My best friend and business partner (Nick “Chewy” Albin) really inspired me with his recent blog post. It talks about the importance of “THE BEST.”
He’s very well known in the Jiu Jitsu world and has become a very popular mentor for many on his YouTube.
How he’s often ask what is the “BEST” move someone can use to improve their game.
To shorten the whole post, he goes on to say there is no “BEST MOVE.”
How relatable that is to someone getting stronger…..
“What is the best lift to get STRONGER?”
We’re not all built the same, we do not all have the same strengths and weaknesses. What works for one will not always work for all.
While there could be a universal blueprint considered to “starting strength,” for one to get stronger you have to look at the bigger picture.
All to often a athletes we focus on the micro picture, and not the macro picture.
While someone may tell you need to deadlift more to get stronger, while their not wrong, you could be someone who would benefit greatly from adding auxiliary exercises.
Or since they don’t know you, throwing a universal answer such as “deadlift more” could be completely false. You may have a 500+ deadlift, but can’t back squat your own body weight.
It’s hard to tell someone what is “the best” without evaluating them as an individual. Everyone is going to be as unique as a finger print.
My best advice for those just starting out to get stronger, is just start, there is no shortcuts.
After some time training, then it can be decided what your strengths are, YOUR BEST recommendation that helped you.