From Anthony Colpo:
When Matt and Jeff point this out, Fred replies:
“First, the editor of our book chose NOT to put a bibliography in the book. She also did not want too many technical references. She also felt that since two physicians were writing the book, this was authority enough.”
Heaven help us. Now you know why I have such a low opinion of most mainstream publishers and the popular format pap they produce. Evidently, valid scientific references are far too “technical” for their apparently stupid readership; far better to go with the “appeal to authority” phenomenon:
“Who needs citations?! Two of the authors have some fancy-sounding initials after their names! Yep, that more than makes up for the complete lack of scientific support for the absurd statements made in the book!”
An MD is trained in medicine, not in sport science. As made clear by their ‘review’ of the literature, they have no concept of even the most basic exercise science principles.
In Maximum Muscle, I did a fairly exhaustive look at training tempo and how it interacts with neurological and muscular interactions. If that weren’t enough
But the uncited claims of MDs — who obviously have no experience training anyone beyond the niche of untrained beginners — are sufficient?
Empirical evidence and science (when you look at it honestly) agree on this one.