[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
The whole damned ‘functional strength’ debate is crap.
I have a friend who dumps on BBers for their lack of it. He’s a Crossfit guy who is training for the Coastguard. In the same way he is training for a specific goal, so do bodybuilders. Who gives a shit about real world strength, or functional strength. [/quote]
Your buddy does what a lot of people do, shits on the goals of others to quench their own insecurities.
You can see it here too. Just post about crossfit, curling in the squat rack, people that don’t deadlift, etc… Christ read the BB forum for perfect examples of people shitting on the goals of others.
Thing is, some people train to look a certain way, some people train to move as much weight as humanly possible once, some people train to run 6,000,000 miles at a time, some people train to hold another man over their head for 35 seconds. It’s all relative and we should be supportive of each other, but we aren’t. Such is life.
If someone is working hard at a goal, even if it is different than your own, we should all respect the hard work.