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MAX-OT and injuries; Hypertrophy-Specific TrainingTM?

Yesterday I received a very interesting email from someone who used to follow MAX-OT training principles and injured himself while doing so – twice, in fact. He’s 30 years old, and seems to be a very experienced lifter. He’s not the first person I’ve heard from who has sustained injury while doing MAX-OT. Sure, MAX-OT is a brutal program; but I’ve always warmed up correctly and used strict form, so I never thought it could… [Read more]

Added Thursday, February 19, 2004 by

Writer’s block.

Coming up with something new to write about every single day for over a year can be difficult! Some mornings I have all kinds of ideas and I can’t type fast enough to keep up with my thoughts, but other mornings (like this one!) I can’t think of a single thing worth saying. I think it’s best not to fight it – I have a workout to do. I’ll try to do better tomorrow, I… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, February 18, 2004 by

Shoulder update; Injuries.

Today would normally be my back and bicep day, but I’m still on the sidelines thanks to my rotator cuff injury. It’s frustrating when I think of the gains I could have made over the last four months if I had been injury-free, but at the same time I feel fortunate for several reasons: I can still do my lower body workouts, I can still do my ab workouts and I can still do my… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, February 17, 2004 by

New server; 1,500 forum members in less than a month!

If you didn’t visit this site over the weekend, then you may have missed the news: the new server was made live on Saturday afternoon! Everything seems to be working without a hitch. Browsing any of my sites (www.johnstonefitness.com, forums.johnstonefitness.com and www.twowiresthin.com should be noticeably faster – especially the forums because they have been moved from my home network to sit alongside my other sites on a much faster connection. I had to quickly build… [Read more]

Added Monday, February 16, 2004 by

New server is “live” and running without a hitch!

The new server is running and everything seems to be working perfectly! I can see from the log files that 99.9% of you are hitting the new server, so I am going to shut down the old sites later today. Please let me know if you are having any problems or if something is not working correctly. Just make a post in the technical forum, PM me or email me. Thanks and enjoy! Today I’m… [Read more]

Added Sunday, February 15, 2004 by

The new server is done, details…; Happy Valentine’s day!

The new server is done and ready to go live! When Lisa gets home later this afternoon I’m going to take it to the co-location facility and bring it up on the new network. Once I get back home, I’ll need to run a few more tests and then, time permitting, I’ll shut down the old forum and move all the current data to the new server. Once the data is in place and I… [Read more]

Added Saturday, February 14, 2004 by

Server almost done; Shoulder update; Friday!

I got a lot of work done on the new server last night and everything is going very smoothly so far! I’ve installed, tested and configured all the major software packages and it all seems to be running without a hitch. About all I have left to do is swap out the internal IP configurations for the live IPs, tighten up the security, get a backup system in place and then take the server to… [Read more]

Added Friday, February 13, 2004 by

New server update; About yesterday’s update; Leg day!

I was going to take my pictures this morning with a huge tub of All The Whey tucked under my arm, but I figured that not everyone would get the joke. *cough* The new server (P4/1 Gig RAM/100 Gig Storage) for the forums is coming along very nicely! I’ve got the server built, the O/S (Gentoo Linux) is installed & tuned, and the co-location deal has been made. Now I’m slowly installing and configuring all… [Read more]

Added Thursday, February 12, 2004 by

First official sponsor – welcome “All The Whey”!

As you probably noticed, this site has its first official sponsor, All The Whey! I was contacted by All The Whey last week because they wanted to advertise their products on this site. I told them that I did not want to accept ads from just any old company, and that I would only accept their ad if I actually like, use and pay for their products. So, they sent me a few samples of… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, February 11, 2004 by

Short update.

Sorry for yet another short update; work has me pretty stressed out this week. My mind has mostly been focused on solving some network problems, so I’ve not really been in the mood to write very much so far this week. I’ll try to drop in on the forums later today or tonight. I hope you have a great day!

Added Tuesday, February 10, 2004 by