How did people workout before gyms were a thing?

How did people workout before gyms were a thing?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They worked. Outside.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they were more concerned with not starving to death so building muscle wasnt really a top priority

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      literally , working out is definitely a post-scarcity late industrial thing. It signifies the resources and time one has to do something that would otherwise once have arisen from hard manual labor (which back in the day made you look like a poor person). Same with tanning... before jetsetting became a cultural phenomenon, being tan was very undesirable because only farm workers and manual laborers were tan from being out in the sun all day. It signified low social standing, until after the 1950s you started to have wealthy families flying to the Caribbean for the holidays and getting tan.

      In both cases, back in the day being buff or tan were not things people were actively pursuing because they were too busy trying to make ends meet, and there were also no standards of beauty surrounding these things. Hell, looking like a bodybuilder didn't even become desirable til the 1970s/80s

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not really, several different cultures have workout manuals dating back thousands of years

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          And all manuals arose in stable societies with a sizable leisure class

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They worked. Outside.

      https://i.imgur.com/C2AgttZ.jpg

      How did people workout before gyms were a thing?

      they lifted and threw stones, logs, and wrestled

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They weren't concerned with being fat powershitters who cope with muh three lifts which give zero functional strength out in the real world

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > deadlifts don't give functional strength

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I knew a Russian who worked in the fields all his youth and being 70 still could liff a your horse.
        Living outside of the city was working out every day. They were just doing functional training depending on the job, but the muscle growth was limited by poor nutrition.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >functional strength out in the real world

      By definition strength is functional. The idea there is functional vs non-functional strength is a meme created to part gullible people from their money.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Calisthenics, stick fighting, wrestling, a game that involves a ball.
    >tfw asked co-workers if they wanted to play tag
    >Gosh Anon, you're funny
    >mfw I was dead ass serious

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      like this

      damn anon, you sound fun, I would play tag with you, I'm sorry you are surrounded by uncultured swine

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        is that a homemade scythe? that's badass

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Are you a farmer?
        It's my dream to reject gnomish overlord slaveship society

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Are you a farmer?
          Not yet. But I'm seriously planing to go in that direction, currently seeing how much I enjoy it, weighing how viable it is and so on.
          >It's my dream to reject gnomish overlord slaveship society
          That is the precise reason for me actually.
          I want to be able self sustain entirely by myself without the need of the outside world, and possibly sell of excess products, say milk and beef products for some extra money to get luxuries such as electricity and internet access.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How did you get to the point you are at now?
            Right now I still live in a city and have no skills or money, but luckily no debt

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >How did you get to the point you are at now?
              I'm not the person to ask this questions yet anon, I'm not settled in. The only point I'm at is
              >I know this is the direction I want to go in as it feels good
              Ask me again in like 2-3 years, only then I would be able to tell you how to make this career transition successfully.

              Right now all I can really advise you is, you need to test if you enjoy the work, so having some plot of land where you try growing things or raising things for a period of time.
              If you have friends or family with some land that might give you a taste of things without having to put down money to actually own some land.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they didn't want to play because they're afraid of being so unfit that they'll never stop being "it"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah why do people do that I once asked my boss and coworkers if they wanted to play hide and seek they laughed. Oh well at least I played it off as a joke so now I'm a "riot"

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Outside of post-industrial countries living in some post-reality sanitized bubble, life itself is a workout.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >life itself is intended to be a workout
      ftfy

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Go toss hay bails for a while and see how strong you are.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they move big rock

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Serfs only worked during the growing months. During autumn and winter they just sat around sleeping/fucking all day. Yes there were times where lots of people starved, but the overwhelming majority of serfs were well fed by their lords. The peasantry were the "working class" gays propping up entire economies while getting raped on both ends by lords and royalty.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Using halteres like any sane person you uneducated pleb, the concept of dumbbells is over 2700 years old.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halteres_(ancient_Greece)

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How did people workout before gyms were a thing?
    "fit" people worked for a living, the rest were skinny fat

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    P.s.: read any fairy tale and you will notice that every buff guy was buff just because he had access to a lot of food. Taining was every day routine, the only issue was food.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Manual labor for the working class. Physical and weapons training for the warrior class.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They had gyms in ancient Greece.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Poors and serfs were skinny/built depending on how well they were doing food wise, their workout was working their ass off.
    Artisans were probably skinnyfat because they sat on their asses all day.
    Nobles were whatever they wanted because they had access to everything they needed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I bet sculptors had jacked arms from hammering and chiseling marble

