Hey Paul, I just read this article, and I was wondering if you ever wrote a follow-up.
Originally Posted by Paul Stagg
Last edited by Saint Patrick; 02-19-2004 at 06:09 PM.
Weight: Not Big Enough
“Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” — Bruce Lee
It's interesting to look back on that now.
I wrote several more articles for Powermag after that one, basically outlining my training and diet. I stopped regularly writing them in the fall of 2001, after spending a weekend at a meet, taking two rolls of film, and having them not publish it and not tell me why.
Essentially, the follow up to that article can be found by reading my current training journal, which starts with a writeup of my first meet experience.
When I wrote that, I had a LOT to learn. I didn't actually compete until Dec '02, and didn't really come close to some of those goals (for a number of reasons, mainly, though that my training is habitually inconsistent.)
I found that instead of worrying about the little specifics, I need to worry about the big stuff. Training regularly, training hard, that sort of thing. Right around the time of that article is when I stopped trying to learn everythign I could about physiology, and insted tried to apply effort to get where I want to go.
Squats work better than supplements.
"You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
"You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
I has a blog.
I has a facebook.