Friday, August 15, 2014

Awesome Squatter

I received this email from Mike Durham, a very strong man, who made some great progress using my squat program. The man is an awesome squatter. Check out the video.

Just wanted to update you and thank you again.  I ended up having to drop out of the meet due to family commitments.  Because of that I hadn't planned on maxing this week and was way off schedule for the squat program.  I ended up doing did a high volume deadlift session monday and the same for bench Wednesday.  I decided last night just to hit a heavy single to see what happened, but I wasnt expecting much since I wasn't fresh.  I ended up hitting 580 which is a 30 pound PR from when I started.  I have been stuck at 550 for three years and I am 40 years old so this isnt some newbie progress.

This program was hard and I feel that one of the biggest things that set it apart was all the practice you get squatting.  My form felt dialed in no matter how I was feeling for that session.  Your book of programs is an absolute steal compared to the books currently on the market.  Everything in there just works.  Simple percentages and hard work.  No follow up questions needed.  Thanks again for writing it and making it available.

Mike Durham 



All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your 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.