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Allen Yeh 03-17-2010 08:29 AM

Blood and Chalk Part 4
As part 4 in the Q&A with Jim Wendler I thought this quote was too funny not to share


TM: Whenever I try to improve my conditioning I lose strength in my upper body. I know, that's why many powerlifters aren't lean, but there must be something I can do to prevent this. Any ideas?

And please, don't give me that bullshit answer, "You gotta pick a goal, either improve your strength or your conditioning." That's a cop-out. Lots of NFL players are ridiculously strong and fast and lean.

Well, I have to say that I admire your drive and your goals, but let's look at this another way:

You're trying to compare yourself and your training to that of a professional football player. That, kind sir, is absolutely retarded. But I'll give you a free pass, just because I feel a little sorry for someone as hopelessly delusional as you appear to be. Just don't send me any of your "Elvis helped pull off 9/11" conspiracy theories, okay?

Allen Yeh 03-17-2010 08:33 AM


If a fitness expert is a pussy, double whatever his recommendations are.
If a fitness expert scares the shit out of you, halve whatever his recommendations are.

Derek Simonds 03-17-2010 11:27 AM

Well he doesn't mince words at least.

Don Stevenson 03-17-2010 04:36 PM

Thats gold!

I imagine that Wendler has been asked so many stupid questions over the years that he just got sick of being polite.

I'm starting to get that way at my new gym....

EDIT - Holy F#&K!

I responded to this thread before opening the link to read the article. So when I click on the link I nearly fell off my seat.

The photo sequence of the kettlebell swing is from my book!

Last week the same photos were used by a gym advertising kettlebell classes next to a picture of Lance Armstrong.

Last week Armstrong, this week Wendler, I'm moving up in the world!!!!

Peter Dell'Orto 03-17-2010 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by Don Stevenson (Post 72934)
Last week Armstrong, this week Wendler, I'm moving up in the world!!!!

Is there a step up from Jim Wendler, though? :confused:


Don Stevenson 03-17-2010 05:32 PM


Emma Stone :D

But somehow I don't see her busting out an article on kettlebells anytime soon

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