I had to unsubscribe from the SL daily email...

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mirrim52
mirrim52 Posts: 763 Member
When I read this:

"Because as the saying goes: a skinny-guy with a low body-fat is like a fat woman with big boobs.

Doesn't really count lol."

wtf??? Who says crap like that?
I think his "girlfriend" who lifts is a figment of his imagination, probably in response to the "girl" who beat him at arm wrestling.

Just needed to vent :P
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  • aylajane
    aylajane Posts: 979 Member
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    Off topic, but how to you subscribe to adaily email on groups? I cant find an option like that! And updates to bookmarked threads are not put into my regular forum notification list.
  • DawnEmbers
    DawnEmbers Posts: 2,451 Member
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    I'm guessing the email is from the SL site or app and not one from here. I know I don't get those emails and I don't mind the guy much because the only thing I've seen is the videos showing him go through workout A and B. Those were kinda amusing with some of his swearing and comments. *shrugs* The rest, I've never seen or gotten, but probably better off that way.
  • mirrim52
    mirrim52 Posts: 763 Member
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    Sorry, yes! Not this site. :) It is the mailing list from the stronglifts website. I knew he was very biased towards men, but that was too much, and not at all "motivating" like they were supposed to be.
  • logg1e
    logg1e Posts: 1,208 Member
    edited January 2015
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    I didn't realise he did emails, but with that misogynistic nonsense I don't think we're missing out.

    (Nonsense wasn't my first choice of word there).
  • psych101
    psych101 Posts: 1,842 Member
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    Haha oh yes, Mehdi is awesome like that. I also unsubscribed a little while ago. His emails are basically the same formula:

    Question

    Blah blah don't be weak, do stronglifts
    Stronglifts
    Stronglifts
    Have a mentioned you should do Stronglifts?

    No excuses

    Mehdi
  • canadianlbs
    canadianlbs Posts: 5,199 Member
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    he's the kind of person that i'd just walk away from if it were a workplace lunchroom or a party or anywhere else. i don't even see it as rude, me. it's not like he's talking to anyone but his own manic ego anyway, so obviously the tactful thing to do is absent yourself from a person like that so the two of them can be alone together. just scanning the site itself, i saw that he relies heavily on the kind of cheapjack dishonesty i most despise.

    1. yadayadayadablahblah
    2. attribute little chunk of fallacious thinking to you that you weren't going to make
    3. abuse/ridicule you for it
    4. triumphantly re-prove how right he is.

    i think i saw something on the site from that category, that just closed the door on him in my mind forever. it was one of these pieces of strawman *kitten* and the step-3 comeback was 'sure you could do that, but don't forget to bring your box of tampons with you to the gym'. in other words not only is he a bully and a manipulator, but he clearly sees 'female' by definition as an insult. that was me done.
  • TravelsWithHuckleberry
    TravelsWithHuckleberry Posts: 955 Member
    edited January 2015
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    This kind of *kitten* just pisses me right off. This kind of *kitten* is exactly the kind of *kitten* that feeds that "No man will ever find me attractive at this weight -- and if he does there's something wrong with him" voice in my head that I keep trying to shut up.

    What a f*cking douche-bag. :(

    I have half a mind to write a strongly worded email to Medhi about this one.
  • canadianlbs
    canadianlbs Posts: 5,199 Member
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    make sure you hit him in the 'customer' nerve if you do. when you get to the bottom line, he's primarily a marketer, so that's probably the only aspect that would even slightly rattle him. anyone who'd talk about women like that is already pre-wired to not give a *kitten* about women's opinions . . . although the temptation to drop to his level and get rude about his own gene-pool ranking would be pretty overwhelming.

    it is a fact that nothing would ever persuade me to send a penny his way. ever.
  • DawnEmbers
    DawnEmbers Posts: 2,451 Member
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    Seems like the audience is more like people who like to read the articles on T-Nation. Or there was another male based site that was all about the "masculine" and over macho malarky but I can't remember the name. That or the guys that watch youtube videos that parody women working out and will comment about how that's why they don't workout with women. Because humor is lost on them and they don't realize women don't need the bathroom every 2 minutes while they are working out. *shakes head* Some people's kids...
  • VeryKatie
    VeryKatie Posts: 5,952 Member
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    I unsubscribed on day 2 hahaha. I don't want all that junk gumming up my email. It's all on the website, except for the spreadsheet. So now I have my spreadsheet.

