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Build Strength Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. 10/20/Life: Get Strong NOW

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Old 07-29-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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I have been around lifting and training for a long time. For every good piece of advice out there, there are about ten bad. Even with all the bad advice, you know who your worst enemy is? Its YOU; yes, you as a beginning lifter are by far your own worse enemy. I see it time and time again for beginners, they start with the best of intentions, but they let these 5 things simply get in the way!

1. Do not sacrifice form for false improvement. Of course your numbers will look better if you squat high, or if your ass is off the bench, or if you are bouncing deadlifts off a rubber mat, but did you really get stronger? Those numbers are simply an illusion of being stronger. The key is to take your time! You need to develop the proper form and skill to do the lifts properly. Poor form will lead to injury and eventually that will lead to losing strength, motivation or maybe stopping lifting.




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Old 07-29-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have to admit I made all of those mistakes especially number 1. On squats, I basically figured I would copy guys in the commercial gym that looked stronger or bumpier and indeed, I almost quit until I found the forums.
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