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7/22/2014  Thomas Deebel D.C.

Hi, I'm a 27-year old personal trainer living in Northern California. I have been battling a chronic back problem for a little over 2 years. I was a power lifter for 6 years doing the bench deadl Read More

7/21/2014  Matt Rhodes

I have a full thickness tear of the supraspinatus that will be anchored down on the 24... and a buch of shit shaved sown and cleaned out, I have powerlifted for 15 yrs. done had it scoped and debrided Read More

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7/20/2014  Brandon Smitley

So I am three weeks from a national meet and my knee is really starting to bother me. What's strange about the pain is that I don't feel it when walking or doing everyday things. I slowly felt little  Read More

Nick Massa


7/22/2014  Jennifer Petrosino

You work hard. Training, EFS and school. Spoil yourself. Life is too short to do the analytical right thing all the time. Get the car you want and don't waste a minute feeling bad about it. Read More

7/22/2014  Jennifer Petrosino

Jennifer I love your articles and your incredible work ethic!i try to be more like you except I think I could beat you on coffee drinking ;) I was wondering could you send me your email for coachi Read More

Hannah James
7/19/2014  Jennifer Petrosino

Hey Jenn, Thanks so much for answering my question; definite food for thought there!I really wasn't tuned in to how those hormones interact. Going to try and reduce stressors and work on sleep in par Read More


Bench Press

7/21/2014  Dave Kirschen

question re bench setup: no matter what I try on hard sets my ass comes off the bench?! I setup high on my traps (use same method as Kenny Patterson in Lou's videos) and use Metal Militia style for  Read More



7/21/2014  Dave Kirschen

Just wanted to mention to you (since I've seen you speak of it multiple times) that I started the Anabolic Diet today at 6' 294. I'll be doing 2 days of heavy lifting with 3 long, hilly walks per week Read More

7/19/2014  Murph

Man I am so confused with the nutrition side of my training and it is affecting my progress in the gym. There are so many conflicting ideas and information out there it is hard to know what is right.  Read More


Iron Brothers

7/21/2014  Vincent Dizenzo

Hey- It was great to see you come back and hit 900 (I was in the RI and CT meets, too). I have a philosophical question about lifting- once the inevitable decline hits, should one leave the platform? Read More

Justin Anderson
7/19/2014  Dave Kirschen

I am trying to get together information on how my school could completely get new or used machines to update the weight room for our students ! They have plenty of racks and benches and free weights b Read More

Julie Clark

Powerlifting Gear

7/21/2014  Jo Jordan

I have never squatted with wraps and there are so many options out there. I am mainly looking to keep the pressure on the knees and a nice rebound effect. Any suggestions for first time user looking f Read More


Sports Training

7/21/2014  The Thinker

James, What can I expect to find in your "Military Special Operations Training for Selection" book? I've looked through the table of contents and I'm sure the title is very telling. Thanks. Read More

7/20/2014  The Thinker

James, If I am using an EMS unit, specifically Globus Premium Sport, and utilizing it in a recovery means around 10 impulses a second, how concerned do I need to be with negatively effecting type I Read More

7/18/2014  The Thinker

James I bought your sprint manual and so far from what Iíve read it is fantastic. I flipped to the end where you gave examples and it really clarified some of your other work that I have read. Have Read More



7/21/2014  Jim Wendler

Hi Jim, Not to overcomplicate things but just wondering if you or anyone you've been in contact with has ever estimated their next 5/3/1 cycle's numbers by averaging their approximate 1RMs after th Read More

Gary Nickel
7/21/2014  Murph

Hey all. Purchased the ab wheel because admittedly I have neglected direct ab training. I really don't think I'm "doing it wrong" per se, but I feel it a lot more in my lower back than my midsection.  Read More

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7/20/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hey Brandon! I sent this to JL as well, but you're notorious for giving quick and extremely detailed responses as well, so I thought I'd ask you as well. I'm new to the conjugate method, after trainin Read More

Not so Biggie
7/20/2014  Hannah Johnson

Saw on your log you are trying to get 200m on the rower in under 40 seconds and I have a little technique change that will help you get there. Instead of rowing to your stomach pull the handle to up a Read More

