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Hard Work Paying Off

Today I thought I would share with you some progress Trist has made over the past year with his back squat. Brett (Trist's Dad), sent me a clip during the holiday break of Trist's first squat. He squatted 30kg and couldn't break 90 degree even with heels elevated. That was in November 2017. He then sent me the above clip where he hits 105kg for 6 reps.

So in just over a year he has been able to increase his strength and can also now full squat with heels elevated. Obviously there is a big gain in strength because he is a beginner but in saying that it is still good going. Not many young blokes his age would increase their strength that much and also increase their range of motion. From what I saw in the holidays, training at a public gym, it would be the opposite. As the weight gets heavier the average trainee starts to cut the depth of the squat shorter and shorter.

I think it shows that if you work hard, are consistent with your training, and have a program that is tailored to your needs, you can achieve quite a lot in a short period of time. Do this year in and year out for 5 years and you will be in a good position. You won't have that big of a jump in strength each year but the results will compound and you will be a well rounded athlete.

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