How To Work Out Your Weaknesses And Get Strong: Part 3
If you are serious about getting STRONGER and building your squat, bench press and deadlift – I’d like you to take a second to think about this…
– Have you ever experienced a time when you were training hard and following a sensible training program, yet you still failed to get stronger?
– Or maybe you got stronger, but not as quickly as you’d like?
If you are anything like me (and any lifter who has been pounding the iron for a couple of years or more), you will have answered “YES” to one or both of the scenarios above.
Now here’s the thing…
I get lots of emails from guys asking me why the are not progressing in the gym. And when I see their training programs – sometimes that is the reason why.
When I see their technique – sometimes that is the reason why they are not getting stronger.
However – there are some guys who have great technique and are following a sensible training program, but they are still not getting STONGER!
Most lifters are guilty of only looking at their program and technique in order to improve.
However, you need to look at EVERYTHING that effects your training and you need to be able to effectively work out what is holding you back.
Oftentimes, the biggest thing holding lifters back is:
A LACK OF SLEEP.
Now I know that sleep isn’t super sexy and it’s not really fun to talk about (unlike programs and super cool assistance exercises).
BUT… If you don’t get enough sleep – your gains will be less than optimal. Period.
Now let me ask you: What’s the point in busting your ass in the gym, if you are then throwing your gains away by not sleeping?
If you want to supercharge your strength gains (no matter how fast or slowly you are currently progressing) – you’d be wise to improve your sleep quality.
Here are 5 tips for better sleep
1. Get off your COMPUTER at least 2 hours before you go to bed
2. Have a WARM SHOWER or bath an hour before bed
3. Do not watch violent television programs or listen to hardcore
music within 2 hours of bed (by hardcore I mean heavy metal and that kind of thing)
4. Take a supplement with MAGNESIUM in it an hour before bed
5. Make sure your bedroom is DARK and COOL
These simple, effective tips will help you sleep better.
And when you sleep better. You will get stronger. And it’s not exactly difficult to do.
Oh, and one more thing – get 8 hours a night.
Try getting 8 quality hours of sleep per night for the next 2 weeks and watch what happens to your strength. You will be pleasantly surprised.
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