The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    1. Buy 300lb olympic weight set. Trust me....

    1. Buy 300lb olympic weight set. Trust me. Barbell > dumbell, machine. At least most of the time.

    2. Dunno what machines you have at your disposal. Make sure you're hitting your triceps, chest,...
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    He didn't even jerk it! That was a press! And a...

    He didn't even jerk it! That was a press! And a controlled one at that! Here's to the living legends amongst us, I suppose.
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    Check the Jefferson lift. ...

    Check the Jefferson lift.

    http://weightlifting.moonfruit.com/
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    He competed at the 2006 World Strongman, didn't...

    He competed at the 2006 World Strongman, didn't he? If he's the guy I'm thinking of then I agree entirely, he's a freaking monster. Of course, it's hard to be anything less than extremely strong when...
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    Concurred! Course, I'm all legs and back. My arms...

    Concurred! Course, I'm all legs and back. My arms look like they belong on a fourteen year-old girl.

    Cmon bench monsters, break it down for us low-pressing folks.
  6. We finally got it back! Woohoo! And to think,...

    We finally got it back! Woohoo! And to think, Mariusz LOST in the Atlas Stones! It was scary close. Victory by tenths of a second, I think.

    Since when did the car lift come into action? Its like...
  7. Normal Squat. ...

    Normal Squat.
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/GluteusMaximus/BBFullSquat.html

    Powerlifting Squat (perhaps even a bit wider. emphasis on toes pointed outward.)...
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    Do you guys ever deflect bullets with your backs?...

    Do you guys ever deflect bullets with your backs? Since, ya know, they're made of iron.

    'Scuse me, I'm gonna go do 300 for reps.... at 170... :hide:
  9. Found the video on BB.com... seems like you're...

    Found the video on BB.com... seems like you're doing it right to me, but I'll concede that I'm entirely new to this "Cuban Press". Probably the kind of thing that would work better with DBs, though....
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    Stickies and searches. Fat is shed as a whole,...

    Stickies and searches.

    Fat is shed as a whole, without regards to what you work. Your body sorts out which fat is lost from where without your input.
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    Someone once told me "Do not pull the bar from...

    Someone once told me "Do not pull the bar from the floor, but push the floor away from the bar." Worked for me.
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    Figured the best thing to do is offer a visual...

    Figured the best thing to do is offer a visual aid or two. Mmm, hang power cleans. Trap action!

    http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html
  13. Ok, since I'm entirely ignorant - is it possible...

    Ok, since I'm entirely ignorant - is it possible for a female to get that big without a little anabolic assistance? Wow, those are some manly forearms...
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    Dont people who lift weights consistently recruit...

    Dont people who lift weights consistently recruit more muscle fibers for any given action than non-lifters? I think I read that somewhere.
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    Maybe its a competition thing I'm not aware of,...

    Maybe its a competition thing I'm not aware of, but why the bejeezus is his face white and his skin black? He can't possibly think thats appealing to any degree.
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    Find one of those gyms that doesn't allow dead...

    Find one of those gyms that doesn't allow dead lifts, walk in, push press and toss the head trainer, then assume his position. Ya know, like hermit crabs. Guaranteed job.
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    Ya think he can wipe his own rear anymore? Like...

    Ya think he can wipe his own rear anymore? Like he said, 27 inch arms...
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    Personally all my DL sets fall between 3 and 6...

    Personally all my DL sets fall between 3 and 6 reps. But thats just me.
    Oh, and 5x5 deadlifts might be the point of life.
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    Well, this necessitates the question of what does...

    Well, this necessitates the question of what does your routine for shoulders look like?
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    mmm.. 5x5 squat and deads. I repeat, mmmmm.

    mmm.. 5x5 squat and deads. I repeat, mmmmm.
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