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Old 10-03-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:03 PM   #2
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Everyone wants a special lifting program.

The one truth I have learned is that most of these folks who want you to create something unique and special for them won't like what you create. They will recoil at the simplicity, hard exercises and focus on progression.

Looking back I can recall only a small handful of lifters who actually stuck with unique programs I created. The lesson to be learned here is that you should use caution creating something special for another lifter until they have established a track record of sticking to programs.

Better to set them on course with one of the old faithfuls, and see how they respond. Most people are squatting or deadlifting as it is, so a program with these lifts will truly be unique and special to them.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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personally i dont feel there is a "secret lifting plan" for bbing or for ppl that want to look better. but for competitive power lifters there is specific plans you must do. If your not ready to take a plan serious then i dont think u are ready for powerlifting.
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I experienced the biggest gains in strength after I read Brooks Kubik state..."It is an undeniable fact that very few people actually train HARD when they lift weights."

After reading that:
1. I recognized I was not working hard.
2. Immediatly changed my mindset.
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Also while on vacation last week and working out at a local gym, I saw this to be true. Even my sister, who was with me, said as I was training, and working HARD, everyone was staring at me like I had 2 heads.
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I experienced the biggest gains in strength after I read Brooks Kubik state..."It is an undeniable fact that very few people actually train HARD when they lift weights."

After reading that:
1. I recognized I was not working hard.
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3. I am currently experiencing my biggest strength gains....ever!

Also while on vacation last week and working out at a local gym, I saw this to be true. Even my sister, who was with me, said as I was training, and working HARD, everyone was staring at me like I had 2 heads.
agree wit you here. I catch myself saying im working hard but then will skip sets or not push my self to the limit. It takes a different mindset to take your body to its limit then pass that limit. great post man
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I think I have "weakness X." Should I be working on improving it?

I hate the idea of training weaknesses simply because everyone should be trying to make every body part as strong as possible to begin with.

Training weaknesses should already be a part of your program. Assume everything is weak. Make it Herculean strong.
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agree wit you here. I catch myself saying im working hard but then will skip sets or not push my self to the limit. It takes a different mindset to take your body to its limit then pass that limit. great post man
Same here. I find myself wanting to skip squat sets because "man, that last one felt awfully heavy". I actually have to talk myself INTO doing every set.
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I think I have "weakness X." Should I be working on improving it?

I hate the idea of training weaknesses simply because everyone should be trying to make every body part as strong as possible to begin with.

Training weaknesses should already be a part of your program. Assume everything is weak. Make it Herculean strong.
Loving this post Steve. I myself get so caught up in "weak points" - not sure if it was perpetuate by a few of my buddies that ran Westside or if I convinced myself that I was actually strong enough to have weak points.

The bottom line is every body part should be worked hard as hell and treated like it's never strong enough
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Loving this post Steve. I myself get so caught up in "weak points" - not sure if it was perpetuate by a few of my buddies that ran Westside or if I convinced myself that I was actually strong enough to have weak points.

The bottom line is every body part should be worked hard as hell and treated like it's never strong enough
I think there is too much of a focus on weak points before a strength base is built. To me weak point training occurs after a strength base has been built and we begin to assess which body parts of muscle groups are lagging.
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