Why ‘Heavy Lifting’ All The Time May Lead To WEAKNESS And Death…
What kind of relationship do you have with the weights?
I have a LOVE-HATE relationship with them.
While I love “feeling” strong, I hate the pain I feel afterwards.
Max effort strength has a high cost. But obviously, we’re willing to pay the price to be stronger.
Even if we hit the gym regularly, most of our time is spent working, driving a car, sitting at a desk or slouching on the couch.
For most of the things we do, strength is no longer functional.
The link between our body’s strength and how it relates to our weight has been severed.
While we can haul weights in the gym (a controlled environment), we can barely haul our own body weight around and move the way we did when we were children.
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Children have playground strength.
Why is this an issue?
The problem is that the worse a person’s strength-to-weight ratio is, the higher their chances of an early death.
A Brazilian study of 2,000 people between the ages of 51 and 81, showed that by maintaining a high level of muscle strength, power-to-body weight ratio, and coordination had a positive influence on a person’s life expectancy.
Basically, if you have a poor strength-to-weight ratio, we may be knocking years off of our lives.
We’ve forgotten that “true strength” cannot be measured by your one rep max.
Do you think body weight exercises are for wimps?
Unfortunately, there’s a ton of misinformation out there about bodyweight training. So, let’s start by busting three of the biggest myths.
Myth #1: Bodyweight Exercises Are An Easy Option
If you don’t believe me, ask yourself why the military and Special Forces rely on bodyweight exercises to get their recruits in shape.
Think about it.
In a real-life combat situation, muscles aren’t isolated.
A soldier needs to use their whole body to duck, cover, run and get into life-saving combat-ready positions.
The heart of military-style conditioning is a high-strength to weight ratio. This is accomplished by mastering core bodyweight moves, including pushups, pullups, and squats.
Going back to the basics is not taking a step backwards.
By using the basics, you can become a master at full body conditioning.
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Myth #2: You Can’t Use Bodyweight Exercises to Pack on Muscle
This belief comes from the idea that you can’t pack on muscles by using bodyweight training.
You need to understand that in order to gain muscle you need to choose the right progressions in order to increase your strength.
As long as there is tension on your muscle, it can grow. Muscles do not know if the resistance you’re using is an external weight or your own body weight.
Oh, and did I mention that bodyweight exercises are really tough.
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Myth #3: The Bodyweight Exercises That Work Are Difficult to Master
If you go on YouTube, you’ll find lots of “supermen” showing off complicated bodyweight moves. They may look impressive, but don’t be fooled.
You don’t need super-advanced complex moves to build a strong foundation for functional strength.
All you need to do is choose the right moves, with correct form and with the right progressions.
Every bodyweight master started at the same place: foundational moves that make up 90 percent of strength types.
The only way to develop “true strength” is to focus on the core moves which target each of the Four Strength Types.
The good news is that these moves are simple and easy to master. All you need to do is choose the right training regimen, like the workout on the next page.
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