21 March 2018

Juls Borg- 181 lb Powerlifter Who Went 1504 In His First Meet (And Has Been Strength Training For Less Than A Year)

Jules prior to training and now (before you ask, he's walking around at about 195 these days)

Juls is a 26 year old chiropractic student who makes his living by working as a Krav Maga instructor. After studying law and becoming disgusted with both the legal system and his fellow practitioners, he started to read up on treatment methods for athletes and decided to pursue a bachelor’s and then a master’s degree in the art of breaking someone’s spine.

Besides kicking people in the nuts for a living, he played in 2 death metal bands, one called And I Saw The Desolation (RIP), and Impact36, which he joined in November and replaced the old singer, who had shit vocals and is also a vegetarian.

He’s also an avid Warhammer 40k enthusiast, painting miniatures and annoying people at the Games Workshop with his presence.

I became friends with him over the last year while coaching him in preparation for his first meet, in which he absolutely destroyed his opposition and nearly posted an elite total.

Q: So, bro- you just tore the asshole out of Germany’s best at 181 lbs, right?  What was the meet and what were your lifts?

A: The meet were the nationals of the WPU, the german arm of the GPU. I competed in the 181lbs weight class. I wanted to do it after googling Powerlifting Deutschland when I was 4 months into Destroy the Opposition and being disgusted by the old records, which were lower than my numbers then.

The category I competed in was ‘’classic raw’’, meaning without wraps, which I consider to be an assisting piece of equipment that defeats the purpose of raw lifting. Sleeves were allowed, but I didn’t use them.

After fucking myself up 2 months prior to the meet (I had an accident in a monolift, where I squatted 485 for a single, had my shorts tear and had to shift my weight to the right to re-rack the weight, knocking my hip out of place), I wasn’t able to squat heavy and stuck to belt squats and front squats with the occasional lockouts with 793 lbs. My chiropractor fixed me though, which saved me 2 weeks prior to the meet.

Since I was a bit afraid of fucking up, my opener on the deadlift was 22 lbs lighter as planned, the squat was 44 lbs lighter.

I opened my squat with 440lbs, second attempt at 485 lbs, third attempt at 529 lbs for a PR.
My bench started at 330 lbs, which had the other competitors shitting their pants since I warmed up with 308lbs for a double. After that I benched an easy 374 lbs and got carried away, attempting 407lbs for my third attempt, only to fail halfway through.

My deadlift started at 507 lbs, my second attempt were 551 lbs which flew up easy. I then decided to pull my gym PR, 600lbs, which weren’t hard at all, probably due to the adrenaline, Ferox and ammonia. Fourth attempts weren’t possible during that meet due to time constraints. One of the others dropped 496 lbs on his foot during a sumo pull, which was one of the funnier moments.

I totalled 1504 lbs at my first meet after 9 months of heavy strength training.

Q: Jesus fuck. Only 9 months of heavy training?  Give us a rundown of how you’ve trained over the years.

A: I started with Krav Maga and Escrima 7 years ago, which I did 6 days a week with a 3h intensive course every 3 weeks on Sunday. After getting thrown around a lot since I was 150lbs, I decided to start weight training in mid 2015, although I had no fucking idea what I was doing and no idea how to eat. The trainers at the gym told me to eat a lot of carbs and do a high repetition machine and isolation exercise training, no squatting and deadlifting because of injury risks, no overhead pressing, 10-15 rep range on 4 exercises for 3 sets a day and 4 days a week. No progress was made at all, and I dropped weight training for half a year since it was pointless. I restarted to do the same shit in 2016, this time 5 days a week and trying to squat, which were probably the worst high bar quarter squats you’ve ever seen. In my defense I didn’t use the pussy pad.

After doing a bit of reading I found Layne Norton’s PHAT program, which I did for 3 months, which had me deadlifting for the first time and squatting regularly, where I figured out how to squat like a normal human. In 2017 I wanted a change since I got fed up with the program and the nutrition part was lacking too, since I was still on the high carb train.

