Is lifting even good for your body?

Every single big guy who has been at it for years that i talk to in the gym is ALWAYS injured and has lower back or shoulder problems. Literally every single one of these guys who have some size and have been lifting years they are always dealing with joint problems and injuries.

These are not even bodybuilders, just built guys who have been lifting regularly for years.

Is it normal to be constantly injured and in pain like these guys are when you are only in your 30s?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The worst kind of thread. Everything about it is bad. Good job OP.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    most people are retards. retracting your scapula on bench is a fucking mystery for your average gym goer

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    just over 4 years in the gym here, 1.5,2,4,5 without getting fat and I have no back or shoulder problems or any joint problems

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    In 99% of circumstances, if your wife/girlfriend is heavier than you, you've done fucked it up. My girlfriend is 80kg at 185cm and I am 78kg at 175cm, but that is a different situation.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So exercise properly so you don't get injured. No ego lifting, don't compete with other people but listen to your body, always warm up and streach.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      *stretch

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    people will say no because they lift. And technically yeah it should be good for you. But realistically, no. Lifting heavy is not good for you. It’s completely unnatural. People like to larp that all of our ancestors were monstrous cavemen but they weren’t. The average half assed gym goer is significantly stronger than 99.9% of all people through the entirety of human history. Lifting can be good for you if you don’t go heavy but you’re never gonna get big with lightweights natty. How many gym goers do you know that
    >only lift reasonably light weight
    >perfect form every single rep forever
    >lift like three times a week and do cardio
    >do loads of mobility work
    90% of fuckers in the gym can’t even do 10 body weight pull-ups but they want to squat 3pl8

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >s lower back or shoulder problems.
    those are jokes, learn about LVH

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Most big guys i chat to say things like "hows your training going? took 3 months off bro fucked my shoulder up", "fucked my back, had to take 6 months off" "I'm in physio cuz i fucked my knees"

      This is what everyone says whether they are white, black or whatever race, all big muscular guys are always off injured.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It is not normal to injure yourself lifting, the people injuring themselves are either lifting outside of their capabilities or lifting with poor form. These are things that are easily fixed by knowing your limits (and pushing them realistically) and practicing correct form.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It is if you have inherent problems with body, try go check it out, get an MRI and then go to physio instead of surgery after a talk with a surgeon
      >t. my story

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Having inherent problems with your body isn't normal. OP is claiming everyone he knows gets injured. Unless OP goes to a paraplegics only gym I doubt having lifelong physical ailment is common.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Having them is normal, statistically you don't go through life without a single issue with genetics and environment combining to create them. Maybe when you are really young, but that's when you are in pristine condition. The severity of ailments is another question, nobody is talking about cripples or paraplegics. Bad joint/muscle/structure just happen given the number of them in your body.
          Doing sports just reveals the problems due to being active and being concerned with form instead of a couch potato. All physical activities have a chance of injury, not ever having one means that you don't push limits/don't train enough

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            What a bunch of retarded cope drivel.
            Bad joint and "muscle structure" does not mean exercise is guaranteed to injure them, you can train around joint and muscular issues.

            >All physical activities have a chance of injury
            Nonsense. Where is the risk of injury coming from? With team sports other people might injure you but weightlifting is 100% down to YOU and how YOU perform the exercise, no one else.

            >not ever having one means that you don't push limits/don't train enough
            Yes more nonsense. You can absolutely push your limits and 1RM with perfect form and never injure yourself. Only repping with shit form will cause injury.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Nobody said anything about getting injured, bad joints and such are in pain just naturally during some movements. Sure you can train around them but when they affect primary movements (for me bench) they affect my national level target.

              Anything can get you injured. Blackout, overtraining, cramp, stress fracture. Hell even dropping a weight on your foot. My most recent problem that took me out for a month was putting bench level 1'' too high and ending in convulsions for nearly a week in shoulder area because I thought I was just sore for a while. It takes time to learn to differentiate sore from injured and even then there are new problems that you can experience.

              Pushing your limits effectively isn't the same as just pushing your limits. Person who decides to tough out extra reps in programme on squat with slight form break down will end up further that the person that doesn't. Because surprise surprise, there is always going to be a weak spot when you do max effort that will make form look bad. If you are doing 1RM and form doesn't break down at least a little bit, it's not a 1RM. Way to solve that is to get stronger

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >you just know

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >gf is taller, 20kg heavier
    >sex is missionary only, doggy feels like I need a step stool
    >hook up with an ex, she's tiny, 50kg
    >pick her up and carry her from the couch to the bed
    >she's tiny but strong, at one point she pushes me onto the bed and hops onto my lap
    I done fucked up.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I used to have bad back pain from being a sedentary fuck and sitting at the computer all day. Once starting strength got my squatting regularly or disappeared forever.

    I don't do 1RMs except for maybe deadlifts very occasionally.

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