Try Harder
Try Harder
I want to elaborate on the most radical and misunderstood facet of the Nautilus training protocol—the concept of ONE SET TO FAILURE. Follow me down the rabbit hole.
4 Ways to Mentally Master Your Meet Performance
4 Ways to Mentally Master Your Meet Performance
I’ve learned how to frame my meets so they are a positive and successful experience— no longer do I drink and cry (afterward). From goal setting to learning from mistakes to gaining some perspective, I hope a few of these tips help you.
Learning From the Mamba Mentality
Learning From the Mamba Mentality
The point of this article is not for me to tell my personal story about how tragic the accident was, how Kobe affected me growing up, or how big of a fan I was, etc. Instead, I would like to focus on the takeaways from Kobe’s life that can teach all of us how to pursue our own passions better.
Live and Learn (and Pass On, Too)
Live and Learn (and Pass On, Too)
Live and learn from your failures and mistakes. Be willing to learn, and maybe more importantly, be willing to be wrong. Now go and pass that along.
Mindset: The Difference Between Success and Failure
Mindset: The Difference Between Success and Failure
People who succeed in this world have an iron will and a never-say-die mentality. Do you?
Don’t Fear Failure — Hate It
Don’t Fear Failure — Hate It
Everyone loses sometimes, but that isn't the mentality you should mold your life around.
Exiting Your Comfort Zone: Expect Casualties Along the Way to Success
Exiting Your Comfort Zone: Expect Casualties Along the Way to Success
Winners create their chances and don’t wait for opportunities. They are relentless, ruthless, and focused.
Putting It All Out There — Fighting Complacency and Contentment
Putting It All Out There — Fighting Complacency and Contentment
Making progress in training or in life means taking ownership of your future. Are you a passenger sitting quietly or are you grabbing the wheel and pressing the gas pedal?
WATCH: Table Talk — Back-Down Sets
WATCH: Table Talk — Back-Down Sets
After you've reached the heaviest set of the day, is there a reason to reduce the weight and do more reps?
Life Is About Growth, Not Comfort
Life Is About Growth, Not Comfort
It’s okay to fail. It's okay to be uncomfortable. Defeat can lead to victory if you learn from it and gain experience along the way.
Micromanagement and the Failure of Weak Leaders
Micromanagement and the Failure of Weak Leaders
If you lack credibility and influence, attempting to reduce variance and error by controlling every process and detail of your business unit will erode the loyalty, urgency, and purpose needed for success.
Ten Years Under the Bar
Ten Years Under the Bar
Through my years in the gym I have learned a lot about training, about life, and about myself. From my personal account, these are the most valuable lessons the iron has taught me.
The Power of the Parable: Thomas Edison
The Power of the Parable: Thomas Edison
I don’t need my stash of parables any longer and will be releasing them one-by-one for anyone to take and use. This one is a story of 6,000 failures or 6,000 successes, depending on how you choose to look at it.
Failure Is Always An Option
Failure Is Always An Option
You may have heard that committing to your goals means eliminating the possibility of failure. The problem? This isn't realistic. You can't always win.
Are You Pissing Off the Right People?
Are You Pissing Off the Right People?
Do great work and take note of who discourages your success. There are critics to listen to and there are critics to ignore.
Failure: A Way to Train Your Fortitude
Failure: A Way to Train Your Fortitude
It's only a matter of time before I fail again. I used to cringe at the thought of failing, but not anymore.
Ka-BOOM! A Learning Experience in Failure and Bombing
Ka-BOOM! A Learning Experience in Failure and Bombing
When faced with failure you have two options: sit down and quit or push harder. Several weeks ago I found myself in this predicament.
Back from the Dead: Starting Over with Jim Wendler
Back from the Dead: Starting Over with Jim Wendler
My journey from hospital bed to Jim Wendler's power rack started with one decision: to do what the doctors said I couldn't.
 15 Dumb Things Powerlifters Must Stop Doing
15 Dumb Things Powerlifters Must Stop Doing
You're guilty of at least one of these things. Don't be a shithead. Stop.
6 Ways To Increase Strength
6 Ways To Increase Strength
Six REAL factors to getting strong, not the same crap we've read over and over... and over again. Seriously, how many times do we have to be told to train hard, be consistent, follow a program and eat right? Those may not even matter anyhow but these do.
Glory Lasts Forever
Glory Lasts Forever
Why don't you just go the safe route? Sit on the couch and think about all the things others have accomplished.
Losing, Failing and Quitting
Losing, Failing and Quitting
Choosing how you view the outcome, will determine if you advance in your goals.
Falling Short of Failure
Falling Short of Failure
You can learn the darndest things from people with hard-to-pronounce names.
You Ain't Shit But Neither Am I
You Ain't Shit But Neither Am I
In a world in which society is more connected than ever before, where has individual connectivity gone?
Elitefts Classic: 10 Nuggets of Wisdom
Elitefts Classic: 10 Nuggets of Wisdom
If you want to lose fat and do so by diet and increasing your conditioning, is it no wonder you got weaker?
The Research Meathead: Training to Failure
The Research Meathead: Training to Failure
Train to Failure, or Not Train to Failure? That is the Question!
Meltdown in the Compound
Meltdown in the Compound
Did frustration, failure, and discomfort cause Blaine to quit?
Cheat Your Way to Gains
Cheat Your Way to Gains
Let us look at the benefit and practical application of cheating exercises for advanced lifters.
Failure Is Under-Rated
Failure Is Under-Rated
What if I said that failure is, in fact, an option and it can actually improve your performance and understanding of the task at which you failed?
Life Lessons: Hard Work, Failure and Shame
Life Lessons: Hard Work, Failure and Shame
My eternal words of wisdom are always awesome.
Under The Bar: Five Causes of Failure You Want to Avoid
Under The Bar: Five Causes of Failure You Want to Avoid
You definitely need to avoid these five...
Rebounding from Failure
Rebounding from Failure
I still had a chance to total 2400...but then I failed my deadlift.
Break to Build
Break to Build
Eric discusses how building an athlete is just as important as breaking an athlete.
 Failure Fixation
Failure Fixation
Did Arthur Jones have it right when he essentially devoted his life to convincing people they needed to train to failure?

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