Jeff Cavaliere is a personal fitness trainer who has his own youtube channel called, AthleanX. It’s one of the biggest fitness youtube channels ever. In the past, I used to watch Jeff’s videos ’cause he is actually pretty knowledgeable and informative. Admittedly, he has helped me a lot and I use his deadlift instructional videos to help me.
Anyway, Jeff is in hot water for over a stupid reason… he is accused in the fitness youtube community of using “fake weights” when it comes to his deadlifting videos and other types of lifts. People also wanna criticize his form.
Ya know, I don’t think Jeff using fake weights ’cause he seems like a smart guy to me and I don’t think he’ll do that to himself on his youtube channel. I just laugh at people accusing him of using “fake weights” ’cause these are so-called experts who hasn’t even worked out in his gym and those accusing him haven’t even trained with him so these assholes trying to prove his “fake weights” are just wasting their time.
So far, Jeff hasn’t defended himself and responded to all the accusations yet but I think he will… give it time.
I think people are accusing Jeff of using “fake weights” ’cause they don’t think it’s possible for a guy that small to be lifting like 4 or 5 plates on a barbell on each side. Bullshit. It’s definitely possible for a small and skinny guy to lift the big ones. I think these fitness youtubers attacking him ’cause his channel is pretty big and they’re just jealous that he can lift the big deadlifts and they can’t, ya know?
Maybe Jeff’s deadlift form is a little off, sure but at least he can do it. Technically, though, Jeff isn’t really that small… he has a pretty damn good physique from the looks of things. Maybe that’s another thing they’re jealous about. You don’t have to be a fat ass to lift big weights and I think Jeff just proved that here. I think they are real 100%. The weight plates may look a little questionable but maybe it’s because it’s the padding on it and stuff. A semi-muscular man can still lift the huge deadlifts by good muscle and strong bone which Jeff has both.
Too many fitness youtube “experts” attacking Jeff like crazy and makes me want to be a fan of his work even more. They’re just jealous of him and that’s all.
How would Jeff prove that he can deadlift all them weight plates? I want to see him deadlift the old-school weightplates, the ones without the covered padding… the grey metal ones I’m talking about. Soon, I can see him releasing a deadlift video so he can silence all his doubters and critics.
Jeff seems like a stand up guy too. He seems very nice, polite and very humble the way I’m seeing things. Most fitness youtube gurus are just know it alls and arrogant assholes. They can’t stand how nice Jeff is, hey???
I’ve seen many powerlifters that are about Jeff’s size lifting deadlifts like 495 lbs. or way over. Yeah, it can be possible, don’t listen to the assholes. Strong bones, good muscle and good technique is all it takes and Jeff has all three.
Don’t judge the book by it’s cover.