"Can I e-mail strongerathletes.com with my opinion?"
We encourage anyone to contact us. We ask that you keep the following in mind
"Sir -- I have been involved in the development of world class athletes (Olympic and Professional) since 1961 and have to say about your articles that you know nothing about building strength and power. You write the most nonsense I have ever read. Sincerely, Alden Davis Phd (University of Sofia)"If we had chosen to respond to this e-mail it would look something like this, "Dr. Davis Phd., We are sorry that you hold such strong feelings for people you do not even know. We are sure that you are a learned man and have had the opportunity to work with tremendous athletes, however, we are not training Olympic lifters, we are training high school athletes from football players to girl's basketball teams, neither of which require the adolescent to loft a bar of weight over his or her head. They do however require strength, speed, and power. Our philosophy allows for that regardless of your opinion that it is nonsense. We respectfully feel that you do yourself a disservice by being closed minded in this regard. Sincerely, StrongerAthletes.com
"Dear Coach, Please explain why you recommend that an athlete train by body parts like they're in Rehab or a Bodybuilder? Is there a sport that is performed using only isolated body part movements? Are there any full body movements you can recommend where the whole body lower (legs) middle (torso) and upper (arms) are involved in the exercise all at once, just like in Sport?" Thanks, Steve ZeigmanCoach Zeigman, Thank you for your comments. We have not advocated one isolation movement. The squat, bench press and deadlift train multiple muscle groups. In fact, the deadlift virtually trains all skeletal muscles in the body. Performing slow controlled compound movements is the safest, most productive and efficient way to train our athletes. We hope this answers your questions. Coach Rody
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