“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”– Ernest Hemingway

Ok, here it is: I Hate Calculators In the Gym!  Why? Because they hold you back!

Your 70% last week doesn’t mean it’s your 70% this week.  You are getting stronger each day.  No need to base today’s training off of yesterday’s you.  You are reborn anew today, built stronger than the day before.  So, drop the calculator and pick up an extra 2 1/2 lbs plate.

I have done my part; for the next 8 weeks I have taken out almost all percentages in the programming.

I can hear you all already, “But, how heavy are we suppose to lift?”  Heavy.  It’s that simple.

“Heavy” can’t be measured.  Effort can!

Lose the fear that heavy lifting will hurt you. Just like unicorns, it’s a myth!

A research study done over 4 years on NCAA Football players showed 0.35 weight room injuries to every 100 players (http://www.exra.org/WtRm.htm).  Now, compare that to the findings of this study showing 55 injuries to 39 runners (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3578639)!

Remove fear, and the constraints of calculators.  Just LIFT!

 -Aaron Davis

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