7 Ridiculous Broscience Workout Myths You Should Stop Believing Immediately

Sometimes you need to ignore advice you get at the gym. Identify broscience training myths to get more out of your workouts.

Myth 4: If the Bar Ain't Bending, You're Just Pretending

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Myth 4: If the Bar Ain\'t Bending, You\'re Just Pretending

It's pretty cool when you can use a weight heavy enough to bend the bar. We don't doubt that.

But bending the bar is not a benchmark for success. Just because you can't use a weight that bends that bar doesn't mean you're not challenging your muscles. Success is defined by your own individual progress, not bending a barbell.

If you look at the vast majority of folks who are bending the bar, often their form is horrible. If they did the move correctly, odds are they won't be able to use a weight that causes the bar to bend. If you fall into this trap and get hurt using a weight that's too heavy, you'll be pretending to work out while your opponents are getting stronger.


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