>deadlifts?

>deadlifts? ATG squats? Powerlifting?
>By Jupiter, I don't know if that's useful son. Calisthenics on the other hand... come, we must run 10km uphill in full armor.
>you do train cardio, right?
What would you reply?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Americans thinking the ancients did calisthenics
    Oh boy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I'm sure the greeks did SS lmao kys

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They did mostly speed strength exercises. If you look at decathletes training, that's very similar.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Calisthenics is literally derived from greek words “kalos” (beauty) and “sthenos” (strength). This form of exercise in which you use your own body as the stimulus was invented by them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Noooo my hecking superior ancestors were deadlifting 600lbs while blasting tren

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Noooo my hecking superior ancestors were deadlifting 600lbs while blasting tren

        >something has a greek name
        >therefore ancient greeks had it or did it
        fuck, so telekinesis was real all along

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >fuck, so telekinesis was real all along
          >he doesn't know

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know anon, please tell me.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              We built the pyramids with spells

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I will never understand people being wilfully obtuse. You'll probably say you were just pretending to be retarded next

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              How don't you understand anon's point that something doesn't have to have a name for it to have been practiced in the past?

              Do you think no one breathed before "breathing" was invented as a word?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              See

              Spartans are historically credited with having calisthenics as per of their physical training regime. The name is new, the training is not.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Spartans are historically credited with having calisthenics as per of their physical training regime. The name is new, the training is not.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Americans thinking the ancients did calisthenics
        Oh boy.

        Not only that but the first written reference to calisthenics was herodotus writing about persian spies seeing spartans doing bodyweight exercises before battle

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          All he says is that they were exercising, which doesn't have to mean calisthenics

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ancients did things similar to crossfit, not starting strength.

      Their squat/deadlift would be something akin to Atlas Stone lift or Zercher Deadlift/Squat with farm animals, sandbags or wrestling each other.

      They also exercised by holding halteres forward, shouting, most likely push ups, running, handstands, they were agility + endurance maxing beasts most of the time unless you had people who were training for Pankration in which case they would specialize in lifting heavy loads for their fighting.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    5ft6 and only ate mushrooms in fermented fish sauce. Post body OP

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They still conquered most of Europe

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’m a Romeaboo but I can assure you it wasn’t their physiques that let them do it. They were terrified of Gauls and Germans physically on a person by person basis.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol what the soldiers were fed a shit ton of meat and organs and whatever local fruit was around. you're thinking of gladiators, who ate bean + grains goyslop.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        An ancient army could only afford to feed meat to soldiers locally. Greeks could do it, for example, because mostly they were fighting other city States on their shitty peninsula.
        It's impractical to supply meat to an army at war on the scale of Rome. Grain is convenient to preserve and transport. Rome did not conquer the Mediterranean because of superior physical prowess, they had numbers, professional and uniform ranks, and the flexibility to discard what doesn't work and incorporate enemy tactics and technology.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I agree with almost everything you said but you have to realize that "meat" doesn't have to be transported, just animals that will become meat. Not to mention, there are always animals wherever the armies are, whether it's wildlife or from farms they are going through. Totally practical for all those soldiers to eat meat every day.

          I mean, it should be obvious to anyone with critical thinking skills that soldiers who did an incredible amount of physical work every day ate animal protein and energy-dense animal fats and not just grains. Sure grains would provide more calories, but you seem to be implying the soldiers ate very little or no meat and almost all their calories from grains. That's just silly and I hope you clarify.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And you think it's feasible to hunt enough game to feed 10,000+ men daily on a le ebin carnivore diet? It was supplemental at best.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >le ebin carnivore diet
              wtf are you talking about you retarded extremist? how the fuck do you get "roman soldiers ate a carnivore diet" from "soldiers obviously ate plenty of animal meat in addition to eating grains?" holy shit you are so retarded
              >do you think it's feasible
              yes and I described exactly how it would be feasible in my post which I am now assuming you didn't bother to read.

              anon really read "animal protein" and went into attack mode lmao wtf is wrong with you.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ignore the schizo veganoid, he knows nothing about diet, fitness and looks like a skellington from auschwitz.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He surely is a vegan if he thinks carnivore diets involve eating grains lol. Vegan brains are so nutritionally deprived, it's horrifying. Of course, the rest of their bodies are, too, but that's not as scary as their brains being completely starved of nutrition and non-functional.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Highly unlikely that ancient Roman armies could expect to eat meat daily. It was considered a feat of exceptional wealth and largess that American soldiers could eat meat daily during WWII, and that's with industrialized meat production.

