Pretty simple Every person I have trained has gotten results Every single one

Pretty simple every person i have trained has gotten

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Pretty simple. Every person I have trained has gotten results. Every single one. How? I don’t overload them on terminology that will be mispronounced and forgotten. I pride myself on simplicity. What I have learned from myself, and other lifters is this: We have gotten lazy as athletes. We have let gear, and the idea that there is one supreme way to train, and if we take enough drugs we will be ok. It’s bullshit, and I hate it. THE CUBE METHOD 30 Becoming a great strength athlete isn’t just about training, it is about attitude-The Alpha Attitude
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I have laid out percentages for people, and set up rep and set ranges, but I hate all of that. Oh, the numbers I laid out will get you strong, but somewhere along the way instinct is lost this way, and I will never doubt my own instinct again, and neither should you. If I have laid out for you to do 70% for 5 sets of 3, what if on a given day you are feeling like crap and stop at 4 sets? Or, what if you want to keep going? My answer will always be do it. You are inside your skin, you know what is going on better than I do so you have to follow that lead. Believe in the method, but believe in yourself more. CHANGING THE BELIEF THAT ONLY 1 REP MAXES COUNT If you are so arrogant to think that only one rep maxes are the only indicator of strength I’d like to introduce you to a load of strongmen who are currently repping your one rep max for a set of eight. I’ve said before that we have become ignorant through intelligence, and we have. We have also gotten lazy or maybe our training has beaten the shit out of us that we can only muster one rep. Either way we have become so supremely focused on max effort training that we are no longer strength training, we are “strength testing”. Who gives two shits if you hit a PR in the gym? You, and maybe your mom? Gym lifts don’t count for anything. If you lift weights at any level I encourage you to compete. I want you to compete. I want all of you that might read this to become a part of a movement that changes this sport as we know it. We have to keep track of our progress so we can truly improve. Become meticulous in your logs, keep a journal, blog, do whatever you can to keep your information recorded so you can know without a doubt what is working. Keep track of everything. Also keep track of what you do for triples, fives, and eight’s as well. This lends to the mentality of success. The more you identify yourself with success and THE CUBE METHOD 31
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progression, the more confidence you will create, and the more dominant you will become. As we all know powerlifting is very much a mental sport as well, so training this way is conditioning you mentally along the way. Submaximal training is a great option for lifters as it doesn’t break the body down constantly, allows your confidence to improve, and allows you to train hard year round while making consistent gains without regression. Training near Maximum weights all the time did nothing for me except leave me feeling drained, and hating my training. Also having the expectation of a new PR every single heavy workout became an insurmountable task. I believe that type of
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  • Fall '14
  • Weight training, powerlifting, cube method

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