If you take a gym full of powerlifters, each person is going to have unique strengths and weaknesses. For Richard, it might be his hamstrings that are holding back his squat, but Peter needs stronger abs to help keep him upright. In a similar way, every lifter will make their own mistakes in training. These kinds of personal mistakes are the things that each lifter will have to solve for his or her self. They cannot be fixed from reading a cookie-cutter program or ebook. It takes years of experience and attention to detail.

But before you can fix the top 10% of your mistakes, you have to first perfect the bottom 90%. This bottom 90% is made up of the basic mistakes that all intermediate lifters make. If you want to make it to the advanced and truly elite level in this sport, you need to overcome these three challenges first.

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