I just picked him out because he is the best example I can think of for my point. He is relatively small yet obviously knows his stuff. I just don’t think that you can look at someone and judge their knowledge base or ability to help you add size/ strength etc.
And yes, I think anyone could benefit from someone who obviously knows so much about deadlifting, benching and squatting. Most will never get huge without mastering those lifts so even if your goal is size over strength some time with him perfecting those lifts would probably benefit anyone.
Again, it just seems narrow minded to me to automatically write off what someone has to offer based on their size. We all know that there are some massive idiots out there as well as some pretty smart “smaller guys” (of course most people in gyms are morons regardless of size). Hell, Mel Siff wasn’t a huge guy by any stretch of the imagination (some might say he hardly looked like he worked out) but he’s one of the most influential and quoted authors in the iron game. Anyways, I think I made my point. Training is one of those areas where size doesn’t necessarily matter.
You are entitled to your opinion. However, I think you will find that if a bodybuilder has built himself up to the level of a possible light-heavy or heavy weight, he generally won’t go to someone that much smaller than he is for advice on bodybuilding. You are confusing pure strength training for development training. I could care less about ever squatting over 650lbs. That is not a goal of mine. What is a goal is legs 30+" each in circumference. I have a goal of strength, but it is directly related to my bodybuilding goals. I work for both.
There are some aspects of training that are apparent only at a certain size. For instance, the range of motion for my chest training is different now than it was when I first started. Why? Because I feel it in my chest more if I stop the weight about an inch above chest level. This provides a slight stretch in my pecs. Any lower than this and my shoulders feel stressed more than my chest. This technique has worked for me so it would be a little counter-productive for someone who doesn’t understand what I feel in that movement to recommend I change that based on their own understanding of training alone.
There are simply some things that are learned better by experiencing them, regardless of known theory. Range of motion as it relates to drastically different body sizes may very well be one of them. That is one very strong reason why I wouldn’t run to someone that much smaller than me for advice in that area…especially since I don’t see my progress as anything short of working for me in terms of strength and growth.
You have already stated that you really have no desire to be above 175lbs. I passed that up within my first year of training. I don’t understand what you think I am missing.