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I'm getting into lifting atm, I have done some a few years ago but didn't carry on for more than about 2 months. What can you lift?

I'm pretty weak right now but hopefully will progress fairly quickly:

Bench 60Kg x 5
Squat 90kg x 5
dead 110kg x 5
military 45kg x 5
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I should lift again. It's really relaxing.
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5KG on some days
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gornotck wrote:

I should lift again. It's really relaxing.


Yeah for sure. I think there's a cliche that people who lift are either doing it for vanity or are stereotypical "bros". But really it can be a pretty fulfilling hobby imo, with a nice after glow of wellbeing
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I don't see much point in it, so I don't do it. I prefer more practical and functional activities for my exercise needs.
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I don't see much point in it, so I don't do it. I prefer more practical and functional activities for my exercise needs.


Such as? Lifting, in combination with other exercises, forms a complete workout.
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I lift....



the coffee mug to my mouth.
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I do the kush ups like wiz khalifa



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Potentsaliva wrote:

I don't see much point in it, so I don't do it. I prefer more practical and functional activities for my exercise needs.




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I do the kush ups like wiz khalifa





AHAHA That's amazing
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stealyourface wrote:

I do the kush ups like wiz khalifa





AHAHA That's amazing


Wow lol
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I used to lift. I actually used to be pretty muscular. After a while, I didn't really see much of a point in doing it. The only kind of workouts I've been doing since then is just cardio. I probably should get back into lifting after losing quite a bit of weight from a chronic disease.
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gornotck wrote:


Potentsaliva wrote:

I don't see much point in it, so I don't do it. I prefer more practical and functional activities for my exercise needs.


Such as? Lifting, in combination with other exercises, forms a complete workout.


Yeah, I'm not too sure lifting things in a mechanistic fashion qualifies as practical and/or functional, Since a good amount of the weight bearing exercises most people tend to do only focus in on isolated muscles in a limited range, thus more emphasis is needed to take in account for all the other muscles and tendons that aren't accounted for.

Practical in the sense of : Is this useful in a wide range of actives besides working out? Does the weight I'm lifting on a constant basis actually useful or is it just compressing and adding more muscular and skeletal tension? Am I actually learning a useful skill I carry into my life? After the workout do I feel stiff or actually physically relaxed? Yeah I think really weird shit like that. I also think more on a long term basis as in keeping my joints healthy,strong, and flexible as with muscles as I age and hopefully not becoming decrepit and immobile as I age. I mean I'm not entirely talking down lifting cause it certainly has it's uses, but only to a degree.

As for the exercises stuff like any martial arts, Yoga, barefoot running, gardening, yard work, I think you get the idea. I think those are more effective towards goals beyond just physical strength. I think I actually have more of a problem with how people go about it than the actual practice.
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PotentsalivaYeah, I'm not too sure lifting things in a mechanistic fashion qualifies as practical and/or functional, Since a good amount of the weight bearing exercises most people tend to do only focus in on isolated muscles in a limited range, thus more emphasis is needed to take in account for all the other muscles and tendons that aren't accounted for.
Hmm I don't think that's really true when it comes to the compound lifts. That said, it probably couldn't hurt to supplement weightlifting with some more holistic exercise of course.


PotentsalivaPractical in the sense of : Is this useful in a wide range of actives besides working out? Does the weight I'm lifting on a constant basis actually useful or is it just compressing and adding more muscular and skeletal tension? Am I actually learning a useful skill I carry into my life? After the workout do I feel stiff or actually physically relaxed? Yeah I think really weird shit like that. I also think more on a long term basis as in keeping my joints healthy,strong, and flexible as with muscles as I age and hopefully not becoming decrepit and immobile as I age. I mean I'm not entirely talking down lifting cause it certainly has it's uses, but only to a degree.
That all depends on what you are trying to do. In terms of strength gain there's really no better method. So I'm not really sure what you mean when you say it's not functional since clearly strength is functional. Many athletes such as sprinters are very accomplished power lifters since the weight training is functional in improving their performance. I originally started lifting to try and improve my tricking, and it worked even though I did not carry on for very long. With regards to long term health, I think you should look up some studies on bone density and muscular degeneration of elderly people who weight lift vs those who do not. There's actually a lot of evidence to suggest that lifting is one of the best ways to remain healthy for older people.


PotentsalivaAs for the exercises stuff like any martial arts, Yoga, barefoot running, gardening, yard work, I think you get the idea. I think those are more effective towards goals beyond just physical strength. I think I actually have more of a problem with how people go about it than the actual practice.

Yeah I agree that there are other forms of exercise that are just as if not more important and address aspects of health that lifting does not. For instance my job is cycling and without that I would be much less fit regardless of how much weightlifting I did. I don't want to sound rude, but you seem to be drawing a lot of conclusions from ill-conceived premises.
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