Whats up people, lets see what we get with the questions. First time doing one of these on substack.
Hi, I have completed Achilles Elysium, after taking a break from heavy squatting, deadlifting and overhead pressing. I loved Elysium's philosophy and some other concepts that you also explained on Twitter. What program would you recommend to continue along the lines of athletics / aesthetics training? Wolverine? I think that replacing barbell pressing (bench and overhead) with DBs improved both my shoulder health and overall pecs/shoulders shape and volume.
Dead hangs - is there a preferred grip?
Do you have any experience with Steel Clubs? I love doing all modalities from bodyweight to BB/DB, Kettlebell, etc. My lower body is much stronger and resilient than my upper body, and it seems like the steel club work would be great for my shoulder health and strength.
i have run everyday for 4 years now (didn't stretch after 1 year) & have recently damaged my kneecaps. it feels like knees have bulged & hurts sometimes.
fortunately, i can walk properly but muscles do make some noises.
do i have to rest completely until i recover?
i recently read your email where u said you have to work out to repair damage & not completely rest but it was for some other part of the body & not legs.
also, can i exercise my lower body by doing squats, lunges? what would you recommend as complete rest bores me?
Functional Patterns, yay or nay?
Shoulder pain when I sleep on the side, from what i've read and watched it points to a slap tear, would you agree and what rehab protocol would you recommend?
What wrist spacing gives the best leverage for pullups? Spread way out? Shoulder width? Or close together? Thanks!
Any exercise which helps relieve plantars fascitis?
Are you familiar with shilajit? Would you recommend?
I've been doing your skinny far manifesto for a couple of months now (absolute beginner).
While strength (and weights) have increased, I've noticed my shoulders hurt while doing certain exercises - the joints. That's led to a plateau as I'm unable to progress beyond a certain weight level
I can imagine my shoulders being weak af but I would've assumed they'd get stronger alongside as I keep doing the workout.
Any advice on dealing with this? Cheers
I am 5'8.5 but my hands are long. So the progress I see on my biceps and triceps are not satisfactory. I still feel that my hands are skinny. What should I do?
I loved the TRT substack! My only question is - what if you for some reason had to come off of the TRT abruptly?
The barbell overhead press compared to typical dumbbell military press. What is more effective for shoulder development?
I have been doing the dumbbells for years, but I have often felt the growth has been lack luster. To that point I have been doing bent-over laterals and side lateral before my pressing over the past 6 months and I am seeing growth. Just trying to decide on which one I should put in my workouts after the laterals. Thanks.
How can I improve my lateral speed and quickness in addition to losing bodyfat?
Importance of deload weeks and how often should one take them?
1) Are machine rows as effective as dumbell ones?
2) I'm not able to lift much weight during free barbell squats (70lbs + 45lbs is my peak). How can I improve?
Thanks a lot.
acute clavicle break with some displacement Dr is 50/50 on surgery Any thoughts ?
Slow push ups verses fast push ups. What's the difference, which is better?
I tore my rotator cuff in the fall. It was a minor tear so the doctor didn't push surgery at all. Said it was an option but I should just do what I felt best and I chose to skip it. Anyway, I've been following your 70's Bulk Program and it has been great; it is far more nuanced than any program I've used in the past. I mention the injury because the 70's program is pretty much all DBs (where there could be an option). I'm pushing 50 this year. Should I just stick with DBs from here on out? The strength in my right shoulder isn't completely back but it's around 90%, which is outstanding. PS: I also bought your shoulder program but haven't felt the need to change anything yet. Thanks!
Is it normal to get frequent muscle knots for lifters? In your experience what are effective preventive measures?
How early can I introduce my child to lifting weights?
I've been lifting for about 18 months and have been doing the starting strength program by Mark Rippetoe. If you are familiar with starting strength, do you have any thoughts about it's strengths and weaknesses?
What is your background? I recently found your substack and am probably missing something obvious but I haven't seen any biographical information.