Gym Rules to Live By…

  1. Use Chalk
  2. Loud Music Only
  3. Work Hard or Go Home
  4. Do Not Lower Deadlift Quietly
  5. Grunting Allowed
  6. Put Weights Away When Done
  7. Break Your Last PR
  8. TRAIN, Do Not Work Out
  9. Respect The Equipment and Staff

 

There is a buzz right now in the pool here for Water Polo Canada.  Recent World League Champions Serbia is in Calgary for joint training with the national team.  There is a sense of awe surrounding the Serbian team.  The way the guys talked about the Serbs, I figured when the jumped in the pool they would either walk on the water or part the waters upon entrance.  They show up with 18 players… and when basically the only sport in your country is Water Polo, then you have the pick of the best.  They are LARGE men.  When you are a player born in ‘94 and you are hovering on 6’5” 100 – 105 kg, that’s a mountain in the pool.  They are impressive, but what impresses me is not the Serbian’s,  it the amount of work that was accomplished by our Canadian team this year.  Hell, we beat USA for the first time in 40 year, not once, but twice to qualify for World Championships.  I would challenge any country to have put as much work in as our Canadian team.

 

So today, Canada and Serbia start their joint training.   We take out usual spot in the weight room and Serbia takes up some realestate at the other end of the building.  As I make my way over to return some equipment to the other side of the building I watch a little of what the Serbians are doing.  Now I cannot make an opinion on their program and periodization based on a 5 minute viewing (however there a a tonne of “experts” on the internet that can watch a YouTube clip of training a think they have a sniff of what’s going on), they were not doing anything revolutionary.  And I can make an educated guess that they are following RULE #8.  They train!

 

There is no magic to training.  Do some F##king Work.   That is it.  Sure when it come to a team and competitions then there is calculated F##king Work.  But it is not something revolutionary, or entertaining.  If I were here to entertain athletes I would wear a clown nose and balance on a ball.  I can guarantee that that they are not doing Cleans and then burpees over the bar or what ever else is used to “just make someone sweat”.  They are picking things that are heavy up and putting them down… and repeat.   They are swimming hard and fast and swimming long and slow.  They are doing WORK in an organized fashion.  It is that simple.  But RULE #8 will require RULES #3, 4, 5 and 7… and sometimes 1 and 2 to be used at all times.  And then I told the guys that, my concluding comment was, “ and that is what we did all year.”  The Water Polo team completed a lot of calculated work.  And now with World League Champs in town, we will see how that work paid off!

 

 

 

From Hungary with Love Pt 2

After a great 9 days here in Eger, with a bit of downtime, there are things that I have learned or crossed my mind.  In no particular order…

