Charles Staley

Charles Staley

 

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This week I've been thinking a lot about the learning process and how it relates to complex movements.
New studies are suggesting the numbers of repetitions per set matters much less than how hard you push yourself.
Lately I’m focusing on work, rather than saving myself on my warm ups so that I can display my strength at the top set.
Leaving my gym bag at home turned out to be a good mistake, as I set a new beltless deadlift record.
One of the highlights of my training this week was a failed lift, and this is why.
This week I found a way to work around my cranky shoulder during the bench press.
With my meet coming up, I'm focusing on adjusting my weight and staying healthy and on track with my training.
Ramping up my training volume, especially on weak areas and without sacrificing intensity, is doing me a lot of good.
I've gotten a lot of questions about squat periodization lately. Here's an explanation of what I do and why.
For aesthetic and strength-building reasons, I've been doing higher reps in my training these days.
My volume was a lot lower this week, but I still got in some quality work on the squat and bench.
My training volume this week was the highest it's been in a while, so I may have to take a deload week.