    That's a pretty terrible comment though.
  • mirrim52
    mirrim52 Posts: 763 Member
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    Makes me kind of pissed off I gave him $1.99 when I bought the warm up pack for the app :P On the other hand, it makes me want to go out and give money to Mark Rippetoe, who, at the very least, gives the impression that he respects women, and shows videos and diagrams of women doing the lifts. My husband borrowed me a copy of Starting Strength, but I now feel compelled to go out and pay for it.
  • ScientificExplorerGirl
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    VeryKatie wrote: »
    I unsubscribed on day 2 hahaha. I don't want all that junk gumming up my email. It's all on the website, except for the spreadsheet. So now I have my spreadsheet.

    That's a pretty terrible comment though.

    I unsubscribed on day 2 as well!!!
  • MissHolidayGolightly
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    As they say, there's a douche born every minute. Did I get that right?

    I had subscribed when I started but never got any of his emails. I then randomly started getting them several months after for a few weeks. I perused them at my leisure but the formula was obvious and gimmicky. They come across like those late night commercials for *insert bogus magical product here* that manipulate data and provide testimonials to get you to buy the product. It's just a bummer because SL is actually a good product so I hate to draw similarities between Beach Body Cleanses, Japanese foot detox pads, and God's healing water. I don't remember marking the daily emails as spam but they stopped coming one day. No tears were shed.



  • TravelsWithHuckleberry
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    Same thing happened with me, MissH. I went to find the one where mentioned in the original post and don't have it. Makes it harder to write my strongly worded response, but am still considering it. Grrr.
  • Llamapants86
    Llamapants86 Posts: 1,221 Member
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    I just chalk it up to him being a douche and move on (and of course unsub because no one needs that crud in their inbox). The joy of the internet is it gives any one and every one a voice, the boo hiss of the internet is some people have *kitten* coming out of their mouths.
  • Sumiblue
    Sumiblue Posts: 1,597 Member
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    I unsubscribe do yesterday. I've been to his site and the FB page and it was pretty clear that Mehdi assumes that his audience is only male. Big mistake since there are many, many women interested in SL, as we well know. The emails don't give me anything I need and after reading his personal "before" story about how he was so weak that a "girl" beat him arm wrestling (gasp!). The image he is projecting out into the world is so juvenile. I don't need that in my inbox, thank you very much. SL is a great lifting program. Too bad Mehdi is the ambassador for it.
  • ScientificExplorerGirl
    ScientificExplorerGirl Posts: 535 Member
    edited January 2015
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    Sumiblue wrote: »
    SL is a great lifting program. Too bad Mehdi is the ambassador for it.

    Agreed!!!
  • MissHolidayGolightly
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    I happened to be reading a summary by Jason Blaha of Ice Cream fitness because I keep hearing about it but I never actually looked it up to see what it was. Reading along and it seems like 5x5 with some tweaks and more accessories. Then I scroll to the FAQ and I see something along the lines of, "If you don't want to squat or deadlift, then I invite you to take your tampons with you to the gym!"

    Well asshat, lower body work such as squats are actually popular with women because we aren't so focused on arms like the bros you were trying to insult by claiming they are women. I invite you to shove said tampons up your rear.
  • canadianlbs
    canadianlbs Posts: 5,199 Member
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    oh, it was him who said that. i thought it was mehdi, but i guess there's a prick born every minute.
  • VeryKatie
    VeryKatie Posts: 5,952 Member
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    oh, it was him who said that. i thought it was mehdi, but i guess there's a prick born every minute.

    Maybe they both said it.