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BrickHead
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setto222 wrote:
BrickHead wrote:
From Paul Check interview with T Nation: "The average human being should pass about twelve inches of well-formed, not foul smelling, fluffy, easy to pass, light brown, earthy-smelling stool per day, if you've got a normal bowel.

You can poop three four-inchers, two six-inchers, or one great big one; it doesn't really matter."


Ha! A set and rep scheme for poop!


Not... into... it...

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Steel Nation
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TC's Atomic Dog was awesome. I miss it, a lot.

Dan John's articles are always similarly intriguing. He's a hell of a philosopher.

Thib's stuff pre-I,Bodybuilder was amazing.

Meadows has taught me more in the last 2 years than I thought I was capable of learning at this stage in the game.

Love Wendler's tone and attitude.

Don't like most of the newer authors that's only because their articles aren't targeted at me, which is ok.

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BrickHead
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I miss the Dead Pool series.. A LOT!

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audiogarden1
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behexen wrote:
I'm surprised only one person so far has said Matt Kroc. I like him and Wendler the best, both of them seem to be about no bullshit fairly basic routines that can pack on some serious strength and mass. I also very much enjoy how Kroc writes about the mental aspect to lifting, a lot of the articles lack that and I feel its equally important to the physical qualities of lifting.

I also enjoy TC's rants about life in general, always enjoyable to read.


I assume you're referring to my post, and i agree, cant believe Matt Kroc hasnt been mentioned more.

The guy knows his shit and can back it up with results whether youre talking bodybuilding or powerlifting, and hes a no bullshit, straight-shooting, badass mofo.

His motivational articles hes written in the past and his experiences and anecdotes have helped to fuel some of my best workouts and ideas.

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BrickHead
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This guy was featured in the Dead Pool series, 2003 installment if I remember correctly.

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pennstate29
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1 Meadows
2 Tate
3 Wendler

Depending on my goals those can be interchanged with Starnes, Cressey, TC

Bottom feeders for me-

Bret- you can't fix everything with kettle bell swings
Nate Green

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BrickHead
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pennstate29 wrote:
1 Meadows
2 Tate
3 Wendler

Depending on my goals those can be interchanged with Starnes, Cressey, TC

Bottom feeders for me-

Bret- you can't fix everything with kettle bell swings
Nate Green


Is that because Nate would just interview everybody?

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RATTLEHEAD
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BrickHead wrote:
I miss the Dead Pool series.. A LOT!


Me too man, me too.

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furo
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My top 3 (in no particular order) are:

Jim Wendler (love his writing style and the focus on basics)
Ben Bruno (I like his approach to working around injuries)
Dan John (as with Wendler)

I don't have a bottom 3, but Rippetoe's narrow-mindedness and arrogance really irritates me. I think it is important to have an open mind I suppose.

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csulli
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furo wrote:
I don't have a bottom 3, but Rippetoe's narrow-mindedness and arrogance really irritates me. I think it is important to have an open mind I suppose.

An open mind is like a fortress with it's gates left unbarred and unguarded.

;P

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conservativedog
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Has to be Mr. Walkway, KSman, Cortes, Countingbeans and of course me.

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PimpBot5000
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Bret Contreras - simply for introducing me to GHR and hip thrusters.

John Meadows - his Mountain Dog Shoulder routine is the best I've found

Dan John - Dig his articles, the only Highland athlete to write for T-Nation as far as I know.


Not a big fan of Mark Rippetoe at all, sometimes I can't tell if he's serious in his articles or just having a laugh. Also, I'm no powerlifter, but I could have sworn I found a video of him instructing a client to look DOWN while squatting - thought this was a big no-no?

Ben Bruno - if I had access to a well-equipped private gym, I'd definitely give his exercises a try, but in a crowded commercial gym setting up a power-rack for Icelandic chain-resisted band-assisted inverted single-leg Turkish get-ups using a weighted vest and dead-squat bar is just more trouble than it's worth. I think I'll stick to squatting, deadlifting, and the like.

Al Kavadlo - Give the kids back their jungle gym, you big meanie!

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Fishdog70
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Bruno: All his articles are tailored for people with back injuries, so I can get a lot of useful info for the weightroom.

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TheJonty
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csulli wrote:
furo wrote:
I don't have a bottom 3, but Rippetoe's narrow-mindedness and arrogance really irritates me. I think it is important to have an open mind I suppose.

An open mind is like a fortress with it's gates left unbarred and unguarded.

;P

Blessed is the mind too small for doubt.

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BrickHead
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Jim Wendler on high rep cleans and snatches:
"Don't be afraid to do 5+ reps on the power clean if you're strong enough to hold your form. You're right, Olympic lifters don't do high reps, but I highly doubt you're an Olympic lifter and doing some higher reps on these exercises can help you build a bigger yoke.

There's a great video of Derek Poundstone doing a log clean and press with 310 pounds for 11 reps. You can argue all you want about low reps on the clean, but you can't be weak and clean and press a 300-pound log eleven times.


However, don't do the reps if you can't perform the lift correctly in a fatigued state. I can't believe I had to write that, but judging by the recent trend of using barbell lifts, namely the Olympic lifts, for conditioning circuits by untrained and unqualified lifters, it's now a necessity. If you're strong and awesome, you can do them. If you're presently a novice and/or weak, lay off the higher reps."

I said the same damn thing in the recent Crossfit thread and one guy had a meltdown.

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Dr. Pangloss
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You know what I'd love to see: Stu take over the Body Shop series that Clay Haight used to do. I think Stu has a very readable style, and as a competitor, trainer, and judge I think he has a tremendous amount of knowledge that could definitely revive the old series.

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The Mighty Stu
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Dr. Pangloss wrote:
You know what I'd love to see: Stu take over the Body Shop series that Clay Haight used to do. I think Stu has a very readable style, and as a competitor, trainer, and judge I think he has a tremendous amount of knowledge that could definitely revive the old series.


Whoah, just saw this! That could certainly be fun. I mean, I've always been a bit slow to see myself in positions of authority (ie. when I first started teaching college, or anytime I've been asked in recent years to give lectures or seminars) as there are always people with more experience, or more knowledge, but I guess you do have a point. Multi-Pro competitor, trainer/coach, contest judge,... yeah, on paper it sounds pretty good -lol.

Thanks for the compliment :)

S

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