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Old 11-21-2006, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Freak of Training - Adam Archuleta

Has anyone seen this video? It purports to show exercises that Archuleta used in training to increase his power, speed and strength: "displays the workouts that allowed him to build his musculature and increase his speed". The preview shows him doing various non-standard plyometric drills - depth jumps from a platform and landing in a lunge, plyometric full-body pushups, etc. Looks like good stuff, pertinent to those of us with a "power bias" - can anyone recommend it?

http://www.arpprogram.com/resources/...eta_freak.html
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:36 AM   #2
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I can recommend it IF you are super freaky gifted and have an amazing strength base. I've watched the DVD and my jaw hit the ground a few times. Athletes pulling off these kinds of workouts are very rare.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:53 AM   #3
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Jay Schroeder is extremely evasive with his training ideas and programming.

I think it's a selection of the fittest, i.e. those who can do the training thrive. Alas, most of us are somewhat less than that, and have to accomodate accordingly.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:00 PM   #4
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Ok, now the 180 degree pushup thing was cool.
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:35 PM   #5
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it's an interesting DVD, but it's lacking in terms of practical, applicable info... and like others have said, it selects for some extremely well-developed and highly adaptable athletes. but i think there are some ideas that can certainly be taken away from it. put it on your list, just not at the top.
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Old 11-22-2006, 06:27 PM   #6
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What should be at the top of the list?
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:14 PM   #7
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Here's the thread regarding Schroeder:

http://www.michaelboyle.biz/forum/vi...ight=schroeder

Carl Valle says this, which heats up the discussion:

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When Mark was brought up by myself at the Holy Cross seminar the response was clear that Jay didn't do much since Mark quickly retired soon after. Working with and producing is a different matter. Jay simply screamed at people during the seminar that did not agree with his raw egg(5 dozen eggs at least) and milk diet, that isometric lunges could increase your golf game 30 yards, or that you must bench 4 hours a day.

He might be the greatest strenth coach in the world but for 3 hours he said that iso extremes are all you need - and you can get women to loose 100 pounds in one month from isometric work. All day that was the information he was giving out.

I am not saying that Jay is a fraud but as guy that paid money and drove to the lovely worcester area I was not impressed by the information. Maybe he isn't a presenter and that is ok...but give me something to bring home. I came to learn and was very patient with him when he told stories for an hour at the start. Bobbyt, you can see why people get frustrated.
Carl can be a bit acidic, at times, but he's a straight shooter and a clear thinker.
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:44 PM   #8
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Has anyone had any luck downloading from that site? It always says, "Sorry, we had a problem delivering your license." The tech person for their site I've been talking to can't figure it out either.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:47 AM   #9
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Neal, how is the tech problem going?
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:40 PM   #10
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Negative. I've tried a couple videos and none of them work for me.
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