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Old 02-15-2007, 01:24 PM   #21
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Robb, I think know what you're talking about now. This is in contrast to his "new" stuff where I believe he opts for exercises like leg presses instead of squats, ect.
Art's focus, as far as I can tell, seems to be more on health than max performance. He has said a number of times that most competitive top athletes are overtraining/wasting away, and uses the figures of post career disabilities as evidence. See how bball pros loose muscle mass throughout the season, for example.
For Art, that level of activity isn't healthy, and I can see his point.
Art is a man who prides himself on decades without any illness. I feel like as I get older my training will move more in line with his methods, but for now I am oly focused.
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:19 PM   #22
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I can't wait until I earn their respect with some decent lifts and then feel I have the rigth to talk to them about slow training for enhancing the strength they already have.

I'd love to be a fly on the wall at THAT conversation!
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:39 PM   #23
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Coach doesn't strike me as someone who would give a rats @#%$ about me quitting. And he's already got my 50 bucks.

AND I'll ignore the innuendo.

Funny - there is only ONE guy there with a kickbutt physique and he is not the strongest lifter but close. There are three other guys who to look at are average. Andrew Shortt would ridicule their physiques for sure. But the one guy 5'6 and 130 cleaned 190 - his personal best yesterday.

Does he look strong? Not at all. Is he?

I can't wait until I earn their respect with some decent lifts and then feel I have the rigth to talk to them about slow training for enhancing the strength they already have.
Just to clarify: the 5'6" guy weighs 67 kgs/~147 pounds. Not to take anything away from Jimmy's great accomplishment, but I'm not a fan of misrepresentation.

Also, in Coach Joe Triolo's defense, he may not in fact care that Fred never shows up again, but to think that money is Joe's primary motive is pretty offensive. For 100 dollars A YEAR (50 of which is for the Olift program), I'd like to see him find a better deal.

Then again who am I to judge, since I've got a physique worthy of ridicule
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:40 PM   #24
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Re: The Fred Thread.

Comedy at other people's expense is good comedy.
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:46 PM   #25
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Holy Christ I got 4 stars!!!! My homie gregg is going to be so jealous.
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:55 PM   #26
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Only 4? I think you got low-balled...


...there, I fixed it.
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:58 PM   #27
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That's nothing, Yoon's workout log got like a hundred stars.

Wonder who's been dipping into the star bucket?
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:30 PM   #28
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Now here's a question for Lincoln, Sumo and Blobert.
Coach has said like 40 times to me "Freedo - your a
strong guy..." "Freedo your a thick powerful guy..."
on and on.

Since he's coached world class lifters, does that mean
I'm strong now?
That's kind of sad. Actually reading the whole thing makes me feel sorry for him, especially because he's blaming stuff on his shoulder and height but I'm guessing probably realizes on some level that he's making excuses. And I felt bad reading about his knee.

In teaching theory they always say you're supposed to use as many or more positive statements than negative statements, and I know it makes a huge difference for me... knowing whoever is helping me (in anything from Olylifting to punching straight to making cordage, or fixing bikes, or whatever) has enough respect to find some things I don't suck at even when I'm messing up a lot of things. It must be really hard for coaches to find the balance, where if you're too nice people write things like "I'm as strong as world class lifters" and if you're too mean they never come back.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:02 AM   #29
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That's nothing, Yoon's workout log got like a hundred stars.
I do appreciate whoever did actually rate my log

Maybe it's from someone who also hopes to be physically 'ridiculous.'
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I do appreciate whoever did actually rate my log

Maybe it's from someone who also hopes to be physically 'ridiculous.'
Or they love that avitar. I'm partial to prune Tang, myself.
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