East meets West once again in Part 2 of this discussion moderated by Greg Glassman as Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov and Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell discuss the finer points of training.
Romanov is a Russian, while Simmons has long been using Russian research, so the two are speaking the same language even though one is looking to produce top runners and the other is working to train powerlifters to squat over 1,000 lb.
The fascinating debate includes discussion of speed, muscle contractions, periodization and goal setting, training intensity and rep schemes, and general physical preparedess.
One conclusion is offered by Coach Glassman:
“We also don’t understand any sport so well as to be able to with tremendous specificity define what program’s going to maximize the output. We find that skills and capacities that you’d think were seemingly irrelevant to the activity make a hell of a difference.”
Additional reading: Squatting Outside the Box by Russell Berger, published Apr. 11, 2009.