Another Squat PR, Hook Grip & Thumbnails, Bodybuilding, Bruce Lee, Warmups, F.E.A.R., Eleiko Quality Issues and Your Why

March 18, 2012 — Leave a comment

Some of my posts you might have missed:

  1. Another week, another squat PR! 457.5lbs x 1 (Video)
  2. Thumbnail Damage From Double Overhand Hook Grip Deadlifts?

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

  1. Bodybuilding, fact or fiction? by 70sbig
  2. 7 LESSONS from BRUCE LEE (that’ll make YOU a better trainer) by Nick Tumminello
  3. The Best Tricking Inspired Warmup by Anthony Mychal
  4. If I Knew Then What I Know Now: FEAR or F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real by Harry Selkow (@EliteFTS)
  5. Problems with Eleiko Bars and Plates 
  6. What Is Your "Why" by Martin Rooney (The reasons why I train are listed here)

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