I then found this blog, started reading and I was interested by the notion of doing more, going heavy and actually killing yourself in the gym. I started training the way it was outlined in this blog and behold, I was actually making progress, both visually and in the numbers.

It's not just Juls making crazy progress on the APD and Chaos and Pain- his girlfriend, Gina, has dropped 55lbs over the last 6 months using the APD and training her ass off.

Q: How’d you even find out about Chaos and Pain, anyway?

A: It’s actually a quite funny thing. Since I was doing the PHAT routine at the time and going to Krav Maga 5 to 6 times a week, some trainer at my gym said I was overtraining. So I googled ‘’overtraining is bullshit’’. I ended up on reddit of all places, and someone mentioned someone called Jamie Lewis and Chaos and Pain.

Googling that, I found your blog and started reading, I probably devoured the blog in less than 5 days. I was pretty amused by the fact that you shat on vegetarians, nofap, the latter running, as I learned a few days ago, rampant among younger lifters, runners and other assorted vermin.

I then found out you guys were an actual supplement company, and ordered a Ferox off a german reseller. It blew the Hyde I had out of the water.

Q: Ha!  The "assorted vermin" comment has me chuckling.  Redditors generally hate me more than Tara Reid hates sobriety.  That’s amusing.  I’ll have to google the Norton program- I’ve never heard of it.  Anyway, what’s your plan going forward?  Are you planning on competing again soon?  Any fights coming up?

A: I will try to get the 661 lbs in the deadlift until November, besides that my goal is to become stronger, bigger and leaner while not fucking myself up in that piece of shit monolift, which I surely won’t use again. We’ll also try to get the band going, we have an album planned for this year, which is going into pre-production in a few weeks. I will also try to put more emphasis on grinding out knots to prevent injury, which I often forget because I am a lazy bastard who prefers to do other shit at home, and I’d rather shoot myself before I start flopping around on the floor at the gym like some autistic faggot instead of actually training.
My next competition is the European Championship of the GPU, where I intend to rape the rest of the continent in the 181 lbs while totalling at least 1565 lbs.
Krav Maga isn’t competitive, so the only fights I will be having are bar fights or whatever happens at hardcore shows.

Q:  I fucking hate monolifts, too- it's like trying to start a squat while in the middle of a fucking earthquake.  I'd sooner squat standing on a fucking Bosu ball, and that is one hell of a packed schedule you've got on your hands.  Anyway, since you have had such success as a new powerlifter, do you have any advice for a struggling or new powerlifter? Also what do you recommend for bench, since you managed a 180 kg bench in under a year?

Well, the advice I have is the one that I was missing before, eat a shitton of protein and train your ass off, heavy weights and a lot of volume. Also don’t skimp on conditioning, be it sprints, heavy bag work, sleigh drags, whatever. It helped me tremendously with short rest in between sets.

The realization that the lifts are a movement that vary from person to person and that ‘’ideal form’’ is only possible in a textbook was eye-opening for me.

For the bench press, I did a lot of weighted dips, sitting now at 155lbs for 8 sets of 6, with a minute rest in between, whereas on light days I just do 500 bodyweight dips with 15 secs in between. Also treating the close grip bench press as a push accessory instead of a substitute for the bench press helped me with developing tricep strength, which was lagging behind since I didn’t press for a long time due to having a shit program.

The Apex Predator Diet does a body good.

Q: Conditioning, is key?  Interesting- I never do it outside of regular training at a fast pace, but I think that's an excellent point.  Also excellent point about the value of weighted dips- most people (myself included) tend to forget about them.  
 Alright, time to ask the question that every Redditor and Bodybuilding.com poster is fucking screaming at his laptop.  I imagine them just shaking with impotent rage, woozy with exhaustion from the effort of standing and shaking their fist, spittle spraying across the screen as they scream a single word- "STEROIDS!"  If you don't mind, why not go ahead and tell these goofballs why they should take a big step back and literally fuck their own faces.

