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Thug Workout: Is It a Scam?

can you really have a body like theirs with just pullups, dips and pushups? or is it just a scam.

Not this again

show me anyone who did so, and I will show you someone who could have achieved a lot more, a lot faster, using weights instead of bodyweight exercises, which are:

  1. not as efficient or fast progress
  2. won’t take you as far
  3. are much more difficult to control loading parameters

but if they are all you have (ie no weights) then you can build up a pretty good lot of routines

[quote]MuscleBear wrote:
can you really have a body like theirs with just pullups, dips and pushups? or is it just a scam.

Yes, you can. Did you notice how small the guys’ legs were when he was doing the pushups with his legs on the bleachers?

Why would you think its a scam anyways? Are they charging for a book or DVD?

[quote]Deserteaglle wrote:
MuscleBear wrote:
can you really have a body like theirs with just pullups, dips and pushups? or is it just a scam.

Yes, you can. Did you notice how small the guys’ legs were when he was doing the pushups with his legs on the bleachers?

Why would you think its a scam anyways? Are they charging for a book or DVD?
[/quote]

Most of those dudes aren’t even that big to even be questioning it. I grew up in a neighborhood like that and most of the larger guys didn’t have shit to workout with but their own body weight unless they could find an old used bench somewhere and keep it in the backyard.

I can’t explain the huge number of people who seem to have really crappy genetics lately (or is it laziness?) but anyone who isn’t below average should be able to look like most of those guys or close to it if they stayed consistent.

If anything, it shows how many people are completely wasting their time with their gym memberships when they don’t even look like they lift weights years later.

Why does the one dude in one of those Thug videos keep saying ‘nigger’ constantly? I think he’s cracked out.

Anyway, since black men have higher testosterone levels than white or asian men, its easier for black men to acquire muscle mass and lean out (makes me wish I was black ;). So, being ripped and all from gymnastics should be pretty easy for those guys.

Some of the moves are pretty impressive, I might add.

Here’s a better video :smiley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3R4xtjl5b4&mode=related&search=

no i meant lie but instead wrote lie.

I am not questioning the ability to gain a good physique with pushups, pullups and dips. however these guys or one of them did say that its all they do and they have the physique of someone who lifts weights. actually they look better than most guys i see at the gym. i was just wondering thats all.

good thing i have african dna in me then:)

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Deserteaglle wrote:
MuscleBear wrote:
can you really have a body like theirs with just pullups, dips and pushups? or is it just a scam.

Yes, you can. Did you notice how small the guys’ legs were when he was doing the pushups with his legs on the bleachers?

Why would you think its a scam anyways? Are they charging for a book or DVD?

Most of those dudes aren’t even that big to even be questioning it. I grew up in a neighborhood like that and most of the larger guys didn’t have shit to workout with but their own body weight unless they could find an old used bench somewhere and keep it in the backyard.

I can’t explain the huge number of people who seem to have really crappy genetics lately (or is it laziness?) but anyone who isn’t below average should be able to look like most of those guys or close to it if they stayed consistent.

If anything, it shows how many people are completely wasting their time with their gym memberships when they don’t even look like they lift weights years later.[/quote]

I don’t get it, I was in the FFL for
five years and I never got big, must have have been the lack of food though.
Anyway, what they’re doing is a breeze.
Still, professor X : you’re one of the guys on T-Nation I highly respect.

Johan, ex-FFL Legionnaire.

whats ffl? is it french foreign legion?

[quote]MuscleBear wrote:
no i meant lie but instead wrote lie.

I am not questioning the ability to gain a good physique with pushups, pullups and dips. however these guys or one of them did say that its all they do and they have the physique of someone who lifts weights. actually they look better than most guys i see at the gym. i was just wondering thats all.

good thing i have african dna in me then:)[/quote]

These guys have the physique of someone whom gets off their ass, consistently. That’s all. Anyone who even suggest these guys have “good” genetics is crazy. These guys are lucky if they are “above average”, however the hell we quantify that these days.

I have known plenty of guys who had similar development, and they didn’t even use proper exercises like chins, and dips etc. They just swam in the ocean frequently, some of the most half-assed-randomness I have ever seen. I should know I was one of them.

I know and have met ( lost track of a few ) guys whom where in “good shape” and all the only numbers they did/do were in golf.

I don’t know what having black dna has to do with this. Other than these guys on youtube are black. I think jumping on the ethnic train, is a bit of a stretch. Hopefully you don’t have the shitty african dna, OP.

[quote]MuscleBear wrote:
whats ffl? is it french foreign legion?[/quote]

Actually, it’s Legion Etrangere

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
Why does the one dude in one of those Thug videos keep saying ‘nigger’ constantly? I think he’s cracked out.

Anyway, since black men have higher testosterone levels than white or asian men, its easier for black men to acquire muscle mass and lean out (makes me wish I was black ;). So, being ripped and all from gymnastics should be pretty easy for those guys.

