Since we no longer have livespills or article discussion forums (because those were very much an inferior way to communicate) I figured this was worth discussing.
For those that didn’t view it
One of the earliest sections
The Monster Lifts are for Guys in their 20’s
“In the case of strongmen, powerlifters and Olympic lifters, it’s easy to forget their age because their physical size is often so imposing that we just assume they’re older than they are.”
I’m willing to grant weightlifters on this one, but Strongman has a long running history of 30+ athletes doing well. For the most part, you need to GROW into the sport of strongman over many many years of training. The 20 year olds are the freaks, and they tend to not last as long. Meanwhile, Mark Felix found the fountain of youth, and Big Z is able to win WSM AND Masters in the same year if he so chooses.
This isn’t to say that there aren’t some good tips in the article, but the mentality behind it is seriously just wimpy. The whole “once you turn 30 it’s a death sentence” thing is so ridiculously overplayed.
Just my thoughts. How do others feel?