Mike Webber
7/20/2014  Jim Wendler

Not a question but a comment- to AJ who asked about a 531 nutrition program. Wendler has it laid out in beyond and the second edition how to eat to win. Also in his article for the bbb 3 month challen Read More

7/20/2014  Chase Karnes

Hi Chase, I came across your training log a few weeks ago and have been following it quite extensively. I used to follow Wendler's log and you two seem to have somewhat similar training philosophies.  Read More


Products and Reviews

7/21/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hello, I'm looking for a light wrist wraps and was wondering which wrap was lighter, the normal wrap or the red wrap? also is the normal wrap red as well or orange? Read More



7/21/2014  Matt Rhodes

Matt, In reference to your new 3 day full body workout, how would you program conditioning into it, whether it be hiit or steady state? Read More

7/21/2014  Josh Bryant

I'm taking a long break from power lifting and want to lean out. Last year, I went from 205lbs to 185lbs. This summer, I've gotten down to the high 170's with a physically active summer job, lots of  Read More

7/20/2014  Chase Karnes

Chase, If you were going to implement 5/3/1 with this weekly layout, how would you do so? For example, on the Bench/OH day for the upper/lower split, would you program both of those movements for a Read More

7/20/2014  Chase Karnes

Hey Chase, I always read in textbooks that the "strength" protocol is usually around 3-5 sets at the same weight for around 3-5 reps but in a good amount of strength programs the protocol for the m Read More

7/20/2014  Harry Selkow

Coach, 1x13,1x12,1x11,1x10,1x9, and 5x6 completed. Felt easier than the first time for sure! Ready for another challenge on the way to 5x15 pull-ups! Thanks! Read More

7/20/2014  Harry Selkow

Sir, knocked out 6 sets of 10 bw this week. I will probably do some pull downs tomorrow in the 20-25 range. I was really focused on my form. I will do the weighted routine from last time unless ot Read More



7/21/2014  Josh Bryant

Hey Josh, I'm 5 weeks into your limit strength program you designed for BJ Whitehead in your Powerbuilding book. I ALSO just signed up for my first PL meet (this coming October...about 13 weeks awa Read More

7/19/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh- what's the next powerlifting meet some of your top guys will be at? I'd love to come watch. Read More



7/20/2014  Chase Karnes

Hello Chase just had some questions regarding incorporating Strongman in to my routine. I have access to farmer's handles, a yoke, stones, a log, and tires. I currently train 5 days a week using 5/3/1 Read More

7/20/2014  Chase Karnes

Chase, What type of compression pant/short would you recommend? I've seen some with an elastane polyester blend but noted that a lot of strongmen seem to have a neoprene type material. Are there  Read More


Squat - Deadlift

7/20/2014  Scott Yard

I have recently converted from conventional deadlifting to sumo deadlifting as I can drive the weight much better off the floor. It has, however, revealed a weakness. I have a lot of trouble locking o Read More

Eli Dollinger
7/19/2014  Murph

Hi Murph, just wanted to thank you for my deadlift x hernias question. If any reference is shared, will let you know! Good lifts to us all! Read More

Caio Caridade
7/19/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh, just purchased the jailhouse strong book and want to start the pig iron program, my question is on deadlift day it says 8x1 rest pause. Do I go for as many reps as possible on 8 th set then rest Read More


Fat Loss

7/20/2014  Chase Karnes

Hey Chase, I will be having a procedure done that will not allow me to train for 7 days (I will be relatively inactive during that period). I am in the middle of a cutting (fat loss) diet using car Read More

7/19/2014  Josh Bryant

I am currently trying to lose bodyfat by doing carbnite. I was wanting advice on what type of training would you recommend while doing this. I was considering all bodyweight exercies ie. dips, pushups Read More

7/19/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh Thanks for answering Here's your answer incase you forgot Jimmy, I actually think being that big initially you will drop much faster. I think since you probably do nt focus on diet Read More

7/19/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh I seen you mentioned the anabolic diet to someone.Funnily enough I just finished reading the book It calls for high fat diets eating bacon,cheese and stuff like this?for someone looking to  Read More

7/19/2014  Shelby Starnes

For losing fat, is it true you can walk the pounds off? Read More



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