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Mel Siff, Puzzles and Paradoxes

Mel Siff is one of the only actual geniuses in the strength and conditioning field. Indeed, what is often assumed to be “common knowledge,” or which has been appropriated by others and given a catchy catch-phrase, came from Siff. I just found an awesome collection of some of his musings:
http://www.sportsci.com/SPORTSCI/JANUARY/archives2.html

It was a tragedy that he died so young, but at least there are collections like this on the Internet.

Does anyone know of any others? It would be nice to create a bibliography of stuff out there.

Great link. Thanks.

[quote]CaliforniaLaw wrote:
Does anyone know of any others? It would be nice to create a bibliography of stuff out there.[/quote]

Dolfzine.com

http://www.dolfzine.com/page2.htm

Just scroll down, the contributors are listed alphabetically.

Great collection of his texts. I think the one where he puts down Paul Cheks’s argument on his abs-in tip when squatting is there. A must read article, truly!

[quote]Zen warrior wrote:
I think the one where he puts down Paul Cheks’s argument on his abs-in tip when squatting is there. A must read article, truly!

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Ok, I’ve been asked a link to that Chek/Siff argument and here’s what I found: http://www.freetrainers.com/FT/jsp/Message.jsp?f_ix=15&t_ix=1032

Pretty interesting. Info is a bit down the page

[quote]Zen warrior wrote:
Zen warrior wrote:
I think the one where he puts down Paul Cheks’s argument on his abs-in tip when squatting is there. A must read article, truly!

Ok, I’ve been asked a link to that Chek/Siff argument and here’s what I found: http://www.freetrainers.com/FT/jsp/Message.jsp?f_ix=15&t_ix=1032

Pretty interesting. Info is a bit down the page

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Ouch, Siff just plain humiliated Chek with that beat down.

[quote]W@LRUS!1 wrote:
Ouch, Siff just plain humiliated Chek with that beat down.
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Did you see Chek’s last resort argument? Something like “finally where saying the same thing but differently”… Weak point

I don’t think Chek’s all that wrong of most of the things he says, at least those related to training, but he can be downright cultist on some others, like that ab philosophy of his. It’s actually sad, because it makes his other, more valid opinions fly way over people’s head