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Old 08-29-2012, 07:52 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by DieselWeasel View Post
I'm a book-worm myself. I think you should have the knowledge AND the in-the-trenches experience with a barbell before proclaiming to be an authority in the stuff that makes me elite. At least Rippetoe competed in powerlifting and put up some respectable numbers before becoming a damn good coach.

I'm not advocating people take the advice of some random gym-rat just because he's strong and muscular, but I will -always- ask how much the self-styled gurus (T-Nation and elsewhere) can deadlift. LOL
Good post. It always seem to me that many lifters are less patient with research than in other sports - but as I haven't got experience of other sports, maybe I'm wrong.
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Powerlifts: 500/363/573 @ 220 belt only
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