Uggghh... So, I also frequent this musician's forum (lifting is my second love...music is my first), and lately lots of people have been starting threads about lifting weights and getting in shape...I guess it's getting close to summer again and people want to get teh abs and teh guns ready for the ladies. As you can imagine, the advice that tends to be given in a musician forum is not really up to the SnP standard...curl monkeys and gym idiots are running wild over there. I usually try to set a few guys straight whenever these threads pop up, maybe in the hopes that I can convince one more person to do squats and deadlifts and cleans, and maybe there will be one less idiot in some gym somewhere. Usually it seems to go ok, I tend to come off as more knowledgeable than the guys advocating curl-monkey routines, so the TS will often listen to what I have to say (and there are a few other knowledgeable cats there, I was pleased to see someone post a chart from Starting Strength in this particular thread). *Usually* it goes ok, but this time I got hit with something I haven't ever seen before...the mythical beast that you hear about but can't believe actually exists. Yes, we're talking about the Static Contraction advocate. <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/7WKxD5abi6I&hl=en"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/7WKxD5abi6I&hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object> http://www.getthisstrong.com/ Wow. Just, wow. I am amazed that someone can watch that video and see that website, and STILL think training like this is a good idea. This must be the same type of person that sees something on an infomercial and actually believes it's as good as they say it is, and that it will slice all their vegetables while regrowing their hair and leaving the kitchen with a fresh, lemony scent. Of course I countered with references to qualified strength coaches like Rippetoe and DiFranco...I await the response...this could get interesting or it could get ugly. I would post a link to the thread, but I'm afraid of my forum getting overrun by large, burly men shouting obscenities and throwing dumbbells at people's heads.