In today’s world where training articles are published each day, it is often difficult to distinguish between who is legit and who is a marketing creation. Many of today’s so-called trainers are nothing but desk jocks who live behind the computer and publish articles to the web. Unfortunately for them, real world experience cannot be downloaded or acquired through a weekend certification. As a result, it is no surprise that so many beginners become confused by what is often conflicting information. One so-called expert says one thing, while another says the opposite. The beginner is left with his head spinning, unsure of where to turn.
Therefore, when an accomplished athlete or coach is willing to share knowledge, it is a good idea to listen. A classic example can be found below. Within the video, you will see Richard Hawthorne share his thoughts regarding an exercise that he has mastered. He is truly a deadlifting machine. He has pulled over 600 pounds at a bodyweight of approximately 130 pounds. And while deadlifting may be his specialty, Richard is all around strong.
As for examples, you can see him pull 639.4 pounds below.
And while the keyboard warriors may cry that Richard is built for the exercise, no one pulls over 600 pounds at his bodyweight without a tremendous amount of hard work and consistency. Richard Hawthorne has clearly worked extremely hard and is quite knowledgeable about strength development. Whether you follow all of his advice or not, you can certainly benefit from his example and learn from his experience.
For those interested, you can find additional videos from Richard at the following link:
“As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie