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Classic Rippetoe on imbalances,unilateral exercises,etc

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He makes some good points, but close to ignores lift safety, including finding competent spotting, which simply doesn't happen in virtually all gyms.

 

He also ignores the issue of why there is so little correlation between strength as measured by big-lift numbers, and performance, in so many sports, including skiing.  I.e., Yes, squats are good for getting strong, but who cares?

 

But, T-Nation continues to have some of the best writing out there and best thinkers out there, and Rippetoe is definitely one of them.

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Meh. Not his best. Yes we have some asymmetrical parts, but we also have habits and play sports where we move one way more than the other. Sould we assume the squat will correct that? I am trying to imagine a coach anywhere who would fix a shifting squat solely with a squat, or solely with bilateral exercises.

And how do we extend the hips without using the glutes? They're called hamstrings. They aren't good at it, and so thye tend to get injured, but they do it.

Articles like this irritate me as they go for the "do this, not that" when anyone with half a brain can see the best answer is " do this and that".

I do agree that TNation has good articles, and will take this moment to plug the article I got published there last month : https://www.t-nation.com/training/trouble-with-the-tilt-correcting-apt

Elsbeth
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He's wrong & right: PT has an image issue & this about sums it up.......

PT also has too many cerebral ballers who need to be more invested in sport specifics.

As for 'firing' it comes down to not if, yet how & when- why nearly everyone has adopted the dynamic warm up!
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I do agree that TNation has good articles, and will take this moment to plug the article I got published there last month : https://www.t-nation.com/training/trouble-with-the-tilt-correcting-apt

Elsbeth

Yeah I think your back-and-forth with Contreras was very good as well.  Very gritty and very thoughtful.

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