Paul, I struggle with the Squat, and so most of my programming is usually geared towards it, whereas my pull takes care of itself as long as I pull once a week and get plenty of back work in. I'm fine with this approach, but based on both of your recent books, you and Jamie seem to have slightly different philosophies when it comes to pounding away at what you're good at vs. focusing on what you're weaker on. Maybe you guys could discuss that some more?
How do you deal with soreness from the 100 rep exercises? I did plate raises and curls for the first time last week and just now do I feel like I can comfortably raise my arms over my head. Is the soreness something you just deal with and get used to or do you end up having to ice certain parts? Stretching doesn't seem to help much?
A while back you made a post about not beating yourself up all year with singles and triples, and to work hypertrophy in other than meet prep. Are you and Jamie on the opposite ends of the spectrum on this issue? Jamie seems to do singles, doubles, and triples year round. Could you guys discuss this?
i would also like to hear this discussed
Paul, Quick question on week 10 of the Strong 15. Do you do any of the exercises you are not testing in week 11 and only do 1 set of 5 at 50% for the exercises you are testing?
I only do the big 3 at 50%.
Not training related and I can't recall if you have been asked it in the past, but have there been any specific times where your training suddenly came into use in the outside world? For example I had to do an H2S rescue and the downed worker was damn near 300 lbs. I'm a smaller guy but thanks to lots of heavy work it was no problem to heave him up and drag him a good 20 metres with a BA on, people were floored.Any occasions where your built up strength suddenly saved the day?
If one were to do snatch grip PBN/Klokov presses and use it as his main press of choice and in turn get really good and fucking strong at it, what would the benefits of this be?
I've been wondering for a while how you and Jamie deal with the mental part of lifting. For example if you ever get so burned out you consider cleaning your ears with a shotgun?
Paul real quick one any downsides to heavy lifting right after wakin up in terms of recovery and gains?
Using yourselves as examples do you guys gree with what this site (http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/muscle-gain/whats-my-genetic-muscular-potential.html) suggests are realistic expactations for natural lean body mass?
Paul, I have read on your site that you got in really good shape to do military style training. I was wondering what you found to be the best way to increase your push ups, pull ups and sit ups for military style physical tests? lots of volume or treat the bw exercises more like a regular lift and train it 2-3 per week? Thanks very much. -J
If you use the search function I outlined this sometime back in a Q&A.
sorry about that. I found it. Thanks.
Mind linking it?
http://www.lift-run-bang.com/2012/07/strength-life-legacy-in-paperback.htmlscroll down a bit
Paul,For things like Poundstone Curls or other very high reps exercises, I had a few questions on the form and execution. Obviously the effort and the reps are the most important thing, but I was curious if you could go over what you consider good form on these exercises.I hit 100 on the Poundstone curls today, but was really just "lifting and dropping" it, instead of curling it with a mindful effort, especially the lowering portion (which basically just became a "drop" after rep 50 or so). I felt the exercise in my bi's, forearms, and hands after so I know I hit all the right areas with it.Is this a good way to do these(just get the reps), or should we still shoot for "quality" reps (raise, squeeze, lower under control)?