April 21, 2024

I like Youtube, actually I think I love Youtube. I get lots of great information and learn so many things. And of course there are the trolls making comments that drive me crazy!!

But sometimes you find a video that really touches a nerve. A video that tells you something that is contrary to a long held truth and it makes you really questions what is right and wrong.

Well I found a video like that today. This is a video by Vince Delmonte. Vince gets some flack in weightlifting circles because he likes to say things that are pretty controversial (I think guys are really jealous of his great looking wife), actually I have seen many of the videos and most make a lot of sense.

Todays video though hit a bit close to home. He explains why Deadlifts, Bench Press, and Squats may not be the best exercises for building mass

But, these are the best exercises in every article. And this is the core of all big weight lifting routines, and I have been doing these for years….

Really this stands out to me because I have always loved doing these exercises, in fact if it was not for squats I would not have a leg workout, these exercises are very satisfying and exhausting to do.

His tips and ideas on these are spot on. In fact as a result of this video I will likely makes some significant changes to my workouts. A couple of the big takeaways for me in this video are the fact that with big compound exercises your weakest bodypart is the limiter, the weakest muscle will also get very sore with bigger muscles not getting worked hard. The other big idea was that if done incorrectly (as we all know), the deadlift can really ruin you.

Lots more in this video but I will leave it to you to see what you think and if this is in fact as important to you as it is to me.

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