DYEL Month: Do You Even...
Anyone who tells you strength doesn't matter in a fight either selling you something or is a damn liar. Weight classes in combat sports don't exist to make it easier to figure out who's going to eat the most hot wings at the Hooters afterparty; they exist because it takes an astronomical amount of skill superiority for a smaller guy to overcome the strength advantage that comes with having more pounds of muscle.
If you're not regularly lifting heavy things, you are, plain and simple, not doing everything you can to prepare for a fight. And if you're not preparing for a fight, then why the hell would you bother learning how to punch and choke people?
This month, Bullshido focuses on the fundamental movements necessary to increasing strength. We're also going to sing the praises of the strength prophet himself, Mark Ripptetoe (PBUH), and how his Starting Strength program will put you on the road to being your own goddamn power animal.
Do you even... you'd damn well better.
Use this space to post your favorite lifting videos, bask in the glory of men named Magnus, and discuss whatever it takes to get your ass under a heavy bar.
I TRY TO LIFT BRO BUT I AM SO WEAK
Notice how they're flipping cars like they're pancakes.
Oh 250kg front squat with 5 second pause? Okay forget I said anything, I don't lift.
That front squat is ridiculous. I was stoked to have finally gotten my back squat up over 300 lbs again, but now I feel inadequate.
After seeing this, I don't feel inadequate, man.
I am inadequate.
15 reps 1x BW overhead squat.
The first vid posted was badass. I'm completely biased because of how much I love Clutch, though...
Does lifting yourself count...? :l
Functional Muscle is exactly what a martial artists needs to compliment his skills,
Bruce Lee comes to mind and dare I say Jhoon Rhee whos body at his age makes guys in there 20's look bad.
Review on rippetoe http://scoobysworkshop.com/starting-...mark-rippetoe/
"You must tuck your elbows in quickly when a blow is directed to your midsection," he explained. "Some bodybuilders are so bulky that they have no way to defend the solar plexus area with efficiency. They can't cover the area with their elbows, so when they use another method to protect it, they leave other parts of their body open. Weight training is supposed to help you, not screw you." Bruce Lee
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If you are relying on strength, it means your technique is bad. My sifu told me that and he's the real deal.
Look I think no matter how big you get you will only be inflexible and slow if you don't train your speed, conditioning, explosiveness and flexibility, and you only lift weights.
Originally Posted by Boydy83
The notion that "being bulky" is bad for you is ridiculous, come on it's not Y2K anymore.
Muscle is good.