I just started using the template a little over a month ago, and people are already acting as if I'm a mutant
milo has totally jumped the shark- what used to be a great mag has really gone south- i quit reading it when they had this really nerdish guy named fred talk about samuri relaxing techniques and home grown supps- like boiling pine needles in a tea..wtf? that being said, ive talked to dr strossen on the phone a few times and really liked him, and i continue to buy some of ironminds more affordable products..
dr ken- one of my favorite writers and someone whose training inspired me in the past- i dont train like him but i respect what he's done- btw, someone asked above, he sold the gym to ralph a few yrs ago and ralph in turn just sold it- Iron Island no longer exists. no bad, i heard it was a great place.
ive met louie, and travis, and learned more in about 2 hrs than the previous 5yrs or so- i dont really train WS but i do try to apply some of the bench stuff to what i do. louie is the man and you cannot argue with what he's done. that guy in the gym may have just had an issue with powerlifting/ support gear, who knows.
my only thought is.. it takes 42 muscles to frown and only a few to slap the mother scooter! Louie is the guru and personally has the records and ppl he has worked with records to prove it that he knows a whole hell-of-a-lot! argg ppl like this schlep aggravate me!
Run? Are you crazy? I wouln't even run for the dinner bell! I don't remember seeing running as a part of Push/Pull.
Finally ELITE @ SHW..
Single ply: 931 squat, 760 bench, 530 deadlift and 2180 total
Multi ply: 960 squat, 770 bench, 550 deadlift and 2250 total.
The next stop: PRO total.
HOO's Gym: building the strongest gym in the South, one plate at a time.
I would be skeptical of any coach that told me they could make an Oly lifter lift more by NOT doing Oly lifts... but Simmon's results speak for themselves. So who are we to argue? You don't coach a group of the strongest people on the plent and not have a clue, as well as thousands of people following a similar concept.
That said, Mr Simmons is a highly specialised coach for a specialised sport with specific movements. Sure I am a 16 year old who's been alive for less years than he has been under a bar but some of his advice to athletes etc borders on the dogmatic and ridculous... in particular super wide stace squats, because doing the splits and sitting back has so much to do with a shot putter's movement. But again, who am I to say anythinh?
Being a strong teenager means nothing.
My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.
Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.