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Old 12-10-2012, 02:13 PM   #10
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December 10th Newsletter

That's right, recently, for your CONVENIENCE, barbell plates, of all things, now come in all shapes and sizes.

Not just round and flat anymore, nosirree...

You can get them with flats on the edges so they won't roll.

I think your gym should have a level floor.

We can gettum vulcanized so they don't rust, make noise or damage floors.

How about a coat of paint, ear plugs and rubber matting on the floor.

And, for your CONVENIENCE, you can get them with strange looking HOLES so they're EASIER to pick up and carry around. never heard of Farmer's Walking around the block while pinch gripping two 50 pounders!

The latest trick, though, and I had to laugh when I saw this one, is a three spoke plate that looks like it was cast from the steering wheel of an antique John Deere tractor!

Does it REALLY make any difference what they look like...

And should your COMFORT and CONVENIENCE enter into the equation?

Heck no!

What makes a difference is FUNCTION!

Barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, etc. are tools.

Tools perform a task.

Tools provide a means to an end.

And the end, in this case, should be RESULTS...plain and simple!

So, why the preoccupation with the configuration of a barbell plate?

A flat round plate with a hole at approximately the designated weight.

Simplicity itself!

Funny, a tool so simple, so primitive, doesn't come with instructions, absolutely no "how to".

And you can't get results unless you know what you're doing!

The manufacturer presumes that you know how to use their product.

The underestimation of the century!!!

But then, take a look around...

No instructions with a hammer.

No instructions with a screwdriver.

No instructions with a shovel.

From my point of view, the most important part of the equation is proper instruction.

If you want the best results, get the best instructions.

Here are a few that have provided just that, and are famous for getting results:

The York Barbell and Dumbbell System of Training

Bob Hoffman - York Barbell and Dumbbell Courses

The Mark Berry Bar Bell Courses

Mark Berry - The Mark Berry Bar Bell Courses

Progressive Resistance Exercise by Thomas DeLorme

Thomas DeLorme - Arthur Watkins - Progressive Resistance Exercise

The Milo Bar Bell Courses by Alan Calvert

Alan Calvert - Milo Barbell Courses - Super Strength

And here's more to add to your arsenal of excellent training instruction:

Super Strength Training Books and Courses

Until the next time...

Yours for greater strength,

Bill Hinbern

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