Traditional lifts are often traditional for a reason.
I’ve written a lot here in the last few weeks about unconventional training methods. I’ve had a love affair with them before, but I got in my head that what I needed was pure, raw strength, so I turned to the barbell for that.
Now, fate has returned me to the loving embrace of things like kettlebells and sledgehammers (which is now my new band name).
But I’ve also come to realize something very important, and that’s how we probably shouldn’t turn our backs on conventional training methods.
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Why some who embrace the Barbarian idea also don’t hang out at the gym
Something I’ve seen is that when someone embraced the idea of being a Barbarian in our modern world, their mindsets often change as well. Not always, but often.
They begin to not just embrace the attitude of the Barbarian, but their sense of aesthetics starts to change. They come to value things we often associate with barbarians like Conan.
And when it comes to unconventional training, it really seems that kind of training is perfect for those wanting to embrace the aesthetic.
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It’s damn sure not because of the lucrative sponsorships I’m not likely to get.
Barbells and dumbbells are cool and all plus, they work great. After all, there’s a reason that pretty much every strength athlete out there uses them to some degree in their training.
If you’ve been reading here for a while, then you know I’ve spent my time with them as well, and I respect them for what all they do.
Yet, despite that, I’m actually a sucker for unconventional training methods. Why is that?
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