A: I'm on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) due to an injury I suffered while sparring in Krav Maga.  Without going into all theory, testicle rupturing details, my cup did not save the day one day.  I've been on 200mg of testosterone enanthate for the last three years as a result. 

Q: 200mg of test e a week?  And people say I run crazy low amounts, haha.  I'm sure the aforementioned collection of incels are still going to have "natty or not" convos about you and claim that you can't achieve that level of leanness without "eating clen and trenning hard," but there's nothing to be done about those useless little nofapping fucktards anway.  While we're at it, and I don't give a fuck that this isn't germane to the topic at hand behind the establishment of a particular mindset, how about you give us your favorite book, movie, album, quote, and kink/genre of porn?

A: Nonfiction: Bruce Tegner's Complete Book of Self Defense
Fiction: Unremembered Empire (Warhammer 40k) by Dan Abnett
Movie: Same as you, The Devil's Rejects
Favorite album: This is a tie. Either Erebos by Hate or Destroy the Opposition by Dying Fetus.
Quote: "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee."
Porn: Anything when the chick is tied up/restrained/hogtied.

I have no idea what he's talking about.  That exists?

Q:Well, it's time to wrap this up, so how about you tell everyone about your exciting evening the other day, hahaha.  That’s a pretty awesome story.

A: Since I have to drive a lot due to my studies I decided to train at a gym on the way home, which entirely unlit. So I had to walk a narrow path back to my car, in the snow, while wearing a heavy winter jacket which obscured any body details. Considering I couldn’t see much, I pushed the button on my car key to know where I had to go. After arriving to my car, I put my bag on the ground and had someone grab my ass. Thinking that someone tries to steal my wallet, I turned around, hitting whoever in the nose with my right palm and kneeing that person in the stomach and face, only to see someone else run or rather stumble away in the snow. Not bothering to run after the guy I watched the dude lying on the ground and called the police. They took the guy in, asked me around 3 times for a description of the other guy, which I couldn’t give since I didn’t see shit, and told them they should ask the guy they picked off the floor for a description of his buddy. At least they didn’t tell me to accompany them. The two chucklefucks must have thought I was one of the bigger chicks training at that particular gym, since it didn’t play out like a robbery, but more like an attempted rape/groping. According to the police they must have been watching the place, since in the evening, the place is full of women. The cops told me I’ll hear from them, but the incident is a few weeks ago and I didn’t hear anything, same thing as with my bike tires that were stolen 2 years back. I know that I’ll avoid that particular place in the future, non consensual anal sex isn’t on my to-do list in the near future.

Hahahahaha.  Awesome.  Well, there you have it- the man himself explaining how he totaled 1504lbs in his first powerlifting meet.  For those of you who have been following the resurrected Chaos and Pain podcast, Juls is the one who recorded our new intro.  Nothing like having the physique to match your brutal vocals.

Coming up, I've got a baddest motherfuckers, the second part of my long-abandoned training for the apocalypse series, another article about my current methods, and a stewroids article. 

Go be epic.


  1. Well well, a fellow German haha

    Obviously, that's really good progress by both Juls and his girl, so good job. Also, well done on pissing on the powerlifters by raking in the records on your first meet. I haven't associated much with PLers, but if they are anything like german oly lifters, they deserve a good pissing haha

    Care to share your split, since I assume you continued Krav while lifting? I'm trying to do both lifting, grappling and boxing right now and have a bit of trouble with recovery, especially in the hip region which gets beat up form squats, deadlifts and grappling at the same time.

    1. I believe it says he was following the Destroy the Opposition routine Jamie wrote

    2. I had a lot of success with Destroy the Opposition. I ran it straight from the book for a while, but because of time constraints I've had to switch some stuff and add extra rests days as needed.

  2. His numbers are about the same as any noobie gains, he has been training martial arts for years before and he just admitted to taking test. Good for him, but whateve. Is this what passes for impressive these days. How low is the bar set

    1. The fuck you talking about. 530 squat, 375 bench and 600 DL raw at 181 in less than a year is not impressive? What the hell did YOU do in your first year? and 200 mg of test will give you about the same test levels as any healthy 26 years old naturally.

