>I want to exercise but I don't really want to exercise

>I want to exercise but I don't really want to exercise

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oops, wrong picture. My bad.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      These two plus an adjustable bench are pretty much my dream setup. That's basically all my home gym will have once I build it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I really want to shit on caliafags but fits so much better. Fuck cable towers.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I want to take up 50 sqft of space to do an exercise I could do with dumbbells

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why does EVERY newfag come to the gym and immediately start doing these?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This.
    >I'll pick up a meme accessory that will actively prevent me from seriously exercising but that will allow me to talk about it to everyone I know

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is calisthenics really that bad? I dont have any machines at home so I only use rings , barbells and dumbbells. Whats wrong with it?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing. OP is a fat weak gay who can't do 1 proper dip on rings so he whines and cope on IST. Happens all the time

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Otter mode is a dyel cope

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          post body

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lose weight

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          t. powershitter

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          all the dyels mad at this post for thinking their 14 inch arms and abs look good when in clothes they look like chihuahua in a sweater

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Whats wrong with it?
      Powershitters get winded after a few pushups and declare calisthenics to be worthless.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It’s really inefficient but if you enjoy spending 10+ hours a week on exercising just for the sake of it then there’s nothing really wrong with it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How is it inefficient? If you can do a set of proper muscle ups on rings you're already in a better position than some fat fuck benching 160kg. I spent a few months without lifting at all when I was training for.boxing a few years ago. Just did calisthenics alongside cardio. Came back to lifting after 3 or 4 months and hadn't lost any upper body strength.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It works just like regular weights if you do weighted calisthenics.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      its not bad at all but it can take longer to progress to harder variations of exercises and that also means gains is slower. but you could just add weight to the exercise instead of dicking about trying to learn the new progression(unless you want to learn cool looking skills that is).
      i prefer mixing calisthenics with weight lifting, so for legs and shoulders i use weights and the rest is done with rings and a pullup bar. im a tall guy so i cant be arsed learning the skills to progress for pure calisthenics.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just do dips in a dip station with a bar that won’t move around. That’s calisthenics that actually matters, not this shit which trains your “balance” as well

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lifting going into other areas is not a meme, anon. One day after not that many months lifting I randomly checked if I could touch my toes and I could. Just picking stuff and putting it down with a barbell gave me flexibility, no difference in weight, no nothing just sharting strenght-like training.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Having a non-fixed grip helps you get that pec squeeze at the top by bringing the hands together. Just like how you'd bench with dumbbells compared to barbells.
        Plus you get to move your hands to any position during the movement that agrees with your joints

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Flyes are superior for chest development over dips/bench.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            what about ring flyes?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              They're pretty good too.
              If you're aiming for aesthetics, then cables will always be better though.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Is being athletic really that bad
      /fit/

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      not at all
      its just a bit of a meme because you cant really bulk for 90% of skill stuff and its way harder for tall guys
      that said theoretically the most rewarding lifts like pull up and dips almost require zero skill or form and you can just train brute strength with them by ramping up weights
      and you are basically set for uperbody with only these two

      frontlevers, backlever etc are just very sport specific and are fun to train if you enjoy them
      while th probably dont do all that much for a long time in term of muscles and have not a huge carry over to other stuff

      that said its just super chill to go to the lake get the rings set up and do your workout after go for a swim
      while i cant really think of when i acutally enjoyed going to the gym in summer with all the other retards and forced normie music in my ears

      they are also cheap and skill ceiling is really high and you have years of progression ahead of you if you are into it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah it sucks for anything past beginner mode.

      Nothing. OP is a fat weak gay who can't do 1 proper dip on rings so he whines and cope on IST. Happens all the time

      >muh ring dips
      I do bulgarian ring dips with 40kg and I still think calisthenics is more retarded than you.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I do bulgarian ring dips with 40kg and I still think calisthenics is more retarded than you.
        >hehe i'm really strong at calisthenics but calisthenics are actually shit!
        Not him but post a video of yourself doing this if you're going to claim that. I've been getting the best chest gains of my life from aggressively pushing ring flye-pushups and ring dips so I find your claim to be utterly unbelievable

        Flyes are superior for chest development over dips/bench.

        Db flye-press mog all three of those

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >>hehe i'm really strong at calisthenics but calisthenics are actually shit!
          Yeah they pretty much are, I just do them because I like them.
          You guys are putting way too much ego into the way you train.