[/quote]

what makes you think just being black gives you more test? im black and skinny than a mofo

[quote]djwhizkid wrote:
Headhunter wrote:
Why does the one dude in one of those Thug videos keep saying ‘nigger’ constantly? I think he’s cracked out.

Anyway, since black men have higher testosterone levels than white or asian men, its easier for black men to acquire muscle mass and lean out (makes me wish I was black ;). So, being ripped and all from gymnastics should be pretty easy for those guys.

what makes you think just being black gives you more test? im black and skinny than a mofo
[/quote]

Fuck, dude. They gave out pamphlets and everything at the “Black Man’s Testosterone Booster and Anti-Reaganomics” meeting back in the 80’s. You missed it?

Don’t worry, man. It was BYOFC (bring your own fried chicken) so a lot of people couldn’t afford it.

My dad got shot up twice though to make up for those who couldn’t be there. I’ll lift extra hard tonight with you in mind, my muscularly challenged little brother!

Styles P!

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
Why does the one dude in one of those Thug videos keep saying ‘nigger’ constantly? I think he’s cracked out.

Anyway, since black men have higher testosterone levels than white or asian men, its easier for black men to acquire muscle mass and lean out (makes me wish I was black ;). So, being ripped and all from gymnastics should be pretty easy for those guys.

Some of the moves are pretty impressive, I might add.

Here’s a better video :smiley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3R4xtjl5b4&mode=related&search=

[/quote]

I’ve read your political comments, now this. Makes me worry about the children you educate.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
djwhizkid wrote:
Headhunter wrote:
Why does the one dude in one of those Thug videos keep saying ‘nigger’ constantly? I think he’s cracked out.

Anyway, since black men have higher testosterone levels than white or asian men, its easier for black men to acquire muscle mass and lean out (makes me wish I was black ;). So, being ripped and all from gymnastics should be pretty easy for those guys.

what makes you think just being black gives you more test? im black and skinny than a mofo

Fuck, dude. They gave out pamphlets and everything at the “Black Man’s Testosterone Booster and Anti-Reaganomics” meeting back in the 80’s. You missed it?

Don’t worry, man. It was BYOFC (bring your own fried chicken) so a lot of people couldn’t afford it.

My dad got shot up twice though to make up for those who couldn’t be there. I’ll lift extra hard tonight with you in mind, my muscularly challenged little brother![/quote]

That’s some funny shit.

To the OP, you can build a good body with just a pull up bar as your only piece of equipment, as long as you work hard and eat right. But if you have access to free weights, by all means use them. The more tools in you have at your disposal the better off you are.

[quote]MuscleBear wrote:
no i meant lie but instead wrote lie.

I am not questioning the ability to gain a good physique with pushups, pullups and dips. however these guys or one of them did say that its all they do and they have the physique of someone who lifts weights. actually they look better than most guys i see at the gym. i was just wondering thats all.

good thing i have african dna in me then:)[/quote]

Oh I get what you’re saying. Yeah, they may be lying when they said that was all they did, but it’s definately possible.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
djwhizkid wrote:
Headhunter wrote:
Why does the one dude in one of those Thug videos keep saying ‘nigger’ constantly? I think he’s cracked out.

Anyway, since black men have higher testosterone levels than white or asian men, its easier for black men to acquire muscle mass and lean out (makes me wish I was black ;). So, being ripped and all from gymnastics should be pretty easy for those guys.

what makes you think just being black gives you more test? im black and skinny than a mofo

Fuck, dude. They gave out pamphlets and everything at the “Black Man’s Testosterone Booster and Anti-Reaganomics” meeting back in the 80’s. You missed it?

Don’t worry, man. It was BYOFC (bring your own fried chicken) so a lot of people couldn’t afford it.

My dad got shot up twice though to make up for those who couldn’t be there. I’ll lift extra hard tonight with you in mind, my muscularly challenged little brother![/quote]

of fuck that’s funny and perfect response to the ignorant moron post that was made earlier

[quote]Hollandse Nieuwe wrote:
MuscleBear wrote:
whats ffl? is it french foreign legion?

Actually, it’s Legion Etrangere

[/quote]

oh je l’aurais dis en francais mais j’etais pas sur que tu comprendrais.

so is it as tough as everyone says it is?murderers, rapists etc, can join up in there apparently.

[quote]MuscleBear wrote:
Hollandse Nieuwe wrote:
MuscleBear wrote:
whats ffl? is it french foreign legion?

Actually, it’s Legion Etrangere

oh je l’aurais dis en francais mais j’etais pas sur que tu comprendrais.

so is it as tough as everyone says it is?murderers, rapists etc, can join up in there apparently.[/quote]

Oui je comprend, et non, criminals cannot join that’s something from the past.
To compare me with a rapist is not very polite my friend.
And yes, tough is quite an understatement.

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
Why does the one dude in one of those Thug videos keep saying ‘nigger’ constantly? I think he’s cracked out.[/quote]

They’re THUGS!
What else would expect…Sir?

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