    2. Anyone that can't hit a 500 squat after a year of powerlifting is pathetic. Add steroids to that and lol

    3. I'd pay to see these two fight Juls.

    4. Looks like the Starting Strength brigade is out in force.

    5. Dude just missed making the top 50 all time list (of every raw lifter since 2007) in the US. In his first meet.

      You guys are smoking fucking bath salts.

    6. Just catching up...looks like some of the same idiots are still here.

  3. His gf was hotter when she was fat

  4. Stoked for more stewroids! Good to have you blogging again.

  5. "Anyone that can't hit a 500 squat after a year of powerlifting is pathetic. Add steroids to that and lol."

    Lots of pathetic people around then. Some of the content on this blog seems to be as relevant as using lottery winners for role models.

    Give up the special snowflake syndrome, welcome to the real world where you are very unlikely to be a winner at anything at all, no matter what you do.

    So what. You can be better than you are.

  6. 100mg test e per week = trt

    200mg test e per week = steroids

    I wanted to be the first to say "steroids!!", but nevertheless

    1. What is individual bloodwork?

    2. 200mg of test a week is fucking nothing. And there are plenty of docs out there who prescribe more. The guy had one of his balls kicked off his fucking body- you can spot him 100mg of test, I think.

    3. Lol, he can have whatever he wants, i was just saying.
      And incidentally, after loss of a nut, the other usually compensates, look it up. Lose both though, and you act like Paul Carter

  7. What if he started at say, 18. the Guy would be a monster.

  8. I have never used steroids, my decision, nothing against those who use. As I understand it, if you are reaching for the stars, you have to be careful with how you dose. If you dose heavy at first, there is going to be nowhere for you to go later. So you have to use the minimum amount for maximum results, i.e. you are still reliant on training hard, smart and a good diet.
    Here in the UK legality of steroids means that there is lots of good info and trustworthy sources at cheap prices.
    Kind of odd that we don't have (legal) access to say, pre workouts with nootropics, but do have roids.
    Drug laws are not designed for public safety, they are designed for profiteering, cover for military interference abroad and for oppressing people at home.

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    2. "Here in the UK legality of steroids means that there is lots of good info and trustworthy sources at cheap prices"

      Great - so i popped into Tesco and asked at the customer services, and now i've been put on some sort of 'list'.

    3. Steve interestingly enough, now that in Ohio legal weed costs 1k for a months supply, it's suddenly ok to give it to patients.

    4. You guys really think gear is fucking magical and have a very bizarre fixation on it.

    5. It is though. I've seen it literally transform previous couch potatoes in months. But, i've also known people who have been on a ton of gear for years and still look shit, so i guess a lot of it still comes down to motivation, drive etc

    6. Steroids is like exploitation of slave labour in Amerikan white mythology. According to the white mythology it was all about hard work democracy equality etc, in reality they screwed the Indians and Afrikans. It continues to this day. Mystification re source of profits. Steroids work real well, they also make life complicated, likely kill you young. For someone to be engaged in fitness and low body fat and die before the average is a poor outcome in many ways. But lots of bodybuilders do.

    7. what's up with you and your weird analogies?

    8. It isn't though. Steroids get your body to rapidly repair damaged tissue. That's why they administer it to burn victims and cancer patients.

      Relative to lifters, if you don't lift a lot and cause the damage to your muscles, there is nothing to fix so the effect of steroids is wasted.

      That's why it's not magic.

    9. It is though (still). But thanks anyhow for your valuable input doctor. You can now take Jamies cock out your mouth.

    10. You're right. We should deny him the ability to have normal test levels because you feel it's "cheating" or some bullshit. Just like those fuckers who have their legs blown off by IEDs- uppity fucks running around with prosthetics. They should have to crawl in the dirt because you feel slighted. Solid logic.

