had to also work a full-time, physically demanding job such as construction, at a machine shop, etc? Personally, I lean towards the man-up-and-get-the-fuck-at-it side of things, but I wanted to get your guys' input as well.
With the Olympics going on Holley Mangold is getting some press, what is your guys take on whether she, a chubby girl, helps or hurts the sport of lifting as a whole
I've noticed that since being taken out of the Olympics, there has not been any modern guys who can handle any where close to the amount of weight in the press that the lifters of the 50s, 60s and 70s could. Who do you think is the strongest strict presser on the strength scene today and has anyone come close to Olympic press records(500+lbs)?
Hey Paul and Jamie. You guys both have very impressive standing press numbers and I was curious after reading the pimping ain't easy series, who has the best strict press on the modern strength scene? Has anyone managed to come close to the Olympic press records(500+lbs) after it was taken out of the Olympics?
Hey Paul, do you have much experience with leverages and how often similiar lifters have similiar forms on certain lifts?What I mean is, do *most* tall guys Squat a certain way? Do *most* short guys have a better time Deadlifting a certain way? etc etcOf course experimenting and finding where you personally feel strongest is the best thing, like with Jamies recent Stop Bitching Start Benching + his new similiar Squat articles. Very different forms, all strong lifters.My main hope is just to understand leverages better, at the moment as a fairly new lifter they are a bit mystery.
Hey Paul, what advice would you give to someone who wants to eventually compete in lightweight strongman? Also, what are yours and Jamie's overall opinions of strongman?
For Paul and Jamie: You are out for a walk when you notice the homelss guy you recently gave a rusty trombone. He is standing across the street and you both make eye contact for a second. Do you wave, or pretend you don't see him and walk away awkwardly? For Paul: I am currently running your big 15 program doing about 2big/2small per week, sometimes more depending on how beat up I am from doing Judo 2x per week. Just wanted to say it is an awesome program and I think SLL was one of the best training books I have ever had the pleasure of reading (no homo). My question is this: I plan on competing in Judo tournaments in the fall so when would it be a good idea to swtich over to running the strong 15 for the main lifts?Podcast: What are your favorite martial arts? Which do you think are the best for self defence or sport? And which do you think are not really worth while taking?
This is one is for the podcast, specially for Jamie. I read some old posts on your blog, and you cited "Better than Steroids" (Dr Warren Willey). Since the posts are from 2009, I guess you have changed you opinion. So, what's your current opinion on Warren's eating plans and pre and post workout meal?
I wanna see you guys talk about "DurianRider"http://www.youtube.com/user/durianriders/videosBasically this guy thinks he owns the world, he looks like a meth/crack/speed/alltogether addict, calls out bodybuilders and powerlifters and EVERYONE that does something to do with weights ( I'm amazed he hasn't called you guys out), he says he knows everything about bodybuilding, powerlifting, fitness, dieting, and etc, and says that everyone else are faggots/virgins/idiots/alltogether. This dude is a vegan (explains why he looks like a holocaust gay doll on crack), his signature "knowledge" is saying that meat doesn't make muscle grow, that protein is overated and that his suggested muscle-building diet is 30 bananas a day. This guy is a marathon cyclist ( a bad one ), and he insists in giving weightlifting advice because his one rep max on the bench is 300lbs (in a double ply shirt), and his counter-argument for when someone calls him out is "What you do works because you are on steroids. everyone that doesn't do what I say is on steroids. You got owned bro, owned!"Most pathetic stuff is this guy grabs pictures from fitness models from 4chan and says he is dating them. He makes up names and post the pics as if he was the one who took it. Then he proceeds to call everyone a virgin.It would be VERY, entertaining if you guys can check out that guys vids and comment on him. HELL, I posted this in the hopes he would listen to the podcast and try to call you guys out just so I can see what his make-up responses will be