By now you have probably figured out that if someone can write well over 10

By now you have probably figured out that if someone

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By now you have probably figured out that if someone can write well over 10 pages on how to do one exercise movement, there must be a lot of small details that need attention. That’s true. What is not immediately obvious to some is that the fact that you are fit and strong enough to take on this challenge is a true blessing. Few people are actually able to do the workouts described below, and if you are one of the fortunate ones, you should feel grateful. In that spirit, I’ll describe a series of exercise programs that will help you build massive body power using the squat as a critical tool. Many people try to become strong, but few actually realize even half their potential. Generally this is because those who fall short don’t utilize their mind as well as their body in the quest for super strength. In the workouts that follow, you will have to actually learn and apply some things that may be new to you. If you devote the energy, focus and effort needed, you will be rewarded with strength far beyond what you believed was possible.
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The thing that will distinguish the super achiever from the person who just gets average results will be how diligently they are willing to practice all the small things that go into creating a big lift. The key to success is in mastering the details. THE TEN Rules of Strength Development If you want to succeed in getting stronger, better looking and more athletic, there are several “rules” that apply in EVERY situation. These rules apply to you, to me and everyone else who wants to improve their performance. You need to understand that following these rules will mean the difference between success and failure. The rules of strength development are really the “habits of success” that any person serious about their training needs to understand, and use to best advantage. Following these maxims will enable you to make great progress while others flounder or stagnate. These rules fall into two categories. The first is how you plan for and structure your training over weeks and months. You will be treating your training the same way you would treat any serious work project that covers several months, or even longer. You make a plan, and then monitor how it is going. The second set of “rules” cover fundamentals of power training that you need to observe in every workout. It may take a while for the importance of many of them to become apparent to you. However, if you practice them every training session, you will find that you consistently improve your performance.
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Rule #1- If you have no plan, your plan is to FAIL. Woody Allen once commented that “80% of life is just showing up”. If you have no desire to succeed, you can follow that advice. Sadly, that quote seems to sum up the way most people approach physical training. They just “show up” and expect results to appear by magic. If you go to almost any gym, you will notice that the vast majority of the people have no perceptible plan for what they are going to do in any given workout. They show up and do “arms and back” one day, or “bench and
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