Podcast #98: Jeffrey Wolf


“I think you can be honest with your marketing without being super over sensational.”

“It used to be people come in, I’m looking to get in shape, put on a little muscle, lose a little weight… now, everyone who comes in has self diagnosed them self to the nth degree.”

“It’s just harder now to train people than it’s ever been because people have fixed ideas on what’s going on.”

One side: Bulletproofer. Other side: Pain is so complex, we don’t have any answers for it: “I think there’s a good medium in between.”

Bulletproofing: “What do you say to the guy who has done all the things and still ends up blowing his ACL out. You don’t have answers for it. There’s a lack of responsibility.”

“If it’s not the answer to when things go wrong, it’s probably not the answer when things go right either.”

Training related products: “they sell their philosophy on training because they don’t have results or clients that sell their philosophy for them because A) they don’t have clients or B) it doesn’t work.”

“People that can’t get results, they sell a philosophy, they sell an idea.”

“Everyone sells a course on how they did the thing but where is the thing?”

Wizard of oz. Smoke and mirrors.

“When you get new information and you’re pretty good at what you do, new information is more likely to confirm your biases than not.”

Courses: “I’m not looking for what’s different. That’s too easy. I’m looking for parallels.”

“When I stopped looking for problems, I stopped having problems.”

“It’s rare to see someone use a lat Pulldown the way it was designed now… you’re not big enough or strong enough to even be considering this to be a problem.”

80s bodybuilding: “there were a lot of different ways they trained.”

“If this happens [knees in] all the time to all the best lifters, why is this even a thing [knees out].”

“I trained with Angus, David, ATG, Hypertrophy Clusters and it didn’t work for me… the problem is you. If it wasn’t you, one of those would have definitely worked. All of them would have worked.”

15 years training: “If you do this thing for that long, there’s no way you’re not gonna come out on the other side and not have the results that you want.”

“14 years and you still haven’t figure this thing out… why are you so behind something that hasn’t got you where you want to be.”

“If I squatted for 15 years and my squat never got better, I would have left that idea a long time ago.”

“Some people would be way better off if they never had access to that information.”

“You will find what you’re looking for.”

 People stagnating: “They’re just not training that hard.”

“Your left AIC pattern won’t put you in the grave but diabetes will.”

“You see a lot of first world problems… I don’t really have a lot of problems in my life but I’m really gonna focus hard on the fact that I sit on my right side more and I think it’s heavily affecting me.”

When someone has an injury: “I’m trying to be the least invasion to changing what they’re doing as possible.”

“Training can be monotonous but that’s the point.”

“The person assessing is also guessing, by the way… I’m gonna save myself some time, if I’m gonna guess, I’m gonna do it without an assessment.”

Going down the rabbit hole: “There’s nothing really to find there.”

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