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Reading T-Nation Articles

I hope you haven’t doubted me too much when you read the title of this thread. I DO know how to read and how to find articles. At the moment, I would guess I have read about 100 articles on this website in the past few months as I sought after knowledge to better myself on the lacrosse field. I have also read a lot from elitefts, defranco etc.

Now the real question, has anyone ever read EVERY single article on this website? And I mean every article no matter how short or how unimportant it seemed to them. I want to do that over the next few months during my spare time. Everything from May 1998 to the articles that just got posted.

Who gives a crap? Honestly, reading all the articles doesn’t make you smarter.

What if you read it and don’t learn anything from it? What if you read them all and then never apply anything from them?

Knowledge is useless if you never use it.

That said, go for it. Just make sure you comprehend them and not just read through, as that would be a waste.

Couldn’t agree more with what you have said. Using the knowledge will be very important but more than just using it, I may be interested in writing or being involved in this industry during life after college (in the ‘real world’). Reading a lot, in my opinion, could improve my writing skills and provide ‘arrows for my quiver’ when I write or try to explain something whether it be in the gym or on the forums

[quote]Chronicle wrote:
Now the real question, has anyone ever read EVERY single article on this website? And I mean every article no matter how short or how unimportant it seemed to them.[/quote]
Pretty sure I have, just because. :wink: Obviously I haven’t committed everything to memory, I’m not Rain Man, but I first found the site around 2004/2005 and over time, I’ve probably worked my way back through the archives, got caught up, and stay on top of the newest info.

It’s certainly not a bad idea reading everything you can get your hands/eyes on. Odds are some little tidbit of info will find its way into your brain and become useful somewhere down the line.

"I’ve never gotten dumber from reading any book (with the possible exception of “My Life: The Paris Hilton Story”). It always makes me smile when I hear people asking, “Is this book worth it?” I can honestly say I’ve never read anything that didn’t enhance my knowledge in some way. Knowledge is the only guaranteed slump-buster in any field.

Charlie Jones once said, “Five years from now, you will be exactly the same, apart from the people you meet and the books you’ve read.” Read a book a week. Elite coach Mike Boyle once told me though, “Don’t believe everything you read. But definitely don’t just read what you believe.”"

  • Alwyn Cosgrove.

remember those “exercises you’ve never tried” articles? They were my favourite

TC might have

I have, or damn close. Found the site in 2001 and read the entire archives then. Have kept up to date ever since, reading regularly.

I’ve gone and read some of the articles from the ‘past’, its interesting to see the different trains of thought over the last 15 years and we’re we are now.