Are you serious?? LOL. Everything can be debated. I'm sure I can find someone that happens to be stronger than someone else, but knows far less. Your principle is wrong.
You are pretty naive if you will follow what someone says, without questioning them, just because they are stronger.
I wont respond to this, least to say that is a completly unapplicable analagy.
No its not, it is absolutely, 100% a science when it comes down to it. The reason it can appear as an "art" sometimes, is that there are so many, complex, interacting variables it can be difficult to objectify, and apply correctly, but ultimately there is only ever one best answer in a given situation. The more knowledge we can gain, the closer we will be to making that correct choice.
As I said, I dont deny more elite powerlifters come out of westside than from Chek, but thats not the point.
You are assuming:
- that the fact that westside makes powerlifters elite is because of their abs-out policy.
- that Chek couldnt do the same if that was his goal.
- that most weight lifted = "best" way of doing things, regardless of health repercussions, or any other consideration.
All I wanted to know was Tate's reasons for his argument, and if it is a safe technique for longterm spine health.
If you can't help me with that, don't just tell me to belive them "just because".