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Saturday, January 17, 2009

DTs

If you emphasis everything, you emphasis nothing. Repeat, if you emphasis everything, you emphasis nothing. If YOU emphasis EVERYTHING, you EMPHASIS NOTHING! IF YOU EMPHASIS EVERYTHING, YOU EMPHASIS NOTHING!!!!! IF YOU EMPHASIS EVERYTHING YOU EMPHASIS NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU!!!!!!!! EMPHASIS!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING !!!!!!!!! YOU EMPHASIS !!!!!!!!! NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF >>>>>Y-O-U<<<<< !!!!!!!! EMPHFFFFFFASIS >>>>>>>>EVERYTHING<<<<<<<< !!!!!!!!!! Y-O-U EMPHASISZZZZZZZZZ !!!!!!!!!!!! >>>>>>>>NOTHINGNGNGNGNGNGNG<<<<< !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did I spell emphasize right?

I'm still reading that Dinosaur book. Yes there's some good information, sort of, in that there are a few pointers on some lesser-known movements. A few interesting things, like the idea that a thick bar has a specific stimulatory neurological effect that excites strength development throughout the body. It's not just that the brain influences the hand, but that the hand can influence the brain. And we know there is a spillover effect, as with, say, a foot-fetish -- the part of the brain that images the genitals is adjacent to the part that images the foot. Something gets sexualized that shouldn't be. Why not an analogous situation with the hand and general muscle building? He doesn't flesh it out in the way I just did, but the idea is there. As I say, interesting. And the chapter on concentration was actually good.

But good lord. For an articulate guy he's one of the worst writers I've ever encountered. Good grammar. Sentence structure sound enough. But no editor at all. Not great organization, but I can handle that. It's the grotesque multiplication of examples.
Imagine lifting 300 POUNDS!!! [and then he spends three or four pages telling us what it's like]!!!

Shut. The hell. Up.

I can't complain. I'm reading it. There's only one book I ever just threw into the trash while I was reading it.
Naked Lunch. Yuck. Where's a horsewhip when you need it. And as I say, this one has some good info. The dudes love it. Best book ever. Could be. Not however the best-written book ever.

Ah well. Just thought I'd get that off my chest.


J

3 comments:

bob k. mando said...

seeing as you're back on your fitness / physique kick, you'll probably appreciate this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNw_6DnFJ90

could do without the rap music, but whateryagonnado?

Jack H said...

No. Wrong, bucko. YOU'RE back on YOUR "fitness kick". I've ALWAYS BEEN FIT!!!! As for "physique" -- sonny, YOU'RE the one who needs to WORRY!!!!!!!!! WITH YOUR LOLLY POP HEAD AND YOUR PEAR-SHAPED GUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Jack H said...

Dude in the youtube video knows what he's about. Very impressive. They're not terribly unusual gymnastics moves, but elite. He's very good. Of course, he's about 5'6", but that takes nothing away from him. I'm sending the link to my son.

J