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10/20/2014  Clint Darden

Clint, No need to reply or post this. It's been a while since I have reached out to you, but I have been following along. Mostly cheering with your families successes. Saw your post about  Read More

Lance Holman
10/19/2014  Harry Selkow

Vince, I will not tell you to stop whining like a baby. But i will say i agree. I was getting down on myself about a few things in my life. Clint's Post shook me up and I reset my head. I did em Read More

Peter Yuri
10/18/2014  Mark Watts

Hi Mark! I hope i'm on the right path contacting you about the following. I already asked you some time ago about creating that Elitefts wrist band, which i've also sent you some pictures from, if  Read More

10/18/2014  Harry Selkow

harry, im going to get my sled tonight[camping trip was a disasterGIANT MOSGUITOS ATE US ALIVE) if i bring sled home to pull, and do lunges and mcgill stuff, i will still have to go to gym to do my b Read More


Bench Press

10/20/2014  Scott Yard

Hello Scott, Nice videos from your previous workout . I have been in a bench press plateau,but I am starting to see progress. I started adding in more verity in my chest training. I have taken a  Read More

Johnnie Krolczyk
10/20/2014  Matt Rhodes

Hi EFS! I have a anatomical question for you guys on Benchpressing. Of course you know, that tucking your ellbows in while benching saves your shoulders. So you should try to externally rotate y Read More

10/20/2014  Mark Watts

Hey Mark, first of all, I really enjoy reading your log and answers on the Q&A. In a recent log post, you listed Decline Presses as one of the "Other dumbbass exercises I refuse to talk about and  Read More

Kris Fischer
10/19/2014  Mark Watts

Bench Press to beat Breast Cancer Read More

Mark Watts
10/18/2014  Casey Williams

Casey, I've heard a fair amount that the triceps are key to benching. How true is this for raw benching? Are they something that you simply need to make sure that they aren't lagging, or are they s Read More



10/20/2014  Mark Dugdale

Hello Mark, I see you perform secondary workouts to your main workouts, I am curious to know how you time them? Next day? Same day? Later in the week? What's ideal? I appreciate your response an Read More

Daniel Warren
10/20/2014  Josh Bryant

hi josh, I am not competitive bodybuilder but I plan on competing possibly In the spring. I am 2 months into a clean bulk and have made some good gains. I am eating pretty high carbs aroud 500 per day Read More



10/20/2014  Amy Wattles

I'm a powerlifter, but haven't competed in a few years and am thinking about getting into strongman. I'll soon be moving to southern Louisiana- anyone know any gyms in the area with strongman implemen Read More



10/20/2014  Matt Rhodes

I'm fighting through patella pain in my knee from heavy, deep squats according to my athletic trainer. He said I have some irritation behind the knee cap. So I'm doing my rehab and single leg exerci Read More

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10/19/2014  Ted Toalston

Ted, hate to hear about this injury. I really hope you will be able to find someone to do the surgery so you can be back at it soon. Good luck and thanks for keeping us up to date on whats going on. Read More

10/19/2014  Ted Toalston

Hi My names Ian Wilson and I was just contaxct you in regards to your rehab training. Iv'e suffered from back pain since I was 23 and Im 39 now. I have 2 degenerative discs which make it impossible t Read More

10/19/2014  Harry Selkow

Coach, Progress! Saw Physio today. Back briefed her on your recommendations, what i have been doing, changes in movement patterns, etc. Hip is still molasses but not a lot of gravel now so qual Read More

Peter Yuri
10/19/2014  Harry Selkow

Hey Harry! I've got a question for you. I seem to remember you writing an article about straining your QL. Well long story short, I strained my low back at the start of the summer, and after several m Read More

10/19/2014  Harry Selkow

I'm curious as to the best stretches, exercises, and supplements for dealing with tendinitis. I currently deal with it both elbows mostly due to my job. I've tried wraps and some info from a physical Read More

Mark Wilburn


10/20/2014  Brian Schwab

Brian, I am knda dense so I need forther explination. So for like deadlifts, it says to have 67.5% of your max as bar weight, plus 40lbs in chains. But if I do not have chains and want to use ban Read More

Dave D
10/20/2014  Josh Bryant

ORIGINAL QUESTION:Josh, I train 531 with the BBB 5x5 template. I do the opposite lift as the bbb sets. So if I'm squatting that day the 5x5 will be with the deadlift. Here is my question. I am thinkin Read More

10/20/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh with your jhs pig iron, after the main lift can i hit my own powerbuilding work, or do you only recommend using what you have listed for exercises, sets and reps in your program to keep the volum Read More

10/18/2014  Harry Selkow

Sir, Both assignments are completed. DB rows 1x10x70 (warm up) and 2x25x90 was done on fri. weighted pulls 5x1x80 done this morning. I really felt those rows on Saturday. Just in terms of feedb Read More

10/17/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hey Brandon. I'm a novice powerlifter and have recently come off my 12th cycle of 5/3/1 and I'm very confused about what to do next. The reason I am considering a change in my approach is two-fold: I' Read More

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Business Discussion

10/20/2014  Matt Rhodes

I just got this book now, did it help you with overall selling or just selling to female clients? Read More

10/19/2014  Dave Kirschen

I have a buddy telling me I need to learn sales technique to become a good trainer. My thought is my results I get clients will do the selling for me. I'm in this for the joy of training people and th Read More



10/19/2014  Dave Kirschen

If you had to pick one assistance template to do between BBB, SST, and 5's progression. What would it be? Or should it be alternate between these every few cycles? Read More

10/19/2014  Jim Wendler

Jim, First off, I am a huge fan, I definitely looked and still do, up to you as a weight lifter and thank you for taking time to read my Q and help me out. I follow your 5/3/1, 4-Day split progr Read More

10/19/2014  Jim Wendler

Hi. Maybe you have answered this before, but here it is. I am about to start your 5/3/1 program. The issue is the gym I go to does not have small plates. The smallest plate they have is of 5 kgs ( Read More

10/19/2014  Jim Wendler

I am doing your 5-3-1 program with weekly increases in strength. As this is my off season training, I also want to add as much muscle as possible. I dropped all exercises such as flyes, laterals etc., Read More

10/19/2014  Jim Wendler

Hi jim I have bought both the 5/3/1 and beyond 5/3/1 books I have been lifting for some years now everything was going good with my training until I moved last year and got a new job I was amazed to  Read More

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10/19/2014  Dave Kirschen

Tried to send this through with Twitter tonight but not sure if it went through. what's the optimal reps and sets for strength training and muscular endurance for upper and lower body? Thanks Read More

Bryon Beckwith

Squat - Deadlift

10/19/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hey guys, would someone mind taking a look at my sumo pulls? I recently made the switch to sumo, so I'd love some feedback about how they're looking. I think I need to work on keeping my hips down, Read More

10/18/2014  Casey Williams

Hey casey i noticed that you used seated band hamstring curls and was wondering if you ever do leg ext. the same way? also..how do you do set that up? Read More

Ian S.
10/18/2014  Harry Selkow

Could having flat feet be a cause of achey inner of knees from squatting? Read More



10/19/2014  Harry Selkow

So I go into the ER for what I thought was an inguinal hernia. Turns out it was just muscle strain. They did bloodwork and basically said creatine was ruining my kidneys and my liver enzymes were high Read More


Products and Reviews

10/19/2014  Julia Ladewski

I want to buy SS York Bar. I live in Japan so I want you to send it to Japan. Is it possible? And how much does it take? Please tell. Read More



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