9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters
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9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters by Dan John
Dan John has been lifting since 1965 and has been a strength coach since 1979, so he’s obviously gained plenty of knowledge along the way. In this article he shares his 9 tips for dedicated lifters, tips that he believes will still be around many years from now.
Quite frankly, he is the man when it comes to strength and conditioning and this article of his is packed with knowledge.
You can go directly to the article by clicking here. My Just Go Tips from the article as well as my thoughts about it can be found below.
Just Go Tips
- Use high rep squats to build serious muscle mass. In the article, Dan outlines how much weight you should use depending on how much you weigh. Regardless, he’s a huge fan of high rep squats to build muscle to your whole body.
- Do conditioning that matters. Conditioning, just for the sake of conditioning, is a waste of time. Dan suggests that all the conditioning you do has a purpose.
- Take time off to get better. As Dan says, “Do it, before your body forces you to do it.”
- Every workout should build on the previous workout in some way. Progress is vital to long term success. By building off of your workouts each week you’ll ensure this.
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For the dedicated lifter, focusing on the essential few aspects becomes even more important.
What do you want to get out of your training? Figure that out and come up with a plan of attack, avoiding things that aren’t important.
Dan John is one of the greats in the industry and you can learn a lot of things from him. Check out his article and you won’t be disappointed.
What should you do next? Just go!
Choose something you can apply to your life and take action. What have you got to lose?
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