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Monday, October 19, 2015

The Truth Will Set You Free - By Dick Conner

What most people need as far as help in weight training, is the constant reminder: do the hardest Exercises in the hardest way possible.

When I was young in the year of 1952 every coach I knew believed in calisthenics as the best way to exercise. Everyone I knew believed that you would get "muscle bound", which would make you slow not only in running but in thinking! None of the above bothered me, as I was already slow and dumb. I had no direction and even though I had a set of weights I desperately needed help, as what to do with them.

However if the truth had been put before me, I would not have understood – worse yet I would not have believed.

It has been said “the truth will set you free”. Give much thought to the above “the truth will set you free”, because the easiest thing to sell is a lie.

Lie #1 Train more – no – If you train more than 5 to 8 sets in a workout you are not training hard.

Lie #2 The strongest and best built in the gym know more – no – in almost every case they know less.

Lie #3 Train 4 to 6 days a week – no- Never train over twice a week. If that doesn’t work, go to 6 times a month, and yes, some can even train one time a week.

Lie #4 Jerk and yank on weights to get stronger – no- move very slow and controlled, which is harder. This will save your joints and make you stronger.

Lie #5 Last and easiest to sell lie – to get faster you must move the weight fast – no- to get faster move the weight until you can’t move it – doing no more than 8-12 reps.

Remember: “the truth will set you free" ... and, the truth is: ... a lie is easy to sell!

BODY • MIND • SPIRIT