Personally I could care less about how much someone can bench, my only reason for mentioning that statement was because the Professor seems to use it as a justification of why he is right just about every time this argument comes up. So, by saying that there are people who use the term that can out bench him shows that his original statement is untrue.
Well, I’ve done more to disprove your statement than you’ve done to prove it.
The dictionary defines to prove in the following ways:
establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment;
provide evidence for
It also defines disprove as such:
- To prove to be false, invalid, or in error; refute
Therefore one could define disprove as to “provide an example, or evidence to prove that something is false or invalid”.
I’d say my examples have done just that.
Ok, so you say that you realize that people have different goals and then you go and make a statement like “it has been overtaken on message boards like this one by skinny dudes as justification for their lack of size.”
Perhaps besides just realizing that people have different goals isn’t enough. Perhaps you need to also respect their goals.
Even if you were right about the term being misused by some, that is different from saying that “the only ones” using the term are small and weak. It is the blanket statement that I disagree with.
“I could care less who you quote. He may be the greatest trainer the world has ever known and I can still see that blindly following every word someone says simply because of “who” they are is retarded.”
Blindly following every word he says? When did I ever say to do that? Once again, perhaps you should re-read my previous post and realize that Alosi was simply a reputable example (backed up by several other reputable examples) of a successful strength and conditioning coach who has gotten results, who also happens to use the term “functional”.
“You seem very unable to follow why many are tired of hearing this term.”
From what I’ve seen the reason why many people get offended by the term “functional strength” is because it illustrates areas where many people are underdeveloped. It’s funny how I don’t see many people getting all offended when someone mentions absolute strength.
“Wouldn’t the guy acting as if his “functionality” puts him on a higher level than any gym trainers be putting those trainers down?”
Well, that depends on the situation. It may be that you are correct in some cases. Or, it may simply be the truth.
If you honestly think that someone who simply does bodybuilding would last 5 minutes against a professional football player, or olympic level gymnast, or in whatever sport than you’d be wrong. They are simply less functional in terms of being able to play that sport, or in terms of total athleticism in general. Doesn’t that put them on a “higher level” to some extent?
You then wrote:
“I would bet that most aren’t.”
Well, you may be right and you may be wrong. Without researching every single person using this term, it’s kind of hard to intelligently prove such a statement.
But, even if you are correct, and I’ll even stop arguing with you if you’ll admit to this slight ammendment to your original statement, that still does not mean that the “only ones” (basically inferring that everyone) using this term is underdeveloped in terms of strength and/or size, and doesn’t understand how to train properly.
Many, ok I’ll buy that. Everyone, no that’s untrue.