Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I think we're all on the same sheet of paper here. We respect Rippetoe and Liestner because they have established track records and time with the iron.
Maybe they were never elite, but they put in there time with the iron.
I'm not saying one has to be an elite lifter or prime physical specimen to be qualified to give advice, but they did have to put in there time and applied and experiemented with the knowledge they have in some capacity or another.