            While it is likely that armies on the move would take advantage of natural food sources when available, it is unlikely that the army could devote enough manpower to procuring meat for the troops from natural sources while on campaign. Julius Caesar makes constant references to securing supplies of grain for his soldiers, but never once mentions securing meat for them.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              imagine posting all this and not just posting your body after 3 days of eating 2000 calories of bread and 300 calories of meat.

              like i said earlier ITT, it's absolutely amazing what people can brainwash themselves into thinking.

              yes, highly active grown men soldiers ate meat every day. no, your body can't run on bread only. PLEASE use your common sense at least a little bit instead of vaguely citing random historical events you read about on reddit.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >no, your body can't run on bread only
                Uh, yes it can. Saint Antony lived in a cave for 80 years eating nothing but bread.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you trolling?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, I'm serious. He began his hermitage in a cave in Egypt in his 20s and lived to the age of 102.
                He had a diet of only bread and water, and fasted most days.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ok, well I'm sorry to tell you that didn't actually happen. You can't live on just bread. If you think I'm wrong and you're right, just eat bread and water for 1 week yourself please.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Ok, well I'm sorry to tell you that didn't actually happen
                Except it did. Its well recorded and there were numerous witnesses to his life who left a written record.
                Why are you trying to cope so hard by claiming its impossible when it isnt at all?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's well recorded
                >provides no source
                every time lol

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://www.pappaspatristicinstitute.com/post/some-basics-for-studying-st-antony-the-great
                He was a pretty based guy. Even if you aren't Christian its still worthwhile to read about him.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >posts a blog
                >CTRL+F "cave" 0 results
                >CTRL+F "bread" 0 results
                anon wtf are you doing

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I posted a list of sources that detail the life of Saint Antony...
                But being lazy I can just go to his wikipedia page,
                >Anthony maintained a very strict ascetic diet. He ate only bread, salt and water and never meat or wine.[18] He ate at most only once a day and sometimes fasted through two or four days.[19][20]

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >a book written in 1989 by Barbara Watterson saying Saint Anthony was a teetotaller vegetarian means he only ate bread for 80 years
                Anon, I'm sure he was a wonderful person, but he never claimed to do this and I have no idea how you could possibly believe this. Do you seriously, in your heart of hearts, think that eating just bread would supply you with all of the essential amino acids and micronutrients?

                It's not a matter of opinion, so whether or not you believe it doesn't actually make it true, I'm just wondering if you sincerely hold this belief that a man can eat bread and NOTHING ELSE for 80 years.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >If you think I'm wrong and you're right, just eat bread and water for 1 week yourself please
                Are you seriously suggesting someone would die after eating only bread and water for a single week? Lmfao!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, I wasn't. I really doubt you actually lmfao'd, too. What a weird post.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I ate bread and water for one week and it was fine.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                are you obese?
                >inb4 "no"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ancient bread comes from a different strain of grain you pleb, ancient bread was high protein and packed full of vitamins

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Noo! Bread has always been processed white supermarket bread!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it was a magical strain that had magical protein!
                kek vegans really believe this. humans can't survive off bread, the protein has never been bioavailable, and grown men who do intense physical activity need to eat significant amounts of animal protein or they will catabolize themselves and die. they also wouldn't be able to do any physical work while they were dying. sorry

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >imagine posting all this and not just posting your body after 3 days of eating 2000 calories of bread and 300 calories of meat.
                Do you think that the Roman army gave a shit about big muscles? And why do you ignore the textual evidence that the Romans viewed grain as the most important part of the military diet and associated eating primarily meat with hardship?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not talking about big muscles. I'm talking about the ability to actually do intense physical activity. You literally will not be able to do intense physical activity every day unless you ate significant amounts of animal protein. lol nice projection though.
                >grain was important
                Yes I agree.
                >they wanted to eat more meat than they did
                Yes I also agree.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >they wanted to eat more meat than they did
                That's literally the opposite of what I said, is your reading comprehension that bad?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Your English is bad and if you think Roman soldiers associated eating an abundance of meat with "hardship," you are delusional on a scale I can't even comprehend. I don't even know what your point is anymore if that's what you are unironically saying.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >associated eating primarily meat with hardship?
                How is that bad, you fucking retard? Anyone with a fucking brain who grew up speaking English can understand that sentence.

