OHP PR, Muscle Confusion, Managing Calluses, Tendonitis Relief, And Deadlifting & Squatting Tips

February 26, 2012 — Leave a comment

Some of my posts you might have missed:

  1. Commercial Gyms: The Gentlemen’s Rant
  2. How To Clean Bare Steel Olympic Bars
  3. 222.5lbs Standing Overhead Press PR Video (beat my previous record by 2.5lbs and did it for 2 reps!)

And a few helpful articles I’ve come across this past week:

  1. Muscle Confusion? Legit or Nonsense Term? By Sarah from saptstrength.com
  2. Hand Care for Meatheads by Ben Bruno
  3. Minimal Equipment, Maximal Results—Barbell Training by Joe Giandonato
  4. Seven Good Reasons to Like High Pulls by Charles Poliquin
  5. Got Tendonitits? By Glenn Pendlay
  6. Gorgeous Girls Eat Meat by Esther Blum
  7. Deadlifting Tips by Paul Carter
  8. Fix Your Squat! by John Leyva

John Phung

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Ever since I started taking strength training seriously, I was bitten by the Iron Bug. Then it burrowed under my skin and laid eggs in my heart. Now those eggs are hatching and I... the feeling is indescribable.

Quick Stats
Height: 5'4" on non-squat days
Weight: 200 lb 210 lb ~220 lb (FOREVER BULK BRAH)


  • Texas Method: March 4, 2011 - April 28, 2013
  • Smolov Jr for Bench Press: June 4 - 22, 2012
  • Starting Strength: Nov 29, 2010 - March 4, 2011