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11/21/12 5:13 PM
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ArthurKnoqOut
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http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/everything-you-know-about-fitness-is-a-lie-20120504?page=1

A very interesting read that tackles sports specific stuff, Cross Fit, functional movements, HIT and much more by Daniel Duane.

I'll simply post the first page.

 

 

I hate the gym. At least, I hate "the gym" as imagined by the modern American health club: the mindless repetitions on the weight machines, halfhearted crunches, daytime TV during the treadmill. Such a sad, unimaginative excuse for a life, when I could be out rock-climbing, surfing, or, hell, even just scrubbing the bathroom floor. But I love working out the way I've come to understand it, and two big discoveries made all the difference.

 

First, I realized that we all live in a kind of Fitness Fog, a miasma of lies and

misinformation that we mistake for common sense, and that makes most of our gym time a complete waste. Second, and by far the bigger news, I finally figured out what gyms are good for and exactly how a man can use them to make himself healthy and fit in the truest sense: strong, capable, and durable in the long-lasting way that doesn't just ward off chronic disease but actually lets a 35-year-old desk drone carry both of his laughing children up a mountain, simultaneously, and take on serious skiing at age 40, trusting his knees to bend deep and firm.

 

Muscle withers away if you're not constantly building it, and muscle withers faster as a man ages. Fading muscle mass gives way to fat gain, stiff joints, stumbling-old-man balance, and a serious drop-off in weekend fun, not to mention self-esteem. But if you fight back right, it can all go the other way. And this means getting strong. The bottom line is that not only can lifting weights do as much for your heart health as cardio workouts, but it also provides you with a lean-muscle coat of armor against life's inevitable blows – the way it did for my own father, who broke his back in a climbing accident at age 69, spent months in bed, and recovered strong only because he'd been lifting for 35 years.

 

11/21/12 11:42 PM
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11/22/12 1:45 AM
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I could not get through the whole thng because it was the same stuff...Machines are bad, freeweights are good. H.I.T. was a scam invented to sell crappy machines...Blah blah blah.

The tool is not important. It's how you use it that matters.

Muscle overload can be applied with a variety of tools: barbells, dumbbells, machines, manually applied resistance, body weight, sand bags, etc. Anything that can create high tension in the muscles can be used.

TAKU

 

11/22/12 2:01 AM
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I'm backpacking around Australia at the moment, and through my hikes up mountains, snorkelling and kayaking in the sea, and occasional surfing, i've kept in good shape without even really thinking of any of it as exercise or going anywhere near a gym.
11/22/12 9:53 AM
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Taku. The editorial is more of a self-reflecting piece but I understand what you are saying. I don't think his main point is muscle overload however.

 

Hulc, that's really dope! 

11/22/12 1:25 PM
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Hey Arthur,

Agreed, I was just being sensitive.

TAKU

12/2/12 9:56 AM
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Taku. The editorial is more of a self-reflecting piece but I understand what you are saying. I don't think his main point is muscle overload however.

 

Hulc, that's really dope! 


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12/3/12 5:03 AM
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