A buddy of mine claims he has really good core strength

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  1. therealdeal

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    because he does pilate type exercises with his workout and he sometimes uses the exercise ball. I tell him I wouldnt bother because if you squat, deadlift, bench, do pullups/dips etc you can get easily as good core strength. Also I told him I thought the whole 'core strength' pilates/health ball thing (not the idea of core strength) was just something created to sell women videos on how to get 'toned.'

    What do you guys think? Am i way off base here?
     
  2. SteveO

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    he doesn't know what core strength is until he is squatting 1000 lbs!
     
  3. ND379

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    pilates really does help strengthen your core

    i dunno about a guy doing it though :hsugh:
     
  4. SteveO

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    squatting 1000 lbs is how a man does it!
     
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    can i please have some of what you are on? :hsugh:
     
  6. SteveO

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    just follow chris' routine for a couple months and get some animal packs. In no time at all you'll be using the bar like a javelin and squatting people!
     
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    And I don't know how effective it is compared to weight lifting either. I'm not gonna say it doesnt work, it just seems like there are more effective ways.
     
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    Pilates will never strenghten your core like a bar bending dead lift will.
     
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    and how many girls do you know that can do a bar bending dead lift?

    so for females i think pilates is a good core excercise. for guys...man up and do weights
     
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    what's your bench, squat, and deadlift numbers?
     
  12. SteveO

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    nigga please
     
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    :squint:

    i hate this new trendy shit going on up in here
     
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    bwahahahahaha
     
  15. in any kind of exercise improvements come through progression. i had a lady friend who gets private pilates lessons once a week. costs about $500/mo. she looks exactly the same every year. it's because they do the same exact thing every time and don't up the resistence.
     
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    I remember reading an article about quite a few NFL players doing pilates in addition to their workouts. :dunno:
     
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    no reason you cant do squats and deadlifts too

    a girl at my gym has been doing deadlifts for 6 months... but shes still on 45 lbs :noes:
     
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    Does he sit down when he pees?
     
  21. Grouch

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    pilates is atcually very good. Im postitive most people here would be humbled if they tried some.
     
  22. ACURA TL-S

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    IBchristopherscomesinandposts11tybillionpowerliftinggirlsthatputusalltoshame
     
  23. ACURA TL-S

    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

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    Just to test this autospacing thing
    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosouses

    EDIT: Ok, it fits.
     
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    i actually do DO squats, dl's and bench presses.

    im just a weak bitch :wtc:
     
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    just saying not having a penis is no excuse to do pilates over them
     
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