2011/06/04

Aesthethic over Function?

It's often discussed if aesthethic training provides a better trained body than functional training, the difference between those training ways are the repititions and the weight lifted. Also the excercises are different since most of the weightlifters won't curl every workout.

But why would you prefer an aesthetic training over an functional training if you can also reach good resulst on a functional routine, while building strength at the same time.

For example:


This is Dave Gulledge, after an injury he started to go on a cut to reduce his bodyfat, resulting in this well trained body.

47 comments:

  1. holy shit... that guy is HUGE

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  2. Thats quite a difference. He looks big in either but a lot better in the second one. Never thought there were different training goals like that.

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  3. Wow I didn't know there were such extreme differences in either way of training. Very interesting!

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  4. Good read, always prefer functional strength

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  5. Wow, I wouldn't think it would be the same guy

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  6. if that's what he wanted...

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  7. Yep you are right ! I have heard that before that you dont have to lift 5000000 Tons of weights you can only strech urself and be a machine again :)

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  8. well, there's my target for two years time :)

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  9. Functionality > aesthetics

    Not saying he doesn't look good that way, he does, but the fat is there for a reason... It's why the strongest men don't look like bodybuilders.

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  10. Yeah it's a little weird, where is my creatine?

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  11. Dude... cool blog! I love keeping fit. If you're in vegas, lets grab a morning coffee sometime :)

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  12. I would NOT want to meet him in a dark alley at night!

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  13. As long as it's healthy... I mean, was a body made for stuff like this?

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  14. function > aesthetic imo, cool post.


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  15. Why do men get extremely buff?

    Mating... thats why.

    Functionality > aesthetics... but their not trying to achieve functionality.

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  16. dang that definitely worked out for him

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  17. wow he looks like a character from a superhero movie!

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  18. Loving your new post. Makes me want to try it too.

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  19. Looks good. But being the strongest is about being the strongest and not about being the most muscled. Thats why it always annoys me when people watch StrongMan and say: but that doesn't look nice anymore, they look fat.
    Would be the same as me seeing a guitar player who's fat and I would say: that's not pretty.
    It's not about that at all.

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  20. ha, age old "fashion over function"

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  21. intriguing.. thanks for letting me follow you this morning with my COFFEE :)

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  22. Nice job the dude has done. Nice blog, will follow!

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  23. Dunno, I actually prefer a "lumberjack" look to a bodybuilder. :D

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  24. Serious change, sure he did a lot of, "things".

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  25. I wouldn't mind looking like that

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  26. That dude on the right is JACKED

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  27. strength > overexposed muscles

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  28. Good lord, I wonder how long it took him to get that beast...

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  29. the guy looks good! hes huge in both pics

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  30. This guy looks good (no homo) second pic is better though, I'm starting training tomorrow too. I won't get as ripped as him though, just a bit fitter :D

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  31. I'll take function over form anytime!

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