Doing paused squats and hyperextensions -Christian
Dumping my training partner. Some people just hold you back.
Training with a powerlifter much stronger and more skilled than I.
Reading your no-nonsense blog.
Hiring a good trainer. I got stronger without getting injured like I always used to training myself. Plus I learned so much it was serious shortcut to becoming a trainer myself.
Believing in your training
developing my own training methodology and sticking with it over the long haul.
1st year university- stripped the bar down to 135# and learned to squat full ROM.
Deciding not to squat every workout. That shit killed my patella tendon.
Letting go of the "fatter is stronger" mentality. No matter what weight you're at, there will always be someone 30 lbs. lighter who's benched and squatted 100-200 lbs. more then you have. So there is really no need to gain weight in order to up your numbers.Training as appropriate for my strength levels, i.e. not doing advanced stuff as a beginner/intermediate. Massive, steroid-like gains from doing this.I guess that's two things... if I had to pick no. 1, it'd be the latter.
Listening to my own reason, instinct and experience rather than follow Internet dogma
Saying fuck you to obsessing about my 1 RM.
Why? It gains you what?
Training everyday. Training 3-5x a week made me sore and tight and hurt. I even bench daily for long periods of time and i feel fresh and mobile all the time. Numbers have shot up loads as well. For anyone that is interested i squat press pull to a max then do one max rep backoff with 80% nearly every day
Everyday? How long did you play with your programming until you came to that schedule? How much for you attribute to drugs if any? Do you notice a difference on a daily basis if your nutrition isn't right the previous day? Just seems like a real strict line you'd have to walk in order to be able to go that frequently. Thanks
No drugs but id be able to train way harder on them lol. You just have to keep in mind the lessons paul gives you. You spend months building your lifts then a few weeks demonstrating it. I do not push my maxes and will go ages without it budging. I spend the time getting in good quality reps then eventually i will hit a string of prs. Timing this for a meet is hard though and i havent figuredit out for me yet. Just get over the fact your performance will be well down from your pr when you lift daily and remember that you develop strength with it and hit the big numbers in the meet
Right on,I didn't read through your post carefully enough the first time. I initially thought you maxed out everyday. I only asked about the drugs cuz of your name, no offense intended.Thanks
LOL none taken. I think that's funny.
Lol its because i compete in cycling as well as powerliftingOh wait, does that make me more likely to take drugs?
Following a program as written and not bastardizing it by thinking I know more. Letting the experience of others help me make gains.
Stopped reading IGX...
Your test levels had to jump 100000 just by doing that.
Getting on a real program and sticking with it.
Starting out with Starting Strength. I know they get a ton of flak for Internet retards, but starting out with a 5x5 system and focusing on squats, bench, press, deadlifts, and cleans was a great way to start lifting.