Squat Side Effects, Paused Bench, Not A Superhero, Ben Bruno Interview, Fitness Myths, Renegate Diet vs CBL, Get Strong, Willpower

May 6, 2012 — Leave a comment

Some of my posts you might have missed:

  1. 5 Unexpected Side Effects From Heavy Squats
  2. No Squats or Deadlifts (WTF pic)
  3. 315lbs Paused Bench Press (Video)

A few solid articles I've come across this past week:

  1. I Am Not A Superhero #2 by Jamie Lewis
  2. Ben Bruno Interview with Mike Robertson
  3. Fitness Myth Busters by Dean Somerset
  4. The Renegade Diet Vs. Carb Back-loading by Sean Hyson
  5. So, You Wanna Get Strong? Part 1 by Christine Beauchamp
  6. Willpower and Desire as They Relate to Fitness by Brian Hills

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