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Barbells are a meme. Gymnasts have more aesthetic, functional and healthy bodies all without picking up a single plate. They have better longevity, stronger tendons, ligaments and all their cartilage still in tact. The only ones that ever get injured are doing "tricks" that are not required for optimal health. They're more limber too. They won't get injured standing there trying to look tough and pull a hammie. They have better cardiovascular health without ever so much as going for a jog. Their bodies look natural -- no disgusting overgrown manboob, balding, out of breath pimple body, useless outside a weightroom roided freak. They can wear normal pants too and have far greater functionality in real life. All accomplished by a set of rings they can shove in their fanny pack and attach to a tree to workout with. They can do all the workouts you do with a barbell only using only their bodyweight thanks to a superior understanding of lever arm lengths, stabilizer muscles and a deeper stretch. Now go run along my little meme victims. Gymnasts have trouble finding a mate -- said no gymnast ever. You have your lower back to snap while constantly rationalizing the pain you're in every day with muh gains. I want you to look into rippletits eyes, see the sole of a defeated, beat up and busted old man who can do little more than a handful of circus tricks. Now look into the eyes of the silver god and ask yourself where you want to go in the next 40 fucking years of your miserable failed existences.