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I’ve churned through over 150,000 emails, social media comments and messages, and blog comments in the last 6 years.

And that means I’ve fielded a ton of questions.

As you can imagine, some questions pop up more often than others, and I thought it might be helpful to take a little time every month to choose a few and record and share my answers.

So, in this round, I answer the following question:

  • Being an intermediate lifter, how fast should I progress on the bench press, squat, deadlift, and overhead press when lean bulking?

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7:43 – What are good strength targets for natural weightlifters?

9:57 – What are reasonable strength goals for women?

11:02 – How do you get as strong as possible?

13:30 – What does strength gain look like year to year?

17:41 – Why do strength and muscle gain progress so similarly?

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