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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    By starting with an eccentric and tapping off the...

    By starting with an eccentric and tapping off the floor he can take advantage of the stretch reflex... makes it easier than pulling from a dead stop.
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    That is the general concensus.

    That is the general concensus.
  3. IronSport Gym in Glenholden, near the airport. ...

    IronSport Gym in Glenholden, near the airport.

    Everything a serious PL'er, OL'er, or strongman could want.

    youtube.com/watch?v=_9FrlJFB6Z8
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    Reverse hyper, as it is harder to replicate the...

    Reverse hyper, as it is harder to replicate the effects of a rev. hyper than that of a GHR.
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    It is absolutely possible to sit back too far. ...

    It is absolutely possible to sit back too far.

    Modern, geared, sumo-style squats are a different beast entirely from a moderately stanced raw squat.
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    Individual anthropometry definitely exerts a...

    Individual anthropometry definitely exerts a strong influence, but I think that by looking at the video its pretty clear that this is a case of a less than optimal start position, rather than deviant...
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    Whether or not you exhale during a lift does not...

    Whether or not you exhale during a lift does not have any impact on oxygen transport or utilization.

    What breathing can affect is IAP and ITP, which are important in that they are needed to ward...
  8. You need your elbows in front of the bar because...

    You need your elbows in front of the bar because that is where your forearms provide the proper skeletal support. If your elbows are behind the bar there is going to be a lever arm created and give...
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    I think ceasing to stiff leg it will help you get...

    I think ceasing to stiff leg it will help you get there. The SLDL is less efficient than a regular deadlift, and while at the moment you may pull more that way, taking the time to rework your form...
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    A prolonged vocalization, will cause you lose...

    A prolonged vocalization, will cause you lose tightness, not a quick grunt.

    A quick grunt actually causes an immediate spike in valsalvic pressure, that is why it is a very natural thing to do and...
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