5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

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Getting strong is easy. Focus on compound, multi-joint movements – preferably the squat, deadlift and bench press – and then try to move more weight in those lifts on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

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Basically, lift heavy shit, a lot. Repeat. Forever.

So why do many people fail to make appreciable progress with their strength goals? In my latest article published on T-Nation.com today I delve into five mistakes you can fix:

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  • CodieD

    Perfect timing!! I am thinking about doing a little competition my gym is having in December… to represent the ladies!! I’m going to focus on strength to get there. I really appreciate the little circuit at the end of your post. I am a desk jockey and soreness is one of my struggles. I HAVE to move more. Thanks for the motivation!

    • TonyGentilcore

      Glad it helped Codie. Keep me posted on your progress.

  • Chet

    Reason 6: you don’t follow the 10000 ez curl 10000 tricep pushdown every other day routine.

    • TonyGentilcore

      How could I forget!?!?!

  • Jeff

    Love the new look of the website. That’s a great active recovery circuit

    • TonyGentilcore

      Thanks Jeff. Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

      • Jeff

        I did it Saturday. It loosened me up and got a good sweat on. Thanks!

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