It's a current fad to talk about fallacies of thought. You guys know that there are many different logical fallacies. But the fact is, there is a relative handful of them that are the most common and occur most often.
So many statements about strength training involve circular reasoning, which is sometimes called "begging the question" but there is debate as to whether these two are exactly the same. It doesn't matter for a simple discussion. Circular reasoning happens, basically, when the conclusion of an argument is the same as the premise or one of the premises. But the thing is, it's not always so easy to detect. I want GUS members to be adept at recognizing it. Circular reasoning is NEVER EVER valid.
A very popular statement about the deadlift can be generalized like this: You cannot deadlift very often because the deadlift is too hard on the body.
This is circular reasoning.
Why do you think?
Hint: Reverse the statement and insert "must be" in the proper place, and it becomes very clear.
Hint #2: Circular reasoning does not always occur because of an "A is true because A is true" sort of statement. It can also be "A is true because B is true and therefore A equals B."
I'll also let you ponder the fallacy of thought in the this question:
How will I reach 600lbs on the deadlift?