Wednesday, September 25, 2013

30 Days of Squat! (Day 25) - Dr. Squat!

"... biomechanics. They think the answer lies in looking pretty. The answer lies in strength. And the only reason for the existence of the science of biomechanics is to get stronger. And they've forgotten that very important lesson." 
- Dr. Squat (Dr. Fred Hatfield)
Dr. Fred Hatfield is taking the opportunity here 11 minutes into his speech (in 1989) to mention his opinion on the (then) current state of the sport of weightlifting in the U.S. Thoughts echoed over a decade later by Louie Simmons. For what it's worth, I don't agree with every single thing presented without reservation. My guess is that Dr. Squat himself would probably change some of the content now, but it's interesting that, even almost 25 years later, there are so many gems here.

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