505lbs Squat, Hip Drive, Neck, Close Grip Bench, ROM Progression, Swings, Shoes and Genetics

September 23, 2012 — Leave a comment

Some stuff you might have missed this past week:

  1. Hip Drive
  2. Latest batch of supplements from Bodybuilding.com
  3. How I Train My Neck (Video)
  4. Close Grip Bench Press of 340lbs (Video)
  5. 505lbs Low Bar Squat (Video)

And a few articles you should read:

  1. ROM Progression Method Details by Emevas
  2. Why Swings Over Jump Squats And Olympic Lifts by Bret Contreras
  3. Why These Are Your Most Important Shoes...And How They Give You Superpowers By Dr. Phil Wagner, M.D.
  4. Weight Training: The Importance Of Genetics By Matt Brzycki

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