[quote=“kyleb”]I’m not going to get in an argument about Boyle - especially with someone who is just finding out information on the Internet about exercise science. Let his misleading videos and marketing styles speak for themselves. That he is a successful businessman isn’t what I care about. I care about improving the performance of my athletes. Using underhanded methods to sell stuff isn’t balanced out by “giving back” to the community. That’s not how I operate from a moral standpoint.
You seem to think that doing light work and unilateral stuff transfers well to bilateral movements. It doesn’t. If it did, powerlifters and Olympic weightlifters would do a lot more of it (they do nearly none).
It’s good that you are researching this information. It’s also clear that you have just started doing this research. Broaden your horizons and find out what this industry is all about - not everything you read is full of truth. Just go read what drivel is on T-Nation every day.[/quote]
First let me put this into context - ARE WE TRAINING OLYMPIC & POWERLIFTERS or training pitchers? UMMMMMMM! but I digress from my real point.
Second - Cressey and Boyle agree on many things so I don’t think mentioning the two in the same sentence is too far off base.
But Finally -
the actual issue is your dogmatic approach to lifting & your one size fits all approach to everything associated with strength training. You degrade others as heretics and dismiss their expertise (MS, PhD, etc. in a relevant degree) while never mentioning your strength & conditioning education (not to discount your credentials but do you have a MS or PhD in something related to exercise science or physical therapy?) & your internet gained knowledge. Let me remind you about your confusion with biomechanics and materials science that was just so recently made clear. You are not the expert you think you are and that you so confidently portray on this forum - so humbleness would probably be in order.
You pass judgment on folks without evening listening to what they say before judging their argument. The video didn’t say anything about unilateral training being better than bi-lateral training - it only presented information - of course you didn’t watch it and won’t watch it so you’ll never know. I don’t recall any marketing effort - but since you didn’t watch it you won’t know will you - or I may be too stupid to realize what a marketing effort is.
He even talked about some power lifters that only did bi-lateral training - didn’t say anything negative about them. He also talked about some S&C coaches that had trained olympic caliber athletes (have you trained olympic caliber athletes?) and were proponents of using unilateral training in their planning efforts. Of course you wouldn’t have done it that way - but theire is only your way with you - others may want to have more information to help them make a choice or understand what they are doing.
You assume as usual that I only do uni-lateral work - WRONG - I am wasting time because I am injured from performing a squat in a baseball conditioning class. According to the coach I had good form until the point - I twisted just a little and two weeks later I am still watching other folks workout. So do you think I have an interest in this subject.
I mean good gosh how much pride does it take to insist that you know what someone is going to say before they say it.