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Who are some of the gurus or experts relating to fitness and strength training?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 15, 2012 at 9:24 AM

It seems from a nutritional science standpoint there are a number of experts in the blogosphere that clearly really know their stuff and seem to be the "gurus" in the paleo world: Mat Lalonde, Kurt Harris, Paul Jaminet, Robb Wolf, and many others.

I understand some of them have a huge wealth of information on both nutrition and fitness/strength training, but they seem to lean more toward nutrition. Who are some of the leading experts, gurus and bloggers in the fitness and strength training world who really seperate the nonsense from the good stuff?

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on January 16, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Very nice youtube channel,ChenZhen. You're a boss in my book.

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on January 16, 2012
at 12:28 PM

so please enlighten us and show your results, otherwise you're just another keyboard warrior. there's more to training than just getting stronger or more muscled, exploring and enjoying movement for example. maybe it's you who is ignorant and should educated himself more on the matter. You are more than welcome to check out my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/jingangquan and here is a recent picture http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T4oAWC3u4FI/Tu0GO6nwlJI/AAAAAAAAAEM/SRxgPu3rGFo/s1600/SDC10183.JPG No please le us see what you have achieved with your superior knowledge and methods...

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on January 16, 2012
at 10:46 AM

Ignorance is bliss.

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on January 16, 2012
at 10:45 AM

Ignorance is bliss.

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on January 15, 2012
at 04:05 PM

Wisper, you've proved yourself ignorant. "Fake" "Unfunctional" Gymnastic exercises have greater carryover to barbell exercises than vice versa. Many people who can hold a full planche are closer to benching twice their bodyweight than powerlifters are to even holding a tuck. Moving your body through (or holding it in) space requires much more effort and tension than moving an object with your limbs.

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on January 15, 2012
at 03:33 PM

lot of Tnation folk are borderline paleo, too. Foodwise.

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on January 15, 2012
at 01:29 PM

I am serious :) Btw, no one said that this is instead of squats & deads, Ido himself uses BWEs for the upper body and weights for the lower body. From my own experience, hard BWEs have much more carryover to weights than vice versa. I guess you should tell it to his face that his training is "fuckarounditis" just becaue Berkhan doesn't enjoy moving more than an hour a week ;) And what is "real functional strength" anyway...

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on January 15, 2012
at 12:19 PM

Robb Wolf, Matt Lalonde and Mark Sisson know a fair bit about fitness and strength training.

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at 12:14 PM

Awesome results if you're planning to join Cirque du Soleil :) Assuming you're serious, that's the worst kind of #fuckarounditis there is. Those kinds of exercises might be useful only as supplements to real functional strength exercises, such as deadlifting, squatting, bench pressing and pull-ups/chin-ups.

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at 10:55 AM

I would like to encompass strength training, power training and corrective work with regards to fixing posture and muscular imbalance through out the body into a weekly program. To learn about the biomechanics of the body in relation to the common powerlifts.

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at 10:54 AM

I would like to encompass strength training, power trainving and corrective work with regards to fixing posture and muscular imbalance through out the body into a weekly program. To learn about the biomechanics of the body in relation to the common powerlifts.

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on January 15, 2012
at 11:27 AM

For me it's definitely Ido Portal, by far:

http://www.youtube.com/user/portaldo/videos

His clients get awesome results, moreover the man has been doing paleo for more than a decade :)

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on January 16, 2012
at 12:28 PM

so please enlighten us and show your results, otherwise you're just another keyboard warrior. there's more to training than just getting stronger or more muscled, exploring and enjoying movement for example. maybe it's you who is ignorant and should educated himself more on the matter. You are more than welcome to check out my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/jingangquan and here is a recent picture http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T4oAWC3u4FI/Tu0GO6nwlJI/AAAAAAAAAEM/SRxgPu3rGFo/s1600/SDC10183.JPG No please le us see what you have achieved with your superior knowledge and methods...

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on January 16, 2012
at 10:46 AM

Ignorance is bliss.

892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

(776)

on January 16, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Very nice youtube channel,ChenZhen. You're a boss in my book.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on January 15, 2012
at 12:14 PM

Awesome results if you're planning to join Cirque du Soleil :) Assuming you're serious, that's the worst kind of #fuckarounditis there is. Those kinds of exercises might be useful only as supplements to real functional strength exercises, such as deadlifting, squatting, bench pressing and pull-ups/chin-ups.

1a641bbff1a7b0a70f08410376bbdf6b

(1587)

on January 15, 2012
at 01:29 PM

I am serious :) Btw, no one said that this is instead of squats & deads, Ido himself uses BWEs for the upper body and weights for the lower body. From my own experience, hard BWEs have much more carryover to weights than vice versa. I guess you should tell it to his face that his training is "fuckarounditis" just becaue Berkhan doesn't enjoy moving more than an hour a week ;) And what is "real functional strength" anyway...

E242ecf1fecbac866894059f5304b4c6

(318)

on January 15, 2012
at 04:05 PM

Wisper, you've proved yourself ignorant. "Fake" "Unfunctional" Gymnastic exercises have greater carryover to barbell exercises than vice versa. Many people who can hold a full planche are closer to benching twice their bodyweight than powerlifters are to even holding a tuck. Moving your body through (or holding it in) space requires much more effort and tension than moving an object with your limbs.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on January 16, 2012
at 10:45 AM

Ignorance is bliss.

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on January 15, 2012
at 09:46 AM

Martin Berkhan at www.leangains.com

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on January 15, 2012
at 12:22 PM

Alex Hutchinson, Skyler Tanner, Doug McGuff, Lyle MacDonald.

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on January 15, 2012
at 12:17 PM

Look through the AHS 11 lectures on exercise. Dr. Doug McGuff, Erwan LeCorre, Mark Sisson (on the importance of play) and several others.

http://ancestryfoundation.org/

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on January 15, 2012
at 11:59 AM

Many of the best experts post on Testosteron Nation (t-nation.com). Yes, there are pictures of steroided bodybuilders, but the training principles are same and sound, and they have numerous articles for starting lifters.

The site and even the articles push their own (expensive) supplements heavily, so I wouldn't take any of their supplement advice, except perhaps the generic ones you can also get from elsewhere.

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on January 15, 2012
at 03:33 PM

lot of Tnation folk are borderline paleo, too. Foodwise.

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on January 15, 2012
at 10:57 AM

I would say Kelly Starrett, more positioning, mobility and such, but excellent nonetheless, Louie Simmons, Greg Everett, Mark Rippetoe, Dutch Lowy, and many others. Robb Wolf would be a good one to ask, he's usually a great wealth of knowledge and knows who else to ask.

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on January 15, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Mark Rippetoe .

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on January 15, 2012
at 09:58 AM

What are your goals?

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on January 15, 2012
at 10:55 AM

I would like to encompass strength training, power training and corrective work with regards to fixing posture and muscular imbalance through out the body into a weekly program. To learn about the biomechanics of the body in relation to the common powerlifts.

2ab4ed281dea1f702172337770600850

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on January 15, 2012
at 10:54 AM

I would like to encompass strength training, power trainving and corrective work with regards to fixing posture and muscular imbalance through out the body into a weekly program. To learn about the biomechanics of the body in relation to the common powerlifts.

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