I think we got off on the wrong foot, so let’s start over. You are absolutely right, but you know what, reality is that most people don’t care. If someone tells me they benched 400 in there garage, I believe them and I’m very happy for them, until I have some reason not to believe someone, I trust what they tell me.
I’ve done plenty of powerlifting meets and I’m just tired of the politics and BS. Just because someone does something in a meet doesn’t mean it’s good. Trust me, I’ve been to plenty of IPA meets, if you are part of the right group you will get judged differently than if your a nobody, nobody’s or the ‘joeaverage’ lifter get judged a lot more strict than a big named lifter. God forbid a big name lifter bombs, that’s not allowed to happen so they will get that 3rd attempt gift!
Again, most of the JA lifter’s do compete when they can. Sometimes after completing a training cycle there is no meet to do so we just max in the gym, nothing wrong with that. Will I compete again, I plan on doing Mike Miller’s meet in May, but most of my lifting and maxing will be done in the gym, just want to have fun again with my lifting and not get all torqued about the BS!
I have one other bone to pick and I’ll be done and we can focus on training!
I’ve been training with bands for over 4 years. I’m tired of the so called experts telling me you can’t train with bands constantly, or you shouldn’t double the bands or you shouldn’t use such high tensions, you’ll get hurt! 4 plus years never cycling off the bands, doubling the bands all the time, I use a ton of tension and I’ve never been hurt! I think I’ve proved the so called experts wrong!
(Rick, this rant wasn’t directed at you, just a rant in general!)
I’ve told the moderator’s of T-Nation that I just want to focus on my system, help whoever wants help and I do not want to get into a pissing contest with anyone. There are lot’s of ways to train and I’ve done most of them, this by far has been the most effective for a wide variety of people! That is the true test of any system, does it work for a wide variety of lifter’s. The JA System has proven that it does!
Hey, Rick! Peace!