Thursday, September 23, 2010

I've reached my goal

Hello all,

My PTTP journey started on the 28/06/2008 with a starting deadlift of 270#. I got this program with the purpose of building strength without gaining much mass, as was advertised, more specifically lower body strength to help increase my VJ. I set a goal of a 600# deadlift to ensure that I had a good strength base to work with.

Yesterday, everything game together as I pulled up the 600# loaded bar off the ground.

I would like to thank Pavel, for writing PTTP. I'll still say it's one of the best strength training books ever written. To the DragonDoor forum, for giving me encouragement, pointers and tips along the way and most of all, I'll like to thank God for helping me to reach my goal without any major injuries. I hope from this post that people can get some sort of encouragement and realize that gaining strength is for anybody and everybody. If I can get stronger, anybody can.

As for what I'll do next, I'll still use the PTTP format, but do squats at least 2x a week and deadlift 2x a week with the barbell military press 4x a week. I'll also start the PM from ETK with my 16k and work up to doing the ROP. I know when I'm doing the ROP I'll have to back off on the PTTP format.

I really apologize for not having a video, but I hope to have a video of a 600# lift soon.

I'm still working on those military presses, though :D.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Trinidad doesn't know what they are missing out on

OK, you might want to know what I'm talking about. Click on the link below

Brian Chin Leung - Kettlebell training

I may sound biased. OK, I admit, I am biased, but it's because I love kettlebells, and I believe that if Trinidad and Tobago gets exposed to them, spin instructors may go out of business. Seriously, they are that good.

I hope, that over time, this would change. And I plan to be at the forefront to make this change a reality. People here spend too much money on fancy gyms and personal trainers with very little results other than loss of weight.....of their wallets.

If you are from Trinidad, and would like more information about kettlebells and their benefits, the main website I recommend for a start is and you can take a read of some success stories and kettlebell articles. Hopefully, this would get you thinking.