But how can this be? all the old farts told me Barwis was overrated?
I have heard from some people that Barwis is controversial because he doesn't teach good technique. This video shows his athletes using great technique.
I have not heard any scuttlebutt that Barwis teaches poor technique. I'm not saying you're wrong/lying, but I think his history speaks for itself. He has had lots of kids go on to do things in the Combine and such, and Will Johnson did something like 52 reps on the bench press at Michigan's pro day (which was surely due in part to Johnson's work ethic, but also partly due to Barwis).