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Never Let Go- I read that sh*t

February 22, 2012 2 comments

A client got me a Kindle for Christmas and I must say this thing is an impressive little device.

Any who, when Dan Johns book Never Let Go became a Kindle freebie a couple of weeks ago I snatched it up. (It’s $10 now, but still worth it). Now this bad boy is long, 418 pages but it’s a really easy read and every article/ story is really good. They’re mostly reprinted, old articles, from T-nation.com, in fact I had already read most of them but after reading them again I’m reminded of how  easy it is to forget things we “know”.

Here’s a quick synopsis of the book:

  • Learn and do the basics: Squat, deadlift, clean, bench…you know the stuff they judge to be unacceptable at the “Judgement Free Zone”.
  • Lift HARD consistently, it takes time, repetition, practice to get “good”.
  • When you work, WORK, when you rest, REST…Make the highs high and Lows low.
  • If it’s important do it….. EVERYDAY
  • Everything works….for about 6 weeks, then things have to change
  • Training systems and fads come and go….the basics always stay

See, stuff we already knew, just need to be reminded of sometimes and it only took 400 pages for this genius to do it.

If you have a Kindle and you’re into lifting, spend the $10, you’ll get your investment back and more.

My training

August 20, 2009 Leave a comment

LOTS of people ask me how I train. How much, how often, when, how long, what lifts. So for a first blog post I figured I would give you a typical rundown of a week right now. That’s important, because the training changes throughout the year..here’s my plan from last week Aug 10-14, 2009

Monday: Upper, Bench to a 5RM

Tuesday: Cardio

Wednesday: Lower

Thursday: Cardio

Friday: Upper

Saturday: Lower, Squat to a 5RM

Sunday: Nothing

That was last weeks plan. The accessory/ assisstance work was all in the higher range 8-20. The cardio was the BARE minimum, 20-30 minutes watching TV on the treadmill. All of them took about an hour, except Saturday cause I had all the time in the world, that took 1 and a half hours.

That’s it, rocket science at its best…another week down and hopefully…. strong(er).

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