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Old 06-16-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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I read that thread...it's amazing how the ignorance of some people spreads like a disease..
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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Man, I spent my teen years doing bullcrap work with weights and looked like a fat skinny guy. I never made any progress whatsoever until I started slapping on plates.

I'm not really sure what the alternative is...
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:24 PM   #4
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Man, I spent my teen years doing bullcrap work with weights and looked like a fat skinny guy. I never made any progress whatsoever until I started slapping on plates.

I'm not really sure what the alternative is...
Yeah I see people saying 'it's not about how much you lift, it's about how much you look like you lift' and I think to myself, well if you can't lift much at all how the hell are you going to look like you lift anything?
I notice people make the best noob gains when they get on a solid program with linear progression that focuses on the 3 big lifts, and I'm new to the iron game. It sucks that people waste their time because they don't keep it simple and focus on getting strong but I guess it's not my problem.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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It sucks that people waste their time because they don't keep it simple and focus on getting strong but I guess it's not my problem.
Even intense workouts that involve a lot of slow negatives, rest-pause, etc., still focus on progression. DC training is a perfect example of that.

Regardless of the system, you still have to lift a heavier rock sooner or later.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:17 PM   #6
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Even intense workouts that involve a lot of slow negatives, rest-pause, etc., still focus on progression. DC training is a perfect example of that.

Regardless of the system, you still have to lift a heavier rock sooner or later.
Exactly. It's either heavy, or nothing at all; IMO. (heavy being a relative term. lol I'm not as strong as most of you)

I went in there and told them to either try a simple progression program out for themselves and judge its effectiveness that way instead of arguing about it, or to STFU. They thought I was idiotic...
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:27 PM   #8
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I was thinking about this for other applications...sports...mountain climbing...whatever.

My question is...if you are lifter weights for ANY purpose, is there ever a reason why progression isn't important for someone just starting out?
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