Chez Brice !
Let's startwith one of the major problem with exercising today : machines !
The objective of this blog is quite humble : to react to all kind of bullshit professed on subjects I have given a little thought. These subjects will be diverse but will remain centered around being healthy, living a healthy lifestyle, exercising and stuff… I hope it will be use full to the people sharing this kind of inerest .
Now lets compare with the lat machine, the most often used substitute for pull up (event though I should say it the other way around),.
As its name says it the lat machine allows you to train your lats, a little bit of arms and… that'sit.
Why does people use it so much ?
Because it is… way easier.
Indeed since less muscles are involved, (part of the work is handled by the machine) it is way less tiring for the trainee while allowing him to feel his lats working and making him believe that he did what he came for : getting big lats as soon as possible.
So basically you're exercising a little part of your body and your are teaching your lats to work alone as if working the lats + working the arms + working the legs = working the whole body. This is wrong the body is not 1+1+1+1+1+1= something it is 1 and that'sit.
in my opinion society as it is today is kinda alianating and working out could be a way of escaping this...or to dive even deeper into alienation by going into a commercial gym and following another illogical routine.
Just think about the process behind it as a whole: you will wake up in the morning to go to the office in order to earn money. You will then spend a part of this hard gained money into a gym membership where you will go between 3 and 5 days a week and sit in front of another machine with the sole purpose of making an only muscle grow bigger without any fun or thinking behind it.
This should sound silly to you, that's not what exercising is about. It is about breathing fresh air(cold or warm air), moving your whole body in always changing directiosn and fashions.
I am not saying all my workouts offer such a life changing experience( a bit like my last formation photoshop) but at least I try to have them make feel me better in all kind of ways, physically and mentally. My ideal workout would be in the nature with other humans doing different kind of exercise really often and enjoying an also ever changing wheather. just like any animal would...
NLS's Test 2012-12-28 13:01:05