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PB Andy
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Stronghold wrote:
Issurin

basically any Russian coach is essential reading material, lol.

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SKELAC
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Join date: Nov 2011
Location: Spain
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Ben Bruno=the man talks the talk and walks the walk

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RATTLEHEAD
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Join date: Jan 2012
Location: Scotland
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Professor X wrote:
CT as far as getting me to start training in more a cycle in the gym....but truthfully....Lee Haney and old vids and those older big dudes in the gym.

They laid the base for how I train and most importantly the heart I needed to have to reach my goals that were so far off.


What kind of stuff have you dug up for Haney?

Info on him seems far more elusive than the likes of Branch obv

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Christian Thibaudeau
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RATTLEHEAD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
CT as far as getting me to start training in more a cycle in the gym....but truthfully....Lee Haney and old vids and those older big dudes in the gym.

They laid the base for how I train and most importantly the heart I needed to have to reach my goals that were so far off.


What kind of stuff have you dug up for Haney?

Info on him seems far more elusive than the likes of Branch obv


Personally one thing that Haney said that stuck with me was that when you do DB rows, do not row in a straight line, start the row beneath your head and row toward your hip.

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PB Andy
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Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
RATTLEHEAD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
CT as far as getting me to start training in more a cycle in the gym....but truthfully....Lee Haney and old vids and those older big dudes in the gym.

They laid the base for how I train and most importantly the heart I needed to have to reach my goals that were so far off.


What kind of stuff have you dug up for Haney?

Info on him seems far more elusive than the likes of Branch obv


Personally one thing that Haney said that stuck with me was that when you do DB rows, do not row in a straight line, start the row beneath your head and row toward your hip.

Makes sense... when I envision this I assume the forearm is kept perpendicular to the floor as you row upwards, much like the bench press.

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SteelyD
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Join date: Jun 2007
Location: Maine, USA
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Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
RATTLEHEAD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
CT as far as getting me to start training in more a cycle in the gym....but truthfully....Lee Haney and old vids and those older big dudes in the gym.

They laid the base for how I train and most importantly the heart I needed to have to reach my goals that were so far off.


What kind of stuff have you dug up for Haney?

Info on him seems far more elusive than the likes of Branch obv


Personally one thing that Haney said that stuck with me was that when you do DB rows, do not row in a straight line, start the row beneath your head and row toward your hip.


Two things (amongst others) that you (CT) have typed or said (I forget, but I know it was you):

- "Shoulders make the man"
- Lateral delt raises-- out vs up

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tork94
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There are many, but if i had to choose one it would definitely be Charles Poliquin

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RATTLEHEAD
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Location: Scotland
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Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
RATTLEHEAD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
CT as far as getting me to start training in more a cycle in the gym....but truthfully....Lee Haney and old vids and those older big dudes in the gym.

They laid the base for how I train and most importantly the heart I needed to have to reach my goals that were so far off.


What kind of stuff have you dug up for Haney?

Info on him seems far more elusive than the likes of Branch obv


Personally one thing that Haney said that stuck with me was that when you do DB rows, do not row in a straight line, start the row beneath your head and row toward your hip.


Thank you :)

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SKELAC
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Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
RATTLEHEAD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
CT as far as getting me to start training in more a cycle in the gym....but truthfully....Lee Haney and old vids and those older big dudes in the gym.

They laid the base for how I train and most importantly the heart I needed to have to reach my goals that were so far off.


What kind of stuff have you dug up for Haney?

Info on him seems far more elusive than the likes of Branch obv


Personally one thing that Haney said that stuck with me was that when you do DB rows, do not row in a straight line, start the row beneath your head and row toward your hip.


Haney also said-Stimulate,dont annihilate! Wise! :)

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iVoodoo
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So many great coaches over the years.

Right now though, CT and Charlie Francis fill the bulk of my training.


(Ha, realizing I should consider moving to Canada.)

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Cockburn
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Join date: Dec 2009
Location: Holland
Posts: 96

Waterbury - agonist/antagonist supersetting, GTG, pullup obsession
Robertson, Cressey, DeFranco - daily feet elevated pushups/band pullaparts for scap/rc health
Sommers - gymnastic progressions
Dan John - push, pull, hinge, squat, loaded carries, groundwork
Coach Thibs - HFS, order of "feast" consumption (meat -> veg -> fruit -> carbs), slight decline benching, press compulsion ('cause shoulders make the physique)
Ori Hofmekler - IF
Rippetoe, O'Hearn - begining every workout with strength work
Wendler - high volume assistance work
Dr. Roussell - bulk creatine monohydrate, beta alanine, citrulline malate, and acetyl carnitine
John Meadows - rear delt swings
Ben Bruno - hip hinging (the pissing with a morning glory cue is solid gold), hand walkouts
Dr. Hyght - rekindled my interest in building symmetry

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Professor X
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Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
RATTLEHEAD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
CT as far as getting me to start training in more a cycle in the gym....but truthfully....Lee Haney and old vids and those older big dudes in the gym.

They laid the base for how I train and most importantly the heart I needed to have to reach my goals that were so far off.


What kind of stuff have you dug up for Haney?

Info on him seems far more elusive than the likes of Branch obv


Personally one thing that Haney said that stuck with me was that when you do DB rows, do not row in a straight line, start the row beneath your head and row toward your hip.



He also led me to the Holy Grail of the T-bar row.

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SKELAC
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Chad Waterybury=Anti-Hypertrophy Body Building Training

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jp_dubya
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Join date: Oct 2002
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 3207

Tony Little
Richard Simmons

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giograves
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Join date: Aug 2012
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 290

Martin Berkham and JM on nutrition
Mischa Janiec on training

(Huh, who the hell is that????????) Some European dude on youtube. I dont like body part splits and his PULL, PUSH, LEG routine at higher frequency has been pretty badass for me lately.

CT is a bit to complex for me to follow without direct instruction.

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VTPower
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Join date: Sep 2006
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 123

Training Mentzer style has always worked out best for me. Before I learned of Mike, I was already doing hard 2-3 set workouts per compound exercise with maybe 3 tops moneymaker exercises. I would do auxiliary work with less intensive lifts for a total of maybe 5 different lifts per session. When I read about his crazy ways (haha... RIP) I was like-- this guy's the man!

That said, I really enjoy articles by many authors on this site and try to progressively reevaluate what needs focus in my plans. Chuck Staley, Ben Bruno and others.

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florelius
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Join date: Jan 2009
Location: Norway
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Jim Wendler. ( Progression and how to cycle ones training )
Eirik Sandvik. ( Pre-hab )
Chad Waterbury. ( The importance of compound lifts )
Prof X and the BB forum/BSL forum. ( The importance of isolation excercises )
CT. ( How to work ones lats and doing upperback stuff between sets of Pressing )

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