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Thread: Getting Played: Whose Fault is It?

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    Nov 2009

    Default Getting Played: Whose Fault is It?

    by Mark Rippetoe

    ​There are two groups of people who are responsible for most of the misunderstanding in modern strength and conditioning. They are the people you least expect to be blamed for this serious problem, because they're perfectly innocent of malicious intent even while they remain the source of the misunderstanding. ​

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    May 2015
    Portland, OR


    The sad thing is that the average person sees an elite athlete's lifting performance and considers that the high bar. They think "if Curry can DL 405x6 then maybe I can DL 315x5 after a few years of training" or they see "an unbelievable video of a college lineman 'squatting' 500# (for a single)". People simply do not believe me when I tell them that squatting 315# for reps is only a few months training for the average male. I think it's so crazy to them that they don't even try to educate themselves on the topic. Narrow-casting indeed...

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    Jul 2010


    Went to a Dr Monday this week(not my primary) , told them I had unexplained discomfort deadlifting 225, they said it could be because that is very heavy. I had to spend too much time explaining how that was not heavy at all.. in fact its very light for a full grown man that has deadlifted regularly for 30+ years. I am amazed(frightened) that in this day and age basic strength training is not understood. (In fairness, my primary Dr really does understand basic barbells and fully encourages me to get stronger, so at least a few are getting it)

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