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Friday, September 7, 2007

Lift Strong Friday #8 – Charles Staley

This weeks Lift Strong Friday comes to us courtesy of Charles Staley. Charles’ article is titled “Why I Don’t Want to Power Clean 315 Pounds.”

This article is refreshing because it reminds us that if we have serious goals, there are also serious consequences to getting there. Quite often someone will set a lofty goal, and not accept the reality of what it takes to get there. Elite athletes will often tell you that the drive and desire to get to the top alienates them from others; their focus is so singular on their performance that other areas of their life suffer. The same goes for training.

For every additional percent of body fat you want to drop, for every additional pound you want to add to your squat, you have to make sacrifices. Are you willing to do that? Are you willing to make the sacrifices necessary to take your performance to that next level?

These are all questions you need to ask yourself. If getting strong and fit were easy, everyone would be doing it!

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Lift Strong CD-ROM today!

Stay strong

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