Exercises You Refuse To Do

Fuck these, no way I am going to present my asshole to the entire gym

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get on the machine anon.
    This used to happen in my gym until one day the turned the machine around so you back is facaing a wall. I wonder if someone complained, probably a woman.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you won't do these at least do nordic curls, they're just as good if not better anyway

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My gym replaced this machine with a seated version.
    It's gay and I hate it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seated is better because your pelvis gets locked in and can’t help out your legs

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you don't need to do this one anyway. No natty builds any muscle doing this exercise if they are deadlifting ,squats, and RDL

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >No natty builds any muscle doing this exercise if they are deadlifting ,squats, and RDL

      >Not training knee flexion
      Your knees are going to fail you.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this is bullshit, the hamstring curl or knee extension machines have some uses but being a prerequisite to not hurting yourself is not one of them
        >some type of squat
        >some type of hip hinge
        imagine unironically thinking going through fundamental biomechanical movement patterns is principally going to hurt you

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Imagine thinking that squats and deadlifts train the hamstring fully lol.
          You HAVE to be doing knee flexion to train the short head. Hip extension (squats, deadlifts) does not train it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Now we are changing goal posts.
            You said knee injury. I said it has uses. Now you are talking bodybuilding specific applications.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Now we are changing goal posts.
              >You said knee injury.

              Yeah, you create an imbalance in the muscles surrounding your knee and one day you're doing your squats and POP, whoops, you're debilitated.
              >Now you are talking bodybuilding specific applications.
              Are you retarded? Training different muscles and articulations to strengthen the muscle is bodybuilding? I bet you end up with constant knee pain down the road later in life because you neglected something so simple.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't buy this.
                When I do a squat or a deadlift variation, different muscles are doing different things to stabilize and move that load to different extents through that lift. Those muscles and all of the connective tissue connected receives stress and stimuli, and adapts accordingly over time.
                Assuming the form is good and consistent and you don't attempt random yolo 1RM's way beyond your capability, how the fuck would anything responsible for stabilizing to not cause an injury not be developed, but it hinges on some other part other part of the muscle that supposedly isn't even being used during the lift?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >different muscles are doing different things
                But the short head of the hamstring is not involved.
                >but it hinges on some other part other part of the muscle
                You are using the muscles around your knee but you haven't actually trained one of them. You have a weak link.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the muscle is used when performing the movement
                >the muscle isn't being trained when performing the movement

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >>the muscle is used when performing the movement
                No, it isn't. That's the point. Do you know what creating an imbalance means?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                NTA but all those small muscles and antagonists that work to stabilize the hips, knees, and ankles during these movements, although they are active during them, their activity is not anywhere near high enough to produce any meaningful growth outside of the novice stage, so they will end up getting outpaced by the much larger prime movers that take most of the load, which can lead to injury over time due to very large imbalances occuring. An easy example of this is bench; a lot of people end up injuring their shoulder due to a lack of upper back work. The upper back muscles work as stabilizers during bench, obviously, but are you going to get any meaningful growth in your upper back from benching? Of course not.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So I half ass 3x10 on the hamstring curl do not get theoretical future injury? Next you are going to tell me I actually need to train calves as well.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >So I half ass 3x10 on the hamstring curl do not get theoretical future injury?
                Better than nothing.
                You don't necessarily want to go heavier than whatever you can do for ~10 reps on an isolation exercise anyways.
                >I actually need to train calves as well.
                You should do that, too. At the very least doing a few low rep explosive calf raises during my squat warm up helps my squat. You DO know your calves help extend the knee, right? You do know that squatting uses the calf, right?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Full ass instead of half ass then you're good; as long as it's RPE 6 or higher you're probably going to get what you need from it. I don't see why you shouldn't push to failure anyway though, it's a fucking isolation movement, if you can push to failure on squats and deadlifts going to failure on a hamstring curl will be peanuts by comparison, and the fatigue cost will be very minimal anyway.
                >Next you are going to tell me I actually need to train calves as well.
                Small calves with large thighs is very unaesthetic and a weak soleus is not going to do you any good when it comes to achilles injuries (though it's fairly unlikely to happen in the gym, athletic endeavours would be the issue in this case). Gastroc is also important as it acts at the knee as well as the ankle.

                Well alright, I will maybe do it.
                My methodology is 4-8 reps on compounds, usually RPE 8-9, still experimenting with volume and frequency. On the single isolation I do for arms I always go to full failure, slow controlled eccentric type of stuff.

                I had great gains following an antagonistic brosplit nearly a decade ago going to failure or one rep short for at least one set, every exercise. Well past 1/2/3/4 with essentially linear progression, in around 1 years time.