  1. My European geography is terrible.  If I had a blank map and had to point to Hungary, I would be hard pressed to get it right before this trip.  Thank you Google Earth for being awesome.
  2. I have no sense of direction right now.  We came here to Eger in the dark, we went to Debrecen (neighbor town) in the dark and I do not know N-S-E-W.  Keep in mind we have had nothing but clouds, rain, snow, fog, freezing rain etc. since we arrived and that for some reason has helped to screw with my internal compass.
  3. I need the sun.  It could be -10 but as long as there is sun, it doesn’t feel that bad.  And the Damp cold just chills your bones. Crazy
  4. It is amazing that I know little of any other language. But nearly everyone here can say something in English… hello, good morning, thank you etc. Really have to learn a few terms in the last few days.
  5. On that note, Hungarian is the second hardest language to learn next to Chinese.   The closest language to it is actually Swedish.  It has no Latin background.
  6. Hungary, your food is amazing.  I will be honest; I do not get what the deal is with Schnitzel.  It is breaded chicken or pork or what ever they can hammer flat.  I would not cross the street for it.  And pickles are not salad.  But everything else has been great.  Pista really should be put on everything.  Soups are amazing.  Bean Goulash… unreal.  And I am not a desert guy but Somlói galuska and Pelenchka.  Oh my God.  That is the greatest desert I have ever had.  Yes I found the recipe.  And by the way, pickled baby watermelons are down right FANTASTIC.
  7. Every meal is huge.  Three course huge.  And heavy in starch.  If I could eat like this on a regular basis, and train 3 – 4 times a week, I would look like the beasts that play water polo here.  No wonder the men in Hungary are built like brick shit houses.
  8. I love home.  The mountains are breathtaking but when people come to visit, we show them nature.  In Hungary we see history all around us.  You can feel it.  The sense of it is everywhere.  Eger what the site of a great battle at the Castle Eger.  Most of the men were at war, and the women stayed in the castle to defend against the Turks.  In 1552, a Turkish army of 35,000-40,000 soldiers attacked the castle, which had 2,100-2,300 defenders. The siege failed as the Turks suffered heavy casualties. A total of 1,700 of the defenders survived.  They actually would put animal skins filled water and pebbles on top of them in the ground. It they noticed the pebbles shaking or falling off, it was their defense to know the Turks were trying to dig their way under the wall.  That feeling or sense of history is lacking in Western Canada.
  9. You feel as if you went 20 years back in time here.  Little old men still dress in their hats and put on shirts and ties, smoking a pipe and have no where to go.  People still carry a wooden basket to and from the market.  So cool.10. Lululemon would do terrible here.   There are no causal clothes.  Women here are all dressed up.   Even if in jeans, they have their make up and hair done.  I have not seen anyone even wearing sweats, come to think of it.
  10. Lululemon would do terrible here.   There are no causal clothes.  Women here are all dressed up.   Even if in jeans, they have their make up and hair done.  I have not seen anyone even wearing sweats, come to think of it.
  11. There is a sign at the local pool that has a pair of board shorts with a line though it.  No board shorts?  That is why everyone is rocking the speedo (turbo).  And there are some old dudes rocking the speedo.  And we are talking about some old speedos.  Gross.
  12. Fitness is not about going to the gym and hitting the weights.  The two gyms I have been to are tiny.  Our change rooms back at home are larger.  I was told that a boot camp was just starting here in Eger.  Found that so funny.  But fitness is very apparent.  Swimming is very cultural thing.  Man, there are 4 and 5 year olds lapping the 50 m pool.  It starts at a young age.  I was just shocked.  But the idea of fitness is very different from home.  Difference in “Physical Culture”.
  13. The showers here suck.  Bloody tiny, and every time I turn around my ass would either turn the water to hot, or off.  Oh, and shower curtains are supposedly a new addition.
  14. If you stand too close to the toilets when they flush, they might just suck your shirt off.  I didn’t realize the Europeans were using vortexes for waste removal.
  15. The eclectic mix of music we heard during dinner was amusing.  Brittany Spears was a little more than I could take.  But when the old dude was playing the keyboard during dinner and he ended the night with a jazzy version of “Last Post” I just about pissed my pants at the dinner table.  The whole table burst out laughing.  He did a great elevator worthy “Eye of the Tiger” by the way.
  16. I will stand by my word and say that with out a doubt, our men’s water polo team for Canada is one of, if not the fittest water polo team out there.  And we could not ask for a harder working group.  If we can keep this group together for the next four years, there is no telling how amazing we could do.  I have nothing but 100% faith in this team and their potential and I cannot emphasize how proud I am to be part of this program.

From Hungary With Love Pt 1.

As many of you will know I recently accepted a contract at the Canadian Sports Centre in Calgary.  As part of that contact I became the strength coach/ physiologist for Water Polo Canada.  There is limited availability to play games in Canada.  Tough to play the US as they are a rival and training with them helps them to get better and vice versa.  The college system with their rules limits the games they can play outside NCAA and from what I have been told, we would dismantle them.  So with no games since the Olympic Qualifiers in July 2012 the team organized a training camp in Hungary.  And, well… that meant I am talking a trip to Hungary with the team.

I write this as I watch ZF Eger play on the TV.  ZF Eger is the local professional team where one of our national members plays full time.  The city has billboards of the players, the matches etc.  There is no doubt that Water Polo is the national sport of this beautiful country.  The country emerges itself in pool culture.   Where in Canada we build ice rinks the Hungarians build Pools.   However the pools are works of art.  The pool in Eger for example is one of the most impressive structures I have seen as the roof is meant to represent the body of an overturned wooden war ship and the entire building is adorned in wood.

The pool is perpetually busy with the likes of young and old frequenting the pool for daily laps.  We see this in Canada but the feel around the pool is less of that of training for competition, it is about the culture.  It is something that if I did not experience it, I would not believe it.  I guess the easiest way to explain it is the culture around Water Polo is that to Hungarians as Hockey is to Canada.

