Have you not been paying attention?
Originally Posted by droidicus
HE'S A 5 YEAR OLD BOY!
There are some serious reading comprehension challenged folks here. If you're referring to my earlier gigging of Matt, which I apologized for very nicely I might add, then you are seriously mistaken. I offered fair warning about liability only and I stand behind my recommendation to check in with a lawyer.
Originally Posted by jimmyc
Sue happy? Absolutely not.
Liberal? I'm probably the most conservative person you'd ever want to meet. I'm liberal like Newt Gingrich is liberal.
Lawyer Wannabe? I don't hate them but don't like them either, but respect the need for them.
Cautious? Absofuckinglutely, but only based upon experience and callouses to prove it.
Wow. Why encourage people to get strong when we can just cull the herd now?
Originally Posted by raw32
...Newt Gingrich is your example of extreme conservatism? Ha!
Originally Posted by Slatts
I agree. I'm not sure why people are knocking folks on their lifts. We all have to start somewhere.
Originally Posted by yorick
To be clear, I am not posting my kids' press PRs to knock anyone else. I told them it was a contest to see who makes the most progress. They want to beat the adults.
Then again, I have been known to tell people here that they aren't real men until they weigh more than I do and squat more than I do. And, one of the quotes on the board at my gym is "My self-esteem is going down just watching you fail." Some people respond well to a little taunting.
I didn't mean you, I honestly thought you were making a progress post. It is what the others are doing with it...
Originally Posted by TBone
In a gym atmosphere, I can see some taunting working. I think it works less on an internet board where people don't know each other. I also think the other method works too. When we work out at the Frantz Pro Gym, the Lilliebridges aren't talking smack, and the guys at Overkill are cool too. These lifters are pretty accomplished. I also train with Stephanie Van de Weghe. She doesn't have an "attitude" at all, but she is one of the best women lifters in the world (raw and geared). I would rather work out with her and the guys in Chicago than Matt's crew (assuming he acts like this IRL).
See, Matt and I get along. And, I would bet that more people would appreciate his coaching abilities and perhaps his attitude if they trained with him in person. Just a guess.
Originally Posted by Callador
Regardless, people respond to different coaching styles. I absolutely abhor any sort of cheerleader-y type coaching. My first weightlifting coach would mumble things like, "Well, that one didn't totally suck" or "Nice rep for a masters lifter" or he would text me to tell me what his 15 year old lifter hit for the day just to taunt me. That worked well for me.
I have a slightly different coaching style with each of my lifters, but what doesn't change are my expectations. Matt is right when he says that most people pick pitifully low goals for themselves.
It is actually even more pathetic then that... Matt was mocking what my press was 12 MONTHS ago after my first session of barbell training! This was all from a different thread where I was also being mocked for my progress since then as well...
Originally Posted by Callador
For the record TBone, I didn't think in any way that you were knocking anyone. You are one of the people that I look up to on the site, and it doesn't surprise me at all that your kids are strong and motivated!
I agree. I'm sure he is a good coach, and I know he is a good powerlifter too. I didn't care for the "you are pussy if..." stuff. But if it works for him, great. I wouldn't prefer that out of my coach, and I like the people I train with. They don't cheerlead and will always be giving me form cues or critiques. They just don't do the "cocky" stuff. Again, different strokes for different folks.