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    Default An EvilGenius Critique of Robert Oberst’s article “Deadlifts for Athletes?”



    An EvilGenius Critique of Robert Oberst’s article “Deadlifts for Athletes?”

    By Broderick "EvilGenius" Chavez

    As I said in the opening article "I DO HAVE AN AGENDA" the purpose of this forum is to offer level-headed, objective (at least as much as possible) review of published works from the world of strength and athletics. So here we go! This week’s (and very first) offering is a piece by Strongman Robert Oberst titled "Deadlifts for Athletes?"

    Here is Mr. Oberst's piece in full and unedited:

    Deadlifts for Athletes?

    By Robert Oberst
    May 2, 2014

    Now, before I get into this I want to explain where I developed my opinion on this subject. I played football for over 10 years and competed at the highest level. I was a shot-put thrower for several years and played hockey growing up until I was 13. I have a room full of plaques and trophies that I have acquired in those sports over time and now I am a professional strongman and a national champion MAS wrestler. I have had the privilege of working with some of the best coaches in the country, who work with professional athletes and Olympians alike. I’m not just “shooting from the hip” here. It has taken me well over a decade to develop what I feel is the best training regimen and I try to learn more every day.

    Read the rest of Oberst's article and Chavez's commentary @ http://www.rxmuscle.com/strength-art...us-chavez.html

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    So, is the deadlift worthwhile for all athletes or just for powerlifters or those who have to do deadlifts?

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