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Training 2 Days/Week: Lifting Through Med School or How Busy Taxpayers Find Balance

Training 2 Days/Week: Lifting Through Med School or How Busy Taxpayers Find Balance

About a year ago, I wrote in asking about training while in medical school. You advised to train twice a week doing two lifts per day. I actually started this template a few months before school because I was so busy (work, wedding planning, drinking high beams, etc.) and had great results. Anyway, I just read your update on ASSistance work, and couldn't agree more. For the last six months I have been in class/studying for 16 hours a day, sleeping very little, and probably getting 80g of protein per day. In spite of all that...
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Read Before Engaging In Weak-Lift Shaming

Read Before Engaging In Weak-Lift Shaming

Question: What would you do to bring up a weak lift? For example, my dead, press, and squat are about right relative to each other but my bench is comparatively very weak. It's embarrassing. How would you recommend using 5/3/1 to fix something like this?

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Be Your Own Leader

Be Your Own Leader

Lead yourself to greatness. And greatness is not measured in medals, money or public opinion - it is measured in happiness and freedom. And when you strip all the crap away, the noise and bullshit of a fucked up, commercialized world that makes you constantly bow and suck at it's sick, diseased teat - you will have found freedom and happiness...Your "gut" check is here and now - mold yourself with your own hands.
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Building the Monolith - 5/3/1 for Size

Building the Monolith - 5/3/1 for Size

6 Week Training Template for size: So this template is not easy but it is very doable – but only if you are dedicated to making it happen. “Dedicated” doesn’t just mean that you want to do it; it means you are dedicated to doing what it takes to get it done and that means EATING right. I had 4 people run this and all of them ate like champions – all ate at least..
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5/3/1 and Football

5/3/1 and Football

In June, we ran a combine and every player that had been lifting consistently showed huge improvements, 20%+ gains in their totals. We were also faster (40), more explosive (broad jump and shuttle) and the kids just carried themselves differently. We no longer looked like a young team, we looked like a Varsity team...Coaches told us we were the most physical team they played.
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5 Training Tips About Chins/Pull Ups

5 Training Tips About Chins/Pull Ups

"If you can’t do chins, you are either hurt, fat or weak - And none of these three things are good...doing this will greatly increase your chin volume without taking any extra time or energy from your workouts."
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These Keep Me Going

These Keep Me Going

I started lifting at 16 (now 22) and so far you have gotten a naturally skinny kid with no athletic potential from 155lbs to 200lbs with a 250lb bench, 440lb deadlift and 375lb Squat. You even inspired me to compete in my first meet last year which was a great experience.
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Ernest Hemingway

Why Men of Action are Better

But there is another thing that makes a person with passion so damn awesome: They tend to stay the hell out of your business. This is because they are too damn busy to gossip, to force their shit down your throat. Their ego isn't so big that they claim to know what to do with your money, your time, your beliefs. Hell, there are actually adults out there telling OTHER ADULTS what words they can or cannot say. The ego on people these days. Unbelievable.
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Advice to Football Players

Advice to Football Players

"Read a book and go to class. You don't need to be a genius to do both of these things. People get VERY upset when you have interest outside of what they peg you to be. It makes them uncomfortable because they usually suck at everything. This is good. Make them upset by being better."
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The Walk-On

The Walk-On

College football has started and while the superstars get all the glory and press, there are a group of players that have to struggle to not just get on the field, but to earn the respect of others and prove to themselves that they have what it takes to play the game.  These are the walk-on football players; hidden from the media but still a large part of the success of any football team.  Here is my story.
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5/3/1 for Beginners

5/3/1 for Beginners

Now if you're a beginner and are working out without any guidance whatsoever, it's probably best to just stick with the basic program. One of the worst things a young lifter can do is take advice from other beginners on message boards –  they usually have all the advice and none of the experience.
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Instagram Question & Answer Part 1

Instagram Question & Answer Part 1

This is the first half of the Instagram Q/A that I put up recently.  Some of the questions were answered on the Table Talk that Dave Tate and I did. The ones we didn't get to, I answered them below.
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