not trying to get on anyone's jockstrap or rustle anyone's jimmies, so don't take any offense... but i think its worth nothing that the guy who exemplifies hard work and consistency in spite of an imperfect genetic makeup is well on his way to an elite total whereas the people who are finding every reason to disprove him and insisting this could not possibly be so are implicitly highlighting why they themselves are not anywhere near his level lifting-wise.
no, an elite total is not everyone's goal, but delving into minutiae and spending time researching why arbitrary limits should be imposed on one's potential for no particular reason other than to say it is technically correct strongly correlates with why some people are topping out at a 3-plate deadlift and others are setting state records in PL comps. its certainly not because of their genetic potential, either..
the whole point of what chariy is saying is that attitude, hard work, and consistency are the prime factors in considering whether someone can have an elite total. he has that, and is well on his way. everyone else who is missing the point, trying to poke holes in it and take issue with the smallest details and insisting how he is not absolutely technically 100% correct because there might be someone somewhere who cannot do such a thing are not coincidentally are lifting peanuts by comparison.
dont let it ruffle your feathers, i know some people havent been lifting that long and again an elite total is certainly not everyone's goal, but the point was that hard work, consistency, and attitude count for far more than the genetic hand one is dealt when it comes to an elite total. finding excuses and reasons as to why this cannot be 100% true in absolutely every single case shows a strong preference to an external locus of control, a lack of accountability and a strong correlation to not lifting heavy shit.
Originally Posted by TKJTG
puke indeed, i think i will just grab a spoon and get to work. maybe mix some nutella in Edited by jarude - 8/16/12 at 3:39am