Hail to the Dinosaurs!
When you go to the gym --- or to
the basement or the garage, or
wherever you train -- you should
focus on PPF.
In other words, do all your reps in
every set -- including your warmup
sets -- in perfect, precise form.
Now, please note -- perfect, precise
form does NOT mean slow motion reps
or time-controlled reps or "squeeze
it and feel it" bodybuilding style
reps. I'm NOT suggesting that you
make everything look like a slow
mo concentration curl.
And I'm not talking about using baby
weights in your exercises.
I'm talking about hard, heavy training
on the basic exercises -- squats, front
squats, deadlifts, Trap Bar deadlifts,
military presses, bench presses, incline
presses, barbell bent-over rowing, pull-
ups, standing barbell curls, the farmer's
walk, grip work, etc. The heavy-duty,
compound movements that build strength
But I'm insisting that you do them in
perfect, precise form.
When you use perfect, precise form in
your training, you put the effort on
the EXACT muscle groups you're trying
to train with any particular exercise.
That's quality training -- and it's
the way to strengthen your body in
the specific movement pattern you use
in any given exercise.
Perfect, precise form makes you work
harder and more efficiently. You get
more down in less time -- with fewer
exercises, fewer sets and fewer reps.
There's no wasted movement, and no
If you watch Olympic weightlifters
train, you see a great example of
perfect, precise form. The Olympic
lifts are total body exercises
performed at lightning speed --
and in perfect, precise form. In
fact, perfect, precise form is
necessary. You can't perform the
lifts without it.
Many trainees spend endless hours
searching for the secret program
that will somehow transform them
into a mountain of strength and
But all too often, their program is
fine. The problem is, they're not
training with perfect, precise form.
They're doing sloppy reps -- lazy
reps -- unfocused reps. And as a
result, they're not getting much
in the way of results.
Anyhow, today is Monday. Start the
week right. When you train, do it
the right way: with perfect, precise
As always, thanks for reading and
have a great day. If you train today,
make it a good one.
Yours in strength,
P.S. Here are more keys to strength, muscle
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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Anything worth
doing is worth doing right, and that goes
double when there's iron on the bar."
-- Brooks Kubik