The Atlas system versus Weight Training

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The Atlas system versus Weight Training

Post by BodyBYAtlas » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:01 pm

The Atlas system versus Weight Training. When I was a boy at the age of twelve my cousin who was a high school football player had huge biceps and I wanted to be built just like him, he gave me my first body building magazine after seeing Larry Scott I just had to get into bodybuilding. But at that time I had know means to get any kind of weight training equipment plus I was too young. Then I found that famous ad about Mac and saved up the money to get the Atlas course and from that day on I was into fitness. I used the course until I was about fifteen and build a nice athletic body. I then started to lift weights and I can not knock weight training I did build a lot of muscle but at a cost, now at forty nine I have back and knee problems. I am not as muscular as I was then but I am in great shape at forty nine with no gut and with a very well tone body and I look about thirty six, how is this let me tell you, in the last five years I went back to my Atlas course and that has been my secret of keeping a well tune body.

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Re: The Atlas system versus Weight Training

Post by Jack » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:12 am

Hey BodyBYAtlas - great post.
As another "49er" is great to see what you have accomplished. True as you said, weightlifting builds muscle...at a cost. I lifted for years and built a great physique, but now I feel it in the knees (squats) shoulders (military press) wrist and elbows (curls).
Dynamic Tension is great for all ages. I haven't touched a weight for 4 years but I have kept my muscle doing DT. It's the safer way to building a great body, plus you can do it anywhere.

Jack

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Re: The Atlas system versus Weight Training

Post by Nate Merit » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:44 pm

Hey BBA

Agreed. DT will not harm your joints or ligaments but weights will do that and far worse, such as tear a musle loose from its skeletal moorings. I had a friend named Dave Wells who ripped his right bicep loose doing heavy curls.
Other friends tore deltoids and triceps. Or dropped barbell plates on their feet, or lost control of a bar during a squat or bench press. Not good. Not good at all...

God gave you everything you need: your own body and an Intelligence far beyond any animal. Charles Atlas has the goods and he shares them with the world. Hence, there are a great many Atlas students who are nearly as inspiring as Atlas himself. I see them and think to myself: "Those guys look real. That physique is attainable by honest exercise and proper nutrition, regular sleep and a positive mental attitude." When I look at todays bloated freakish drug-induced monstrosities I want nothing to do with the entire barbell "scene." No thanks.

Atlas still rules.
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Re: The Atlas system versus Weight Training

Post by george » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:44 pm

A steroid built bodybuilder from a mag. picture ad had me toss my atlas coure in a drawer and somehow it was lost for good. I sent for that other guy's course. I looked good after 6 months but today I prefer atlas. Hey, there was an article in popular NY newspaper recently comparing atlas w/ today's steroid BB. It said he was all natural. He was in a double biceps pose that I've never seen before but I'd pick his smaller frame over the pumped up one of the other bodybuilder which looks awlful cold anyway.

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Re: The Atlas system versus Weight Training

Post by strongman01 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:23 pm

I love to weight train. But I also would love to learn how exercise like Atlas did. Right now I dont have any money to get the book, but hopefully I will soon. I've done a like two of his exercises after my weight training, and it feels good. Then I go out and jog. im trying to build my physique like Hercules or Superman, but I also want to be strong too. So, I would like to do the Atlas workout for tone and weight training for strength. I think I'm doing ok.

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Atlas System Vs Weight Training

Post by Henry Marczak » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:51 am

The Dynamic-Tension system blends perfect with my martial way activities, when I did do weights, my legs would be too stiff and sore for tai chi practice. I use many of the Atlas exercises at the Dojo, we don't do push-ups as part of the classes but when others see me doing some before the start, then they give them a go.

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Re: The Atlas system versus Weight Training

Post by Bridge » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:15 pm

Actually, you can build strength as well as muscle tone just by doing the exercises in the DT course. It is a good investment.

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Re: The Atlas system versus Weight Training

Post by strongman01 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:29 am

The question is, "How much Strength?" If you dont mind me asking.

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Re: The Atlas system versus Weight Training

Post by Henry Marczak » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:53 pm

I read you can gain 5% a week if you keep increasing the intensity, that means adding more dips or other exercise each couple of days.
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Re: The Atlas system versus Weight Training

Post by strongman01 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:12 pm

wow thats pretty good. i hope i get to buy the book soon.

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