Paul Carter creator of Lift-Run-Bang is a very well respected lifter and writer in the Strength Training world and lately seems to be becoming more popular and more well known recently paul has been working with the likes of John Meadows and Charles Poliquin.
Paul’s sensible no bullshit methods work and the Basebuilding method worked very well for myself.
“No great monument, building, or structure can be built on a faulty foundation and remain standing for very
long. The foundation is where it all starts, and what sets the stage for building greatness. Without a thick,
solid, and tight base (that’s right, I just went there) there can be no magnificent “anything” to behold.” Paul Carter
The base building does what it says on the tin Basebuilding builds your base to work from Basebuilding is designed to used periodically to increase your baseline strength (everyday strength) so from that baseline strength you can work on getting bigger (hypertrophy/bodybuilding) and Stronger (max strength/powerlifting)
Paul clearly explains the difference between Basebuilding, Mass Training, and Strength Peaking with how and why you need different methods for each purpose.
A Mass program and a newer version of Pauls well known Stong 15 short cycle strength peaking cycle are included in the Base building book. (I also have personally used the Strong 15 Short Cycle which was logged in the blog section)
Paul explains how you can hypothetically set up a whole years training using the above three training systems and getting them to flow into one another for getting stronger, getting bigger and competing in the space of a year.
Paul covers dealing with good and bad training sessions along with back work before getting into the nuts and bolts of the Basebuilding method.
A Basebuilding program is not an additional weight to the bar program with Basebuilding the trainee uses Increased Force, Decreased time between sets and changes in Volume and Intensity (the percentage of your everyday max) Paul clearly explains how this builds your EDM (everyday max)
There are 3 different Basebuilding models for each lift which all vary in volume and intensity the same volume and percentages are not used for each lift unlike other programs (531 for instance)
Each lift has its own volume and percentages each model has its own volume and percentages.
Deloading, Tapering and Waving and how to use them properly are also explained at length.
Other topics covered are Beginners (with programs) Base Building Splits, Becoming a better Scientist, and testing in the gym there is plenty of other good points and tips in the book what I have written has just scratched the surface of what is in this excellent book.
When I was doing Basebuilding, I would think of it as volume work with the powerlifts Basebuilding worked very well for me and gave me a Bench PR and turned my Squat and Deadlift PR’s into everyday lifts.
Paul Carter defiantly knows his stuff, and the Basebuilding manual is a useful source of information for pretty much anyone who lifts weights.