                >Both Corbulo and his army, though suffering no losses in battle, were becoming exhausted by short supplies and hardships, compelled as they were to stave off hunger solely by the flesh of cattle.
                - Tacitus, Annals 14.24.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >he thinks that passage means "the Roman soldiers were really sad to have an abundance of meat"
                >he is insulting the English skills of others
                oof

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >every example of the Romans eating mostly meat is because they're going to fucking starve otherwise
                >its not associated with hardship

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I still don't really understand your point. If anything, it proves that Roman soldiers ate meat daily, because they were still eating meat when their supplies were fucked up and they couldn't get enough calories (hardtack) in. Really all just boils down to exactly what I said like 80 posts ago here

                I agree with almost everything you said but you have to realize that "meat" doesn't have to be transported, just animals that will become meat. Not to mention, there are always animals wherever the armies are, whether it's wildlife or from farms they are going through. Totally practical for all those soldiers to eat meat every day.

                I mean, it should be obvious to anyone with critical thinking skills that soldiers who did an incredible amount of physical work every day ate animal protein and energy-dense animal fats and not just grains. Sure grains would provide more calories, but you seem to be implying the soldiers ate very little or no meat and almost all their calories from grains. That's just silly and I hope you clarify.

                .

                So thanks for your help in proving my point lol.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ehh, we had some retard claiming that they ate mostly meat and that the primary source of their calories and protein wasn't grain.I thought you were him. I absolutely am on board with the idea that they got something like 1/2 a libra of meat per day.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >we had some retard claiming that they ate mostly meat
                This never happened ITT lmao. Imagine how much of a fag you have to be to work yourself up over things that never happened on an anonymous imageboard.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Seems to me like you can understand the final clause in two different ways. You can connect it to the previous one, or read it on its own, interpreting the last comma like a semicolon.
                Either BECAUSE they were exhausted by lack of supplies, they were compelled to eat only meat, or that they wanted to eat only meat but couldn't due to the aforementioned shortage. Which is the actual case is requires extra info which I don't have.
                Direct translations from Latin can get messy due to their habit of writing run-on sentences.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >be roman soldier
                >eat meat and bread
                >full stomach every day
                >bread runs out
                >only have my portion of meat
                >lack of bread makes it hard to get enough calories in
                >be sad and hungry
                >oh well still alive because of daily meat
                It's pretty clear that's what's going on in the passage. Citing 1 sentence out of a book and not giving more context is pretty retarded by that anon, though, of course.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You literally will not be able to do intense physical activity every day unless you ate significant amounts of animal protein
                Many hunter gatherer tribes would spend days hunting game. Thats several days of extensive physical activity without eating meat.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, and then they ate significant amounts of animal protein after catching the animal. What does this weird post have to do with Roman armies lol

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lmoa
                >Ancient armies ate meat every day because...THEY JUST DID OKAY???
                please read one (1) book on classical antiquity before trying to assert you know anything about it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >An ancient army could only afford to feed meat to soldiers locall
          stfu retard you don't know shit about fuck

          Until the 19th century most armies lived off what they could carry with them until that ran out, then switched to looting whatever the fuck they could find on site. Even modern armies live off the land when logistics break down, see Russia's exploits in Ukrainian grocery stores.

          Extended supply lines were the exception rather than the rule, mostly set up for long sieges and such.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Mongols and other herding cultures laugh at you.
          Further, dried meat, cured meat, salted meat are all having a ball at your retarded claim. An army marches on its stomach.
          Salted meat, grain, oil, vinegar.
          Now to your other trash points:
          Roman discipline was absolutely a form of physical and mental prowess. You need to train to be able to all throw javelins right before charging into close quarters. You need to train how to switch the first rank for the second.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        From Logistics of the Roman Army at War (264B.C. - A.D. 235), Jonathan P. Roth

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >roth
          >47 grams of protein a day for extremely physically active men (sources that aren't from animals don't count because of low bioavailability)
          >10 grams of protein a day from... olive oil
          lol what garbage research

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >10 grams of protein a day from... olive oil
            That's obviously just the cheese/olive oil being mixed up due shitty formatting.
            >(sources that aren't from animals don't count because I'm retarded)

            Both Corbulo and his army, though suffering no losses in battle, were becoming exhausted by short supplies and hardships, compelled as they were to stave off hunger solely by the flesh of cattle. - Tacitus, Annals 14.24.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >i don't believe in science, bread protein = animal protein
              >also the thing i posted is obviously wrong and any middle schooler would have seen that but also the research is still legitimate
              >also everyone is retarded except me
              >here's some unrelated quote about eating beef that makes me seem like an intellectual
              I rate you 0/10. Active grown men obviously have to eat more than 47 grams of protein a day. Please use your common sense.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                anon I challenge you to eat one chicken breast and 2000 calories worth of bread for 3 days while doing literally any physical activity. please let us know how it goes. kek how do people brainwash themselves into believing such stupid shit?

