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Steve,please post links including post numbers to the other posts you're talking about.
Technique Trading and Development
In previous multiple posts, I have provide a research and anecdotal sources on this topic. So, I am not sure as to why I need to re-post it.
Secondly, in providing previous research data that contradicts something that StrongFirst advocates, the push back reply was along the line of...
"We don't say you're wrong, only that we know what we do works."
It did not follow, "there's a difference between giving detailed reasons why a certain approach isn't what you'd choose to do on the one hand..." The StrongFirst method was accepted as "We know what we do works", end of discussion.
Dr Craig Marker
Craig is definitely one of the StrongFirst's Shining Stars.
As Craig so aptly stated, "Your feelings don’t matter! That is, your subjective feeling of the effectiveness of a workout is not important as what science tells us..." Source: HIIT versus HIRT
In other works, some training methods and protocols are wrong and misguided.
With that stated, let look at...
What Works and What Works Better
Training, everything in life, needs to be based on scientific research (as Craig Marker stated) combined with anecdotal data.
Research often works backward; it see what works and then tried to understand what drives it. Often the research results in, "We know it works but we don't can only guess as to why".
However, just because something works doesn't mean it is the most effective method in obtaining results.
As an example, driving a nail with a crescent wrench falls into the "We know what we do works" category. However, using a hammer is more effective.
Why not "Work smarter than harder"?
My primary objective (as most on this site) is to provide and share factual research and empirical data that maximize training goals rather than derailing them.
It bother me (as I believe it does with most on this site) when incorrect information is passed on to other due to "Altered Facts" rather than "Scientific Facts".
Since this topic is exhausted, I'm putting it to bed.