ITT: Meme Exercises

I'll start

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Post chest OP
    I used to think the same thing and also that I just genetically had a shit chest
    Turns out I was just a benchlet and I was wrong

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tell me how a bench press is better than dumbbell bench?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Theoretically it shouldn't be from a hypertrophy point of view
        However it's just a more effective way to build strength and in my experience that has what made the difference in my chest size regardless of volume

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why do they always cope by bringing dumbbell press? I guarantee you suck at that as well.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Solid argument, thank you.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Increased stability leads to much higher neural drive, aka your muscles are working harder, that's why you can bench WAY more than 2x the weight you're holding in each hand. Same reason you can squat more on solid ground than on a balance board.

        >That would mean machines are the best, after all you can lift more in a machine then a free weight.
        If friction didn't exist then yes, but because machines have friction, the concentric (friction is working against you) is much harder then the eccentric (friction is making the eccentric easier). Since you're limited by the concentric to lift the weight up, during the eccentric (which at least is 50% of the work, most people think it is more important) you are slacking, as you have to resist less forces then you usually would.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Increased stability leads to much higher neural drive, aka your muscles are working harder, that's why you can bench WAY more than 2x the weight you're holding in each hand
          Right, so it makes you better at exactly only that exercise. Same with deadlifts. There are better exercises for size and better exercises for functional chest strength. Benching is for dick measuring contests.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Right, so it makes you better at exactly only that exercise
            No, it lets more chest (and shoulders and triceps) muscle mass contribute in contraction. aka it trains your chest (and shoulders and triceps) more, what the fuck are you even talking about.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Right, so it makes you better at exactly only that exercise.
            Why do you care if you're only lifting for hypertrophy?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >functional chest strength
            ?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's a lot of wasted words, man. You can just say " more overload potential". If they don't get that then they can't be taught. Good post though.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's more fun which is why I lift

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because benching a bar looks manly as fuck.

        db manlets coping hard

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >arghhh im manly!!
          >literally goes to the gym one hour at a time to look good

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        more triceps involvement, easier to load and progress.

        Theoretically it shouldn't be from a hypertrophy point of view
        However it's just a more effective way to build strength and in my experience that has what made the difference in my chest size regardless of volume

        >Theoretically it shouldn't be from a hypertrophy point of view
        wrong.

        Increased stability leads to much higher neural drive, aka your muscles are working harder, that's why you can bench WAY more than 2x the weight you're holding in each hand. Same reason you can squat more on solid ground than on a balance board.

        >That would mean machines are the best, after all you can lift more in a machine then a free weight.
        If friction didn't exist then yes, but because machines have friction, the concentric (friction is working against you) is much harder then the eccentric (friction is making the eccentric easier). Since you're limited by the concentric to lift the weight up, during the eccentric (which at least is 50% of the work, most people think it is more important) you are slacking, as you have to resist less forces then you usually would.

        >Increased stability [...] why you can bench WAY more than 2x the weight you're holding in each hand
        wrong. main reason is lateral force exertion from triceps, which isn't possible with dumbbells (because they're not attached to each other). stability is the second reason. same also applies to dumbbell vs barbell overhead press.
        >because machines have friction, the concentric (friction is working against you) is much harder then the eccentric (friction is making the eccentric easier).
        wrong. friction is negligible in most gym equipment.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Size limits and constraints. Try finding 135lb dumbbells in most gyms and get them into benching position

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Post 1 rep max of any real lift

    .... we'll wait.....

