I scolded the idiots laughing at GS because he doesn't do deadlifts, which may have only been the llama idiot. I also said the BS was going both ways because it was. GS was wrong about things as were you guys in having a very narrow minded view on fitness programs.
I do not want to reinitiate the dispute, but will share that I have been doing various programs for 25 years. I did the hardcore lifting workouts for decades, got huge, have tried various other options and am now doing a program with minimal weight training. In fact, as soon as I had kids old enough to jump on me in various back wrenching ways, I became much more focused on strengthening my core. I've even incorporated yoga into my routine.
There are many ways to get in shape and look good. It's more about what keeps you engaged and can be balanced between wife, kids and job. Once kids came along, there was no time for spending hours in the gym anymore.
So you scolded me a few days ago for having too snippy of a tone for this thread, or something. And here you are straight-up calling people idiots. Nice.
For the record, I'm not as narrow-minded on this subject as you think. I agree with you that there are many ways to stay in shape, look good, and be healthy. However, there are certain undeniable benefits that come only from resistance training. And within the realm of resistance training, it is usually agreed that the most efficient and effective exercises are basic compound barbell/dumbbell movements, the deadlift being one of them. But I never "laughed" at anyone for not doing them, nor do I claim they are required in order to be strong or in shape.