“Can Be Done Better”: Excercise Scientist Slams Fitness Icon Sam Sulek for “Bullying the Weights”

Published 02/08/2024, 11:54 PM EST

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Sam Sulek is a 21-year-old bodybuilding sensation who garnered quite the attention on social media. He went viral because of his massive, muscular young physique. While receiving tons of compliments, Sulek has never been short of hearing criticism either. Be it for his diet, his workout routine, or even his natural well-being. Even the exercise scientist, Dr. Mike Israetel, pointed out errors in the range of motion while he was pulling off one of his exercises. Here’s what happened.

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Dr. Mike Israetel recently took to his official social media handle and shared a video where Sam Sulek was bench pressing. He said, “What Sam is doing here is what I would call colloquially moving weight around. It’s fun to be young, jacked, and strong as f**k and just like bully the weights. It’s dope. He also went on to add that the ratio of the stimulus of fatigue and injury is not very ideal.

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However, he did not even deny the fact that is also effective but is not very close to ideal. Further, Sulek was seen pulling out the one-hand cable back rows, which seemed to be better in form. However, he said, “But it can be done better by milking that slow eccentric. Controlling the weight at all times and a big stretch. Maybe even hold for a while. Let you lats tear apart at the top and then crunch down.”

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He concluded by saying that it would be great to do that powerfully and explosively since one generally has a lot of energy in the gym. The exercise scientist once even pointed out the risks of rapid eccentrics that Sulek’s style of workout involved.

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Dr. Mike Israetel talks about the risks of getting a ‘devasting’ pec injury

Another time, when Sam Sulek was bench pressing with exceptionally heavy weights, Dr. Mike Israetel pointed out that the stunt was exposed to getting a severe pec injury. He said, “Rapid eccentrics on an incline barbell has in prior cases, resulted in devastating PEC injuries.” Explaining why this happens, he said that the pectoral muscle’s growth is rapid. This might beat the elastic capacity of its tendons.

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The imbalance, especially when there are explosive movements, can cause severe injuries. Well, this statement really must not be overlooked. After all, prevention is better than cure. What are your thoughts on Sam Sulek? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Aheli Chakraborty

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I am Aheli Chakraborty, someone who has spent her life in awe of the art and science of bodybuilding. My bodybuilding journey has been a fusion of dedication, sweat, and a relentless pursuit of strength. I've always strived to not only sculpt my body but also test its limits, chasing those elusive PRs.
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