Squat & OHP PR, Avoid Overtraining, Mad Max Aita, Carb Back Loading and 43 Year Old Powerlifter, Boxer, Personal Trainer AND Musician

April 22, 2012 — Leave a comment

Some of my posts you might have missed:

  1. Squat & Overhead Press PR (Video)

And a bunch of awesome articles and interviews I’ve come across this past week:

  1. Practical Methods to Avoid Overtraining by Charles Poliqin
  2. Mad Max Aita Interview from DangerouslyHardcore.com
  3. Competing on Carb Back Loading by Julia Ladewski
  4. Stephen McKenzie (43 year old powerlifter, boxer, personal trainer AND musician) Interview with Beth French

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