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Charles Poliquin Manual

At first I saw the Theory 1 Manual selling for $350 and thought, Yeah right! But after reading the second interview and hearing what people have to say, I’m reconsidering.
Anyone here own this? Did you think it was worth the price? (I do plan on making this my career so that’s why the $350 doesn’t dissuade me so much).

I have it and I like it. It is only $250 if you join his online group which averages like $20 a month…

[quote]mastemah wrote:
I have it and I like it. It is only $250 if you join his online group which averages like $20 a month…[/quote]

I aughta join for a month just for the discount. Ha! Of course, maybe the subscription’s worth it, too. I must say, T-Nation has spoiled me.

I’ve posted this question before, but I don’t recall anyone answering it.

Does anybody know how this manual differs from the old “Advanced Personal Training Certification: A Correspondence Course in Strength Coaching Theory From The World’s Foremost Authority Charles Poliquin” ?

I’d get it, but only because Poliquin is one of the more influential people in regards to my training paradigm.

If you’re looking purely for name-recognition from certification, then you’ll need to go elsewhere. If, however, you want some great information on training, then get it.

I’d like to, but other things draw my income right now.

Do you plan on getting your certification with Poliquin? If so, go ahead and by the book because you will need it anyway. If not, I would buy a lot of other books. I would buy CT’s books, Supertraining, anything by Zatsiorsky, etc. (Check out the essential books post for further ideas)This way, you can get a ton of valuable information and probably spend less than $350.

This isn’t for certification or anything. Just lotsa knowledge. I’m planning on getting the ones mentioned above so maybe I’ll stick to those.
Thanks!

I have the old manual…I will dig it out and compare and let you guys know.As far as his online membership you pay for a year.I think it is worth the money cuz you can download all the old articles and save them.Yes, T-nation is stil the best and cheapest resource out there.Get all the old articles in the Authors section here at T-Nation and you will have a wealth of knowledge. I would as well get Supertraining, all of CT’s books’ etc previously mentioned.I would also get Pavels new book Beyound Bodybuilding,depending on your goals.Lots of cool easy to understand routines and cycling…off to jerk to porn,I mean,clean and jerk!

Thanks, I look forward to hearing what the differences are. I also have “Beyond Bodybuilding” on the way, being the book junkie that I am.

[quote]NateN wrote:
At first I saw the Theory 1 Manual selling for $350 and thought, Yeah right! But after reading the second interview and hearing what people have to say, I’m reconsidering.
Anyone here own this? Did you think it was worth the price? (I do plan on making this my career so that’s why the $350 doesn’t dissuade me so much).[/quote]

(looks up skyward) Is that a flock of birds overhead? Yes…I hear them now…Cheap…cheap…cheap… :slight_smile:

Most college students don’t have a choice in that department . . .

[quote]ZEB wrote:

(looks up skyward) Is that a flock of birds overhead? Yes…I hear them now…Cheap…cheap…cheap… :slight_smile:
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Funny, now I hear them crapping on your upturned face. :slight_smile:

[quote]NateN wrote:
Most college students don’t have a choice in that department . . .

ZEB wrote:

(looks up skyward) Is that a flock of birds overhead? Yes…I hear them now…Cheap…cheap…cheap… :slight_smile:

Funny, now I hear them crapping on your upturned face. :)[/quote]

Bull Nate!

Everyone has a “choice” including college students.

It’s about priorities my friend. If you want a valuable manule which will increase your strength and improve your physique then you give up a little something to get it. Make sense?

Hey, only trying to help. If something costs $250 then all you have to do is save a little more than four bucks a day for the next two months and you will have the money.

What don’t you have to buy over the next two months? I can think of some possible things, but you know better than I.

Think about it. I’m going to go inside now before the flock passes overhead again. I hate all that noise.

Basically it’s the knowledge vs. $350. What complicates this is I already have T-Nation, and there may be other, better, cheaper stuff out there.
Since I’ve gotten all my books, right now I buy milk, peanut butter, and tuna. Oh and Surge.
Of course the knowledge gained would be worth the money. BUT I may already know a lot of it or it might be found cheaper elsewhere . . . which is why I posted asking.
Now go wash the birdcrap off your face! HAHAHAHA

P.S. There’s a quote you might like, which I happen to like also:

“Pay the best and cry once. Be cheap and cry forever.”

[quote]ZEB wrote:

Bull Nate!

Everyone has a “choice” including college students.

It’s about priorities my friend. If you want a valuable manule which will increase your strength and improve your physique then you give up a little something to get it. Make sense?

Hey, only trying to help. If something costs $250 then all you have to do is save a little more than four bucks a day for the next two months and you will have the money.

What don’t you have to buy over the next two months? I can think of some possible things, but you know better than I.

Think about it. I’m going to go inside now before the flock passes overhead again. I hate all that noise.
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Nate I think you are spoiled by all the good info on T-Nation LOL…Now OPEN THAT WALLET MY MAN…Hah

So Mastemah - are they similar?