Charles Staley Short Bio
His colleagues call him an iconoclast, a visionary, a rule-breaker. His
clients call him "The Secret Weapon" for his ability to see what other
Charles calls himself a "geek" who struggled in Phys Ed throughout school.
Whatever you call him, Charles' methods are ahead of their time and quickly
produce serious results.
His counter-intuitive approach and self-effacing demeanor have led to
appearances on NBC's The TODAY Show and The CBS Early Show.
Currently, Charles competes in Olympic-style weightlifting on the master's
circuit, with a 3-year goal of qualifying for the 2009 Master's World
“One of the signs of a great teacher is the ability to make the subject matter seem simple. Charles Staley is one of these rare teachers. After listening and talking to him, you suddenly achieve a new awareness of training. You go to the gym and, suddenly, everything makes sense, and you wonder why you haven’t been doing it his way since day one.”
– Muscle Media 2000 magazine August, 1999
Articles Written by Charles Staley for CriticalBench.com
Can You Get Fat By Eating Too Much Protein?
The Principles of Progress In The Gym
What Is Your Training Operating System?
Re-evaluating the Practice of Training to Failure
Every Rep Counts
The Bouncing Stiff-Legged Deadlift
Get Out Of Your Weight Training Rut!
My 10 Best Injury-Management Tips
How To Find The Perfect Form For Power Cleans
A Basic Primer on Endurance Training
7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Squat
A Guide to Speed Strength Training
Swiss Ball Reverse Hyperextensions
Creative Applications of Circuit Training: Part I
The Can't-Fail Mass-Gain Triad: Eat Big, Train Big, Sleep Big
My Strategy For "Surviving" The Holidays
The Path Of Least Resistance
A Woman's Guide To Fat Loss- The EDT Way
The Athlete's Cure For Short Pecs
Living The Exerciser Lifestyle: Four Defining Practices
Three Things I've Been Thinking About Lately While Working Out
Pain And Performance; Production And Profit
Are You An Exerciser Or An Athlete? - Part I
Interview With Charles Staley By Nick Nilsson
Smart Cardio For Strength, Mass, And Fat Loss
Liberate Yourself From Classical Weight Training
Hill Sprints Are The Fastest Way Of Getting Strong, Fast, And Lean!
Why I Don't Want To Power Clean 315 Pounds
An Overview of Charles Staley's Annual Training Summit
How Much Ya Bench?
The Hidden Power of Behavior-Based Training
Bench Pressing Your Way to Great Hamstrings
The Top 10 Things You Must Do To Have A Great Workout- EVERY Workout
The EDT Fat Loss Solution
Weight Lifting Mistakes
The Art And Science Of The Training Journal
Staley's Escalated Density Training
A Complete Video Guide To Escalating Density Training - DVD and Online Videos
Your muscles will get bigger if you force them to work harder, not longer.
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look at how to build the most muscle and strength from EDT...you'll learn
what EDT is all about, but how to make it work best for YOU.
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The Ultimate Guide to Massive Arms - eBook
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