By now you have probably figured out that if someone can write well over 10pages on how to do one exercise movement, there must be a lot of smalldetails that need attention. That’s true. What is not immediately obvious to some is that the fact that you are fit andstrong enough to take on this challenge is a true blessing. Few people areactually able to do the workouts described below, and if you are one of thefortunate ones, you should feel grateful.In that spirit, I’ll describe a series of exercise programs that will help youbuild massive body power using the squat as a critical tool.Many people try to become strong, but few actually realize even half theirpotential. Generally this is because those who fall short don’t utilize theirmind as well as their body in the quest for super strength. In the workoutsthat follow, you will have to actually learn and applysome things that maybe new to you. If you devote the energy, focus and effort needed, you will berewarded with strength far beyond what you believed was possible.
The thing that will distinguish the super achiever from the person who justgets average results will be how diligently they are willing to practice all thesmall things that go into creating a big lift. The key to success is in masteringthe details.THE TEN Rules of Strength DevelopmentIf you want to succeed in getting stronger, better looking and more athletic,there are several “rules” that apply in EVERY situation. These rules apply toyou, to me and everyone else who wants to improve their performance. Youneed to understand that following these rules will mean the differencebetween success and failure.The rules of strength development are really the “habits of success” that anyperson serious about their training needs to understand, and use to bestadvantage. Following these maxims will enable you to make great progresswhile others flounder or stagnate.These rules fall into two categories. The first is how you plan for andstructure your training over weeks and months. You will be treating yourtraining the same way you would treat any serious work project that coversseveral months, or even longer. You make a plan, and then monitor how it isgoing.The second set of “rules” cover fundamentals of power training that you needto observe in every workout. It may take a while for the importance of manyof them to become apparent to you. However, if you practice them everytraining session, you will find that you consistently improve yourperformance.
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 youhave no desire to succeed, you can follow that advice. Sadly, that quoteseems 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 thepeople have no perceptible plan for what they are going to do in any givenworkout. They show up and do “arms and back” one day, or “bench and