I read Men’s Health. I have a subscription. It’s a good magazine. Many things that have been published on this site have been published there. Many of the workouts are very similar. Men’s Health actually does a better job of covering recent scientific research than T-Nation.
You are 6’4" and 200 pounds. Add some mass and maybe people will view you as the spokesman for “right” training that you currently view yourself. As of right now, why should anyone think you have a monopoly on truth? Gain 30-40 pounds of muscle and people will view you as the authority that you view yourself.
Sorry if it’s harsh. But there is a whole slew of people who have very little if anything to show for their efforts, who nonetheless shriek in horror whenever someone trains differently than they do. I honestly don’t get that mentality. When you’re big, sure, rant and rave that everyone should train like you. But as you’re small, don’t be so shocked that others might not want to train like you train.[/quote]
No, you misunderstood. I wasn’t coaching him, nor did I ever claim to be an authority on anything, it was just that, for a long time, we were mutually trying to learn and get better, he only ever asked me questions about things because I was making significantly more progress than he was in certain areas, and I attribute that progress to stuff I learned here. We both took things seriously, and we trained hard, and intense, and made gains and things were solid.
I just think it is kind of strange that someone who seemed really interested and involved in training, learning about it and advancing, has suddenly started training, well, like every other guy that ‘just hit the gym to tone up my arms’.
Light weights, tons of reps, strange movements that don’t seem at all productive and are probably more dangerous than anything(wobble board stuff). He has also left the gym we used and got a membership to the new 24 fitness that just opened. In addition to the men’s health cues, he’s also started taking cues from his girlfriend who gets all her workouts from women’s health. It’s just bizarre.
Besides, The way I see it, training is about your progress, not your end results, when you are training with a friend, you feed off each others progress, exchange notes, figure out what is working and what isn’t, but always keeping the intensity and dedication solid.
Although, in retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have titled the thread what I did, just frustration I guess.