One Workout Hack to Build Strength, Muscle and Motivation

I want to pass on a simple tip that’s recently had a huge impact on my training. In the past year, I took my deadlift from 700 to 750. I increased muscle mass. And, most importantly, my passion for training is back and higher than ever.

It started when I got my program from my coach, Josh Bryant. My workouts were mapped out: exercises, weights, reps, sets, and rest intervals.

Lifters tend to focus a lot on exercise selection, reps/sets, weight and forget about rest intervals. I know I had – I got away from timing my rest periods in my own training and over time I developed a bad habit of letting my sessions extend to 2-3+ hours.

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5 Bench Press Variations for Building Brute Strength Off Your Chest

Any experienced lifter will tell you the importance of developing your technique. Masterful technique will not only allow you to lift more weight, it will allow you to safely lift more weight.

If your goal is a big bench, spend time honing your competition bench. Next, identify and attack your weaknesses.

“You’re only as strong as your weakest link.”

If you’re a raw lifter, you need to build ton of strength in the bottom end  (right off or a couple inches from your chest) of the bench press.

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Advanced Deadlift Tip for Increasing Speed/Strength Off the Floor

This tip is for more advanced/experienced strength sport athletes looking to lift the heaviest weights possible.

It’s been the most impactful change I’ve made to my deadlift in the past few years.

Rather than pre-loading the bar via pulling the slack out and getting extremely tight to the bar — get a tight brace, tight grip, long arms and pull your hips into the best “jumping” position.

Find your most powerful/strongest starting position — not necessarily the position where you feel tightest and the most tension to the bar.

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