    11. Lol, no i don't think i was suggesting that. My logic would be more along the lines of yes, give them replacement legs - but if they're competing in running events, don't strap a jet pack on them too as then they get an unfair advantage. Although i would like to see that tested now that i've thought it up.

    12. A jet pack would be him on a gram of test a week plus orals. You people seriously do not live in reality.

    13. Sport without rules is a bit shit really. I mean, who give a fuck about the worlds fastest 95 metre runner on a slight incline who set off a little bit before the starting gun?
      Personally I am not too bothered about sport.

  9. Completely irrelevant to this but nonetheless worth a look...https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/mindandbody/key-symptom-of-old-age-reversed-surprisingly-easily-study-finds/ar-BBKzAPq?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartanntp

    Maybe a supplement of the future?

    1. "Fortunately, NMN is found naturally in many foods. Below are the six foods highest in NMN.
      1. Broccoli
      2. Cabbage
      3. Cucumber
      4. Edamame
      5. Avocado
      6. Tomato
      In addition to NMN, eating more of these six foods will help your overall health in so many other ways. However, I should point out that if you want to reverse aging with NMN, you will have to eat large amounts of each of these foods. Sadly, the NMN in a few stems of broccoli is hardly enough to even begin to boost NMN levels.
      Take Home Message
      The take home message of this new study is that you may be able reverse aging with NMN. As NMN supplements have not been tested yet in humans (we should have results within the next few years), your best bet is to eat more broccoli, cabbage, cucumber, edamame, avocado, and tomato.
      As these six foods are some of the healthiest foods you could possible eat, I see only beneficial effects by eating more. Personally, since reviewing this article, I’m trying to reverse aging with NMN by eating more of these foods as well"

      Sounds like supplementation may be the best way, but those foods could be combined with supps. Something I will read up on.

    2. If you try it, lemme know what you turn up.

  10. Steroid killed my ma and raped my pa.

  11. Stay natural. that would be the best advice for almost any who read this. I don't mean you can never touch a supplement, but the stuff that fucks you up and shuts your natural test down and puts you on a yo yo roller coaster is a stupid choice. Steroid free.
    I respect Jamie but I don't agree with much of his outlook beyond his relentless attacking of weights.
    But we are all products of a fucked up world.

    1. So using my analogy above, had he lost a foot instead of a nut, he should just fucking hop around because prosthetics are the product of a fucked up world?

    2. I think he would qualify as a member of the the exceptional few to what I said was "almost any".

    3. Steve, so you know- I finally decided to darkside because everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, said I was on gear anyway. In college I had to have bloodwork done twice- once because I gave a false positive because my test levels were so high, and again to test for masking agents. Every time I turned around, someone claimed I was on gear. So why not be on it- with people like you running around proselytizing the evils of gear and pointing fingers, there is no point whatsoever in remaining natty. If you keep your dosages reasonable, the health benefits vastly outweigh the risks- that's why they use gear for cancer patients and in longevity clinics.

    4. I applaud your openness and I get the feeling you have the brain to keep yourself safe and healthy.

    5. He can do what he wants I don't care, but if you wrote the article about a guy who was natural I would be more impressed not super impressed but like 'wow nice job'. At least he was honest and worked hard. It's natural human psychology that if you write an article with so much machismo and positive hyperbole the readers will push back and call him a poser.

  12. Steve’s boring post are responsible for the rape and destruction of my eyeholes and I now have to tie 3 Cambodian street rats together to get around and inject all these steroids into me that he swears comes from the crab people at the center of the earth. Well it doesn’t, fucker... it comes the reptile people and you better stfu about it or they’ll turn the fucking frogs gay,

  13. I'll concede your post was more entertaining.

  14. However lets not be prejudiced towards the homosexual frogs.

  15. "It is though. I've seen it literally transform previous couch potatoes in months. But, i've also known people who have been on a ton of gear for years and still look shit, so i guess a lot of it still comes down to motivation, drive etc"
    There is a genetic response to the gear. Also genetic factors determine how much you can tolerate. Superhuman organs. Superb liver! Incredible kidneys!