I like this article because it is something I deal with on a daily basis. There is a gentlemen (I'll remain civil for this) that claims to be doing strength training 'just like me' (his words, not mine). Meanwhile he's got a routine that consists of lightly weighted 1/8th squats (not even half!), power shrugs (115lbs for 8 reps) and just about every other exercise you can do on a bosu ball (curls, presses, good mornings, etc etc.) to name a few big no-no's.
Every morning that I workout I see this and I know he's watching me and what I do, because he's told me so! Meanwhile I'm wondering just how he got hit by every piece of bs, every gimmick and subscribed to all the dogma, all the while wholeheartedly believing that he is doing the same strength training as I am. I've never once seen this guy go below 6 reps, not once. So you tell me how someone gets such a contorted view of strength training that they believe stiff legged deadlifts on a bosu ball using 25lb dumbbells is the same as pulling heavy doubles and singles on deadlifts or how 1/8th squatting 185lbs is the same as OH squatting 130lbs. It is unreal sometimes.
For Christmas all I want is the 1/8th and 1/4 squatting to stop. My skin crawls when I see half of the 'hardcore lifters' squatting 185 or 225 with 3 inches of travel and poor hip extension.
The strength trainee says "Why sacrifice intensity when I can sacrifice volume"
The bodybuilder says "Why sacrifice intensity when I can sacrifice form"
"We are not sport, when there is a sport issue, we are not so good. The boxer is much better than us at boxing. But he will have to protect his balls if he wants to punch us."