Paul Wade is one of the most influential strength coaches in the world. His name has been mentioned in the same breath with Louie Simmons and Greg Glassman. He’s a pioneer in the field of weight training, having developed many of today’s best known programs such as Westside Barbell, 5/3/1, and The Cube Method.
Wade has won numerous awards for his work, including two Mr. Olympia titles (1996 and 1999), three Mr. Universe titles (1998, 2000, 2002) and two Arnold Sports Festival trophies (2000, 2003). He’s also authored several books on strength training, which have sold over a million copies worldwide.
He was inducted into the International Strength Coaches Hall of Fame in 2007.
Wade’s website contains a wealth of information on all things related to strength training. It’s not just the information itself that’s valuable; it’s the way he presents it. You get a sense of how much thought and research went into each piece of content, and why. If you’re looking for some new ideas or inspiration, there are plenty of them here.
The site also contains a lot of material on the science of strength training. If you’re new to this field, you’ll definitely benefit from learning about the basics of hypertrophy, endurance, and strength training. If you’ve been at it for awhile, there’s still something here you haven’t seen before.
In addition to all this, there are a number of tools on the site that you can use to track your training. None of them are revolutionary in and of themselves, but many strength trainees find that having everything in one place makes it a lot easier to stay motivated and on track.
So whether you’re looking to learn something new, or just wanted to take a stroll down memory lane, the site is definitely worth checking out!
The best thing about these routines are that they provide a solid foundation from which to build upon as you get stronger and more experienced. Your own training is what’s most important, but when you’re first starting out, you can gain a lot from following an established plan.
You will be stronger and more muscular if you put in the work, that much is certain.
Best of luck!
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The strength of weak learnability by RE Schapire – Machine learning, 1990 – Springer
Essentials of strength training and conditioning by TR Baechle, RW Earle – 2008 – books.google.com