…with plenty of articles on this very site, by people better at diet and body building than anyone who is going to post in this thread.[/quote]
I used to think this way.
Then I realized not all published authors are equal. Some just mastered the art of parroting what they read elsewhere - including forums which I’m convinced some of them do.
And remember - these people have an agenda such as payment for articles, growing their coaching business, staying relevant in the public eye…
And let’s not forget some authors use peds - yes, that elephant in the room - and this does make a difference.
I agree most comments here and similar forums are worthless. There are exceptions from those who don’t need to be a published author; they simply want to exchange ideas from like-minded people.
I’ll give you a personal example. There was a time when it was fashionable for a published author to argue that direct biceps work is unnecessary and all you need are pull ups and chin ups. This coincided with articles in which authors touted high-volume/high-frequency pull ups. I fell for this shit hook, line, and sinker. All I had to show for it were fucked up elbows and mediocre biceps.
In retrospect, those authors who dismissed direct biceps work had nothing show themselves; yet I naively bought into it. And those authors who barked about high-volume/high-frequency pull ups probably ‘borrowed’ the idea from Pavel or another author who ‘borrowed’ the idea from him.
Forum regulars know exactly what I’m talking about. Otherwise, this place would have stopped existing long ago, leaving only articles and the store.
You have every right to your opinion. I disagree and am a little curious why you don’t just read articles if you feel this way. Regardless, I think the sooner you change and learn to find the occasional hidden gems you might surprise yourself.