I know that Charles Poliquin is a strong proponent of the paleo diet, and I am interested in reading some off his books. He has a few interesting articles on strength training I've read, but seems somewhat narrow-minded in his thoughts on yoga, crossfit, and their applicability to everyday life. Does anyone have any reccomendations on good books by him or thoughts in general relating to him?
asked byJohnnyR (273)
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on October 13, 2010
at 04:08 PM
Full disclosure: I have a Level 1 Poliquin certification, and I've taken several of his two-day seminars including Anatomy for Strength Training, Explosive Power, and Poliquin Instant Muscle Strengthening Technique.
His main beef with Crossfit (which I think is shared, secretly or not so secretly, by a lot of Crossfitters themselves) is that asking people--especially untrained people--to do Olympic lifts, or big compound movements like deadlifts, for time is a recipe for bad form and injury, even with a good coach. Yes, he does have very strong opinions, but he can generally back them up; he's very knowledgeable and well-read. And he's often not as dogmatic as he seems. Even thougth his approach to weight training is very old school, he's a big believer in soft-tissue work, stretching, alternative medicine, natural remedies, etc. (And, as you said, he's paleo).
If you are interested in gaining muscular size or strength, his books have a lot of good information.