[quote]Chris Aus wrote:
every powerlifter you know has made better progress, been stronger and faster by ditching their powerlifting training and doing bodyweight work???
how were they training in the first place?[/quote]
Chris I knew that eventually you would show up. Wherever there is a thread with Pavels name is mentioned you pop up. And there’s not one thing wrong with that…well there is one thing wrong.
You have poor reading comprehension skills! Having had a go around with you in the past I am well aware that you post just before you think.
I hate to be insulting but you need to focus on what is being said BEFORE responding.
And since our exchange will eventually lead to me pointing out exactly what was said I might as well do it from the beginning.
The original poster stated: “I’ve been doing bodyweight exercises only for several months now and believe it or not I feel stronger and faster than when I did 330 in the bench press.”
Did you catch that this time around? He “FEELS” stronger and faster now.
It’s a feeling’ he never said that we was IN FACT stronger and faster now. Nor, did he even make a comparison and state that he lifts more now.
You with me Chris?
This was my original repsonse:
I have a few friends who are avid Powerlifters. And everyone of them has told me at one time or another the exact same thing as what you are claiming!
I don’t think it’s the barbells that are making you feel this way. I think it’s the constant striving for that one rep max all the time. In other words, heavy weight for low reps over a long period of time at the exclusion of other activities might just be taking its toll.
It’s a great sport but not for everyone.
I’ve been lifting for many, many years and feel great. But I also run, bike, grapple, hike and do a host of other things. And my bodyweight is kept in check, along with my body fat.
If you are still bent on body weight only movements there are plenty of trainers out there who promote such things. Ever hear of “Body By Fish?” He seems to have it together pretty well. There are others too.
I’m not that fond of Pavel for many reasons. First of all at some point you will be sent 5,694 pieces of mail prompting you to buy kettlebells and all sorts of other things. And as you have already mentioned his prices are sky high, and for what?
I also don’t like people running around calling everyone comrade. Pavel just has too much hype surrounding his information for my liking. But others don’t seem to mind. I guess it’s all in what you like and are trying to achieve.
The main point in my response regarding why he might not have FELT as good when he was powerlifting was this:
“…heavy weight for low reps over a long period of time at the exclusion of other activities might just be taking its toll.”
Please read the posts carefully, don’t make me ignore you comrade…