[quote]steven alex wrote:
I suppose the story for many who lift weights is the same the world over, the newbie gains come nicely but then just peter out. Then a majority I think just plod on and on without really making progress. Some though have an Eureka moment and everything begins to fall into place.
What have been the breakthrough moments in your lifting careers where you changed things around or slaughtered a few sacred cows and then began to really get the best results of your life?[/quote]
When I was 12yo I wasn’t very good at sports cause I was clumsy. I went into the weightroom after school one day and found out that I might have been clumsy, but I could bench press twice as much as my friends. I lived in the weightroom from then on, and presto, I’m wasn’t clumsy anymore, and I was stronger and a better athlete than anyone else. (Epiphany #1: just getting in the weightroom put me ahead of almost everyone)
The point where I really started making gains though was when I went to college and put on my freshman 55. I drank and ate everything I could get my hands on, and all of the sudden my lifts skyrocketed even though I was doing the same thing as always. (Epiphany #2: Nutrition does matter)
When I was done with my senior year of football I all of the sudden had a lot of time on my hands. So I lifted while after class when my friends were in practice (the entire time they were in practice, all 3 hours, by myself with no one to talk to me). I didn’t go into the gym with much of a plan, I just went in and lifted. I benched, squatted, deadlifted, and hang cleaned 3-4 times a week. I blew up. (Epiphany #3: The worst training regimen done all out is better than the best one done half ass)