Are we ahead or behind
- 11-10-2010, 07:59 AM
Are we ahead or behind
The more I study Kung Fu (Hung gar) the more I realize how we lost so much of the iron game. We have special exercises that dont use weight or much at all that build nasty physiques for the guys who are taking in enough calories. When I was younger 18-20 I had a fascination with old time strongman and I discovered them.
There was Maxick
Trained with very little weight and mostly dynamic tension. Crazy physique huh? Trained tons of people the same way.
weights and dynamic tension
Are we missing a key link here guys. Is there something we dont know that they truly did. Interesting to think what these guys would have done with better than early 20th century nutrition and some supplements. These guys also set tons of strength records for their time.ACSM-CPT
- 11-10-2010, 08:04 AM
- 11-10-2010, 08:20 AM
Yes I have seen modern gymnasts which would actually go with some of the points I am making. We spend time after time trying to hoist heavier barbell after barbell to gain size yet there are so many other methods. We seem to live in a linear society of what works and what does not and throw everything else out of the picture for the newest craze. Now the point of me not being athletic it depends what you define as athletic. I know for a fact I do a lot of things that others can not, then again others can do things I can not. So it is all up in the air.ACSM-CPT
11-10-2010, 09:05 AM
There are a lot of people that do staight bodybuilding type training, there are others that do powerlifting, and others do statics, or endurance.
I'm not sure who you're referring to when you say "We seem to live in a linear society of what works and what does not and throw everything else out of the picture for the newest craze."
How is bodybuilding a new craze? How is being a gymnast thrown out? How is anyone stopping you from doing whatever kind of workout you please? What is your point?
11-10-2010, 09:22 AM
11-11-2010, 07:44 AM
i think we have got so wrapped up in the supplement game to enhance our physique , we forget that in the 30s 40 s 50 s and so on , a muscular physique was attainable without all the so called sophisticated and variety of supplements that are available today
11-11-2010, 07:52 AM
11-11-2010, 08:25 AM
on the subject of gymnasts, whilest im not too familiar with their training methods , i would suspect that the physiques they attain are due to high repetitious work using their own bodyweight. The parallel bars , vault are two disciplines that spring to mind .There are other factors ;nutrition , rest , maybe supplements but im just looking at the training aspect.
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