Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stephen's Squat Workout

This is a good way to set up a squat work out.

Stephen did 6x1 at 485 (off a competition max of 525).  On the singles he is treating it just like in a meet--perfect set up, good depth.  Then after his 6 sets another good way of increasing the intensity is to do pause squats.  He went down to 370 for a set of 6.  Pause squats are great for maintaining posture in the hole.  In the bottom position he is not getting lose--he keeps tension. 

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a year...it's for life. Whether its training or your family or your job...it doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.