                Experimented with more "normal" setups now with concurrent amount of reps at RPE 7-9 for sets of 5, but I don't think it's doing me any more good than 3 sets with the last always being yolo RPE 9.5-10 approach I used to do, barring squats and deadlifts for obvious reason. I of course understand that as I begin to regain strength (not that far off in the upper body movements after 4 months getting back into it, at a much lower bodyweight) that will not be sustainable, but if it works it works for the time being.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Full ass instead of half ass then you're good; as long as it's RPE 6 or higher you're probably going to get what you need from it. I don't see why you shouldn't push to failure anyway though, it's a fucking isolation movement, if you can push to failure on squats and deadlifts going to failure on a hamstring curl will be peanuts by comparison, and the fatigue cost will be very minimal anyway.
                >Next you are going to tell me I actually need to train calves as well.
                Small calves with large thighs is very unaesthetic and a weak soleus is not going to do you any good when it comes to achilles injuries (though it's fairly unlikely to happen in the gym, athletic endeavours would be the issue in this case). Gastroc is also important as it acts at the knee as well as the ankle.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          unironically thinking going through fundamental biomechanical movement patterns is principally going to hurt you
          >completely ignores an important function of the hamstring
          >ACL explodes
          Many such cases!

          Red pill me on leg extensions and leg curls

          >leg extensions
          Good way to get free quad volume, also trains the rectus femoris properly (albeit in a shortened position) unlike squats
          >leg curls
          Trains the short head of the biceps femoris that hinges don't touch because it only crosses the knee joint, plus again an easy way to rack up more hamstring volume (not as important as with the quads as the hamstrings typically don't need as much volume because hinges cause so much muscle damage). I do nordic curls instead personally but it's the same type of movement, just bodyweight and with a different strength curve.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          post body i want to see how small you are

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            167lbs, 5'10", returned to lifting around 4 months ago after nearly a decade off. Otherwise I did some sporadic calisthenics, running and biking.
            Now post yours.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Are you missing a chromosome

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >does not want another bizeps pump in his legs
    NGMI

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't do them naked

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I returned to lifting around 4 months ago.
    I haven't touched a dumbbell yet.
    I refuse to do anything that isn't with a barbell, or your own bodyweight, sometimes cables.
    I pretty much only do:
    >Standing OHP
    >High bar squats
    >Weighted or BW pullups, pronated or neutral grip
    >Close grip bench
    >High rep romanian deadlifts (same day as squats usually, the idea is to graduate into normal deadlifts again and swap the squat to front squats as the second exercise at some arbitrary point in the future when I decide that my squat numbers aren't too dyel I am/was disproportionally strong in deadlifts anyway)
    >Hanging leg raises, full ROM gymnast style
    >Some curl and triceps extension variation, always supersetted inbetween each other, sometimes with cables other times with an ez bar doing skullcrushers
    I do upper/lower, or sometimes full body depending on what I feel like, 3-5 times a week.
    Why? Because I like it. It's simple and currently working.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Doesn't do dumbbells.

      They are perfectly fine, most people would kill to workout with a full set of dumbbells and barbells with all the plates around.

      tbh you don't need cables and BW if you got those two sets for anything but cardio, for example if you are not strong enough to do cleans you can start by cleaning dumbbells until you can do 25kg dumbbells so your hands get used to having to grip something heavier in motion and then proceed to cleans with barbells.

      Just do squats and deadlifts with barbells, maybe lunge squats with dumbbells at most (no knee to ground.)

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I know they are fine. I used them in the past more often than a barbell. I just have the 'tism over barbells now.
        >so your hands get used to having to grip something heavier
        bro I am doing weighted pullups with +30kg using chalk

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not the same motion, its more akin to a swing with a kettlebell than a pull up.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The one thing I will definitively 100% never do regardless is any leg movement involving dumbbells, or any kettlebell for any reason. I have LARP'ed around with power cleans both from a hang and the floor using a normal barbell, but decided it's pointless unless I actually go all in for a period to learn olympic lifting movements, and currently that is a low priority.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This one in OP. My knee starts popping when I do this exercise and starts really hurting after 2 sets. I do the seated variant instead.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good. This does absolutely nothing. Did this when i was starting out and this closet gay old guy came up complimenting me on it. Never did it again

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just let him in bro

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Red pill me on leg extensions and leg curls

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw never bother with legs aside from the occasional air/dumbbell squats

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You fool, this machine prepares you for this exact scenario. The next time you fall, you will be strong enough to kick whoever is behind you.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hip thrusts, that is all.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >glute isolation exercise is better than hamstring isolation exercise
      ????

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        im listing an exercise that I refuse to do

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Excuse my mentally retarded brain that completely forgot about OP's question, carry on

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you guys do calf raises in the gym?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't, my gym has strict policies against raising livestock

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        made me spit out my water, cheers

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hyper extensions
    no I don't want to perma fuck my back, thanks

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    turkish getups. what a stupid fucking movement

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I prefer turkish putdowns
      pretty easy though
      pic related

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        based

        https://i.imgur.com/cjS1KSQ.jpg

        167lbs, 5'10", returned to lifting around 4 months ago after nearly a decade off. Otherwise I did some sporadic calisthenics, running and biking.
        Now post yours.

        bro PLEASE show feet

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >bro PLEASE show feet
          Do you mean legs?

          Are you missing a chromosome

          yes clearly now post bod

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What nice feet that 3d model has

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