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Old 07-31-2008, 05:09 PM   #11
Ari Kestler
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Has anyone ever asked Devaney why he favors machine and isolation exercises over squats/deads/cleans/dips/pull ups/CJ/Snatch?
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:37 AM   #12
Scott Borre
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Because he's too focused on looks as a measure of progress. Don't say that though, he won't post your comment. But that's the feeling I've gotten lately. Of course at times he discusses real measurements as gains, such as real measurements of increased strength. But I think he also uses the machines to prevent injuries, and because he's not interested in finding a gym (or making one himself) where he can oly lift. He also likes being able to do the heavy negatives (since with the machines at his gym he can change the amount of weight on them at any point thus he pushes out with one weight, then increases it and does a negative).

I respect a lot of what he's written, and used to look forward to his new posts. I won't pay for the private blog because I don't feel that he offers anything I'm going to follow that I can't A) get elsewhere for free, or B) figure out myself.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:13 AM   #13
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Agreed the DVDs are overpriced. Talk of his book (incl. his chapter 1 fiasco) is almost unbearable.

But I would pay the 25 bux for his subscription blog, probably the only blog I would ever pay for. Mostly because the value I've gotten from his writing over the years has been much more than 25 bux. His evolutionary fitness essay is the most succinct and inspiring description of the topic I've read.

The way I see it his workouts are kinda lame in that they use machines, curls, etc. but geez the guy is 70 years old. He's put in his oly lifting dues and his body probably just needs "maintenance" workouts.. so that needs to be kept in mind. His ego is huge, but so what, it should be.

Art is a genius economist and has as admirable perspective on how to view most aspects of life, irrespective of his diet/fitness approach. He's in a league of his own.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:33 PM   #14
Derek Weaver
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I just saw that Devany's DVD price has been fixed through auction at $139.95.

And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #15
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I just saw that Devany's DVD price has been fixed through auction at $139.95.

Holy Crap! To base pricing on an auction which was skewed due to the enthusiasm of 100 "early-adopters" is crazy. I can sell poop-on-a-stick snacks at that price to the early adopters in the poop-on-a-stick club, but that does not equate to the long-tail of the market paying that price.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:15 PM   #16
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Yeah, for such a brilliant economist, it seems as though he's out of touch on this one.

Maybe that ego of his has him convinced he has a greater following than he does. After a couple hundred of his followers buy the dvd's... what else is there?

I guess he had authorized one of the attendees to release a clip of the lecture right after it took place... I was not too impressed compared to some of his stuff a while back.

To be honest, the best post on his blog in a year was when Robb posted the case study of his in laws.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:48 PM   #17
Jeremy Shepard
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DeVany has found a system that works for him, it doesn't mean that he understands physiology. Watch the CR-IV DVD and see how some of the biologists react to his misunderstanding of what they're talking about.

But, I still found value in his stuff and subscribe to his private blog. Then, I had three of my comments removed on both the private and public blogs about him stating that the DVDs will sell for $59.99 and then not following through. I don't care, I would have paid $139.99 since I'm a curious guy if he had said it would cost that all along. I just expect grown men to follow through with what they say they're going to do. So, I've lost a lot of respect for the man, regardless of the accuracy or inaccuracy of his information. I won't be buying the DVD now, so I guess I need to pick up some of the stuff this site is selling now.
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