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Old 03-07-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
Jason Scully
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Has anyone ever heard of Superslow. I was reading up on it and it's really hard for me to grasp. Especially the way they talk about it like it's the end all of exercise.

Here as some links to check out what i'm talking about:

www.superslow.com
http://garylindahl-pt.com/ss_means.htm
http://www.seriousexercise.com/artic...erslow_qa.html
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Old 03-07-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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It is a font of stupidity in vast wasteland of idiocy.

I have no...zero, none, nada, ne'r, nothing...respect for the authors and followers of this cult. It is the worst kind of science.

I would welcome all my competition to train in this fashion.

It is crap. It is groundless.

Bringing this up hurts my eyes...the idea of Superslow makes my stomach hurt and my IQ drops measurably thinking about it. I barely can write.

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Old 03-07-2005, 06:33 PM   #3
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The following is an excerpt from the Q&A of Dr. Whats-his-name:

Q:"Twenty minutes? You mean I can get fit and stay fit in as little as 20 minutes per week?"

Dr. WHN: "Precisely! And, because the workout environment is kept cool and dry - and brief - you don't work up a sweat. So you don't need to waste additional time showering after your workout."}

Dr. Hutchins, I do not know much about your field of athletic training/Physical Therapy, but the above statement is probably the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my life.
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:36 PM   #4
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:00 PM   #5
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HAHA...sorry guys for stirring you up. I feel the same way you do. The only reason I even asked was because someone from another forum was asking about personal trainer certifications and a couple of people mentioned that person should get superslow. Then I checked it out and it gave me a headache reading the rediculous claims. Just wanted to get some other opinions.
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:04 PM   #6
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A friend of mine said that his gym has a group of 70 year old plus women with trashed joints that have taken this up. Since you don’t actually move much, it is something they can do. I would say in their case believing they can do this gets them out, and that is something. So perhaps it has its place in geriatrics! For the rest of us, I like your view John. . . . .
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:07 PM   #7
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Gee, Dan, Grady . . .

You don't have to sugarcoat it. You can tell us what you really feel :wink:
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:08 PM   #8
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I think there main focus at first was with geriatrics but then saw dollar signs and expanded to everyone which is definitly a mistake.
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:14 PM   #9
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I would rather see the geriatric population use crossfit. When I read about the results our older folks are getting in terms of increased fitness and reduced illness I see no peer for crossfit for the elderly.
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:01 PM   #10
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Marketing Slogan: Superslow. . .for the superslow.
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