My role on the trip is to monitor training, recovery and to research/experience Water Polo.  It was evident on my first day why this country is so dominant in the sport.  One, the system of talent identification is present, as the shear number of kids playing Water Polo is mirror to that of kids playing hockey back home.  Secondly, the Eastern European culture produces massively imposing men.  Hanging around the pool for 6 hours a day I have come to realize that Hungarian men are what I would call “Thick”.  Big barrel chested men.  The average height of the local pro team is 6’4”, weight 235 lbs and age 28 yrs.

And after 5 days of eating here I can see why everyone can be built like brick shit houses.  For the past 5 days we have not had anything less than a three-course meal… at any meal.  The food I have been told is 80 – 90% locally grown with 80 – 90% of that being organically grown.  I think one would be hard pressed to find a vegetarian here, as meat appears to be the staple at any meal.  And the flavors are just amazing.  And Erős Pista (“EH-ROOSH PISH-TA”), which means “Strong Stevie,” is a popular brand of csípős (spicy) paprika paste produced by the Univer company. It is salty, and somewhere in the middle on the global “spiciness” scale, and often found on restaurant tables in Hungary.  That little lady from Franks has nothing on this stuff.  They really do put that s**t on everything.  I am off to the market this afternoon to pick up 5 jars.

To be continued…

 

What to do when Goals are Met?

It has been a very long time since my last post here.  !00% of that can be attributed to a hectic work schedule.  For the entire summer I was bouncing around from four or five different locations, coaching, consulting and just trying to keep my head above the water.  This summer was a make or break summer for me.  I have been coaching now for nearly 10 years.   At some point you look at your life “style” and contemplate the chosen path.  The role of strength coach/ personal trainer or what ever you would like to deem it is one of sacrifice.  Not just personal on the role of the coach but of the family as well.  We work when people do not.  There are no “glory” jobs.  And those that are labeled a glory job, come with it there own issues… late nights, travel etc.

About a year ago I left a full time position to branch out and do build a reputation for my self.  Soon though the time was piling up and so was the fatigue.   I did reach a breaking point.  I was never home, I missed a lot of my daughters life that I will never get back.  I was for the most part one of the unhappiest people around.  And since the last time I was posting and I was in a terrible place, and got called out for it, I did not post for this time.  I know I have joked about leaving the profession a while back, but this time was the very end.  I had set a time line on it.  June 2013.  If things were not turned around by then, I would walk away with no regrets.  Maybe a few but it were time to put the dreams to an end and get on with life. I really did not know what I would do, as all I am trained to do is coach.  If I were not coaching I would be the guy outside the 7-11 bumming quarters.  I really do not have a host of skills outside of coaching and physiology.

This summer was very busy.  Well, actually the entire last year was very busy, but the summer was very busy.   As many of you know, I was offered summer contract role at the Canadian Sports Centre.  It was a great opportunity, so I could not say no.  My foot was in the door.  For me the Canadian Sports Centre has been that one position I have been waiting for since I moved to Calgary.  It was the reason I did my Masters.   To work at the Sports Centre would be the realization of a goal that includes an 11-year university career and moving out west.

On Friday, November 9th, the goal came to realization.   I signed an official contract to work at the Canadian Sports Centre as a strength coach and physiologist.   My contract includes the following. ..

Strength Consultant / Physiology Consultant for Water Polo Canada Men’s Team

Strength Consultant to Cross Country Canada.

Strength Consultant / Physiology Consultant to Women’s National Hockey Team.

Youth Programming Consultant to Winsport  – Helping to develop the next group of winter sport talent in Canada is the easiest description I can come up with.

A friend asked me a week ago at a conference, “How do you get yourself into all these cool positions and situations?”  My response?  “Patience, persistence and making yourself available.”  Yes, obviously there is a lot of hard work involved.  But those three things; patience, persistence and availability paid off.  It took a long time to get where I am today.  I am not bragging, but reflecting.  Not one hands anyone a glory job.  The give us the opportunity and it is ours to develop.  I was told that I was not handed this job, but worked for it. I have to thank those around me that gave me the opportunity and support, Jason, Rosie, Doc, Matt and James.  I have to thank my family who did the same.  Most of all I have to thank my wife, for putting up with all the stupid shit I have put her through in the last 8 years.  The ups, the downs, the frustrations and the tears.  So now with the biggest goal of my life met, I guess it is time to start making a new one.

Yours in Health and Performance

Jeff Osadec Mkin, CEP, CSCS

 

 

Train Appropriately

I am going to keep this brief.  This is a quote from a book called “Easy Strength” by Dan John and Pavel Tsatsouline.  The quote comes from a strength coach by the name of Brian Petty.  For me it was thought provoking, as this is something I tried to relay n my presentations to the Western Hockey League athletes, in a much nicer way.  But more than anything I wanted to see what others though of this view.

