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Words of Wisdom by Andrey Malanichev

when asked about his training…

“…I am not saying this approach is better than others. It just seems to be best for me…”

Well, this forum is just gonna be unpopular and boring for all the trolls from now on if we all agree on this. LOL!

I feel as though the better you get, the less you feel the need to argue about your method, whereas those that haven’t found success yet will defend their method to the death.

[quote]T3hPwnisher wrote:
I feel as though the better you get, the less you feel the need to argue about your method, whereas those that haven’t found success yet will defend their method to the death.[/quote]

It’s almost like the really strong guys aren’t so concerned about defending their ideas on internet forums as they are ACTUALLY TRAINING!?

I’ve found strength just takes time. If you’re gaining strength year after year, the program or method must be accomplishing something worth while.

[quote]T3hPwnisher wrote:
I feel as though the better you get, the less you feel the need to argue about your method, whereas those that haven’t found success yet will defend their method to the death.[/quote]

So amazingly TRUE.

[quote]osu122975 wrote:
strength just takes time.
[/quote]

This is the uncomfortable truth nobody wants to confront.

You can’t have it all at once. It doesn’t matter how much you juice. If you don’t want to put in the years of work and sacrifice, you will not be rewarded. Period.

[quote]osu122975 wrote:
strength just takes time. [/quote]

Coach Charles Staley had an old article here years ago called “Why I don’t want to Clean 300 lbs”, where he makes this point–he found a trade-off. The work it would take to do that, at his age, just isn’t where he wants to invest his time. And that’s ok. But he is self-aware, understanding this, and the vast majority of people do not understand that their choices lead to their own trade-off points (often called “plateaus” by people who have no experience of serious training) because they aren’t willing to make the sacrifice in lifestyle or food or whatever.

The difference is that these people don’t understand that it’s their choices, every day, every week, every weekEND, every month, that keep them from succeeding at the iron game where Staley understands where he is willing to draw the line.

[quote]Aragorn wrote:

[quote]osu122975 wrote:
strength just takes time.
[/quote]

This is the uncomfortable truth nobody wants to confront.

You can’t have it all at once. It doesn’t matter how much you juice. If you don’t want to put in the years of work and sacrifice, you will not be rewarded. Period. [/quote]

Absolutely!

[quote]Aragorn wrote:
Coach Charles Staley had an old article here years ago called “Why I don’t want to Clean 300 lbs”, where he makes this point–he found a trade-off. The work it would take to do that, at his age, just isn’t where he wants to invest his time. And that’s ok. But he is self-aware, understanding this, and the vast majority of people do not understand that their choices lead to their own trade-off points (often called “plateaus” by people who have no experience of serious training) because they aren’t willing to make the sacrifice in lifestyle or food or whatever.

The difference is that these people don’t understand that it’s their choices, every day, every week, every weekEND, every month, that keep them from succeeding at the iron game where Staley understands where he is willing to draw the line.[/quote]

Just read it since you referenced it; great article, thanks for bringing it up.

“If you have to tell people about your accomplishments, chances are they’re not that impressive and they don’t want to hear about it.” - Casey Williams

Ha! I read this and and kinda got kicked in the gut. I think this thread might be becoming more of a “Words of Wisdom” thread rather than just about Malanchiev. Humbled me pretty good to be honest. Unless prompted by others, maybe I should just do what I love to do and work hard to do the best I can because generally speaking, unless I’m one of the best, there’s not much room to talk.