Originally Posted by Patrick Donnelly
This seems to ignore the existence of deadlifts.
Bench Press/Pendlay Row
GHD Sit-up/Back Extension
Anyone noticing a pattern here?
the pattern is not as clear as you'd think. heavy bench and heavy rows are big time upper back and shoulders....squat and deads are big ole hip extender excercises, reagardless of style. pull ups and presses are huge back stbilization excercises. the push/pull, front/back thing is not particularly useful in true strenght training.
Rip is the last person to ignore the DL. He's making an argument in favor of the low bar back squat as a replacement for the high bar back squat...personally rip's advice works really well for me...but I'm not an oly lifter and those who are seem tro have good reaosns for the high bar back squat.
WRT DL, anyone who can deadlift with the frequency and high percentages that oly lifters squat with is A) a total rookie or B) not laoding the bar heavy enough. heavy deads are taxing in a way that squatting is not.