I am looking to discover a strength-training source of information(forum/database, etc.). I am wondering if anyone out there has any ideas? 'T-Nation' I found to be too low-brow, 'Dave Draper' to be too sluggish and bodybuilding-oriented, 'Straight to the Bar' not interactive enough, 'bodybuilding.com' too commercialized and T-Nation-esque. Are there no fora or internet sites out there that advocate old-school training(hypertrophy, bodybuilding, power and oly lifting)? I am curious to delve into the depths of strength-training lore in an old yet new way.
i don't agree that Tnation isn't good. Theres def valuable info on there. Just cause they're selling stuff doesn't mean there isnt valid info on there. Rippetoe has articles on there, for example.
This is my best source, though:
Jim Wendler, among many others, has lots of great stuff on there. Always informative and fun.
Mark Rippetoe has a site that includes a forum. http://www.startingstrength.com
He is a very good coach, if you can stand his "attitude". :-) I go through periods where I don't read his board because I decide he's an **shole, and then I get over it and read for a while.
leangains.com has a lot of traction here as well. Best thing about it is the minimalist nature. Lift heavy, 3-6 reps, at most 3 sets. 3 minutes rest between sets. Just a few lifts: weighted chinups, bench press, deadlift, and squat. If you can do more than 6 of any set, add more weight. Martin Berkhan also has a pretty good set of recommendations about fasted training, PWO nutrient partitioning, etc. Search around on his site, or just check out the loose guidelines he has posted.
stumptuous.com is where i first learned about weight training, and it's still my favorite. i also follow mark rippetoe @ starting strength; his book by the same title and the program (ditto) are my personal training methods.
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