“The difference between exercising and training is having a point. Exercises done to waste energy burn calories or blow off steam, access mental and physical energy and tension. Training is done in order to improve something strength endurance neuromuscular control etc. exercise is a singular event with an immediate goal

 

The success of the training can only be judged by changes over time and performance. Exercise just doesn’t have a point beyond the immediate session if you leave the gym sweaty mess it was a good exercise session or workout. If you show up every day and breathe hard and get tired and sweaty you may consider yourself to be successful at exercise. By contrast training can only be judged as a success if it works – that is if after an appropriate amount of time you can clearly show improved capacity for physical work. You may show up every day and push and pull and grunt and sweat and even limp to your car – but be terribly unsuccessful at training, overtime if you are not getting any stronger faster leaner more agile better at your chosen sport etc.

Swinging a weight around with the express goal of becoming extremely fatigued is what I would do if I had a lobotomy.  With a full frontal lobotomy destroying my ability to plan over the long-term, I would believe that the goal of exercise was achieving a certain specific response – I would search for it the immediate effect of exercise. I would forget that as biological organisms we not only respond in the short term to a stimulus but also adapt in the long term to the sum total of stimuli we are presented with – so long as we are able to recover. The idea that anything that made me horrendously fatigued to the point of nausea vomiting dehydration hypothermia and even rhabdomyolosis would constitute as effective – or killer – workout would appeal to my zombielike short-term thinking mind. I would strive in my workerouts for failure or forcing my body to stop working. Fascinated by the immediate effects of exercise and unable to plan I work at top voluntary intensity every time I exercised always attempting to maximally disrupt my body functions. I would also be unable to follow a program so I would change exercises constantly attempting to confuse my body and prevented from getting used to my exercise sessions.  I would change aimlessly, regardless of whether the exercises were useful or dangerous, choosing them solely based on how bad they made me feel…

If you want pain, learn Muay Thai.  If you want to learn failure, play golf.  If you want to vomit, drink syrup of ipecac.  If you want to become stronger and more fit, train appropriately.”

 

Yours in Health and Performance

Jeff Osadec, MKin, CEP, CSCS

Good to be humbled every now and then.

Every once in a while something comes a long a rocks your reality. No so long ago was my day for a rocking. Not so much a rocking but a little humbling reminder.  I had interviewed for a position as head strength and conditioning coach/lecturer at a local university.  It had come down to two individuals; myself and a colleague that is equally qualified. We were asked to submit a proposal, which included a written philosophy, a series of sample per iodized workouts and a written portion on how I integrate an sports performance team (athletic therapy, sport psych, etc.).

 

The interview I feel was not one of my best.  I felt unfocused right from the start.  A lot of the questions revolved around how I as one coach would organize training for 5 full college teams.  When the questions started coming about organization I think that’s what threw me off first.  I mean I didn’t even know what each of the individual coaching staffs wanted for times space availability and number contact per week.  Once I started to flounder I felt the downward spiral.  The last portion of the interview was a practical coaching experience and that’s where I was going to shine.  To be honest I owned that coaching situation.

 

When all was said and done and the dust settled I got a call three days later.  They commented and how they were very impressed with both the candidates experience however I did hear this little buzz of the word but… “the committee decided to go with the other candidate.”

 

I sat there for couple moments and realized I actually didn’t get the job.  Don’t get me wrong I’m not upset that I didn’t get the job-based on the candidate that I was up against.  The person who got the job I highly respected think they’ll do a great job at what they are looking to do.  I just am a competitive guy and didn’t want to lose this job to anyone regardless of who it is.  That’s what we’re all here for, to compete for position.  My wife made a point that I might’ve not been 100% into that interview because of the position I have a Canadian Sports Centre Calgary and I’m completely 100% happy being there.   She could very well be right, my mind was somewhere else in that interview.

