Charles Staley

Charles Staley

 

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Recently someone asked what I attribute to my lifting success as an older athlete. Here's my response.
If you’re a competitive athlete, the time for testing your maximum capacity is in competition, not in training.
I'm eighteen weeks out from the AAU Powerlifting World Championships. Here's my training plan.
I competed in the 2014 100% Raw! Federation’s American Challenge last weekend, and was happy with the results.
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.