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CiteCollegiale
02-09-2008, 07:15 AM
http://cnpprofessional.co.uk/blog.php/andy-bolton-cnp-athlete-is-featured-in-junes-addition-of-muscle-fitness-blog-210.html

I thought this was a pretty good article so I'll post it up.

What are your thoughts on the routine he uses or the one he suggests for beginners? (All the way at the bottom of the article)

I never thought he would use "bodybuilding" exercices like front/lateral raises, tricep pushdowns, and leg extensions/curls/presses.

Rusty
02-09-2008, 07:35 AM
Don't believe everything you read.

CiteCollegiale
02-09-2008, 07:50 AM
This is from the man's forum himself:

http://www.powerliftinguk.com/showthread.php?p=71308#post71308

Look at the first 5 posts. I don't see why it would be too hard to believe. Westside has never produced world record deadlifters.

Rusty
02-09-2008, 08:01 AM
This is from the man's forum himself:

http://www.powerliftinguk.com/showthread.php?p=71308#post71308

Look at the first 5 posts. I don't see why it would be too hard to believe. Westside has never produced world record deadlifters.

You're right, it may be his routine. But take into consideration that the article said the first time he stepped into the gym he squatted 500lbs and deadlifted 600lbs without knowing what the hell he was doing. If that's true, the guy could add 40lbs onto his total by taking a ****.

Edit: He also says that everything is done explosively as fast as possible which is basically the foundation of westside.

chris mason
02-09-2008, 08:50 AM
If Bolton recommends it I would listen when it comes to training. I have seen his DVD and he knows his **** in that arena. If nothing else, just look at his results.

Paul Stagg
02-09-2008, 09:28 AM
First, it's Muscle and Fitness, so I doubt he had much to do with writing that routine.

Second, that routine isn't proper for a beginner. Even if he did write it, there are lots of strong people who have no idea how to train others.

Take the themes of what he said - technique being key, and toss the routines out.

View 1
02-09-2008, 01:56 PM
I give all the respect in the world to mr bolton, but that routine leaves alot to be desired. The routine he uses is a different way to split things up, its gotten him over 1000 on his deadlift so it works for him.