          >post a video
          Can't be bothered to make a webm, so here's a screenshot of me doing 100 or 105kg (I don't remember) on dips.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You guys are putting way too much ego into the way you train.
            What do you even mean by this? I do ring pushups and dips because I get results, and also because I like them which makes them better movements since I will train them harder and be more consistent

            Also at least you actually do have those numbers, still a very retarded opinion IMO since plenty of hypertrophy-oriented dudes including myself use calisthenics in their training. I wouldn't even have an option for vertical pulls if I couldn't do pullups since I train at home and don't have a lat pulldown lol

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >What do you even mean by this?
              Too many of you sound like religious zealots when it's just a piece of equipment and a few exercises.

              >because I get results
              So you're still just a beginner. Have fun I guess.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Too many of you sound like religious zealots when it's just a piece of equipment and a few exercises.
                Liking ring movements because they're legitimately good movements makes me a zealot? Dafaq?
                >So you're still just a beginner. Have fun I guess.
                Mate I left the novice stage years ago, what are you talking about? You still haven't presented an argument as to why rings and calisthenics in general are bad, and it doesn't even make any sense since why the fuck would you use them yourself if you think they suck? It just sounds schizophrenic, it's like a powerlifter saying bench is a garbage lift despite benching 240kg or some shit, it just doesn't make any sense lmao

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >makes me a zealot?
                Don't know if it makes you one, you just sound like one.

                >left the novice stage years ago
                So time to get a gym membership anon.

                >why rings are bad
                Unless you're training to get good specifically at calisthenics on rings, they're useless, you could be doing other things if your aim is general strength or hypertrophy.
                Even within calisthenics not a lot of exercises on rings have carryover.

                >calisthenics are bad
                By themselves they're kinda bad. No way to hit your whole back effectively, no way to hit legs without doing a shitload of meme exercises, progressions are garbage, etc.
                Hybrid lifting is the way to go.

                >why the fuck would you use them yourself
                Because I like doing them.
                I can still enjoy calisthenics while pointing out the obvious.

                >it just doesn't make any sense
                For (You).

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >No way to hit your whole back effectively,
                gymnasts regularly deadlift triple bodyweight without ever training it

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Olympic gymnasts are on PEDs.
                And you won't be able to train like an olympic gymnast.
                Stop the cope.

                Also
                >average male olympic gymnast height: 5'3 - 5'7

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Don't know if it makes you one, you just sound like one.
                Well I don't think I do, that's your opinion
                >So time to get a gym membership anon.
                Do you really think I only use rings? I have a home gym and I use literally everything: I use barbells, I use dumbbells, I use rings, I use a pullup bar, I use bands (warmup/prehab/mobility), and other more obscure pieces of equipment. I only use rings for flye-pushups and dips at the moment, because I have better options for other movements, but as for these they're my top tier chest builders.
                >Unless you're training to get good specifically at calisthenics on rings, they're useless, you could be doing other things if your aim is general strength or hypertrophy.
                Ring flye-pushups and dips demolish my chest better than most barbell/dumbbell movements. Flye-presses are the only thing that *might* be better, but I haven't messed around with them enough to know yet. You can just load basic calisthenics movements over time and progress that way. You will never have a small chest doing ATG pause ring dips with +40kg for 10 reps
                >By themselves they're kinda bad. No way to hit your whole back effectively, no way to hit legs without doing a shitload of meme exercises, progressions are garbage, etc.
                Back I agree to an extent, they're great for lats but not as good for upper back (can do inverted rows but loading them becomes impractical past a certain point), and training your erectors is outright impossible. Again, you can use barbells, dumbbells, etc for those areas lol. As for legs, you clearly haven't worked on nordic curls very much. I've worked up to doing them weighted (currently doing +2.5kg for 6 reps on the regular version, and +10kg for 5 reps on eccentric-only) and my hamstrings are now one of my best bodyparts (that being said, I think deficit RDLs contributed more here but nordic curls certainly played a big role as well). Pendulum sissy squats are also really good for the quads, especially the rectus femoris.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I have a home gym and I use literally everything
                Good for you.
                Then what's the problem?

                >Ring flye-pushups and dips demolish my chest
                Then do them. Doesn't unJUST calisthenics, though.

                >ATG pause ring dips
                Or just do paused dips on parallel bars with more weight and get better results lol. Going deep serves no purpose either except mobility.

