[quote]Monster Wong wrote:
i’ve got a question about Charles Poliquin’s articles, that is can he really write something new? Something we cannot find in those “stupid muscle building magazines”? this is T-Nation,bro. we’re not fools. i’ve been crazily collecting the articles in those mag for the past 8 years. i can tell you guys something:
1)lactic acid training for fat loss is “new”?? sorry, but i’ve seen an article by Eddie Robinson (may be written by some ghost) “Tri-level trisets”, it’s almost the same program as CP’s one.
2)AGVT is “new”? sorry again. i’ve seen that one in C.S. Sloan’s “Mega Bench” already.
And much more example than these two…i’ve seen them in those mag, which is suppost to be useless as we agree, if CP just modified that and put under his name, then we start think it is useful??
if that’s the case, then T-nation is nothing different to those mag.
So, fuck that, don’t fool me. write something “new”, ok?
Uh, fellas, I’m the one who asked him to write the articles.
There are tons of new readers on the site every day, many of them new to weight lifting, so they deserve to see some of these great programs.
However, I disagree with the notion that Charles “stole” these ideas from CS Sloan or Eddie Robinson.
I mean, I knew Eddie, but believe me, Eddie didn’t come up with too many new ideas.
Besides, the titles of these programs are “GERMAN Volume Training,” and 'GERMAN Body Comp" training. They’re called that because the concepts originated in Germany, not because they’re done while drinking beer and eating sausages.
Charles has, however, come up with new spins on these concepts. His gym in Phoenix looks more like a medical clinic than a gym. He’s got a couple of doctors on staff and in attendance full time, and they do blood samples and analysis on different programs as they’re being performed, and these programs have been modified in response to these studies.
So, saying these programs are stolen or aren’t new is, frankly, a cheap shot and unwarranted.