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Yoga?

I’ve tried this a few times. Has anybody here who bodybuilds,powerlifts or does any other sports found this beneficial?

I’m wondering if it might help increase recovery and gains in lean body mass and strength along with added protection from injury.

Or is it a waste of time?

I’ve never taken yoga classes but would agree that increased flexibility is a bonus for any athlete or weekend warrior.

Theres an article on here about yoga…I dont remember exactly what its called but its something along the lines of “Why Yoga Sucks”. I had a buddy who powerlifts and he took a yoga class twice a week last semester at school and his lifts all dropped.

I lift.

Box and Judo too.

And I enjoy yoga. Its a nice contrast to my other hobbies.

Plus there’s perks:

  • Old grandmas will introduce you to their hot granddaughters

-Pretty good looking 40+ year old Mommas who may have pretty hot 20+ year old daughters

-College Kardio Bunnies in Forward Fold, Down Facing Dog, Up Facing Dog/Cobra. Triangle Pose is nice to.

[quote]Bujo wrote:
I lift.

Box and Judo too.

And I enjoy yoga. Its a nice contrast to my other hobbies.

Plus there’s perks:

  • Old grandmas will introduce you to their hot granddaughters

-Pretty good looking 40+ year old Mommas who may have pretty hot 20+ year old daughters

-College Kardio Bunnies in Forward Fold, Down Facing Dog, Up Facing Dog/Cobra. Triangle Pose is nice to.[/quote]

Damn,I might have to start yoga.

As long as it’s not “intense” yoga that will actually make you tired it’s basically just stretching and deep breathing which is good for just about anyone.

For powerlifting, it can help a lot(esp with wide squats).

If DDP can do it, you can do it: http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Regular-Guys-Workout-Planet/dp/1594740798/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product/103-6772487-9062259

Bang!

[quote]Bujo wrote:
I lift.

Box and Judo too.

And I enjoy yoga. Its a nice contrast to my other hobbies.

Plus there’s perks:

  • Old grandmas will introduce you to their hot granddaughters

-Pretty good looking 40+ year old Mommas who may have pretty hot 20+ year old daughters

-College Kardio Bunnies in Forward Fold, Down Facing Dog, Up Facing Dog/Cobra. Triangle Pose is nice to.

Fighting tiger wrote.
Theres an article on here about yoga…I dont remember exactly what its called but its something along the lines of “Why Yoga Sucks”. I had a buddy who powerlifts and he took a yoga class twice a week last semester at school and his lifts all dropped.[/quote]

I’m torn.

Bujo, you are absolutely right. One thing about Yoga is there’s usually 8 girls for every guy and the guys are usually gay. For a single heterosexual guy like myself, I find this extremely appealing. But referring to fighting tiger’s post I’d hate to have my lifts go down.

Decisions decisions.

And thank you all for your input!

[quote]BostonBarrister wrote:
If DDP can do it, you can do it: http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Regular-Guys-Workout-Planet/dp/1594740798/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product/103-6772487-9062259

Bang![/quote]

No way. Written by Diamond Dallas Page, and with a forward by Rob Zombie. Who would ever predicted a book like that?

[quote]BostonBarrister wrote:
If DDP can do it, you can do it: http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Regular-Guys-Workout-Planet/dp/1594740798/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product/103-6772487-9062259

Bang![/quote]

SELF HIGH FIVE!

I don’t think doing some yoga stretches occasionally, eg. once a week, should prove to be detrimental. The “Sun Salutation” even offers a nice series of movements for dynamic flexibility.

That being said, I’d avoid any kind of excessive static stretching, especially if it involves lumbar flexion as some yoga postures do.

Give it a try and see how it works for you. You can stop any time you want if you don’t like it or it interferes with your lifting.

[quote]michael2507 wrote:
I don’t think doing some yoga stretches occasionally, eg. once a week, should prove to be detrimental. The “Sun Salutation” even offers a nice series of movements for dynamic flexibility.

That being said, I’d avoid any kind of excessive static stretching, especially if it involves lumbar flexion as some yoga postures do.

Give it a try and see how it works for you. You can stop any time you want if you don’t like it or it interferes with your lifting. [/quote]

She only has one arm?

[quote]Chewie wrote:
michael2507 wrote:
I don’t think doing some yoga stretches occasionally, eg. once a week, should prove to be detrimental. The “Sun Salutation” even offers a nice series of movements for dynamic flexibility.

That being said, I’d avoid any kind of excessive static stretching, especially if it involves lumbar flexion as some yoga postures do.

Give it a try and see how it works for you. You can stop any time you want if you don’t like it or it interferes with your lifting.

She only has one arm?

[/quote]

she has arms?

[quote]Chewie wrote:
michael2507 wrote:
I don’t think doing some yoga stretches occasionally, eg. once a week, should prove to be detrimental. The “Sun Salutation” even offers a nice series of movements for dynamic flexibility.

That being said, I’d avoid any kind of excessive static stretching, especially if it involves lumbar flexion as some yoga postures do.

Give it a try and see how it works for you. You can stop any time you want if you don’t like it or it interferes with your lifting.

She only has one arm?
[/quote]
From doing yoga, not only your lifts drop, but your right arm as well. I didn’t mention it because it didn’t seem important.

Yoga’s great if you are doing it for the right reasons. If you wanna learn some new stretches, go for it.

Personally, I feel it’s one of the dumbest activities a human being can perform. First off, where is the progression in yoga? Once you’ve mastered a movement, the only thing you can do is hold it longer. It’s not like anyone would wear a weighted vest to perform yoga exercises. Any why would I want to increase endurance when I’m a powerlifter?

Go lift something…

Increased flexibility benefits everyone.

that pic is just disturbing

[quote]Hagar wrote:
BostonBarrister wrote:
If DDP can do it, you can do it: http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Regular-Guys-Workout-Planet/dp/1594740798/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product/103-6772487-9062259

Bang!

No way. Written by Diamond Dallas Page, and with a forward by Rob Zombie. Who would ever predicted a book like that? [/quote]

I have that book. Diamond’s wife is HOT!!!

I’m surprised that no one posted the link to Shugart’s article…hilarious!

http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=1039404

I’ve tried it, not only did I like it but the potential ass factor is top notch! I just joined an LA Fitness and will be going to yoga in the every near future.