[quote]Professor X wrote:
Deadlifts. Seriously, when will you ever use that motion in real life?
I have to say I am surprised that anyone on the planet thinks like this. Your body does not need specific exercises to do specific tasks. It can be developed through exercises that are NONSPECIFIC and it will have no problem at all getting your body parts to work together to perform the movement.
If I drop a spoon on the floor, do I really need to do specific “spoon lifting” exercises before-hand to accomplish the task of picking it up?
The entire idea that someone needs to specifically train for every possible movement they may ever make is what is ridiculous.
You are carrying groceries to the car when one bag drops. Both hands are full so you slow the fall of the bag with your foot to lessen the impact. Did that take “stick your foot out while hands are holding objects to decrease force of gravity on falling eggs” exercises to perform?
Is it possible that simply having muscles developed enough individually could pull off that amazing feat without specific training for it?
I drop a book. I bend over and pick it up.
Outside of sport specific training, this entire topic is dumb as shit.[/quote]
The guy had to be joking with his response.