Smart Strength With Charles Staley is a book published in 2011 by Charles Staley. It’s a memoir about his life and training program. His goal was to become the strongest person alive, which he did. He became one of the most famous bodybuilders of all time, but not without suffering from some health problems along the way.
The book contains several exercises that are used to build strength and muscle mass, such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses and chin ups. There are also many other exercises that work different parts of the body.
Charles Staley describes how he developed his own system of training based on research and personal experience. He explains why certain exercises are better than others for building strength and size, and what kinds of results you can expect when following these methods.
Staley says that if you want to get big, strong or ripped then it is important to follow a strict routine. If you don’t do this, your muscles will just atrophy over time and eventually stop growing.
He also says that there are two types of strength training: compound and isolation. Compound means using multiple joints at the same time while isolating a single joint. For example, you could perform rows with both arms at the same time or leg extensions with only your legs.
Deadlifts are compound lifts that work your whole body. The barbell bench press is an isolation exercise that strengthens your chest muscles. Deadlifts are one of the best exercises for building explosive strength, while the bench press is one of the most popular upper-body exercises.
Staley says that compound exercises are better than isolation exercises because they work more muscles at the same time. They also put less strain on your joints than isolation exercises do. Compound lifts work many muscles at once, so you could train fewer times per week than if you only used isolation exercises.
The bench press is one of the best chest builders in the world. It is a great exercise to strengthen and build up your pecs. Staley says that if you want big arms then you need to perform chin-ups and pushups.
If you just stick to the basic bench press, without doing any other exercises, then your arms are unlikely to grow very much. He says that chin-ups are one of the best back exercises you can do because they work a large number of muscles at the same time.
Staley’s training system involves using a rep range of 8-12 reps for maximum strength, and 4-6 reps for pure strength. He says that if you want to build muscle then you must perform 3 sets of 8-12 reps. Using heavier weight and fewer reps is good for strength, while using lighter weight and more reps is good for building muscle.
There are other sections in the book that give further details about Staley’s training program. There is also a section where he explains how to get ripped with only 4 hours of training each week. This involves a mixture of heavy weight lifting and cardio exercise.
The book contains several sections of testimonials from other people who have tried Staley’s training techniques. Most of them say that they gained strength and muscle mass very quickly when they followed the program.
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