Engaging with Semere Tesfai is, with due respect of course, like sitting atop a mountain and trying to locate a fox hiding in the thick of a jungle that makes manoevers to all directions non-stop. The debate was related to questions addressed to three individuals whom Ghezae Hagos wanted to know their views. Semere just thought it was fine for him to contribute his take. But to do so, he had venture to something that was not relevant, and digressed to the issue of representation. So, he took the ELF congresses and their outcomes on the leadership levels as departure point to prove that Federalism would not be suitable to Eritrea and its realities.
I agree. Body building has had a steroid problem that they won’t even admit is a problem since the days of Arnold. My advice is to train for practical strength. I think a good initial goal is to be able to lift your body out of any position. For instance, if you had to pull yourself by one arm out of danger could you do it? If you had to restrain someone in your own weight class could you do it? I think a great look is born out of a body that has lots of practical strength. My issue with traditional weights (I’m probably going to anger body building traditionalist but please hear me out) is that they only train you for strength under ideal conditions. Braced joints, on even terrain, lifting very specific amounts of weight all while using economy of structure. What if you are on uneven terrain and need to hold weight in an awkward position that isn’t economical in structure? I think traditional weightlifting techniques definitely have their place but how practically fit are these roided out body builders? I’m betting a seasoned judoka could tie a body builder into knots once he gasses out trying to provide oxygen for those unnatural and inflexible muscles he has. So I think it depends on goals. Do you want to look like a muscle magazine cover model at the expense of endurance, balance and flexibility all while putting your major organs (heart, liver, kidneys etc.) at risk of failure through steroid use? Or would it not be better to develop strength that has practical application? I would stack any military school grad, MMA fighter or boxer or judoka going through a camp, any olympic athlete as more fit than a body builder. I think the term ‘fit’ shouldn’t be applied to body building. With practical strength the good looks will come. Look at Masahiko Kimura in the 50’s. That guy would easily be considered ripped even by today’s standard. So I think pumping iron is basically a waste of time for all but the most vanity obsessed as it offers little practical advantage in physical activity.
The only reason I didn’t give the tape a 5 star review is because I wish there was more on the roll.
It would be great to bring back the PINK tape if possible and sell in boxes, or another colour.
I bought some of the last run before it the issues happened with the supplier and was careful in using it, but now that the tape is back i’m loving using it every lifting session. Sold a couple rolls to other lifters in my gym and they love it (up here in Canada). This stuff stays on and won’t slip. Better then Goat Tape in my opinion. Goat tape has is plus’s but this stuff beats it on all accounts.
Thanks for bringing it back to the market.