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Old Man is Strong!

this dude is off the hook.

he also appears to be an idiot

"As to lumbar flexion; do you really believe that the best way to strengthen the lumbar spine is to make sure it never moves? That means only isometric training for those muscles. Do you train all your other lifts purely isometrically?

You know people used belts for a long time to keep their lumbar spine still; this turns out to be a good way to weaken those muscles.

You may be convinced of the tight arch theory of stoop lifting, but I’m not. "

Cressey would love this guy

He wears Crocs leg pressing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4gP7hriO4g&feature=channel

This guy is fucking nuts, although quite strong.
Even more proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_K7N3_sopo .

[quote]Wayland wrote:
he also appears to be an idiot

"As to lumbar flexion; do you really believe that the best way to strengthen the lumbar spine is to make sure it never moves? That means only isometric training for those muscles. Do you train all your other lifts purely isometrically?

You know people used belts for a long time to keep their lumbar spine still; this turns out to be a good way to weaken those muscles.

You may be convinced of the tight arch theory of stoop lifting, but I’m not. "

Cressey would love this guy[/quote]

Actually a lot of the info that Cressey and Robertson have been throwing out there recently focuses much more on lumbar spine stability training instead of mobility. I think especially in something like a deadlift you’d want to have a shitload of strength in your lumbar region, but isometrically so. Still want the glutes/hams being the primary movers. Not saying the lumbar’s not going to flex a bit and do quite a bit of work, but I think you want as little movement as possible.

[quote]usaffirefighter wrote:
Wayland wrote:
he also appears to be an idiot

"As to lumbar flexion; do you really believe that the best way to strengthen the lumbar spine is to make sure it never moves? That means only isometric training for those muscles. Do you train all your other lifts purely isometrically?

You know people used belts for a long time to keep their lumbar spine still; this turns out to be a good way to weaken those muscles.

You may be convinced of the tight arch theory of stoop lifting, but I’m not. "

Cressey would love this guy

Actually a lot of the info that Cressey and Robertson have been throwing out there recently focuses much more on lumbar spine stability training instead of mobility. I think especially in something like a deadlift you’d want to have a shitload of strength in your lumbar region, but isometrically so. Still want the glutes/hams being the primary movers. Not saying the lumbar’s not going to flex a bit and do quite a bit of work, but I think you want as little movement as possible.[/quote]

YOU HAVE MISSED THE JOKE.

[quote]duffyj2 wrote:
usaffirefighter wrote:
Wayland wrote:
he also appears to be an idiot

"As to lumbar flexion; do you really believe that the best way to strengthen the lumbar spine is to make sure it never moves? That means only isometric training for those muscles. Do you train all your other lifts purely isometrically?

You know people used belts for a long time to keep their lumbar spine still; this turns out to be a good way to weaken those muscles.

You may be convinced of the tight arch theory of stoop lifting, but I’m not. "

Cressey would love this guy

Actually a lot of the info that Cressey and Robertson have been throwing out there recently focuses much more on lumbar spine stability training instead of mobility. I think especially in something like a deadlift you’d want to have a shitload of strength in your lumbar region, but isometrically so. Still want the glutes/hams being the primary movers. Not saying the lumbar’s not going to flex a bit and do quite a bit of work, but I think you want as little movement as possible.

YOU HAVE MISSED THE JOKE.
[/quote]

Probably. Haven’t even seen the video, can’t get to Youtube from work.

seeing the video would be an idea :smiley:

This doesn’t change my opinion of bosu balls at all

[quote]humanimal wrote:
He wears Crocs leg pressing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4gP7hriO4g&feature=channel
[/quote]

Points for color-coordinating them with his outfit?

[quote]AngryVader wrote:
humanimal wrote:
He wears Crocs leg pressing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4gP7hriO4g&feature=channel

Points for color-coordinating them with his outfit?[/quote]

You can tell the former hippies quite easily.

[quote]Erasmus wrote:
AngryVader wrote:
humanimal wrote:
He wears Crocs leg pressing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4gP7hriO4g&feature=channel

Points for color-coordinating them with his outfit?

You can tell the former hippies quite easily.[/quote]

And the current nutcases easier still.

[quote]humanimal wrote:
He wears Crocs leg pressing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4gP7hriO4g&feature=channel

This guy is fucking nuts, although quite strong.
Even more proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_K7N3_sopo .[/quote]

This guy’s awesome.

Every time I have a friend come into town from a coast, they say something like, “Do you wear those Crocs things? Because we aren’t going out in public together if you do.”

Wow.
Gotta love that “functional strength” training
:wink:

The old timer’s response to someone accusing him of having a distended belly was pure comedy gold. His excuse was:

“My body fat is due to the fact that I eat enough Calories to keep from losing the body fat”.

Um, isn’t that how you got so fat in the first place?

Here he did 41 reps with 315 on DL:

[quote]Short Hoss wrote:
Here he did 41 reps with 315 on DL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kHE5jlFDXE&feature=related [/quote]

Is he drinking coke in between reps in this video?

[quote]Short Hoss wrote:
Here he did 41 reps with 315 on DL:

[/quote]

he might be fat and he might be old and he might be a hippie…but i’d like to see some of the naysayers replicate 315 for 41 reps.

This guy is cool.

Strong but stupid.

[quote]humanimal wrote:
Short Hoss wrote:
Here he did 41 reps with 315 on DL:

Is he drinking coke in between reps in this video?[/quote]

what, you don’t eat during training?