The yoga community tends to be a tad uninformed about human push& backbone teaching physiology, and when proven yoga entities like Yoga Journal publish misinformed articles like this one, this doesn’t improve topics much!
This article boasts a yoga string that is claimed responsibility for “better than most weightlifting programs” for improving muscle& strength.
And unfortunately, that allegation simply isn’t genuine and only serves to disorient people.
Weightlifting is actually much better than this yoga cycle with a view to further strengthening because unlike the yoga cycle, weightlifting utilizes close to maximum magnetism production& progressive overload, which are the ingredients you need for true-life strengthening.
And due to time constraints on this mini-post, I won’t go into how “strength” and “building muscle”( i.e. hypertrophy) are not actually the same thing, even if they are the YJ article lumps them together as though they’re interchangeable.
To be clear, the YJ sequence certainly offers many benefits, but it is not significantly strengthening or muscle-building.
Now I know that it’s commonly used for parties to use the term “strengthening” loosely – I do this myself now and again too!
But my central concern with this article is the way it misleads beings into thinking that yoga is* better* than weightlifting for forte, which helps the long-outdated notion that yoga is the only tradition we need to be healthy.
Yoga has numerous stunning assistances, and we are going to be able even make it* strengthening* if we prepare some intentional adds-on& changes to it. But the cycle as put forward in the essay does not could be achieved , nor is it better in any way than weightlifting for strength.
Let’s be clear with our words so that people who really DO want to strengthen won’t be misled into thinking that sequences like this will do the trick!
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