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >wake up at 6 am
    >shitpost contrarian opinion on fit
    >goes to lift
    Based

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Contrarian retard, post body.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    isn't the bar too high?
    shouldn't it be closer to mid pecs?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      For a regular bench press, yes. But OP is talking about the guillotine press.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        QRD on guillotine press

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          meme exercise

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    you dumb fucking retarded gay

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's just trying a movement for a couple weeks or a machine. If I don't like it I move on and try a different variation.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >trains gay muscles no one cares about

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Deadlifts are for zoomers, women, and fat men

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I did light weight RDLs last week that really made me feel it in my hammies. It's a week on and they are still sore.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      gay muscles no one cares about
      > posts image of 70% of human musculature being activated
      t. probably gay and weak

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah it trains 70% of your muscles. It's just that it's the 70% nobody gives a fuck about

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >t. posturelet

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      this. I saw so many people lifting heavy and still looking like complete dyels

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Excellent frame for the lift. Gives him a high starting point. If he stopped trying to win meets at the 65lb weight class and progressed the lift into higher weight class territory he would grow.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      BOOTA

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Does nothing

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >mogs your path

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        y'know what else helps calves a lot (moreso than machine raises)?
        running

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          For me I just do reps of tippy toe walking until failure. Running is for fags

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            there's a point where tippy toe walking doesnt work anymore anon

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            wouldn't this give you tendonitis?

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Kek
              It's fucking hilarious because yes I've literally got tendinitis. Not from actual tippy toe walking but from power walking up hills which is similar

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                hope you heal, anon

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks anon, getting there.

                Nothing special at all

                22 inches in diameter. Post calf

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >cramps your balf

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing special at all

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Does nothing because calves are fucking strong. You probably can't load this machine enough to stimulate your calves with slow reps.

      The only way to build muscle in your calves is either an incredible time under tension (bicycling). Or maximal explosive exercises like jumping.

      Doing clean pulls will do more than this machine will ever do.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Try doing calf raises with a barbell on your back instead and just have your toes raised up on a plate or piece of wood. Will make you actually stabilize the weight and control the eccentric movement instead of just bouncing up and down. Gets my calves insanely pumped.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    why isn't that moron doing bar to chest

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can I replace the Bench with Dips? (I'm scared of dropping the weight on my chest)

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What sort of grip do you use on bench?

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >does nothing

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stoic stands x F are god tier for gains.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tell me you Dont lift without telling me you dont lift

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      why is he doing that behind his head?

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    wish this board would get post ID. guarantee this is a 1pbtid thread.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      50% of the catalog at any point is "1pbtid" trash sadly.

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Ehhhh, the triceps involvement is a bit higher but def never the limiting factor.
    Not what I said. The person claimed that increased stability is the (main) reason why you can bench more than twice the weight per dumbbell. I think that the main reason is that barbell bench allows more triceps involvement than dumbbell bench. That doesn't imply that triceps are a limiting factor. Using arbitrary numbers, triceps involvement might go from 40% to 80%, which would increase the total weight used but wouldn't make them a limiting factor.
    >friction doesn't exist
    >Ahhh, disagree. Depends.
    I didn't say it doesn't exist. I just said it's negligible. I can't think of an example where machine friction isn't negligible compared to the total resistance force, can you?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      We've got a shitty smith machine and leg press at my gym and you definitely feel the friction. This type of thing really differs from gym to gym and from machine to machine.
      >negligible compared to the total resistance force
      Weird you're making this point. Friction usually, similiar to a resistance bands, is a multiplying factor not one that is added on top of the weight. Obviously the eccentric makes a small difference with friction because no friction stops unlimited weight, but from personal anecdotes, the concentric gets sooooo much harder, which is kind of annoying considering the eccentric portion is considered to be more hypertrophic and we usually want more of it

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've never felt any friction with significant impact on resistance on any of the machines at the various gyms I've trained at. But I suppose there are some unmaintained shitty gyms. Friction isn't a straight multiplication factor though, and dry friction and lubricated friction (like in gym equipment) aren't the same. It could also be that some of the machines were designed in such a way that it provides more resistance in the concentric and that it's not due to lack of maintenance.
        >the eccentric portion is considered to be more hypertrophic and we usually want more of it
        eccentric loading induces more muscle damage and typically has a worse stimulus to fatigue ratio. so concentric-focused training is more beneficial overall. eccentric hamstring training seems to prevent sprinting injuries better though, so a mix of both is probably best.

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