                >Hurr durr, every pre-modern military ration was based on a 1-2 pounds of bread pre-day but le based Romans didn't because of this meme science that was made up to sell me whey powders

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes anon, the World Health Organization was invented to sell protein powders. There is also no difference between protein from bread versus meat, despite life experience, common sense, and every scientific experiment saying otherwise. This is why vegans, for example, have no issues with protein intake and are never skinny or weak.

                Can we be back to being serious now?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The WHO also said the vaccine was safe and effective. Kys.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lol what does that have anything to do with this conversation?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >There is also no difference between protein from bread versus meat
                Wrong, protein from bread is harder for the body to synthesise because it's lower quality protein compared to meat. Post body.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                anon... how did you think my post was serious? i literally couldn't have made it more obviously sarcastic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lol what the soldiers were fed a shit ton of meat and organs and whatever local fruit was around. you're thinking of gladiators, who ate bean + grains goyslop.

                >we had some retard claiming that they ate mostly meat
                This never happened ITT lmao. Imagine how much of a fag you have to be to work yourself up over things that never happened on an anonymous imageboard.

                How much of subhuman do you have to be to lie?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >"eating more than 47 grams of protein from meat" = eating mostly meat
                anon wtf are you doing?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >ignores the post that claims that they ate only meat and fruit
                hmmm
                >and that the primary source of their calories and protein wasn't grain
                So, you were that retard?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >"soldiers were fed a lot of meat and ate local fruit" = soldiers only ate meat and fruit
                seriously anon wtf are you doing... i can't believe you spent a whole day being upset about this because you were bad at English. i wish you just asked me to clarify... this is really sad.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you're thinking of gladiators, who ate bean + grains goyslop
                What is it with you and ignoring half the things you quote?

                >be roman soldier
                >eat meat and bread
                >full stomach every day
                >bread runs out
                >only have my portion of meat
                >lack of bread makes it hard to get enough calories in
                >be sad and hungry
                >oh well still alive because of daily meat
                It's pretty clear that's what's going on in the passage. Citing 1 sentence out of a book and not giving more context is pretty retarded by that anon, though, of course.

                I figured giving the book and line number was enough, as all you have to do is google it to find the whole thing.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, gladiators ate bean + grain goyslop (and very little meat) while Roman soldiers were fed a lot of meat and they also ate local fruit (and local meat). Grain was significant in the Roman soldier diet, just like meat was significant. I was responding to a post that said soldiers only ate mushrooms and fish sauce (extremely incorrect). Anon, you are really coping hard right now and I'm going to stop responding because I'm getting uncomfortable seeing you do this.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I can't help being upset when I think of the shame your father must feel when he thinks about you.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              anon I challenge you to eat one chicken breast and 2000 calories worth of bread for 3 days while doing literally any physical activity. please let us know how it goes. kek how do people brainwash themselves into believing such stupid shit?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Isn't there only about 4g of protein in 100 calorie of bread?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    and what of good swolonius?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Powershitters seething

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would explain to him his training is outdated and show him the benefits that modern strength training could have to a soldier that fights in a shieldwall formation

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm pretty sure when we read about Roman "training" they are talking about actual combat/campaign training and drilling. Throwing javelins, mock fights, and marching/drilling their formations etc etc.

      I highly highly doubt there was any actual "working out." I mean physical fitness would have been achieved just by doing the aforementioned things anyways as they were learning more important skills while doing it. The Roman army was successful in the late empire partly because of their engineering prowess and probably the best workout they could have done for actually being on campaign was making timbers and digging trenches plus marching.

      The only time I can find a reference to breaking in new recruits was one from Caesar I think (I'll have to find it) where he wanted the centurions to basically just march them around until they collapsed a few times.

      He would probably explain why that was very interesting but he would conclude (rightly) that every hour training to become slightly stronger was an hour wasted on drilling formation, combat technique, construction/engineering, marching, making camp, maintenance on equipment, etc etc etc.

