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Comic #2:Functional Strength
I keep seeing arguments upon arguments about “functional strength.” Most of it I see usually comes from the CrossFit side of the internet (not always though). Now, I’m not a fan of it but whatever floats your boat right? Most of those people that rattle off about functional or function rattle on and on about doing X amount of weight for X amount of sets but really are just projecting inadequacies on other people. 
Sorry to say but no one cares if you can AMRAP light weight (relative to each athlete, obviously). Don’t sit there and preach things to someone who is stronger than you and project your limitations on them. Functions are different for each sport. 
A bodybuilder is going to specialize in aesthetics in terms of symmetry and lean body mass reveal. A Powerlifter is going to specialize in strength in terms of moving maximum amount of weight with the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. Weightlifters will focus on technique in the Snatch and the Cleaning movements. Everyone has different versions of “functional strength.” 
But don’t be that douchebag who goes up to someone squatting 400 or 500 for a 1RM and brag about doing 95lbs for like 20 reps and then tell them their lift is not “functional” strength. 

Lol I like his little crossfit shirt Nate.

lol I’m glad someone noticed. :P

weaponsgradegains:

themagicnutsack:

weaponsgradegains:

Comic #2:
Functional Strength

I keep seeing arguments upon arguments about “functional strength.” Most of it I see usually comes from the CrossFit side of the internet (not always though). Now, I’m not a fan of it but whatever floats your boat right? Most of those people that rattle off about functional or function rattle on and on about doing X amount of weight for X amount of sets but really are just projecting inadequacies on other people. 

Sorry to say but no one cares if you can AMRAP light weight (relative to each athlete, obviously). Don’t sit there and preach things to someone who is stronger than you and project your limitations on them. Functions are different for each sport. 

A bodybuilder is going to specialize in aesthetics in terms of symmetry and lean body mass reveal. A Powerlifter is going to specialize in strength in terms of moving maximum amount of weight with the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. Weightlifters will focus on technique in the Snatch and the Cleaning movements. Everyone has different versions of “functional strength.” 

But don’t be that douchebag who goes up to someone squatting 400 or 500 for a 1RM and brag about doing 95lbs for like 20 reps and then tell them their lift is not “functional” strength. 

Lol I like his little crossfit shirt Nate.

lol I’m glad someone noticed. :P

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Deadlifting Benefits:
• “Deadlifting helps to increase stability control. While using machines to train muscles will isolate and target only a specific few muscle groups, the deadlift also involves supplementary and minor muscles called stabilizer muscles that are usually ignored by the mainstream. The lack of training of these stabilizer muscles will lead to imbalances and can lead a person to be more susceptible to injury and unsymmetrical physique.• Another huge benefit from deadlifting is increased grip strength. Since the deadlift is one of the few exercises where you must manually hold hundreds of pounds of weight, it is one of the best exercises for increasing grip strength and strengthening the forearms. Increased grip strength will then aid to improve other lifts like the bench press.• Deadlifting is also one the few exercises out there with real world application. Pickup weights off the ground is something we’ve been doing for millennia and is exactly what the deadlift trains the body to do.• If performed correctly the deadlift also strengthens the spine and can lead to better posture. People with lordosis or excessive curving of the spine can benefit from the deadlift as it will help fix their posture by strengthening their lower back muscles, as well as the core, and by ironing out any lower back imbalances.• Cardio. The only two exercises to really make someone light headed are Deadlifts and Squats. Deadlifting really taxes your cardiovascular system, as you already know, or will soon find out. (Pro tip: Make sure you have somewhere to sit down after deadlifting).”

muffintop-less:

Deadlifting Benefits:

• “Deadlifting helps to increase stability control. While using machines to train muscles will isolate and target only a specific few muscle groups, the deadlift also involves supplementary and minor muscles called stabilizer muscles that are usually ignored by the mainstream. The lack of training of these stabilizer muscles will lead to imbalances and can lead a person to be more susceptible to injury and unsymmetrical physique.
• Another huge benefit from deadlifting is increased grip strength. Since the deadlift is one of the few exercises where you must manually hold hundreds of pounds of weight, it is one of the best exercises for increasing grip strength and strengthening the forearms. Increased grip strength will then aid to improve other lifts like the bench press.
• Deadlifting is also one the few exercises out there with real world application. Pickup weights off the ground is something we’ve been doing for millennia and is exactly what the deadlift trains the body to do.
• If performed correctly the deadlift also strengthens the spine and can lead to better posture. People with lordosis or excessive curving of the spine can benefit from the deadlift as it will help fix their posture by strengthening their lower back muscles, as well as the core, and by ironing out any lower back imbalances.
• Cardio. The only two exercises to really make someone light headed are Deadlifts and Squats. Deadlifting really taxes your cardiovascular system, as you already know, or will soon find out. (Pro tip: Make sure you have somewhere to sit down after deadlifting).”

(via liftinmotivation)

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BUSINESS PIG IS A CANNIBAL

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Business Pig [x]

BUSINESS PIG IS A CANNIBAL

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Warm ups

How do you guys usually warm up before you hit a really heavy set? I think I might have taken a too extensive warm up and ruined my set today.

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Anonymous asked: What if I am an 8 year old Chinese girl?

Teach me your ways, young chinkyness

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Beer and gummy worms. That’s what I’m feeling right now

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i want a pair of those shorts. because reasons…

i want a pair of those shorts. because reasons…

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Anonymous asked: I seen a 14 year old lift more than my max, but never seen one warm up with my max.

you’ve clearly never been to china.

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Somewhere out there, an 8 year old Chinese girl is warming up with your max. Fuck!