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Failure and It's Many Faces

Failure as an athlete or trainee is such a multi-faceted beast. At many times it’s our worst enemy, and at other times our best friend. In this article I will try and give just a few examples and some of my thoughts on how it can be a one of the most perplexing issues a trainee / strength athlete has to face. How it can either wreak havoc, or breed progress, depending on the situation or the individual.   Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable, or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Training to failure is training to fail. One thing I preach to my clients that is...

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Using Your Levers To Meet Maximum Deadlift Potential

If one is looking to throw on thick, dense muscle and increase total body strength levels, it's hard to beat the deadlift. However, to truly maximize your potential in this lift, one needs to tailor the lift to fit their body type. The setup for someone with long limbs & a short torso differs vs. that of an individual with short limbs and a long torso. This article will explain those differences and help you tailor the lift to fit your body type. Long Live the Deadlift Figure 1 Killer deadlifts = killer strength and size gains!1 If you ask most people what lifts are most important for throwing on thick, dense muscle and ratcheting up your total body strength...

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