Am i wrong?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by threelions, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. threelions

    threelions Black Belt

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    Okay i always avoid posting on other forums about training because of the myths surrounding working out with the average day to day person.

    So i made the mistake of posting Jarfi's routine as help to a guy who wanted to get into condition. Ive done this to mates and theyve always had great results. I told him to be careful and learn his technique first, then some guy who thinks he's a workout guru(though looks like a middle age office worker) piped in with this just because it went against his advice.

    EDIT - I also mentioned that free weights are better than machines and that 20 reps or more are endurance not strength thats why he mentions that.

    So was i wrong? Is he right? I followed most people advice here and what ive been taught by people i train with(who compete at a Commonwealth level) so i dont see where i went wrong.

    Any feedback appreciated so i dont just end up calling the guy a twat.
     
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    chia POWER OF THE GLOW

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    Healthcare profession? What the fuck is he, an orderly? Most doctors, physiologists, or orthos I know aren't ashamed of posting their degrees.

    He is 37 years old and beyond saving. Everything he just said was wrong. Just call him a twat let him be.


    By the way, can you post or PM me Jarfi's routine?
     
  4. Alon

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    He's a dick, but out of curiousity what sport do these Commonwealth lifters train in?

    I don't know enough about physiology to argue about specific muscles, but in terms of CNS burnout I know exactly how that feels, after every competition I can do nothing but sleep and walk around like a zombie for at least a week, same with the occasional heavy session.

    If you want to argue a results based response then ask him why weightlifters and powerlifters train with such low reps most of the time (at the very least well below 20 reps).
     
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    Free weights = extra effort to balance load = This guy is a fuckin moron.
     
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    He's a bowflex salesman
     
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    LOL
    That's gold man.
     
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    Next time someone asks you to point to your stabilizer muscles, point to your entire mid-section.
     
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    It can any muscle depends on what movement.
     
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    That is a very good sight that EEG pointed out. Use it. There is really no reasonable way to refute those studies, atleast that I am aware of.
     
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    Why would Soloflex, a machine that has a set path of movement, create the idea of stabilizer muscles as a marketing ploy.

    First, punch this guy in the teeth. Then, tell him that stabilizers shouldn't be thought of as a specific muscle. If you're doing overhead presses, stabilizers are the legs, core, lower back -- anything that keeps you standing and balanced. Of course, judging by his first response, he'll probably pull out his chart of skeletal muscles and ask you to point to your core, to which you respond with another punch to the teeth.

    The rest of the crap about rep count is a bunch of B.S., too, as you well know. The more I think about it, you may be better off if you just don't respond at all. You can tell from his post that he's too arrogant to open his eyes, so it's probably hopeless. Let him keep grinding the Nautilus w/ his Commonwealth brethren.

    http://www.topendsports.com/fitness/equip-freeweights.htm

    (Disregard that the article uses a bicep curl as their example.)
     
  12. threelions

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    Thanks people.

    I've pm'd the Jarfi routine i have to those who asked and the people that teach at the MMA gym i go to are part of the GB Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Team.

    I'll report back if he comes back, ive just given him a run down on the basics and have stored all the links if he comes back with anything.

    This is why i rarely bother saying anything workout related on a non workout forum. All i did was give a guy some decent advice and just because it disagreed with this lycra wearing ego maniac he went on a rant, if it wasnt a site i have personal friends on i wouldnt bother with it.

    Once again cheers.
     
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    There are two types of people: Those that insist they know it all and those that realize that we're all still learning, regardless of the subject. Stay open minded and try to learn from everyone, even if it's only what NOT to do. Good luck with the debate
     
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    Can you send me the Jarfi routine also?
     
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    Quick one anyone got any links to good articles on CNS and how over training effects it?
     

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