who are your top 3 and bottom 3 T Nation writers and why? These can be current and former writers and should be people who have written here at least 4 or 5 times
Bret Contreras- Mostly everything he says is backed by evidence. Also, isn’t afraid to rip on gurus which I love.
Tony Gentilcore- Witty, makes good instructional videos and is often self deprecating which is very admirable IMO. Him and Eric Cressey seem to find a good balance between keeping their lifters/athletes healthy while still getting them stronger.
Chris Shugart- like and agree with his diet advice and lets you know when he doesn’t like something (e.g. cross fit, IF, fat people lol)
Charles Poliquin- very dogmatic and nothing he says seems to be backed by anything. His made-up story about the Dominican fruit making him gain 11lbs of muscle and lose fat in five days gave me quite the laugh.
Michael Boyle- seems almost too careful in his training approach and changes his views way too often. He also said himself that he doesn’t like to train which is very of-putting.
Mark Rippietoe- He, like Poliquin, is way too dogmatic for me. I’m sure even “hardcore” powerlifters say there is a time and place for a rotator cuff exercises, single leg work and some tricep isolation work. Also, not everything can be fixed with a barbell. I’m not even sure he believes some of the things he says. I get the feeling he likes to get peoples’ panties in a bunch.
What do you guys think?