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    Rambodoc is offline Senior Member
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    Default Steve Maxwell Blasts Everyone!

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    Practising moves (for self-learning) on You Tube: [url]www.youtube.com/thekbdoc[/url]

    There is an RKC in every surgeon (like me, as a random example).

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    Just seems like Steve being himself. He has his opinions on things.

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    This is from early August - it's not news and was posted here before. He's a man who talks the talk and walks the walk, so he's entitled to his opinions.

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    excellent read thanks for posting

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    Well, he kind of tells it like it is. I am now dabbling in GS. The one thing that keeps holding me back from really going after it as opposed to dabbling is, after watching tons of videos of GS athletes on YouTube, I don't really like the way any of these guys look. For the most part they look rather soft and out of shape. I guess it comes from predominantly working on exercises (snatch and jerk) that don't keep your muscles under tension very long.

    As for his views of the RKC and the Hardstyle community. He comes off as bitter that he isn't considered one the kettlebells in America founders. He completely ignores the fact the in ETK Pavel says to do a pulling exercise along with the other exercises. Every one is out to make money including him. All he's doing is tearing down others to build up his own fitness agenda.

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    Good read, it is hard to disagree with anything he said in the article.

    There are plenty of people who love the RKC methodology but are turned off and disappointed by the exploitative/dishonest marketing strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckie16 View Post
    Well, he kind of tells it like it is. I am now dabbling in GS. The one thing that keeps holding me back from really going after it as opposed to dabbling is, after watching tons of videos of GS athletes on YouTube, I don't really like the way any of these guys look. For the most part they look rather soft and out of shape. I guess it comes from predominantly working on exercises (snatch and jerk) that don't keep your muscles under tension very long.
    I agree. I would say that it would be easier to learn Hardstyle then GS as opposed to the other way around. In my own experience, I used to be stuck around 16 pullups doing it the "efficient" way, after I started doing them with tension (and only about 10 reps) when I did them the "efficient" way, I topped 20 easily.

    Hardstyle teaches strength better. Reading the forum, it's easy to see how many people were able to press heavier weight after finding their tension leakages.

    Also, anything that mostly involves high reps doesn't mean you can preform a heavy set of low reps, and vice versa. However, being able to do a few heavy sets puts you in a better position to be able to learn how to do a high rep set at a lighter weight.

    To me, hardstyle is about makin the exercise harder than it needs to be. while doing so, all the other muscles that may be unrelated to the movement or not used (even though they could be involved) the primary muscles for the movement are used up first/worked harder than they need to be due to strength imbalances. hardstyle teaches those supporting muscles how to work and assist.

    Any skill specific sport must also be practiced (honestly, you can't get better at it if you don't practice) but hardstyle helps improve athleticism, an athleticism makes sports easier.
    That's why natural athletes can be good and a wide variety of sports, they may already have the "WTH" effect in their DNA.
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    It was an interesting read. He had no problem attacking himself, as well.

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    I agree with him. This forum is a good example of that cult mentality. I'm not sure if it's hero worship, a man crush, or a circle jerk but to believe that kettlebells or anything else is the best form of exercise above everything else isn't just dangerous it's delusional

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben82 View Post
    To me, hardstyle is about makin the exercise harder than it needs to be. while doing so, all the other muscles that may be unrelated to the movement or not used (even though they could be involved) the primary muscles for the movement are used up first/worked harder than they need to be due to strength imbalances. hardstyle teaches those supporting muscles how to work and assist.
    huh? The point of creating tension is to make it easier not harder. If you want it to be harder add some weight to the bar, get a bigger bell, etc.

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