I usually pretty skeptical of the "unheard of new training methodologies" t-nation sometimes touts (especially when its usually just a rehash of something I've already seen before), but today article looks pretty legit:
It makes some pretty phenomenal claims--"First, the experts don't know **** about the glutes. Yes, this means all of your favorite authors, professors, trainers, and coaches. Despite the fact that the gluteus maximus muscles are without a doubt the most important muscles in sports and the fact that strength coaches helped popularized "glute activation," none of them have a good understanding of glute training. Neither do bodybuilders, powerlifters, or physical therapists. They all think they do, but they don't."
anyways, I'm inclined to believe him. I mean, Louie basically redefined how people trained their hamstrings with the GHR and the reverse hyper -- those were essentially two exercises no one had ever seen before, and now they're almost an essential in most powerlifting gyms. Until then, everyone just touted heavy SLDL. hell, I could SLDL 450+, but I could barely do bodyweight when I first started on the GHR. Now I'm up to bodyweight + heavier band for 4x10 and I've noticed a serious improvement in my squatting.
So yeah. tell me what you think