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As I said in the post, these DB Valslide RDL’s and some other similar variations are a great teacher before going to 1-leg RDL’s. I like 1-Leg RDL’s and I think most need to have them at some point in their programs, but with stability affecting how much load that can be used it’s good to have other options that allow you to really load up the movement. These can usually be loaded a little better with the added base of support of the toes on the slide. Something to keep in mind if you're looking to train one hip at a time and still hit the musculature a little harder. They can be done using any implement. If you’re liking what I’m putting down, head over to my YouTube channel here ( and subscribe for more solid exercises.

Good routines and habits can’t be overstated. I don’t believe in motivation much, mainly because it’s usually a feeling that comes and goes, and it’s usually gone more than it’s there. If you’re waiting on motivation to take action with anything, you will almost always be waiting. In the end it’s the habits that are going to get things done, motivation follows action.

Cameron beginning his journey on what is hopefully to a powerlifting competition. As you can see here, he’s off to a good start. Here are a few things we’ve been working on that I feel have been hindering his strength potential some, and can most likely help you as well.

1. Adding power training into his routine: Strength and power play off of each other. Leaving power work out is a common mistake made by people that want to get as strong as humanly possible. Since we have added this you can already see a difference in his ability to be powerful in locking out lifts. There was no volume in the video, but you could hear the weights rattle at the top as he explosively locked out the squat.

2. Adding some conditioning: Another common mistake powerlifters make is having no conditioning in their programs. A higher level of conditioning will help you recover during the set, between sets, and also help recovery outside of the gym as well. That’s just a few things having some conditioning in your life can do. Don’t be the outdated bro that doesn’t embrace some conditioning.

3. Creating tension/taking slack out of the system: If you were going to lift a car off of someone, you wouldn’t casually walk to the car, yawn, and loosely try and pick up the car would you? You would quickly walk to the car, brace hard and try to get as tight as possible before picking it up. The same goes for lifting heavy weights, in order to lift as much weight as possible you better have a solid bracing/creating tension strategy. This is an analogy I’ll use often when I’m trying to get somebody stronger.

I’d also like to add that there have been quite a few new signups to the newsletter the last couple of weeks, and to that I say thank you for being a part of this. Hopefully I can add some value to your life and maybe we can reach some goals together. If you could spread the word to anybody else you think might be interested in signing up, I would really appreciate it. Here’s a link you can send to sign up ( Thanks for reading and have a great week!

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