 

But this gives me a chance to sit down and reflect.  It wasn’t so much being beat of a position but more so how did I prepare for the situation.  One of my references suggested doing the interview because at some point in time you will be up for a position that you want so badly and you have been in that position already, you will be more prepared.  I think Dr. Tubman was right because I know I’ll sit down and have a good look at how I prepared for the interview and what I need to do differently next time.  This was also a good reminded to get off our own podiums, when something like this happens.  I will be the first to say that all things happen for a reason.  And trust me when I say that you are only as good as those you place around you.  When I am winding my career down the legacy I wish to leave is one where I am described as humble, and a teacher of others.   I never want to be known as the person who was unwilling to share and guide others; to help those that are seeking answers to questions that I may have the answer to.  Be humble because as good as one thinks he or she is, there are those that are as good or better than you.  And when you find them, learn from them.  And when the situations arise, learn from them as well.

 

Yours in Health and Performance,

Jeff Osadec, Mkin, CEP, CSCS

 

There Is No Magic Pill!

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

Guess what, there is no magic pill that will transform you.  There is also no magic workout, routine, class… whatever it is you are looking for that will tone your butt, lose weight off your thighs, increase your vertical jump or insert whatever else you are thinking of here.  It is called a life style.  Period. Nothing more, nothing less.  Really if everyone got this, I would be right out of a job.  Here is where this post stems from.  I met a kid today, that told me his trainer wanted him to gain ten pounds for some type of high school talent show case, I think soccer.  So what does this trainer tell a 17-year-old high school kid to do… take Creatine.  No guidance, just take it.  Unbelievable.  There is a protocol for taking Creatine.  But besides that, taking Creatine DOES NOT result in muscle hypertrophy.  It is for the re-synthesis of ATP.  You will gain water weight and the muscles will look fuller, but that is it.  If someone was to bottle fitness, or talent good on them but here is the pill.  The magic pill that everyone is after… the fountain of youth is…

GOOD OLD FASHIONED HARD WORK AND A HEALTHY LIFE STYLE.

Holy shit, I just gave away the secret that all the trainers’ at “Globo Gym” don’t want their clients to figure out because that would decrease sales of the minimum 60 sessions per client quota they are required to sell.

Hard work is easy. Ready.

Day 1 –Move your body fast (get your heart rate up)

Day 2 – Lift heavy things

Day 3 – Lift heavy things fast

Day 4 – Play or move slowly

Day 5 – Lift Heavy things

Day 6 – Play or move slowly

Day 7 – Play or move slowly

Note: I do recommend reading Primal Fitness Blue Print, where the above schedule was adapted from.  It is a good start to doing things a little differently.

I have had a great laugh over the last day.  The concept of a gym to “workout” is actually becoming humorous to me.  Why you ask?  Take a look around.  There are people running on a treadmill watching TV.  Guys crushing out bicep curls like the Apocalypse is upon us.  Just watch people in a gym and ask your self if this is natural, any of it.  The treadmills.  Okay, I will correct myself.  It is the routines that people endure that are not natural.  Go to a place, and run on a treadmill, go nowhere and watch TV!  My grandfather came to Canada on a boat, and I would love to have seen the look on his face or heard his reaction to the concept of a gym.  Think about that and you will see my point.  And to top it off today, I stop at Super Store and there is a gym right in the store.  A Goodlife Fitness.  Really, we need life to be that routine, and convenient.

And go ahead and say it, “but you go o a gym.”  Yes, I do.  But I go there to lift weights, move my body fast, and do restorative work on my tissues; to fix the inside and get a better looking outside in the process.  Not look great but be totally broken on the inside.  I even do yoga.  It is not a typical gym “routine”.   The healthy lifestyle is a little more of a vague response.  Look, I will be honest, as I write this after finishing off a cheat meal (Five Guys Burger and Fries this time) which I allow my self maybe once a week; the cheat meal that is, not FGBF.  Look, cheat meals are fine, just don’t do it every day.  It is about eating real food.  Not something that comes in a package or a box.  It is not about taking supplements.  REAL FOOD.  The longer it takes to go bad, the worse it is for you. If you are eating real food, supplements are a waste of money.  Start with real food.  When you are doing that right, and then look to supplements.  And yes I take supplements.  And here they are… fish oil, vitamin D and a multi (only when I know I am going to have a day of poor eating).  That is it.  Not rocket science.  I am an no cover model with six-pack abs and duck face.  But I am going to say, I do not look or feel the age that I am (33 yrs.).  I am fitter and stronger than I was when I was in undergrad and should have been at the prime of my life.  But I try to maintain an simple lifestyle.  I do not kill myself in the gym; I do not run because I “have to”.  I do things because they are fun; challenging and I genuinely enjoy them.  That is as simple as it gets.

