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Oct 18

DON’T CHASE YOUR TAIL

Posted by Doris Simmons

I am fascinated whenever my pit bull, Jackie, chases his tail. Round and round he goes, going nowhere fast, until he finally realizes he’s right back where he started. But I will give him credit; at least he knows he’s going nowhere fast. My dog attended obedience school for 4 weeks, so maybe he has an advantage over his human counterparts, i.e., those Ph.D.s in exercise physiology in schools that are still teaching progressive gradual overload. I recently read an article by a U.S. Ph.D. He described a yearly plan consisting of four phases. The first phase is designed to...

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Oct 18

WORLD POWERS

Posted by Doris Simmons

In this article the training methods of the most successful countries in weight lifting will be examined. In Bulgaria, where many of the greatest lifters come from, the system is straightforward. Anyone who wants to reach the top (juniors and seniors) must go through the main training facility. They do few exercises. This requires that one is ideally built to succeed, with a particular body structure and muscle type. One must also possess a high work capacity with near-limit weights. As many as six training sessions per day are used. This was a proven system and was used for more...

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