Better to be Lucky than Good - The Bill Pearl Story

Better to be Lucky than Good – The Bill Pearl Story

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“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure,” said Earl Wilson. Bill Pearl Story Bill Pearl was one of the greatest bodybuilders of…

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Muscle Intention

Muscle Intention

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During high school I worked at a hardcore gym, it exposed me to a wide arrange of characters, like one member whom challenged another member…

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Extended Range Of Motion Movements

Extended Range Of Motion Movements

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Any avid booze hound will lay claim to the Margarita being an invention of a socialite/elitist night club in Galveston, Texas–the Margarita was actually invented…

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It All Starts with the Seven Granddaddy Laws

It All Starts with the Seven Granddaddy Laws

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If designing and evaluating strength training “systems” was a steak dinner—the seven granddaddy laws would be the steak and uh…..the potatoes! Organized and put on paper by…

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Staggered Sets to Expedite Gains

Staggered Sets to Expedite Gains

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If growing slabs of muscular beef on your neck, traps and forearms is your modus operandi because of violent dealings at the belligerent Cairo fish…

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Developing the Killer Instinct

Developing the Killer Instinct

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In 1995, the school of hard knocks gave me an honorary doctorate in mental toughness! My professor was a self-described half Puerto Rican/ half Okie,…

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Expecting Success

Expecting Success

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I believe everyone that has achieved great success in one area of their life can very easily achieve success in another area of their life….

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Linear Periodization

Linear Periodization

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Linear Periodization worked for Coan, Kaz, Doug Young, Captain Kirk—and basically every strength immortal prior to the mid-1990s. But, wait! The local sports performance guru…

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The Noble Norseman Karl Norberg

The Noble Norseman Karl Norberg

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In the late 1990s, where I grew up in Southern California, hardcore, old-school training regimens of Arnold, Franco, and Bill Pearl had given way to…

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Progressive Overload—Outdated?

Progressive Overload—Outdated?

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Progressive Overload—Outdated? One day, my first powerlifting mentor, Steve Holl, took a cursory glance around Santa Barbara Gym and Fitness. Then he said, “Look around…

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