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Old 08-01-2011, 03:16 PM   #11
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I agree with the theory that our baddest Type IIB dominant athletes are busy preparing for or playing in the NFL.
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:20 PM   #12
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It's quite the opposite here. Here, you have parents forcing their children into 3-4 sports at a time, trying to make up for the fact that they, themselves, were never athletes. Parents whose kids are their sport, per sea.
We have that to a degree as well, but around here rarely do you see the kids playing sports for fun - pickup games.

9 weekends out of 10 there are soccer tournaments taking place, involving 1000 kids who hate soccer.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:04 PM   #13
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We have that to a degree as well, but around here rarely do you see the kids playing sports for fun - pickup games.

9 weekends out of 10 there are soccer tournaments taking place, involving 1000 kids who hate soccer.
Kids are not stupid. They know a crappy game when forced to play it.

Question on Jepordy.


The answer is.
"The best way to take all the fun out of playing with a ball."

The question:
"What is Soccer?"


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It's quite the opposite here. Here, you have parents forcing their children into 3-4 sports at a time, trying to make up for the fact that they, themselves, were never athletes. Parents whose kids are their sport, per sea.

The kids in my neighborhood ride their bikes, play b-ball and have named two open patches of grass after the MD and NY football stadiums. My son has tried every organized sport except basketball and wants to try that this year.

That said, the addictive nature of video games has put an overall dent in the physical activity of males in general.

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You're not kidding about those damn video games! As a couple of you know, I'm enlisted in the Army, shipping in a few more months. When I travelled up to jacksonville to finish my processing I stayed at a hotel with about 40 other kids enlisting. There is a room set aside for the future soldiers with TVs and computers. When I went into the room to tell them I was going for a run I saw 20 kids playing video games, about half of which were war games.

A bunch of skinny, pasty, energy drink addicted future soldiers sitting around playing video games. They're going to get a wake up call soon. . .very soon.
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Consider if you will...

I work in the IT industry, as a Database Admin and software engineer. I'm back in school getting the degree i need to advance to a level commensurate with my experience and ability. The kids i see in my classes are children still in their ability to cope with the outside world. They think they will like computer science because they like video games and online porn.

These same kids fail miserably. We aren't churning out top tier people like we can. Its not that these kids are dumb. Its that they are undisciplined. Apply this to Math, science, lifting in any aspect and I see the same thing. Hard work is all that is needed to excel, but when they fail in a video game, the game automatically makes it easier the next mission.

I like video games as much as the next guy, and I don't think the games are an issue, but rather a symptom of the rot and decay that has taken our younger generations away from a bright path and made them think that one day everything will just work out in their favor. Its a shame, and I wish I knew how to wake them up from it.
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A bunch of skinny, pasty, energy drink addicted future soldiers sitting around playing video games. They're going to get a wake up call soon. . .very soon.
A vomit inducing wake up call...
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:58 PM   #18
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:04 PM   #19
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The point is two-fold:

1. There are an awful lot of really, really
strong men (and women) that no one knows about.

2. You can get really big and really strong
training in your garage, basement or back yard,
and using nothing but basic equipment and plenty
of iron.

Those themes dominate much of my writing. My books
and courses are written for the guys who like to
hit the heavy iron -- some of whom train in gyms,
but many of whom train in their garage, their
basement or their backyard.

You can call them cellar-dwellers, garage gorillas
or yard apes. Or you can call them dinosaurs.

But they all end up with one thing in common --
they all end up being seriously, seriously strong.
Many of them end up freaky strong. And some of them
end up scary strong.

You don't need very much to get there. In no particular
order, all it requires is:

1. Hard work

2. Discipline

3. Commitment

4. The iron will to succeed

5. Determination

6. Heavy iron

7. The right kin d of training program

Now, I can't can't give you numbers 1 thru 5. They
come from within. You're the one who has to bring
them.

And I don't sell equipment, so you need to get the
iron somewhere else.

But what I can give is this -- the very best, most
productive and effective, no-nonsense, real world
strength training information on the planet.

And I'm going to tell you this. If the strongest man
in the world really does train in an unheated garage
in Cleveland, he trains Dino-style. Guaranteed.

As always, thanks for reading, and have a great day --
and a great weekend! if you train today, make it a
good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik
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My theory...no one cares. Well, very few care. I say this respectfully, but I hope my point is understood.

It's not a sport that attracts a lot of young quality athletes in the US. It's not a sport we are passionate about.

I surely have no clue what I'm talking about though, so I'd like to hear your opinion....
I have a few opinions on this article without even reading it.
1. Lyle is a complete DB, I have interacted with him on other sites. He has a good brain as far as nutrition and exercise, but cant apply it for himself.
2. Oly lifting is very hard and takes a crazy amount of dedication.
3. The US has a ton of other options as far as sports go, and most of thos sports are seasonal, requiring dedication for only a few months out of the year.
4. There isnt much money to be made with Oly lifting.
5. Where there isnt much money, there arent a ton of qualified coaches
6. A lack of qualified coaches means that anyone interested needs to be lucky enough to live close to a coach or learn on their own, which is really hard to do.
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