Hey man, there are not so much secrets as North America has a different way of looking at things. In Europe they look at things totally differently.
First - stop think of your workouts as workouts or training, start thinking about it as PRACTICE or even a LESSON.
This is taken from Beyond Bodybuilding by Pavel
Once you appreciate that strength training - as opposed to bodybuilding is a form of skill practice, designing an effective customized strength program becomes just a matter of following the fundamental principles of motor learning. There are three.
First, practice must be specific. Do not rep out with a light weight when you are training for a heavy single.
The second rule is an extension of the first one. Practice fresh and stop before your skill starts deteriorating. That means ending your practice before you start dragging your tail - and saying no to training to failure.
Third, practice as frequently as possible while observing the first two rules.
Does it make sense for a tennis player to go to the court once a week and smash balls until his arm falls off? No, you go the court daily, ideally more than once a day, and serve until you begin to lose it.
Why not do the same for you iron game?
These principles exactly explain why SHEIKO is so effective. A lot of high level Russian lifters will train as many as 10 times a week, splitting workouts between squat/bench, and bench/ deadlift. I've seen Andrey Belyaev's training programs, and they're nuts, and he never goes over 85%, generally he stays in the 80% range.
These principles are much much more important than diet, supplements, steroids or whatever.
that's the secret man, enjoy.