I browse through a bunch of other Fitness Magazine sites, etc…like T-rag, EliteFTS, etc.
I know others do too. I want to start this thread because I've started noticing some trends in the market and I want to make note of them. I think most of you will either laugh at the irony in these trends or the self-contradictions.
In an article by Coach John Gaglione, he lists a bunch of exercises which help increase strength. He's still thinking like a total Bodybuilder and dividing them up by "muscle groups" but, I was very surprised to find the Savickas Press mentioned by him. So far the only person I've seen on all the forums practice this is Joe - and now me because of Joe. I find this strange.
In the same article by Coach John Gaglione, he talks about Keystone Deadlifts. I remember Eric making me do these a while ago and it's ironic that the exercise is picking up now.
Anderson Front Squats
Again, same article by Coach John Gaglione and he's mentioned another of Joe's favorite lifts: the Anderson Front Squat. GUS has a whole article dedicated to this exercise from quite a while ago: Anderson Squats
The Power Bodybuilder?
There was an article co-written by Bret Contreras and Brad Schoenfeld discussing Why Bodybuilders are more Jacked than Powerlifters. He breaks it down to basic training differences.
What I find new and frankly speaking fresh is, that at the end, they write:
Can we simultaneously train for both powerlifting and bodybuilding and thereby achieve a win/win situation? In other words, by incorporating a bit of both can you maximize strength and size?
The authors of this article believe that you can't.
This has to be the first time you have authors taking such a stand. Most of the time we find these guys pimping out programs which try to bridge the gap between the two and live by the mantra that "eat like a bodybuilder and train like a powerlifter". It's great to see someone draw the line.
Nutrition and Lifestyle
I find that there is a slight trend - and perhaps this it really is too premature but there is a shift in the whole "dieting" culture. People aren't trying as hard to be on the "right diet" like keto or IF or warrior diet, etc. People are now trying to just live their life and eat sensibly: none of the fancy hogwash diet labels are being used here.
I'll keep this updated and I hope you guys can also contribute.
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