Chase Strength, Not Numbers

Chase Strength, Not Numbers

There is no magic formula to increase your 1RM, but by adhering to my four proposed steps, there is a real chance of becoming a  better lifter every single training session, even when the number on the bar isn’t increasing. I invite you to approach your training with a different perspective and see what you yield over time. Repeat after me, “chase strength, not numbers”.

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Where You Are Going Wrong with RPE Training

Where You Are Going Wrong with RPE Training

The common misconception when it comes to training solely with RPE is that there is no direction in your training and that RPE allows certain lifters to ‘undershoot’ when they want training to be easy and other lifters to ‘overshoot’ when they want to training to be hard and heavy. This is subjective use of RPE and is the incorrect use of the programming system. Even when programming is fully autoregulated, using RPE in your program still needs to have a specific goal for each and every session. Overarching goals of the program must always be adhered to with the prescription of the variables and the execution by the lifter, regardless if the prescription is RPE based or percentage based.

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Hip Pain While Squatting

Hip Pain While Squatting

Anterior hip pain is pretty common in powerlifters, however, this blog isn’t designed to diagnose what the issue with your or your athletes hip is. I want to talk about our experiences at Strength Culture with people who experience hip pain whilst powerlifting and more specifically, squatting.

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