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I am looking to discover a strength-training source of information(forum/database, etc.). I am wondering if anyone out there has any ideas? 'T-Nation' I found to be too low-brow, 'Dave Draper' to be too sluggish and bodybuilding-oriented, 'Straight to the Bar' not interactive enough, 'bodybuilding.com' too commercialized and T-Nation-esque. Are there no fora or internet sites out there that advocate old-school training(hypertrophy, bodybuilding, power and oly lifting)? I am curious to delve into the depths of strength-training lore in an old yet new way.

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on May 29, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Same thoughts here. T-Nation has good stuff, but always seemed to be heavy on people with steroids on the brain.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 15, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Yes, check the forums on the Pendlay site.. No site is perfect (except maybe this one :) I agree that T-Nation forums can be bad, but there is still a lot of people who are knowledgeable about lifting there.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 15, 2011
at 05:32 PM

will do, thanks doc.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 15, 2011
at 05:30 PM

I'll check it out. Sounds 'hyperborean' (as in 'garm' the wolf? no..?).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 15, 2011
at 05:29 PM

I've heard of it(elitefts.)-will check out. T-Nation has good articles when they can be come by but their forum is what I meant. Very rude people there.

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on May 15, 2011
at 05:28 PM

T-Nation can have some virtues but the forum is replete with neanderthal man. I've checked Pendlay's site but it appears he is selling a lot of items...I haven't checked the forum yet however.

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on May 15, 2011
at 02:29 PM

Contact Robb wolf directly. He is a stud in this area.

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Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

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on May 15, 2011
at 03:41 PM

try stronglifts.com, I have learned a lot from that site.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 15, 2011
at 02:36 PM

PersonMan, I have to disagree with you on T-Nation. There is also a lot of great information. I do recommend Doug Pendlay's site, however, it's much lower in traffic.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 15, 2011
at 05:28 PM

T-Nation can have some virtues but the forum is replete with neanderthal man. I've checked Pendlay's site but it appears he is selling a lot of items...I haven't checked the forum yet however.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 15, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Yes, check the forums on the Pendlay site.. No site is perfect (except maybe this one :) I agree that T-Nation forums can be bad, but there is still a lot of people who are knowledgeable about lifting there.

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on June 13, 2011
at 01:49 PM

I hate to say it, but 4chan and 7chan's fit boards usually have some pretty good info. 7chan's board is a little more mature, I think.

+1 for Stronglifts, its a great site.

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on May 30, 2011
at 12:03 AM

stumptuous.com is where i first learned about weight training, and it's still my favorite. i also follow mark rippetoe @ starting strength; his book by the same title and the program (ditto) are my personal training methods.

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on May 29, 2011
at 11:53 PM

leangains.com has a lot of traction here as well. Best thing about it is the minimalist nature. Lift heavy, 3-6 reps, at most 3 sets. 3 minutes rest between sets. Just a few lifts: weighted chinups, bench press, deadlift, and squat. If you can do more than 6 of any set, add more weight. Martin Berkhan also has a pretty good set of recommendations about fasted training, PWO nutrient partitioning, etc. Search around on his site, or just check out the loose guidelines he has posted.

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on May 29, 2011
at 07:48 PM

Rippetoe's site, T-nation, and Elite lifts are my favorite

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on May 29, 2011
at 07:35 PM

Mark Rippetoe has a site that includes a forum. http://www.startingstrength.com

He is a very good coach, if you can stand his "attitude". :-) I go through periods where I don't read his board because I decide he's an **shole, and then I get over it and read for a while.

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on May 29, 2011
at 07:11 PM

I use to visit this site a lot www.mindandmuscle.net/

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on May 15, 2011
at 04:40 PM

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 15, 2011
at 05:30 PM

I'll check it out. Sounds 'hyperborean' (as in 'garm' the wolf? no..?).

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on May 15, 2011
at 03:31 PM

i don't agree that Tnation isn't good. Theres def valuable info on there. Just cause they're selling stuff doesn't mean there isnt valid info on there. Rippetoe has articles on there, for example.

This is my best source, though:

http://articles.elitefts.com/

Jim Wendler, among many others, has lots of great stuff on there. Always informative and fun.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 15, 2011
at 05:29 PM

I've heard of it(elitefts.)-will check out. T-Nation has good articles when they can be come by but their forum is what I meant. Very rude people there.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on May 29, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Same thoughts here. T-Nation has good stuff, but always seemed to be heavy on people with steroids on the brain.

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