When I first started reading these forums, about 3-4 years ago, it seemed like T-Nation/T-Mag was pretty old-school. Every post seemed to clown someone for not eating lots of food and lifting a lot. Keep It Simple Stupid.
Slowly I noticed the forum getting more and more complicated wrt the advice given. Lots of formulas, lots of don’t eat X for Y hours after activity or within Z minutes of eating A. There were more and more “exotic” lifts being discussed. It seemed like everyone under the sun was overtraining. Kettleballs were where it was at, and the guy doing squats on the medicine ball wasn’t an idiot anymore. We all needed “functional”, “lateral” strength.
Now, over the course of the last 6 months or so, it’s like I’m starting to see a backlash. I’m seeing more and more people getting clowned for worrying about the temperature they store their proteins, worrying about the angle the pencil they write with makes, worrying about “functional strength”. It just seems like the forum is trending more and more back to “eat a lot of clean foods, and perform the complex lifts with heavy weights.”
Is it just me, or is anyone noticing this??