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Bared Joe



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PostSubject: Dumbbells?   Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:10 pm

First post.

Hey, i've always wondered do any of you guys ever use actual weights insted of just using your body weight?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, just curious.

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PostSubject: Re: Dumbbells?   Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:59 pm

used to a while ago. now i dont...unless I do weighted pullups with a dumbbell
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbbells?   Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:40 pm

Yeah. Back squats, standing presses, deadlifts. Also do kettlebell swings. Weights are useful, just as bodyweight work is. It all depends on your goals. If you only want a one arm chin up, then having a 1000 lb back squat won't help. But you can get a one arm chin up and still maintain a good level of maximal strength in the lower body. Prioritize.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbbells?   Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:29 pm

raja wrote:
Yeah. Back squats, standing presses, deadlifts. Also do kettlebell swings. Weights are useful, just as bodyweight work is. It all depends on your goals. If you only want a one arm chin up, then having a 1000 lb back squat won't help. But you can get a one arm chin up and still maintain a good level of maximal strength in the lower body. Prioritize.

Deadlifts and some KB work. prioritize. Yes!

Think about this: You will have to pick up things in life and move them.
If you never train those movements then you will be losing out on some great benefits. That's why the deadlift is awesome. also, Olympic Lifting has been researched to benefit athletes in all sports.

isolation exercise like preacher bicep curls and seated leg extensions are dumb. train movements not individual muscles.

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PostSubject: Re: Dumbbells?   Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:11 am

dead lifts and squats once every 2 weeks, appart from that....all bodyweight.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbbells?   Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:51 am

Same here i deadlift 1-2 times its a huge compound that is great for overall power, as John said it benefits all athletes to me this is the one weightlifting exercises to keep.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbbells?   Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:53 pm

Johnny 5 wrote:
Deadlifts and some KB work. prioritize. Yes!

Think about this: You will have to pick up things in life and move them.
If you never train those movements then you will be losing out on some great benefits. That's why the deadlift is awesome. also, Olympic Lifting has been researched to benefit athletes in all sports.

isolation exercise like preacher bicep curls and seated leg extensions are dumb. train movements not individual muscles.


One of the things that bodyweight-enthusiasts forget to mention is that when you forego weight training, your proficiency with handling outside weights declines. If you stop deadlifting, you'll probably begin to pick objects up in the wrong way(bending at the spine instead of the legs).

Plus, heavy overhead work is similar to handstand work. Try balancing 200 lbs overhead. It's very similar to handstand work and can certainly help you develop strength, although it's best to train handstands by actually doing handstands.

In my opinion O-lifting is unparalleled in the excellent athletes that it produces in terms of lower body explosiveness and strength. The ideal athlete would do o-lifting and gymnastics, with some sprinting thrown in the mix.

Isolation moves can be useful for rehab work or strengthening the connective tissue. But for getting stronger, there certainly are better ways.
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