Originally Posted by dealt_with
Nonsense. The advances made in understanding about the properties of tendons, the neuromuscular system, how the body adapts and how gene expression is altered through different types of training has exploded in recent times. And when you understand something you can manipulate it.
Yes a weight will always be a weight but it's about what you do with it. Little advances make big differences, the world isn't going to be reinvented.
I think you're getting the fitness industry mixed up with the sports science/research industry.
Yep, right, aha, neuromuscular, properties, tendons, advances, gene expressions oh my! Boxing trainers while not as educated as the new S&C guys, still has done a fantastic job for over 200 yrs, developing many, many, many ATG's, HOF'rs, and have fine tuned their training over the yrs. The problem seems to be the S&C guys, are trying to bully their way in.
Let's get this straight, S&C is but one component of a training program. S&C guys now demand as much time or more than a boxing trainer. When people wonder why the skill level has decreased over the yrs as the bodies have looked better. Hmmmm, makes you wonder. Julio Cesar Chavez sr did alright without a six pack.