Professor X wrote:
I began to think and realized I gain more strength, not necessarily functional strength but strength at weightlifting,
Come the fuck on.
Quit using this term. It makes no fucking sense at all. All strength is “functional”. If it weren’t, it wouldn’t be STRENGTH.
Good point. Actually, excellent point. The fact that it’s ‘strength’ means that it’s functional, somehow.
Could you explain what non-functional strength is? I simply assumed that if you got stronger in your delts, as a result of resistance training, ya’d be able to throw a baseball further, or row harder, for example. If i’ve got the wrong idea, fill me in
What I’m saying is when me and my friends fight just for fun, some of them do better against me yet they are very weak in the gym.
I’m in a small college town not a whole lot to do but get drunk, get laid, and fight.
So you are confusing innate skill and strength with building strength in the gym?
Just because someone is stronger than you at one activity doesn’t mean anything.
I don’t do deadlifts AT ALL. That didn’t stop me from lifting a 200lbs oddly shaped generator from the ground and into my truck by myself when it took at least two people to move them any other time.
Where did that strength come from since obviously what I do isn’t “functional”?
One of my frat brothers can do more for calf raises than me and he rarely EVER lifts weights. Who cares? Everyone is not born with the exact same strength level. Those same guys you know who beat you in “play fighting” will be in the exact same spot as far as strength 10 years from now because they aren’t trying to build more strength.
That means if years pass and they are STILL stronger than you, you have no one to blame but yourself.
This term is irritating because it implies that you aren’t building real strength in the gym. This is bullshit. You can assume that 250lbs guy is weak all you want to. I wouldn’t advise allowing him to actually throw a punch at you at full force with the expectation that you won’t feel pain.