I respect your opinion on this, but it’s sort of ignorant to sit there and say our opinion is dead WRONG. First of all, you really don’t have the experience or the knowledge base to make a statement of fact like that. Secondly, how do you know simple manual PE can’t still work 20 years down the line? Granted, I don’t know if it CAN work 20 years down the line, but I’m certainly not conceited enough to state for a FACT that it can’t.
What’s with all this proof shit?
I already linked you to ER’s pogress thread and while it doesn’t detail a journey of 5+ years, it does encompass an excessively longer time period than most are willing to believe where a SIMPLE manual approach can be effective. If you choose not to believe that, then that’s your problem.
Quit asking for PROOF unless you are prepared to show me proof that someone HAS to drastically increase the duration and intensity of their PE program in order to make consistent gains for years and years. Here’s a hint: You probably won’t find one.
For starters, very few people detail their journey out that far. Secondly, most of what you will find is how intense/long duration PE usually leads to nothing more than tissue toughening and one big fat *unbreakable* plateau.