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    Quote Originally Posted by CNL View Post
    Why do you hate Larry Wheels , T-dog?
    Genetic freak does loads of PEDs then half reps everything for likes on IG....

    What's to like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog73 View Post
    Awesome!! Thanks for all you guys do to keep this going!! Looks great
    Ha, we don't do much these days. Forums are a dying breed, but there is still good discussion here so I like to keep the site running. I've been pretty out of the WL loop between focusing on my health + my business. I've also become a little disenchanted with Weightlifting on the international level due to the drugs and politics.

    Quote Originally Posted by psstein View Post
    It's comedic. If you look at the flairs screeching at the top of their lungs, they're largely competing in untested federations (SPF/RPS/etc.). I also don't completely agree with Tony on Louie Simmons (my view is fairly complex), but anyone who holds onto that is clearly a deranged lunatic.
    That whole thread was ridiculous, but a lot of fun. I'll admit getting people riled up on reddit has become some what of a guilty pleasure. I actually find some of the subs to be very helpful and a great source of info depending on the topic. Others are extremely dogmatic (like the Powerlifting sub).

    Would be interested to hear your thoughts on Louie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFF View Post
    Would be interested to hear your thoughts on Louie.
    In a succinct way, Louie Simmons has done a lot to advance PL programming. A lot of the major programs today (5/3/1 being the most notable, but a few others, too) are indebted to Louie's ideas like three week waves. He also showed most PLers that they can work a hell of a lot harder than they were beforehand. If you look at programs in PLUSA from the mid-80s, they're frequently one lift + accessories per training day, with a 3 or 4 day/wk schedule. RPE, for PL, has some links to the idea of ME day.

    The program Louie proposes needs significant modifications for raw lifting, and is wholly inappropriate for WL. If you view WSB/conjugate as a template, rather than a fixed program, it's far more useful in training all sorts of athletes. This is where I think CWS was a bit unfair in his criticism, actually. If you treat conjugate for multi-ply as representative of all conjugate, then it's a lousy program for everyone not in multi-ply. If you treat it, again, as a template, then it's useful. It focuses on weakness correction and knowing how to attack your individual weaknesses. Obviously, not everyone has the same weaknesses, which is, again, why it needs modification for raw lifters, and probably even single-ply lifters.

    Those are the positives.

    The negatives are, I hope, more obvious. Louie's lifters compete in total joke federations, to the extent that completing a lift earns three white lights. The "all time world records" that WSB holds are farces. I'd love to know how much Dave Hoff would total if he had to squat to depth/bench with a full and complete lockout/not fall over while DLing. I have no doubt that his lifters are strong. They're not as strong as he claims, however. Louie the marketer really pisses me off.

    His constant claim that his system is based an amalgam of the Soviet and Bulgarian WL systems is just totally wrong. His system is based on his own interpretation of the system. That interpretation is based in a very particular reading of the source texts, which he can't really sustain in a broader context of Soviet sports science. You can't really just graft Prilepin's chart onto PL. The sports are totally different.

    Ignoring the flippancy about drugs, Louie's prognostications about WL are very aggravating. It's just like with Rippetoe. If it's SO EASY to produce national/world-level lifters, why the hell can't either one of them do it? Get a talented lifter and coach him/her for 2-3 years. If s/he dramatically improves, then you're right and everyone else in the US is a complete and total moron.

    Overall: Louie has some significant accomplishments to point to, which should be accounted for when discussing his legacy. He's also contributed to the dilution of world records and helped transform multi-ply lifting from just another division to an absolute circus.
    Last edited by psstein; 07-28-2019 at 07:48 PM.

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    To get this back to the original topic of the thread, one of the bot (or seemingly not) accounts slid into my DMs with an ad for auto-CAPTCHA solving software which I assume they were advertising by clogging up the forum. Message was reported appropriately.

    edit: someone already said this before lmao
    Last edited by strapping; 08-05-2019 at 01:23 AM.

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    AndrewNEOGE inboxed me with an ad for a phone. Not interested. Embedded youtube video but a lot of youtube videos link to fishy shit.

    Regardless, spam is ew

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapping View Post
    AndrewNEOGE inboxed me with an ad for a phone. Not interested. Embedded youtube video but a lot of youtube videos link to fishy shit.

    Regardless, spam is ew
    I just got one from "Frankdib" that's all in Russian!! Mod, please delete these users!!!

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    I’ve gotten 2 DM’s also. Hope something can be done about this.

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    Same here. Russian election hacking is going far and wide apparently...that or it's a response to my mail bride inquiry

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    Tony, should make a mod here too.

    All in favor say I?!

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    Perhaps it'd be useful to only allow confirmed accounts to PM?

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    rather, confirmed accounts period.

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