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Almost certainly, theres a reason why blacksmiths were portrayed with big arms. Because they had big arms from hammering iron all day.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Poors and serfs were skinny/built depending on how well they were doing food wise, their workout was working their ass off.
      Outside of famines, farmers seldom went hungry and had robust diets. Estimates are that they ate up to 6000 calories a day.
      Work was hard but it wasn't all day.
      Physical labor lasted 6 hours average and more skilled labor
      >grinding
      >whittling
      >netting
      and so on took up a couple hours in the evening.
      The rest of the time was spent with family

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wife beatings to failure

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      take me back

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I liked that movie.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they didnt, theyre everyday lifestyle forced them to be in excellent shape and capable of going without food for a day or so at a time without it ruining their minds.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wish ralph inneson was in more stuff, hes got such a good voice.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In battle you had to be strong enough to wield a sword and wear heavy armour.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      90% of people in battle would wear a gamberson (essentally a thick linen jacket) and their weapon would be a simple spear + a shield, heavy armor and swords were reserved for carrer warriors/nobles

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Standard soldiers were equipped with mail as well though

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did u watch the movie? bros chopping wood half the film

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Great fucking movie holy fuck, probably the best horror I’ve ever seen

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I liked that movie.

      What movie?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Witch, it's from the same director as The Northman.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You should watch more horror

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone says that, and it was quite good, but I just did not get scared at all. I’m not trying to be some tough guy, maybe I just didn’t get it. Was she a witch the whole time? Or did she just join up with them cause fuck it, why not?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It made people uneasy at times and had a very good setting and atmosphere and cast, it really wasn't that great of movie imo. I just rewatched the hills have eyes and THAT is a fucking horror movie

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    all that cardio from fucking his daughters guarantees a long life.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >chop wood
    >lifting heavy loads
    >carry loads
    >push loads
    Repeat multiple times daily.
    They were far more fit than bodybuilders and powershitters.
    They also had extremely high natural T levels.

    They got married at 18. Why do you think they made so many kids? Lol.
    Fit, high T, horny young wife. Making kids from 18-40 kek.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      married before 18*

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw no trad asiatic swede gf
    why even live bros? she's so cute

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >before gyms were a thing
    Are you aware that the word gymnasium literally comes from ancient Greece. Gyms have existed for over 2500 years.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That man looks like he kisses people's bums after giving them a massage

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The only people who "worked out" were soldiers, and they would do this by practicing archery with a heavy bow, or by running in armor or walking around with a sword above their head. Pretty sure there are example of medieval lifting equipment too.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By working
    Or nude and having gay buttsex surrounded by dozens of men if you were Greek

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hey OP, no matter whatever you end up deciding to believe in this thread, please keep in mind there are exercise weights and muscle building techniques dated as far back as ancient Rome. Please just remember that instead of just believing some dumb shit.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People were short and skinny from habitual starvation.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What was her problem?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      she's not sitting on my face

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Correct

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    oldest daughter mogs

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For the last fucking time
    "WORKOUT" IS A NOUN, YOU MEAN "WORK OUT"

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The ancient Greeks loved athletics. And the Romans had gladiators. I'd imagine they did have exercises and routines that were lost to history. The pushup must of been a thing back then

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The photo you posted is of about 18th century, I suppose. An aftermath, or not even such from medieval time - heavy on religion and poor on everything else. Disease, starvation, kings and queens thriving while the majority of the population were poor farmers paying taxes in goods or money, so the royals and their closest can live in castles and palaces and wage war here and there. Humanity in Europe, Russia/the most eastern parts of Asia and the colonies was mostly living to survive and then pray to god for their children not to die before 12 because of poor living conditions.

    Now, the time of the ancient empires, Greek and Roman and some other civilizations, they had figured some things better than others. They did actually have GYMnasiums, where probably mostly soldiers, but the overall living conditions of the population were definitely much better than what we had sometime around Christianity hit and until very much later on, until somewhat recently, actually.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >that pic
      you have now been made aware that the success of Avatar was due to it being a metaphor for the Roman invasion of Britain and a longing to return to a more simpler time when man was more in tune with nature vs the industrialization of civilization, reminder that Rome invaded for Britain rich deposits of tin, gold and other metals

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        cool but its mostly that i want to suck her toes and eat her hairy fudge

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pick up Black Phillip and yeet him into woods

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chris Finch, bloody good rep

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Jumping, sprinting, wrestling, throwing stuff. That was the basic workout for all of Europe from antiquity to the 19th century or so. Dumbbells were sometimes added but mostly used like kettlebells.

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