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.
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.
Best Gym Lifts...Dosen't matter....they don't count!
Best Meet Lifts:
Squat = 319
Bench = 204
Dead = 336
Total = 859
The iron is there during my times of happiness, sadness and anger. The iron is there available through the 4 seasons and inclement weather. The iron is there to either comfort me or motivate me. The Iron manages to show me how strong I am or how humble I need to be. The iron does not yell, but it always demands respect. The iron is not a disciplinarian, but when disrespected, I feel it for a long time. The iron does not love or hate, but we definitely share a strong bond. And no matter how far I stay away or for how long, the iron is there, waiting to be lifted.