First of all, I would give anything to be able to be trained by Barwis regularly. I think the guy is incredible. However, just reading through the Dline preview from Brian and some of the other previews, what stands out is how many guys have shed bad weight (e.g. BWC) and how many others have been effectively putting on good weight. This starts with the S&C philosphy and approach in addition to diet which is possibly even a bigger factor.
Wellman and Barwis are both very talented but it could be said Wellman has been more effective during his limited time at Michigan in getting guys into playing shape. I can't imagine it is just because we shifted from heavy emphasis on Olympic lifts, it has to be more than that. Does anyone have any insight on this part of our program? Have we also changed our approach to diet as well? Is is simply better participation? Maybe it is just the effect of multiple years in the program finally creating change. Would appreciate some inside info. Thanks.