Paul Oneid - New Beginnings

Welcome to my new blog!

This first post is a bitter sweet one... If you've followed me in the past, you'll know that I used to host my blog on www.powerrackstrength.com.  Well, after a lot of thought, Brian decided to take his site and his business in a different direction and no longer have sponsored athletes.  I want to take this opportunity to thank Brian for everything he has done for me over the last 3+ years.  Brian was one of the first lifters I idolized in this sport and to now call him a close friend is pretty friggen cool.  Brian gave me a platform, encouraged me to write and helped me every step of the way.  Not to mention, being a part of PRS has introduced me to so many truly awesome people, many of whom I call close friends.  I attribute a lot of what I have accomplished as a coach and lifter to him.  So, thank you, B.  I wish you nothing but the best and I know PRS will continue to grow.  I look forward to the opportunity to work together again in the future.

No longer writing for PRS does present an opportunity for me to write on my own and to create my own platform.  Guess what?  I am also bringing one of the homies with me!  Andrew Serrano will be joining me here at MAP to both write and offer some coaching services.  Stay tuned for his first post coming soon!

So, the first instalment of my training blog brings with it another announcement - I have hired a coach.  This is something I have been thinking of doing for quite some time.  Lately, I have found it challenging to program for myself.  I feel that having someone to hold me accountable and to guide me in the right direction will take a lot of stress off my shoulders, in the same way I guide others.  I will be working with Trevor Jaffe.  Trevor is someone I have "known" online for probably about 5-6 years and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with him.  His track record speaks for itself and he is someone who walks the walk in every sense.  When I compete next will be up to him.

The first training day of this new block was bench.  So far, it's nothing fancy, just the way I like it.  I'll expound more on the training as we go along, but I am looking forward to just showing up and getting the work done.

  1. Paused bench - 120x8x5sets
  2. Floor Press - 130x7x3sets
  3. Seal Rows - 4x12
  4. DB Flies - 3x15
  5. Triceps - 4x15
  6. Side Bends - 3x15