He's big and he gives advice. People pick it apart because it's easier to attack something that someone else says than put yourself and your ideas out there for criticism. Like literally everything else, cast a critical eye on it and make your own choices, don't let anyone make decisions for you.
>>35510022 I have no other option but to take other's peoples advices. I've been looking for a program to look /fit/ for months but literally everything I got so far was >hurr durr le squats >"i have anterior pelvic tilt and a couple other back problems, i can't" >hurr durr faggot you wont make it lol Am I supposed to just venture in the gym and find whiever exercise pleases me?
I've found that his videos are a lot better for beginners, and not as useful for people that are experienced lifters. Although lifting aside, his videos on editing and nutrition are great, I've started using a few of his recipes on a weekly basis.
>>35510048 That's what I did, but I dunno if it's related but I can't really deadlift or squat more than 55 lbs without incurring week-long leg day syndrome. Fuck it eh. I'm not rich so I can't afford to eat 200g of protein a day so bulking is out of the question.
No matter how many exercises I do to correct posture, it only seems to remain at best. In some places it actually got WORSE.
He's a gentle old dude, his advice is good in general, but often he's a little too cautious of any risks involved, except when he builds weird contraptions that will kill you if you copy them poorly. Also his advice on meal schedules is bogus. If you want to lift at home with minimal amounts of money spent, his website is a good place to start.
>>35510048 The opposite of blind subscription to a single person's ideas is not to just guess. You take a program like SS for example, experiment with it, and when you're good enough to understand what about it isn't working for you, you make changes.
>>35510120 I know, but he is also a very outdoorsy dude. I fucking hate cardio but I NEED cardio. I can only maintain focus with cardio when it's controlled. Treadmill only, in the gym to avoid weather, uneven ground, shitty neighbourhood and me losing focus because cardio's boring and my mind wanders making me slow down to a crawl without realizing it.
>>35510242 >That counts as fucking cardio If you don't do 20 and then call it a day, yeah. Full power bodyweight squats on intervals are cardio. If something gets your heart pumping for a long period of time, it's cardio. And the outside issue goes away if you do your stuff on intervals, because you will concentrate during those, the timer always gets you back in the game. Stuff like kettlebell or burpees also work inside pretty well if you're full on NEET that never ventures outside.
>>35510346 This is true. BB.com has some good advice, but everything the write is extremely exaggerated to make you buy more of their products. Don't fall for the 1g of protein per pound of body weight meme. As long as you're getting in ~120 a day, you'll be just fine, and that's easily achievable with a regular diet and 4 scoops. If you regulate what you eat even better, you shouldn't need more than 2 scoops.
>>35510540 >I need to find some sort of timer app for PC because I don't own a smartphone.. If you don't find anything that works for you, you can always just install an android emulator. There are a trillion timer apps in the store there.
>>35510048 well no. Do some research yourself. If you can't squat and deadlift, look up alternative exercises that will hit your lower back, glutes, hammies, and quads. The reality is that no exercise will replace squats and deads, but that doesn't mean you can't still look good. Hack squats, leg press, machine exercises for isolations are alternatives. You won't be able to get the same amount of overall strength, but I doubt that you care.
Honestly, is it really IMPOSSIBLE for you to squat? Even squatting low weight is good for a beginner as it will help your CNS adapt to firing many muscles simultaneously. There's absolutely nothing wrong with low weights if your goal is general fitness.
it is basically the opposite of recommending a beginner to do heavy snatches, deadlifts, squats, and cleans.
now those exercises are fantastic, arguably the best lifts out there..
but you shouldn't encourage someone with no lifting experience or knowledge to try and teach themselves to do that properly off of a youtube video.
if you care enough to squat or snatch, you will pick up the required reading material, and sort through it yourself.
if you are so lazy you need a quick and easy youtube video, you probably aren't going to be the best at picking up proper form without someone to assist you.
also quads/hamstrings are the easiest muscles to pack mass on to, so its not like you NEED heavy backsquats.
doing a pistol squat with 50lb dumbbell in each hand is sufficient (pic related) - and skateboard squats can be a meaningful way to progress up to doing bodyweight pistol squats (then you just add weight)
taken in it's proper context (Advice given to lazy dyels on youtube, not expert fitness advice), scooby's advice is 9.5/10.
the only real issue i take up with him, is his form on dumbbell shoulder press.
motherfucker presses in the frontal plane, and wonders why he had to have surgery on his shoulder
>>35510048 If you want to start out with a program, you can really do SS or something similar.
What you need to look for in a beginner program is something that covers everything:
Chest, Back/Lats, Legs (and Shoulders, Triceps, Biceps).
This is because you do light weights as a beginner and you recover faster since your muscles are still weak and you cannot damage them as much through lifting. You recover very fast so its possible for you to train out a muscle every other day. Because of that, a beginner has the biggest gains if he actually trains everything every other day.
If you don't want to do something like SS because you dont want to squat or something like that (I certainly didnt want to do that), simply try to replace the exercises that a program suggests with something that trains the same muscles. For example, you can train your chest by doing the bench press, or by just pressing dumbbells.
You can train your lats by doing pullups. If its impossible for you to do pullups then try to emulate pullups so that you can get strong enough to actually do them. There are machines that allow you do pull down a wide bar down to your body, just do those.
You can train your legs by doing squats without a barbell. There are these "machines" where you just squat up and down and you have these things on your shoulders that have some weight on them. Since you're not actually doing a squat with a barbell and since youre leaning back on the machine, there's way less to actually fuck up. If you still cant do that, just do something like leg press + hamstring curl.
After you've done these, you can add things if you feel that you have the time and power to do more. You can do the military press for shoulders, or skull crushers for triceps, do bicep curls etc. After some time, the beginner plans wont do it for you anymore, you wont have the noob gainz after a while. At that point you have to start punishing your muscles much more, doing 2-4 exercises for each.
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