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11-13-2019, 09:21 PM
 
Hello Everyone,


There is a guy that really takes exception to me combining weight vest with bodyweight exercises and preferring my new methods to the high volume that I once did. He seems to infer that I am bragging about my strength levels when I have never done that. I use a weight vest to cut down the amount of time I spend training. For me personally, the results have been better especially considering that I am presently in my 68th year. I'm not saying that weight vest training is better for anyone other than me.

As far as strength levels go I have been very, very consistent in stating that if you perform your push-ups with 52 pounds (or whatever) that it gives you an edge in strength as relates to your own body's strength. in my case, 52 pounds is about 32 percent of my body weight. All anyone has to do to determine their own strength to bodyweight ratio to see where they stand is multiply one's present body weight by whatever percentage they would want to train at.

For example, if a man weighs 200 pounds and wants to use a weight vest and train at 25 percent all he would do is multiply 200 X .25 = 50 pounds. This is not rocket science but it does tell you what you are training at as relates to your strength to bodyweight ratio. AND it can greatly shorten training time. That is my whole point. Training with greater intensity requires much less time while still keeping you out of harm's way. look at it like this. If a 200-pound man wanted to use Push-Ups to take the place of bench pressing with 250 pounds he could accomplish that easily by using the Atlas II Push-Up Variation with a weight vest and achieve a full range of motion. He could achieve the intensity of using weights or even surpassing it without any fear of not completing a rep and having it fall on him, he would not need spotters or anything else. I regard a weight vest as the best of both worlds the strength and flexibility of full-range body weight and weight training without fear of anything dropping on you or injuring you.

If someone doesn't want to use a vest they shouldn't but it certainly makes it possible to achieve exceptional strength safely beyond what you would achieve with only standard bodyweight exercises.

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11-15-2019, 08:35 AM
 
John,
I've told you on a number of occasions to put on 40 or 50 lbs of manly lard and then you would not have to use a weight-vest and no one would be giving you any crap about a weight-vest.
We are about the same size and age, but I have 40 or 50 lbs on you and I don't feel the need to use a weight vest.

The reality is that John is built like a 20 year old gymnast. He likes to stay lean. On the other hand whether or not he wants to admit it, he is still 67 and the boundless energy of our youth is long gone. Or maybe the stupidity of our youth is long gone.
My solution to conserve energy is to set the timer and have at least 10 minutes between sets. I am a firm believer in the concept of "greasing the groove." John uses a weight -vest. to cut down on the number of reps he feels the need to do.
I think both solutions make sense.

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11-21-2019, 12:51 PM
 
John, your time is too valuable to be answering these pissant's stupid emails.

You are busy enough running your business and putting the finishing touches on the belt/book. Lots of people are counting on buying it this year and I'd hate to see it derailed due to pissants and their questions.
 
 
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11-21-2019, 05:43 PM
 
Hey TimK,

Thank You. I appreciate the kind words and the fact is that I do weigh exactly the same today as I did when I was training to be a Golden Gloves Middleweight boxer in 1969. With my bone structure, this feels like a perfect weight for me. What I also found truly amazing when I switched completely to the ultra high-intensity training that I now do on a daily basis is that by doing so I had tapped into the secret of staying hard. Isometrics are the secret to maximum intensity while maintaining total safety for ALL of my joints I would not dare to do this with any other method that I know of because of the very real possibility of joint injury. Pre-exhausting the muscles with isometrics makes all the other Iso-Dynamic exercises with my weight vest far more effective with a minimal number of reps.

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11-22-2019, 03:51 PM
 
Hello Ware,

I appreciate everything you have stated.

The truth is that those Wile E Coyotes that have been attacking me since 2003 are among those that I truly could not care less about. As is obvious to one and all, those intellectual giants disagree just to disagree and no matter what I do or say they will say the exact opposite (Sometimes I think I should tell them to never drink poison under any circumstance.). So what's new?

What will be NEW will be my complete re-write and update of Pushing Yourself to Power under a new title that I will unveil shortly after the release of 1) Living Strength Power Secrets from the Fountain of Youth--The Nutritional Edge and also the new: 2) Living Strength Power Secrets from the Fountain of Youth Isometric Power Belt Training System. The NEW updated PYTP will feature 3 X 8 Weeks training Cycles and utilize the weight vest for use in the Phase III training cycle in which the goal is to greatly increase functional strength. The strength will obviously be greatly enhanced by the Power Belt Isometrics but this will give everyone a way to measure those fantastic increases.

All of the new courses will feature photos of me to prove the point that one can maintain and even build strength and muscularity into one's advanced years provided one keeps one's hormones totally jacked as I teach in 'The Nutritional Edge'. Most people have no clue as to the importance of keeping one's hormones totally jacked. That, in fact, is the reason for the new "Living Strength" Courses. YOU, Me, Everyone needs "Ultra Intensity" in our exercises to stimulate and maintain youthful hormone production well into advanced years and Isometric Contraction properly performed is the highest intensity of all and also the safest. Combine it with Living Strength Nutrition and you will be set for life.

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Hello Ware,

What will be NEW will be my complete re-write and update of Pushing Yourself to Power under a new title that I will unveil shortly after the release of 1) Living Strength Power Secrets from the Fountain of Youth--The Nutritional Edge and also the new: 2) Living Strength Power Secrets from the Fountain of Youth Isometric Power Belt Training System. The NEW updated PYTP will feature 3 X 8 Weeks training Cycles and utilize the weight vest for use in the Phase III training cycle in which the goal is to greatly increase functional strength. The strength will obviously be greatly enhanced by the Power Belt Isometrics but this will give everyone a way to measure those fantastic increases.

---John Peterson

Seems like a perfect time to toss in a few photos of Uncle Milo doing the "Milo".

I'm not sure P2P needs a rewrite. It was very good as it was. I think the isometrics book will eclipse it.

Though to utilize the weight vest stuff in the book you will need to rewrite a lot as you came out pretty strongly against the use of weights. The fountain of youth part is exciting. It will be a chance to use some photos of younger models and attract a younger audience to your products. Get them started now while they are young rather than preaching to the choir so to speak of us old farts. LOL
 
 
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