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Thread: The "Diesel 20": Add Twenty Pounds of Muscle in One Year, By Paul Wade

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    The "Diesel 20": Add Twenty Pounds of Muscle in One Year--Using Only Bodyweight By Paul "Coach" Wade
    Okay. It’s the New Year. It’s 2015—that means another year just slipped by you.
    Another ****ing year.
    That vague image you had of your ideal self: of jacking up to a dangerous, bone-shattering level of strength, and bulking up some serious muscle…you got there yet? Huh? Or are you still running around on a low setting, chasing your own ass?
    Big changes need to be made, stud. And big changes require big personal challenges.

    A rich dude I knew back in the Bay once told me that it was EASIER to set—and meet—the goal of making a million dollars, than setting and meeting a goal of making a hundred thousand dollars.
    Why? Cuz the bigger goal is more inspiring. It unleashes more psychic energy; causes you to truly marshal ALL your forces to meet the challenge. The same principle that holds true for money holds true for your body.
    A big, inspiring, challenging goal is more likely to be...read the complete PCC blog post here: The ?Diesel 20?: Add Twenty Pounds of Muscle in One Year ?Using Only Bodyweight | PCC Blog

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    Cool article. Personally, I'm getting more & more into Systema stuff- but some of it looks similar. There's definitely overlap in working the connective tissues & letting your strength "soak in" so you don't get injuries. There's all kinds of stuff that will work, though.

    I laughed when I read Paul's opening sentances- that's EXACTLY what happened!

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    And I'd just like to thank the Coach for taking the time to respond to all those comments. Seriously, the amount of questions and the detail in the questions required a hell of a commitment to answer. Kudos and Browny Points to Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martymonster View Post
    And I'd just like to thank the Coach for taking the time to respond to all those comments. Seriously, the amount of questions and the detail in the questions required a hell of a commitment to answer. Kudos and Browny Points to Paul.
    So true, Paul is incredibly generous with his writing and responses...

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    He seems to like it. So John... think I can reserve a copy of CC3? (it's funnier if you imagine the end of that being said really quickly).

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    I thought this was a very well written article!

    My goals have changed so much over the years. Back in 2000, I was 150lbs and wanted to gain bodyweight to "assist" with my new job in the corrections field. Fast forward to 2015 and my bodyweight is 230lbs and that's where it has been - except for a few occasions where I've dieted down to as low as 199lbs - for about 10 years. Now, I'm ready to start a slow, gradual drop to somewhere around 185lbs. I will probably still compete occasionally (once or twice a year) in the USAWA all-round meets that I enjoy. But my days of going out to the garage for a few hours at a time are pretty much done. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. Bodyweight training will be a perfect addition to the light kettlebell work that I have done for the past year.

    My training time is extremely limited these days. A 21-month old daughter tends to do that, since I love to spend time with her and my wife. I just bought Convict Conditioning last week (on the Kindle) and now I'm writing up my training plan for 2015. It might not end up being "The Diesel 20" - but I gained inspiration and some great training ideas from this article, and wanted to thank Coach Wade for sharing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bencrush View Post

    My training time is extremely limited these days. A 21-month old daughter tends to do that, since I love to spend time with her and my wife. I just bought Convict Conditioning last week (on the Kindle) and now I'm writing up my training plan for 2015. It might not end up being "The Diesel 20" - but I gained inspiration and some great training ideas from this article, and wanted to thank Coach Wade for sharing it.
    Youve done yourself an excellent servvice. You dont need plan for 2015, just pick any template the Coach suggests and start with regular training.
    As getting stronger and bigger, the best way for doing both is doing one "killer" set of as many possible reps after "work" sets. For example do 2x15 pushups, after that, you do as many as possible kneeling pushups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perkelnik View Post
    Youve done yourself an excellent servvice. You dont need plan for 2015, just pick any template the Coach suggests and start with regular training.
    Thanks, Perkelnik. I'm definitely not new to physical training though. I was a grip strength-centered trainee for over a decade, but still did some heavy lifting now and then. Quite a bit of one hand deadlifts with multiple bars and ranges of motion were my "specialty" lift.
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    Great article, that was actually one of the goals I set for myself this year.

    I started following the Convict Conditioning program last year in March and put on 15 pounds. I had a specific question I asked on a handstand thread on this site or one of the ones related to it. I didn't realize how old it was though and that it would probably never be seen.

    I'm curious why I have so much trouble progressing on the handstand series. I made a lot of progress in the other areas. I started with Veterano and moved from regular pushups up to lever pushups. From regular chinups up to uneven chinups. Can do pistol squats now and will meet the progression standard to walk down bridges in the next couple months or so.

    With handstands though, I seem to be stuck on Step 3. I average about 80 seconds with a personal best of 90 seconds. I could probably go a little longer but I quit when I feel uncertain if I can get down without collapsing. It's been like that since about July 2014. Not sure what the problem could be. I'm 23 6'1 about 200 pounds 15% body fat or so. I eat well, sleep 9-10 hours per night don't overtrain.

    Is it normal to hit that much of a wall with them? I'd like to master the one arm pushup and at least be able to do one full handstand pushup by the end of the year.

    Thanks in advance if you reply. Also will we be able to pre order CC3? I'm pretty excited for that as well.

    Thanks, Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bencrush View Post
    Thanks, Perkelnik. I'm definitely not new to physical training though. I was a grip strength-centered trainee for over a decade, but still did some heavy lifting now and then. Quite a bit of one hand deadlifts with multiple bars and ranges of motion were my "specialty" lift.
    That was not my point, what I meant was that you dont need to set a plan (however, I have no idea what you mean by "plan" so I might completely off the track here ) for a whole year, just workout regularly, workout hard and results will come.
    What is much more important in my oppinion is keeping a journal, it is excellent for providing motivation. For me, progress in CC seemed quite slow, but when I look back at where Ive been a month before or even a year ago, I see that some hard work has been done, I see the results and cant wait for another session

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