Background

    "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

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 coaches miss. 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 lead to appearances on NBC's The TODAY Show and The CBS Early Show.

He can be contacted at charles@staleytraining.com.

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Escalating Density Training DVD

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Testimonials:

    "Charles Staley's EDT is the most foolproof method of building muscle I have ever seen. And it is not the fake muscles of a pump artist; EDT muscles are as strong as they look!" - Pavel Tsatsouline (Author of Power To The People! Russian Training Secrets for Every American and The Russian Kettlebell Challenge)

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Staley Performance Institute
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New to the gym? You don't have to start with a wacky stability exercise on the BOSU ball. Learn why building strength with a barbell should be your top priority!
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Follow these rules, and more muscle growth is the inevitable result.
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In this follow-up, I'd like to challenge you to explore your 'system' of training. I'd like you to take an assessment of your 'Values'. In other words, what's your 'Training O.S.?' Find out more from these sample belief patterns.
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The most successful athletes have a protocol - a proactive procedure to keep on track when problems arise in your training. Get your training goals back on track with the following training principles... Learn more.
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We're about to let you in on a little secret that we've been using with great results for several months now. Learn more about the Spray And Stretch method right here.
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Find out why keeping a training journal is so important and how it can be related to owning a business! Use paper, use electronics... do whatever it takes to keep track and improve. You will love the results. Read on...
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We've put together a great list of the top eight most compelling reasons to incorporate hill sprinting and the benefits that go along with it. In addition we have some exercises and ideas for designing a training routine using this method. Check it out!
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This article is about the subtleties of program design. And specifically, how to find the perfect balance between two inherently conflicting principles of resistance training- specificity and variability.
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If you're a typical guy who loves to lift big weights, but considers anything over 3 reps to be endurance training, you might not be interested in this article. However, if you can bench press a Buick but get winded when you bend down to tie your shoes, maybe I have an audience.
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Find out the difference between station training and circuit training. How one can benefit you more than the other. What works best?
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In the field of resistance training, EDT dynamically conforms to the end-users needs from workout to workout while at the same time ensuring the stringent application of the established principles of athletic training.
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Over the years I've learned how to get the job done despite lingering injuries. Usually, it's simply a matter of swallowing your pride and doing what your inner voice is telling you to do. Learn the secrets I use to deal with them!
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The basic idea of a good warm-up is to walk that fine line between preparing yourself adequately for the intense work to come, without fatiguing yourself in the process. Learn the secrets on how to warm-up properly!
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In almost any case people who experience astounding success are not utilizing common herd methods, and neither should you. Learn the secrets on how to get ripped!
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Before a new building can be erected on a site where an older building exists, the older building must be demolished first. Learn how your behaviour will be base your training!
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As the title of this week's column indicates, the bench press has achieved almost cult status, reaching even into popular culture. Don't you want to have the biggest bench out of all your friends? Full guide with pics!
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Even the smartest, most dedicated trainees make lots of mistakes on an ongoing basis. That’s why even the best athletes have coaches. Here are the most common mistakes!
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The paradigm in question is so widely accepted that for most it is considered a simple fact of life. You might not even realize that you're a believer, but it's highly likely that you are.
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Can the development of (for example) strength in a particular exercise (say, the squat) lead to strength improvements in the target sport skill (say, a volleyball serve)? Does transfer even exist? Get your technical questions answered!
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