Ancient rowers must have had the best lats in history. Imagine your life is pulling or dying.

Ancient rowers must have had the best lats in history. Imagine your life is pulling or dying.

What other functions provided the perfect muscle development?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah I'm sure staving slaves had much better lats that modern weightlifters.
    And army privates have the biggest pecs in the world from all the pushups they do

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not all of them were slaves THOUGH

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        none*

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No way Ottomans or Mycenaean Greeks didn't used slaves. Not even counting eastern peoples.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's incredibly stupid to use slaves as soldiers, they used them for labor/housekeeping, not for rowing their boats to war.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              While there were janissary slave revolts pretty sure they were the ottomans most effective fighting force for hundreds of years. They had a shocking amount of political power at times.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >only war ships existed and/or only war ships needed rowing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can stop capslocking though, the basedjackers have been banished to the sharty.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Can you explain the "THOUGH" thing please

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There used to be obnoxious people going around autistically criticizing the usage of though as superfluous (it's not, it modifies the tone and sureness of a statement). Myself and other anons started putting though in all caps to instigate these anons to try to make them stop.
            https://basedjakwiki.net/Though

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Are these the same people who say "thoughever" and things like that? Link doesn't work for me btw

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Supposedly Hispanic ESL gays use "though" a lot. Thoughever is used to bully them.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes but it's all for fun thobeit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not anymore thankfully. At least in the US. But yeah before, the fitness test was based on push-ups, situps, and a run because the army was 50 years behind fitness science and still stuck in the 70s when some pushing power and a trim wiry runners body was considered peak fitness (Thanks a lot fricking Bruce jenner). Now obviously we know that to be moronic so soldiers would often supplement their training with other forms of training anyway. Now we finally have new standards which include a full range of body development which measures aerobic, anaerobic, strength, endurance, and power hitting every muscle group in the body. Good shit.

      But yeah, used to have slumped over privates from overdevloped chest and tris, back problems and hernias from the situps, and possessing the ability to jog

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bullshit bullshit bullshit.

        1. That training method was chosen because people actually thought all wars would be nuclear bombs left and right in the future, so physical fitness wasn't considered that important, just a baseline of fitness and health to keep desk jockeys from disintegrating.
        For the history of US Army fitness training, see here:
        https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/APRT_WhitfieldEast.pdf
        Huge study about US military fitness from before WW1 to the modern day. Very interesting if you're into fitness history.
        tl;dr: Nobody has found a perfect exercise system for soldiers so far

        2. Bruce Jenner, a decathlete, trained more IST style than you think. Powerlifting, Oly lifting, and speed-strength, low reps, high intensity. That's decathlon training because out of 10 events, only one is about endurance.

        3. Nobody ever got hernias and posture problems from high rep low weight.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      didn't greeks row themselves?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes. merrily merrily merrily merrily.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll give you a small gastrointestinal perforation. stop making homosexual threads

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a misunderstanding that rowers were slaves. Originally, in Greek times (the buttfricking era), being a rower was a paid gig and very honorable apparently. Those guys were probably gigajacked.

    Romans, as usual, just did degraded versions of Greek shit and had slaves rowing. Those guys were probably emaciated plebs that ate shit and died horribly.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Row, you lazy prostitutes, row!
    >Greeks are dying! Row!
    What to do?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How much you think Ajax could bench? Considering he's the strongest men in a world where everyone does heavy physical labor.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It must be similar to pic related

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was speaking about this recently after doing the rowing machine in the gym, they must have been in absolutely insane shape.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    didn't this mofos have sails?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only small ones, they'd have assisted with rowing, but not big enough to move the ship at any meaningful speed.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And they had to maneuver+ rapdily accelerate in order to ram the sides of their enemies

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ancient people were fricking minuscule. Average zoomer at a gym is bigger, taller and stronger than olympic athletes from ancient history.

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