Yes I'm in Vegas.
Because of my flight schedule yesterday, I think that's the longest I've gone without significant water intake since birth. Basically when I got to KCI there was a line a mile long, so I had to rush to make it on my initial flight. My second flight in Denver was only minutes behind my landing time, so I grabbed a small bottled water and chugged it then ran across the airport to make the connecting flight.
I got to Vegas and checked in, went to Dinner and drank and drank but I could tell I wasn't hydrated. I bought more bottled water but my head started hurting later from the fucking dehydration. I know, makes no sense. To me either.
I haven't had a chance to look to see what they have here at the hotel gym, but when I'm on vacation I just train fun shit. Usually no heavy pulls or squats, I do some shit that feels good and gets me a pump. I'm not really on vacation though, since this is a company triple.
So I've had a lot of questions on some recent topics I will address again --
"Paul you say do reps, and then in your vids you are doing sets of 5."
Sets of 5 are repSSSSS.
I think the point of my article was NOT to base your training around heavy singles.
"But you and Phil did a bunch of singles in that session!"
We did. However the plan was to just pull a moderate single from the floor, then work up to a top TRIPLE from mid-shin, then a back off set with max reps of 80% of that triple.
If you wanted me to give a simpler high level overview......
Off-season/foundation building -
upperbody - 8-12
lowerbody - 10-20
Strength peaking -
3's 5's and 8's
8's early in the cycle, then lots of 3's and 5's.
The last week or so you hit a single at 93% as a tester.
Can't get much simpler than that.
I also find it weird that guys say their deadlift won't/can't move on reps, when strongmen out pull everyone and they do a shit ton of reps. I think it's probably because they do a better job of programming their rep sets. In other words, leaving their ego at the door.
The other big topic for the week. I think I've pretty much slam dunked this one.
You want to get big, you have to eat carbs. Not really much room left for discussion in this.
You're not going to get big and ripped at the same time. This is a fact. Ok?
So, low carb diets get you lean. This has pretty much been solidified.
Carbs help you to grow muscle/get more massive. We've also covered the biological/physiological reasons why.
I don't mind the topic continuing however there's just no real debate left here. Much like Genghis Khan, I've beat this war drum for quite some time, and it appears the locals are now scared and running. The "you can get big on low carb" wall has fallen and been overrun.
Sorry, but you can't. No one has. No one will.
Not a ton to write because I'm super busy this morning but I will update as I can.
Viva Las Vegas.....bitches.