Functional strength

How can I use the bench press squat or deadlift irl?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bench - Pushing things
    Squat - Squatting and walking with heavy loads on your back
    Deadlift - Picking up heavy things from the floor (people, furniture, random odds and ends, etc)

    Deadlift is most useful to me irl because I lug 200lb printers up and down stairs all day for work. Squats have good carry over to Deadlift too. Bench and squat have helped me push cars up hills when it snows here rarely and they get stuck on my street

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can use it for some menial low-paying blue collar job.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    is the point that they raped the kid with LBGT and came down his throat?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I thought maybe he ate a box of crayons

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You really do get stronger even if you can't explain it. I remember being 16 and struggling brutally to help my dad move like thirty 80lb bags of concrete, now I can easily press 80lbs over my head like it's nothing

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care what anyone says but bench is borderline useless for functional strength. How often are you lying on your back like a turtle pushing a weight up IRL?

    Pectorals are one of the least functional and useful muscles to have developed also.

    Almost everything heavy will need to lift with either your back, legs or arms, who gives a fuck about pectorals?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't care what anyone says but bench is borderline useless for functional strength
      FINALLY somebody else that sees the truth.
      The chest is the least important muscle group in terms of functional strength.
      Yet everybody especially americans are OBSESSED with big chests, they love to work out their chest muscles into pseudo breasts.
      I just don't understand this shit. It makes no fucking sense.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I just don't understand this shit. It makes no fucking sense.
        It makes perfect sense. In the wild, humans don't have gyms, so all muscle groups develop more or less symmetrically. Thus if you see a male with big useless muscles like pecs and biceps, you just know his other muscles must be incredible and your cunt starts gushing uncontrollably.

        Which is why today the smart kids train their chest and biceps and skip everything else.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Which is why today the smart kids train their chest and biceps and skip everything else.
          Guess I'm real "special" then.

          Bench strength correlates to punching power according to the soviets.

          your legs, hips, abs, shoulders and how well those things coordinate together are fart more important than your chest for punching. Unless you are tied to a log at your legs and hips while having your arms free.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            For anyone interested

            https://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Fulltext/2020/02000/Relationship_Between_Bench_Press_Strength_and.3.aspx?context=FeaturedArticles&collectionId=1

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Findings were suboptimal, case study did not determine substantial correlation between higher bench press and punching power.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That’s shirt on only though. Ok I guess that applies to life.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Almost everything heavy will need to lift with either your back, legs or arms, who gives a fuck about pectorals?
      Floppy pecs don't look good so I train them and big pecs can help in a fight

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The function of a big chest is to overshadow the gut.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bench strength correlates to punching power according to the soviets.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      nah its good for pushing guys out of your way thats why football players train it obsessively and its the only strength test in the NFL combine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pecs bring your elbows together.
      Good for crushing things, or in my case, people, by bear hugging them.
      My coworkers all expected me to beat the shit out of drug addicts on calls. The did not expect that I would subdue people by squeezing them until they stopped moving.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you say that untill I shove you with my 260 1 rep max pecs and then grab your girls hand and lead her to the back of my motorcycle and ride away with her while you lay in a puddle.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cool fantasy bro. I’ll be fucking her IRL

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >flexing a 260 bench
        cute

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are you retarded? You press outward when you punch/strike and you often use pushing and pulling when grappling. Yes you use a lot of muscles to punch but there have been multiple studies that correlate bench-press with punching force. Plus you need to balance your push-and-pull or else you will end up with fucked posture and the risk of a muscle tear. Basically every MMA belt holder has good pec size relative to the rest of their muscles.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You are full of shit. If beaching correlate d with punching power the boxers would have the strongest benches in the world and yet Deontay Wilder, who is renowned for his punching power, has an abysmal bench press

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Deontay Wilder bench presses 310+lbs and has massive pecs for someone who is 6′ 7" tall and has to maintain a low weight for cardio.

          There are tons of academic studies on this going back to soviet times. Here is a more recent one:
          https://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/fulltext/2020/02000/relationship_between_bench_press_strength_and.3.aspx

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >If beaching correlate d with punching power the boxers would have the strongest benches
            lmfao fucking dumbass.

            Powerlifting != Boxing
            More punching power = good
            Too much weight = bad
            Hardest hitting boxers almost always having high bench-press numbers relative to other boxers = true and backup by tons of studies

            This doesn’t prove benching is good for boxing. It means punching makes you better at benching. It’s not a 2 way street. I saw a video of GGG train and he did 0 benching.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >It means punching makes you better at benching. It’s not a 2 way street.
              This is the dumbest shit I've ever read.

              >The triceps, pectorals, delts and serratus anterior are important upper body muscles used when throwing a punch
              >The bench press works literally all of these
              >But oh I saw some bullshit interview from one random boxer and I didn't see him bench press haha that's definitely actual evidence

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Which boxer trains bench retard?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Everyone who does combat sports at a high level is doing compound lifts.

                >GGG is a random boxer
                Opinion discarded.

                Fag.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >GGG is a random boxer
                Opinion discarded.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >If beaching correlate d with punching power the boxers would have the strongest benches
          lmfao fucking dumbass.

          Powerlifting != Boxing
          More punching power = good
          Too much weight = bad
          Hardest hitting boxers almost always having high bench-press numbers relative to other boxers = true and backup by tons of studies

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >t. has never squeezed something in his life

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think deadlifts are really good because they train your lower back muscles which will help your lower back if you have to lean over a lot.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yikes, extremely homophobic photo

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >muscles can only be used for the exact same movement they are trained with
    This is your brain on crossfit/functional strength

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Name the functionality retard

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        DYEL moment

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pushing anything
        10/10 bait, got me

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You don't, no one uses their triceps, pectorals, glutes, hamstrings or quads in real life. They're all just vanity muscles.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Deadlifts are most useful so you can carry people for fun or to help them etc
    Next is OHP if you have children for similar reasons

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Deadlift is good but redundant after 250+ kg and the shearing forces and the pressure it puts on your spine isn't good (even with good technique. there is no carryover to jumping or runnning speed, in fact it makes you worse at each one and the fatigue of the lift just isn't worth it for people who just want to lift for health or practical life stuff. Squats, OHP and bench press are more important than DL.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Picking up and carrying an odd object and putting it down gently is a combination dead lift and zercher squat. If you're bear hugging the object it works your pecs.

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