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Are You Exercising or Training?

The objective of your effort was the premise of Mr. Rippetoe’s article, “Rippetoe Throws Down.”  Perhaps more specifically Rippetoe wrote to induce or justify that increasing strength should be yours and everyone else’s objective, or you’re just sweating and getting tired without purpose.  I would suspect that most of Mr. Rippetoe’s articles take this “get strong or go home” perspective, just a guess of course.  I certainly agree with his stance on strength training.  However, Rippetoe clearly minimizes other physical traits important to life and specifically sports performance like technique, balance, speed, and endurance.  And, “exercise” as described by Rippetoe does go against his claim and produces the long-term benefit of health.

Rippetoe, Mark. “T NATION | Rippetoe Throws Down.” T NATION | The Intelligent and Relentless Pursuit of Muscle. N.p., 15 Apr. 2013. Web. 28 Apr. 2013. < http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/rippetoe_throws_down>.

The Squat is King! Or, is it the Deadlift?

At bodybuilding.com I looked around a bit and saw a lot of solid information on proper form, technique and safety while performing the common, but complicated compound exercises.  While I’m not a fan of tons of ads confusing the reader it was a good website overall.  I read an article written by Curtis Schultz titled, “

I read an article written by Curtis Schultz titled, “Deadlifts: Learn Why The King Is Dead!” based on my interest to learn, do, and perform a correct heavy deadlift.   There was accompanying video providing keys to the lift as well as many demonstrations.  After reading the article and watching the video I have a much better understanding of the equipment, hand & foot position, and total body posture advised for producing the maximum lift. I was left feeling inspired!

After reading the article and watching the video I have a much better understanding of the equipment, hand & foot position, and total body posture advised for producing the maximum lift. I was left feeling inspired!  You should check it out.

Schultz, Curtis . “Bodybuilding.com – Deadlifts: Learn Why The King Is Dead!.”Bodybuilding.com – Huge Online Supplement Store & Fitness Community!. N.p., 23 Apr. 2003. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.  http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/schultz3

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