-Average training weight should be 80%. Westside, Olympic lifters, C.T. , scientific studies. Everybody agrees.
-Power to to useful a quality to not develop it all the time. fast is good. C.T., Josh Bryant, most lifters on this board, athletes, coaches all over the place agree.
-You should do some kind of conditioning. Pulling and pushing stuff is great for this.
-Muscles are important, so always build those too.
-Go after your weaknesses with special work. 2 special workouts, every week, just for whatever sucks most. How many strong dudes are hitting pull aparts, on this board, right now?
-Use the best stuff you can get your hands on. "If its not an advantage, its a disadvantage."
-If something works for someone else, check it out. "I'll steal a knife and slit your throat with it."
- "Build a base. Mathematically a pyramid is only as strong and tall as its base. Every kid I think should be exposed to wrestling and gymnastics that’s a good place to start. That and running obstacle courses and things like that.
For adults I would build a base with sled work. High rep lower back and abs work. Have them do high rep band pushdowns and band leg curls. Good mornings with the bands. Strengthen the ligaments.
Everybody wants to do what the strongest guy in the gym is doing. He didn’t start off that way. He built a base and that’s what they need to do."