Super Strength Training Tips

These are the secrets the strongest men in the world keep!

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Strength comes from learning to use the power within. Following are a few extremely effective tips for instantly increasing your strength:


Grip the floor during a push-up.

When pushing, twist the hands out. Feel it in the shoulders.


Unilateral Training

Grip your free hand during a unilateral (one hand or one leg) exercise.


Grip the floor with your toes in a squat. No shoes is best for optimal force transfer. 



Tense your abs to increase intensity of any muscle.

Tense the glutes to increase any exertion.


Pretense the muscles before lifting weight. Arm wrestlers do this. For example, during a deadlift the bar should come off the floor as slow as possible; never jerk the bar up.

Increase abdominal pressure; tighten sphincter, abs, and diaphragm. Feel the abdominal pressure first and then feel that tension radiate outward from the middle of your body.



Are you the strongest when you are breathing in, breathing out, or holding your breath? The order is you’ll be the strongest holding your breath. You’ll be weakest when breathing out. It comes back to the abdominal pressure required on every lift. It’s like bracing yourself when you are about to take a punch in the stomach.

When you take a breath before your lift, never exhale or inhale all the way; approximately 50%.


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