"I agree that you have a perfectly legitimate reason to deadlift relatively infrequently and given that you can dead 635 easily, your program obviously works. In fact I heartily agree with everything in this post.
My implied point was that it is possible, however unlikely, that some people who train other lifts only once a week might also have legitimate reasons for doing so.
If "There are no universal truths in lifting- there's only what's working for you right now, and what have and haven't worked for you in the past.", why is it necessary to imply that everyone who trains comparatively less frequently is a base coward? While I agree that probably most people who adopt lower frequency training systems do so out of indolence, some extremely strong mother fuckers have adopted lower frequency training programs for for reasons in line with points one two and three under "What'd I learn from this?"
You've offered ample evidence that your training system is a good one, but constantly bashing other systems does little to further your case. I like that you are willing to call people bleeding vaginas and the like, but I'm pretty sure you've hit some people to whom the epithets don't apply with collateral damage. Still, great blog, and much respect.
Oh, and to the loyal followers, I'm pretty sure Jamie isn't going to cry himself to sleep tonight because I called him a hypocrite, so you probably don't need to leap to his defense. Kool-Aid isn't paleo so don't drink it. No one ever improved themselves by being constantly told how great they are and being shielded from criticism."
First, an elucidation of my point in the previous entry- I was not posting an excuse for why I had been deadlifting tremendously infrequently. Instead, I was posting an explanation of how I came to structure my workouts to facilitate more frequent training. Thus it is the how, not the why or the what, that is important in the creation of a routine, be it wildly unstructured or rigidly constructed. Given the fact that no two people are alike, and that no two people will likely respond identically to similar loads, uniform structure for any workout seems to me to be absurd. Granted, various parties will assert that the average person can handle a certain load, but there is a simple counter to that- the average person does not, in fact, exist. The "average person" is a fictional character who exists only in the minds of people so deluded that they'll hold onto the fanciful notions of a fictional character to justify their construction of banal programs that produce mediocre results and insulate the program's creator from lawsuits. Furthermore, if an "average" person does exist somewhere, I will bet my spleen that they don't fucking lift, so any point predicated upon what the average person can do is moot.
If I'm wrong, you can have it.
Next, I'm certain that anyone can produce any number of reasons not to do something. I found that I was consistently crippling myself by deadlifting at over 95% of my 1RM, and so I drastically curtailed the frequency of that lift. It wasn't because my body could not handle more deadlifting- it was because my body couldn't handle more deadlifting at that loading protocol. I felt, however, that any weight under 585 was beneath me, both literally and figuratively (fuck me, I'm a funny motherfucker), and so I'd force myself through endless singles at what was at the time between 95% and 96.6% of my one rep max and fuck myself up in the process. Nowhere in my blog does it state that one should confine themselves to that sort of loading- I did it without actively considering the protocol, or the ramifications thereof, but rather because I liked deadlifting 6 plates.
As to the "constant bashing of others" to which you refer, I find a great many training systems to be predicated upon cowardice and a staunch adherence to mediocrity, and am pleased to state as much. I would caution one, however, not to read too much into those statements, as applying the perceived epithets therein to one's self, if you are not one of the parties specifically mentioned, is incorrect. I'll happily call out those parties whom I find distasteful, pathetic, or completely beneath contempt. If you're you've gone unnamed, it's likely because you're not one of those parties to whom I'm referring. I am attempting to make a fairly comprehensive list, though, and it'll be in an upcoming blog entitled "You're the Disease, and I'm the Cure", which was obviously inspired by the movie Cobra, in all of its wonder and glory. Hosanna in the highest.
As to the last bit, I actually welcome criticism, as it helps me flesh out bits of my thesis that are either mis- or simply not understood. For instance, people seem to have gotten the idea that forbid certain exercises, which is completely ridiculous. The only exercise for which I would suggest someone be summarily executed for performing is a squat on a swiss ball, because that's just fucking stupid, and of course, Hercules Curls, for reasons I've already outlined. That stated, if people feel like doing them, I could give a flying fuck- just know that you're an asshole and we can move on, haha. To the guys who'll going to whine, as they do incessantly, that I never address their criticisms, it's because they confuse slander and defamation, in the form of ad hominem attacks on myself and my family, with criticism. That's understandable, because they're obviously fucking retarded.
The denouement- if you've come to the conclusion that you're only capable of doing an exercise once a week, it's because of the manner in which you've chosen to do it, time constraints, or a simple conscious decision not to, rather than because you're incapable. I love shrugging, and always get carried away with it, and so I preclude doing so more often, because with the myriad pulling movements I find myself doing, I get all fucked up. Additionally, given that the shrug, the high pull, the clean, and the deadlift are all variations of what amounts to the same movement, it seems redundant to do them all everyday anyway. Thus, the fact that I'm doing cleans 4-6 days a week means that I'm essentially doing light, dynamic deadlifts in 70-85% of my workouts, and the fact that I've increased my deadlift by 20 lbs in the last couple months is a testament to my methodology, rather than an identification of hypocrisy therein.