So here is my conclusion.  Go to the gym, not because you have to but want to.  If you don’t feel like it get outside.  Move your body.  Enjoy what you do.  Get out of routine.  Eat real food and enjoy it, don’t obsess over it.  If it is real food there is no bad foods.  Cheat… on your diet once in a while and do not beat your self up over it.  That is just silly.   Love what you do and do it with purpose.  Life is not a chore and it is not forever.  Enjoy every moment.

Yours in Health and Performance.

Jeff Osadec, MKin, CEP, CSCS

 

 

 

 

 

A Powerful Presentation

When things come across that inspire you, it is a responsibility to share.  And that is what I am going to do today.  Dr. Stephan Norris is a brilliant man, an inspirational speaker and just an interesting man to talk with when you can pin him down.  The following is a talk he presented for the Alberta Sport Development on Long Term Athlete Development and I wanted to pass it along for others to be inspired. I hope you all enjoy.

 

 

Yours in Health and Performance,

Jeff Osadec, MKin, CEP, CSCS

An Interesting Story

I may have mentioned his name once or twice before but anyone in strength and conditioning should read “Dinosaur Training by Brooks Kubik”. It is a great read and the material is very thought provoking in regards to strength training. I receive his email news letter on a weekly basis and this gem of a letter was sent past week. The message is strong. Hope you enjoy and thanks to Brooks for the dedication he exudes for old school lifting.

“I was at the shooting range not very long ago.
Inside range. Seven lanes.

So I’m in lane no. 3, and there’s an old guy
(oops — I mean, a guy not much older than me)
on the left, and a group of four young guys in
two of the lanes to my right. I listen to them
and watch their shooting for awhile.

The old guy is quiet. Silver hair. Seems to be
in good shape. Stands tall, back straight,
shoulders back. I peg him for ex-military.
Maybe ex-law enforcement.

The young guys are — well — young guys —
and they’re acting like young guys. Loud, brash,
and noisy. Constantly talking. Cheering for one
another even though there’s no reason to cheer.

Hollering “Got him!” and “Look at that!”

They’re using semi-auto’s, of course, and they
empty the entire mag every time they fire. All
you hear is BOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOM, followed
by laughter and more of that “Got him!” talk.

They’re throwing brass everywhere — and lead,
as well.

They have their targets set at 7 yards — and
they’re big silhouette targets — and I think
they actually missed the target sometimes.
When they hit it, they hit it anywhere. Their
shots are all over the place. No control. No
precision. I don’t even think they were aiming.
Too busy talking and laughing and acting macho.

The old guy is doing something totally different.

There’s total quiet. (He’s concentrating.)

There’s a long pause. (He’s aiming.)

Boom!

There’s a single shot.

And there’s a hole right through the center of the
bulls-eye.

Then there’s another pause — and he repeats the
entire process.

He works slowly, methodically and precisely —
and he makes every shot count.

When he finishes, there’s no more bulls-eye. He’s
blown it away.

You may be wondering what this has to do with
strength training.

There’s a parallel.

That very same night, in gyms across the world,
there are groups of young guys (and some not so
young), who train together. They’re loud, brash
and noisy. Constantly talking. Cheering for one
another even though there’s no particular reason
to cheer.

They take turns doing their sets, and when they
begin, they grab the bar and rep out like they
were shooting a semi-automatic.

BOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOM — with NO precision,
ZERO control and the worst form you ever imagined.

And then they drop the bar and flex their guns
and tell the world how great they are.

Except they’re not really that great, and their
guns look more like water pistols than cannons,
and the only thing that’s growing is your
headache if you have to listen to them.

Meanwhile, there’s an old guy training alone in
his garage.

He doesn’t yell, and he doesn’t scream.

He doesn’t say, “Watch this!”

No one tells him, “It’s all you, bro!”

Instead, it’s one perfect rep after another.

Slow — precise — methodical — and perfect.

Every rep is a bulls-eye.

And that, my friend, is how you train for REAL
results!

If you want the secret to BIG GAINS — you just
read it.

It’s about concentration — focus — precision —
and control.

That’s what works at the shooting range — and
that’s what works in the gym (or the garage).

And I cannot emphasize ENOUGH just how important
it is.

Important?

It’s the difference between success and failure.

The difference between missing the target — or
blowing a hole right through the center of the
bulls-eye.

The difference between getting ZERO RESULTS —
or getting GREAT RESULTS from your training.

In other words — all the difference in the world.

All the difference — in the world.”