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This was a QnA session BUT heavily prefaced by an explanation of "What It Takes", an expansion of the recent "What It Takes" Blog Post.....
I suggest you read that blog post because until you understand "What It Takes" the knowledge you acquire means nothing & will amount to nothing.
The BIG missing link that is always swept under the rug is the emphasis on hard work, smart work, dedication, consistency & intensity model of training.
I love these Questions because it lets me know I am meeting your needs vs guessing what you want to learn about and the best ways to help you.
The Questions are solid and tackle important topics such as:
- How often can calisthenics be used and get strong from them?
- How little attention can I pay to Barbell training if I'm training high volume calisthenics?
- What's the truth about "getting ripped" or "cutting" & my opinion & experience on the get jacked AND staying lean at the same time?
- What is my definition of "STRENGTH"?
Enjoy the show.....
Get your learn on!
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For those of you who are feeling the aches & pains that have come from the years of intense lifting it would be a great experiment for you to apply a 30 day high volume calisthenics program with a minimalist weight training approach.
Elliott Hulse told me last year that he went through a 6 month phase of ZERO lifting and all Yoga and stretching. Elliott said it was the best thing he ever did. The key lesson here is he listened to his OWN body rather than being a slave to the internet articles.
The question I answered on getting ripped OT getting strong while weighing 152 lbs is a confusion that certainly comes from the commercialism we see everywhere. 150 lbs is what I weighed the beginning of my sophomore year.
I weighed 120 or 125 lbs the beginning of freshman year. I lived in the gym 6 days a week, wrestled 2 x week, ran often with my friend who was on the track team and had NO problem adding muscle AND having a 6 pack.
Get Lean AND Mean. Strong AND Ripped. You younger guys are primed and ready to make that happen.
I plan to keep "Battling the BS" as my buddy John Welbourn likes to call it, so keep listening, watching and learning.
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