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Best Thing I've Read Yet


#1

Jim wrote in another post:

"Write down these lifts:

Squat
Bench Press
Press
Clean
Deadlift
Snatch

99% of the reps you do in your training should be from these 6 lifts. These are your cornerstones. These are your foundation.
Anytime you read an article touting the "latest and greatest" or some ridiculous circus-lift being championed by a charlatan, refer to these 6. And remember what really makes you strong. It's these lifts."

This is by far the most valuable thing I have read in this forum....you could have hit me in the head with a baseball bat, and it would not have opened my eyes more than this.

My training focus will immediatly change....

Thanks Jim!


#2

Don’t know if you’ve found this tidbit yet… but take the above and combine it with the Wendler Six and you have everything you need.

[quote]Assistance work: if you don’t know what to do, only do the Wendler Six:

Chins (various grips)
Dips
Rows (various implements)
Ab work (various kinds)
back raises
curls[/quote]


#3

This is GOLD!
Everyone here should copy and past these and read it daily!


#4

Idk know man, what about flys and kickbacks?


#5

[quote]moeheep wrote:
Jim wrote in another post:

"Write down these lifts:

Squat
Bench Press
Press
Clean
Deadlift
Snatch

99% of the reps you do in your training should be from these 6 lifts. These are your cornerstones. These are your foundation.
Anytime you read an article touting the “latest and greatest” or some ridiculous circus-lift being championed by a charlatan, refer to these 6. And remember what really makes you strong. It’s these lifts."

This is by far the most valuable thing I have read in this forum…you could have hit me in the head with a baseball bat, and it would not have opened my eyes more than this.

My training focus will immediatly change…

Thanks Jim![/quote]

I really appreciate this. Thanks for the kind words and good luck on your journey.


#6

I used to have a similar list written in my training bag. Everytime I opened my bag, I had to take this massive A3 piece of paper out to get to anything.

It read:

Bench
Press
Squat
Dead
Clean
Chin


#7

Thinking of putting this on a big poster for the homegym.