      I agree with almost everything you said but you have to realize that "meat" doesn't have to be transported, just animals that will become meat. Not to mention, there are always animals wherever the armies are, whether it's wildlife or from farms they are going through. Totally practical for all those soldiers to eat meat every day.

      I mean, it should be obvious to anyone with critical thinking skills that soldiers who did an incredible amount of physical work every day ate animal protein and energy-dense animal fats and not just grains. Sure grains would provide more calories, but you seem to be implying the soldiers ate very little or no meat and almost all their calories from grains. That's just silly and I hope you clarify.

      I'll try to find the reference to this but I thought it was pretty well established that unless supplies were thin (which seems like it was often the case on campaign lol) that the soldiers expected to get a certain amount of what I would call hard tack plus pork fat back or other cured pork meats. You can read in between the lines though and see that on campaign it was likely feast or famine depending on the situation. There are a ton of acounts where legions basically starved but the only really bad ones I remember being specifically referenced offhand was them eating shoe leather one time in the Gallic War and then later a bunch of Antony's troops starved down to smelly tier on the way back from Parthia (or so we are told).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >He would probably explain why that was very interesting but he would conclude (rightly) that every hour training to become slightly stronger was an hour wasted on drilling formation, combat technique, construction/engineering, marching, making camp, maintenance on equipment, etc etc etc.
        You really don't think even 20 min/day of strength training with modern knowledge would help? Rome was great but far from perfect, anon.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >t. knows absolutely nothing about Roman military training

        Romans absolutely trained their strength. You also could literally get promoted for having an exceptional physique

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > Nothing about roman military training.

          It varied depending if the fresh recruit was a farm boy or a city snob.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MY FATHER'S COCK, HOW'S THAT FOR TONED MUSCLES?

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They marched 20+ kilometers in gear, had to build makeshift camps, and drilled. "Calisthenics" was just part of their job, it wasn't a fun hobby

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >roman soldier
    >physically fit
    STAND IN BIG SQUARE WITH SHIELDS
    POKE WITH SPEARS
    WE WUZ CONQUERORS

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think that describes the Greeks better than the Romans (at least when the Romans were at their peak).

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Goku got to SS3 just from push ups.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Retard.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have lodgings right over a bathing establishment. So picture to yourself the assortment of sounds, which are strong enough to make me hate my very powers of hearing! When your strenuous gentleman, for example, is exercising himself by flourishing leaden weights; when he is working hard, or else pretends to be working hard, I can hear him grunt; and whenever he releases his imprisoned breath, I can hear him panting in wheezy and high-pitched tones
      -Seneca

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >March all day
    >Dig and build fortifications before sunfall
    >Eat 3000kcal a day, comfy stew before bed
    >Rise and fight some disorganised invading tribe
    >Bask in the glory of victory
    >Repeat day in day out
    It's not fair bros

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    romans didn't had computers, so they weren't sitting on their asses all day shitposting about etruscans

    or did they?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They were shitposting about etruscans, gauls and thracians maybe even britons IRL at bars or such.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know what you mean, they were literally in the forum's shitposting about Carthage

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are numerous account and illustrations from past civilisations of weight training being used. Ancient greeks and romans used dumbbells. Vikings, polynesian civilisations, celtics and probably many others that I don't know of used stones and logs to train their lifting capabilities.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wow look at all these brainlets thinking people ate meat every day before refrigeration.
    slaughtering an animal was such a huge event it was almost always ritualized.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >pants
    >small shield
    >pilum used like a spear
    >crest on a common soldier
    who the hell made this garbage

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Callisthenic fags are really shitting up this board lately, must be the new batch of skinny teenagers doing pushups in their room

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Armies should do what the Chinese would do. They'd capture all the women of towns/cities and march with them as livestock.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds pretty interesting. Not sure I will be able to keep up with you guys since its my first time but I'll give it my best shot

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like lifting. I don't like cardio, so I don't do cardio.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    CecilDrakeInSeattle

    Romans, gladiators, and many ancient peoples ate what was available. So getting an exact diet is hard for individuals, and is mainly based on region.

    It's like when people say the gladiators ate grain and were super warriors so this is proof they were vegans and it's so great.When often they were in a grain producing area, so it was dirt cheap, and most were essentially slaves.

    Other areas near the sea, they would have had a heavy fish diet.

    Germania, tiny villages dotted around forests, so no mass scale grain production, but easy to let pigs fend for themselves that are quick to mature, so they would have a heavy pork diet.

    Wtf are we talking about again

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