Do you ever catch yourself wondering what the exact extend of fitness & bodybuilding knowledge the ancient Greeks possessed?

Do you ever catch yourself wondering what the exact extend of fitness & bodybuilding knowledge the ancient Greeks possessed? Maybe they even knew stuff that has since been lost to time?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t think about Greeks at all.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    manual labour on your family's vineyards, high test society, greek yogurt and lamb diet, tanning your balls, frequent internecine inter-polis wars and conflicts, having a government with an interest in keeping you strong for the latter conflicts and not weak to use you as a onions filled debt punching bag slave, and pederasty.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Raw lamb milk, seared lamb daily, and fresh unpolluted seafood with some wild fruit, berries and honey made for some yoked lads back in antiquity I'm sure. Just gotta lift from stones from and have lots of unprotected sex from that point. Wouldn't be surprised if test levels for some bros was like 1.2k+ back then.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is dyel ISTcel cope.
      You desperately convince yourself that modern society is the reason you are a weak little b***h with no friends despite having access to modern gyms, equipment, training and nutrition.
      You think if you lived 3000 years ago you'd be LE BASED SPARTAN WARRIOR but you'd really just be a homosexual slave in some fat guy's dungeon.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You think if you lived 3000 years ago you'd be LE BASED SPARTAN WARRIOR but you'd really just be a homosexual slave in some fat guy's dungeon.
        Even if this were so, everything he said is correct.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not rocket science. Constant physical activity leads to a well defined body. I have no idea why you think this is some kind of lost art.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Working hard, competing directly with other men they saw every day, outside, instead of working out inside in a gym full of synthetic materials and recirculated air and artificial lighting wearing headphones to remain as isolated as possible. Less access to food in general, with zero access to processed bullshit.

    and maybe some brojobs to recycle that protein lol

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Amphora of olive oil a day. AOOAD

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Physical labor, military training and sport were their physical activities which is why they looked better than the average gymcel. Gymcels do the same 7 movements of picking up circles in an air conditioned building and go home to sit on the couch for years on end and wonder why their bodies look uncanny.
    Greeks also spent time outdoors and ate no processed food diet whereas gymcels are afraid of the sun, sit in front of the computer all day and have to track their protein pop tarts in their phone app or else they’ll binge eat stop.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. There is no lost knowledge, they ate clean, lifted and slept. Just so happens they were more active in general and physicality in warfare was more critical to their survival.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Their lives were physical activity, they didn't just exercise for maybe an hour every day or two. No shit, they're going to look ripped.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's with this bullshit? Is the pendulum seriously swinging back to that "gym muscles are fake do manual labor" garbage? Your muscles don't know what you're lifting, weights and machines are just the most efficient way to stress your muscles because you have a controlled movement pattern and easy progression. If your body looks "uncanny" it's because you're roiding or training unevenly.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. unathletic gymcel

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well I'm not an athlete so who cares? I'm strong and I look good.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Everyone can tell you’re not an athlete too btw

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not sure why you think that and even if it was true why would I care if people think I'm an athlete?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Are you an athlete? What are your competitional achievement?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >muscles don't know what they're lifting
      If they don't know how do you work them out? They know exactly what is going on and respond to it. You train your muscles to do specific little movements for one hour a day, and that is all they respond to.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's not true at all. Your muscles do one thing: Contract. If you force them to contract against heavier and heavier loads, they will get bigger and stronger. They do not know what you're using to apply that force. Sometimes people will neglect muscles that manual labor or "functional" training will hit, but that's a problem with their programming. Your muscles do not know what they're lifting.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most posters active on IST now don't even go in gyms, they're calisthenic pencil necks afraid of squats and deadlifts

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"gym muscles are fake do manual labor" garbage?
      Unironically yes. Too many morons saturated gyms and made looking like a bodybuilder plebian. This also had the affect of redpilling normies en masse about how gay and moronic the lifestyle is while getting close to no performance benefits that carry over into any real world or athletic scenarios.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking little boys

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jew

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They knew that if you have great genetics you will look like that if you do some sport and sometimes even if you don't.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pullups, dips, sprints

    Thats like 80 percent of it. I think the merit of very basic manual labour (e.g. walking around all day picking up heavy, using heavy a bit, put heavy over there after) goes really overlooked.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's quite tragic that posts like this used to be ironic

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's only so many ways a joint can move

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they trained in the 6-7 rep range for maximum gains.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would I wonder when the information is freely available?
    There is a ton of literature on Greek exercises. The Greeks loved to write bro

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No... the statues are of gods, their idea of a literal god-like physique. Most people were short and scrawny, often growth stunted, or of they were rich maybe skinny fat. Looking at the statues and thinking "wow that must be what they looked like" is like if people in the future looked at fricking he-man or something and thought everyone was yoked as frick in the 90s or something, moronic. Only rare, genetic freaks back then would have anything close to what would be beyond DYEL today.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Eating bull testicles and onions (not israelitebeans)

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The notable statues are from the Renaissance, not ancient Greece. Actual Greek statues don't look like that. The reason they look so perfect is because Michaelangelo had studied anatomy and had access to fresh corpses. He could extrapolate what peak human form would look like.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The notable statues are from the Renaissance
      Wrong. Also Greeks started making marble statues a while after they used Bronze.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That has nowhere near the definition. The figures clearly have higher body fat percentage. You've also cherry picked the absolute best example.

        The study of anatomy is what made Renaissance sculptures special.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >greek statues never looked like that
          >someone posts one that pretty much does
          >that doesn't count
          Classic.
          Gonna post roman copy of Greek statues too because you're being moronic. The OP image isn't even a statue.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't even have to go back 100 years to realize humans were a completely different animal that what you see today.

    We have too much leisure time and unlimited slop.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      got damn them bois THICC

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nattys vs the gigafraud

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      imagine being an archaeologist digging around and coming upon a giant cyclops dick

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You have to be moronic to think ancient anyone possessed any greater knowledge that we do now. Only knowledge they possessed that we can't know is historical or some inferior ways they did stuff.
    We are able to min-max things to the finest details.
    But.. you know what you're mistaking for their esoteric knowledge? You being lazy frick. That's one thing they weren't. At least not the rich ones.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They possessed the knowledge that cutting your dick off and putting on a wig is insane, and that women do not belong with men in professional circles.
      That knowledge seems to be lost today.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its been a while since the statuecel made a thread.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The average age for a man in the Bronze Age was eighteen, in the Roman era, twenty-two. Heaven must have been beautiful then. Today it must look dreadful. When a man reaches forty, he has no chance to die beautifully. No matter how he tries, he will die of decay. He must compel himself to live.
    - Yukio Mishima

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Diet is more important than exercise. Prove me wrong.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >statue exist
    >im sure they all looked lke that..
    bruh

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