                >As for legs, you clearly haven't worked on nordic curls
                Meme exercise, squats are better.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >nordic curls are a meme exercise, squats are better
                lol just do both of them.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Then what's the problem?
                There isn't a problem, I just think it's weird that you're shitting on calisthenics for no reason when they're great
                >Then do them. Doesn't unJUST calisthenics, though.
                ???
                Resistance is resistance, calisthenics exercises are just another tool in the tool box. I mean, aren't barbell squats technically weighted calisthenics anyway? Is the king of all exercises a JUSTed lift? Makes no sense lmao
                >Or just do paused dips on parallel bars with more weight and get better results lol. Going deep serves no purpose either except mobility.
                Nope, because A: stretch mediated hypertrophy (I'm actually considering swapping out my incline larsen pressing for incline db flye-presses for this reason, I barely feel anything despite optimizing the lift as much as possible while my pecs get absolutely annihilated from ring pushups and ring dips because they get stretched way more), and B: parallel bar dips rape my sternum/clavicles/shoulders while ring dips don't, so this wouldn't be an option anyway. To reinforce the first point, I did try doing parallel bar dips for a period while doing everything I could to minimize the joint stress, but after I changed to ring dips I immediately lost a lot of strength on the following exercise (the exercise being 30 deg incline larsen press), presumably because the ring dips fatigued the prime movers much more than parallel bar dips ever could. They're just better than parallel bar dips in many cases, at least for me
                >Meme exercise, squats are better.
                bro are you stupid? Squats don't work the hamstrings at all, you have no fucking idea what you're talking about. At least if you compared them to hammy curls or RDLs you would have an argument since they actually hit the hamstrings, but squats do jack shit for hamstring growth. Nordic curls combined with a pure hinge (wide grip deficit RDLs, will probably stay that way) made me go from no hamstrings to my hamstrings being my best bodypart. They aren't a meme lol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Don't know if it makes you one, you just sound like one.
                bruh, you're like the last one to say that, fucking troglodyte

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                ah, the "I'm over calisthenics" bro
                Let's see... are you able to do over 20 hefestos?
                Oh the legs are calisthenics weak point right? Show me 20 sissy squats all the way to the ground, or a one legged nordic curl if you prefer the hamstring
                Progression guide if anyone want one:
                https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1a8tlZ-zbF695HA3Lmm20OIYeYYxo1lmUOczUXKLoL4s/htmlview

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Based. Just all go to the gym and stop with the home calisthenics cope

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You didn't get those arms by doing dips, anon.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          if you never tried, get a chair and try declined ring push ups (all the way up until you hit the rings one on the other)

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I already do them off of a decline actually, I just forgot to mention that. They're great, still doing them bodyweight since they're insanely difficult when you combine that with doing them flye-press style. Can't imagine the kind of pec gains I'll get just from getting up to lmao1pl8 on this thing lol

            ah, the "I'm over calisthenics" bro
            Let's see... are you able to do over 20 hefestos?
            Oh the legs are calisthenics weak point right? Show me 20 sissy squats all the way to the ground, or a one legged nordic curl if you prefer the hamstring
            Progression guide if anyone want one:
            https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1a8tlZ-zbF695HA3Lmm20OIYeYYxo1lmUOczUXKLoL4s/htmlview

            Based as fuck, I wish to be able to do one legged nordic curls one day

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      IST is full of powerliftards, gymrats or roiders that think it's impossible to build muscle unless you fill a bar with 300 kilos and lift it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I developed a efficient and aesthetic physique
      Spending a grab total of 27 dollars on a pull up bar and ab roller
      IST hates it because they need to justify their 3,000 dollar home gym

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        do you follow a specific program doing calisthenics?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I developed a efficient and aesthetic physique
          Spending a grab total of 27 dollars on a pull up bar and ab roller
          IST hates it because they need to justify their 3,000 dollar home gym

          pls respond to the man

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the fuck are you talking about? rings make everything harder.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    doing ring dips gave me 3pl8 bench

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      weighted ring dips are a godly exercise. if you can rep ring muscle ups though, thats fucking really impressive.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bet your body fat % is well into the 30s but you still cope into believing you're 18% somehow
    Rings are the single greatest implement in calisthenics

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ring pushups and ring dips filter 70% of people ITT, let alone shit like a front lever or an iron cross

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >let alone shit like a front lever or an iron cross
      bro do you know how hard it is to do an iron cross lol.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That was his point? He was saying that it's extremely hard lol, saying that rings are for dyels is a joke because the people saying that can't even do a single ring pushup let alone an exercise as difficult as an iron cross

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dunno about you man, but I got far better chest pumps with ring dips than repping 2pl8s on the bench

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Assuming you're even strong enough to do one rep, do 3-4 sets of decline ring flye-pushups to failure or 1 RIR and then try telling me that rings aren't good for hypertrophy. You won't be able to because your chest will be completely fried and sore for ages just from a few sets

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >g-guys i can Bench 47272 pl8 now ebin! 5/6/1/3/5!!!
    >can't do one muscle up
    >can't deadhang even a minute

    Lmao

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >g-guys i can reverse incline one-arm planche for 15 secs!
      >can't deadlift lmao4pl8s

      Lmao

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