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5 Mental Health Secrets for Better Workouts (Athlete Journal 109)

Your mental climate during workouts is one of the most significant factors for success. Here's how to optimize it.

How I Got Started in Competitive Powerlifting (Athlete Journal 1)

I had been lifting heavy for a few years, but never had a goal to work towards. I decided it was time to compete.

3 Steps to Improving Your Performance (Athlete Journal 103)

When you think about your training as a system composed of several interrelated components, you're likely to succeed.

The Sweet Spot Between Consistency and Intensity (Athlete Journal 102)

My orthopedic health is holding up great, and I had another productive week of training.

Eleven Weeks Until Worlds (Athlete Journal 101)

For the first time since starting the Matt Kroc deadlift cycle, I’m feeling confident that I’ll make it through the entire sixteen weeks.

What Have You Done For Me Lately? (Athlete Journal 100)

The most successful people keep constant pressure on themselves. This is the price that must be paid for excellence.

Expand Your Perspective (Athlete Journal 99)

To be successful in lifting, you have to use the greatest amount of intensity that you can sustain long-term.

Training vs. Testing (Athlete Journal 96)

If you’re a competitive athlete, the time for testing your maximum capacity is in competition, not in training.

5 Tips for Learning New Skills (Athlete Journal 93)

This week I've been thinking a lot about the learning process and how it relates to complex movements.

Weekly Volume: 70,515 lbs (Athlete Journal Entry 82)

My training volume this week was the highest it's been in a while, so I may have to take a deload week.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 81 - On the Upswing

I’ve managed much better accumulation of volume this week, and not at the expense of intensity either. I’m happy with everything I’m doing and looking to continue the current trend.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 88 - 5x5 Bench at 425lbs

I hit some pretty high volume at the beginning of this week. I continued doing the SSB squats with chains and have also started using the ab wheel on my days off.

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