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Old 11-20-2009, 01:57 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by CookAndrewB View Post
Steroids or not, without the inclusion of modern support gear or high end chemical enhancement, you have to stand in awe of how difficult reaching these milestones must have been. When you look at old time strongmen, like Paul Anderson, and you realize that this guy got that strong without any modern convenience or assistance... well, it makes you wonder whether we really are making any advancements in training, or if we are just exploring more complex paths rather than "better" ones.
I agree completely, and that point actually lays side by side with mine.

Modern programs are more complex because "everything" works for a steroid user. Over the years, this has created training chaos, and a focus on complexity rather then hard work with the basics.
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