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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    Wow, thats a LOT of timber! I like how the...

    Wow, thats a LOT of timber!

    I like how the front of the pad curls back under itself (where your thighs contact) - how did you do that?
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    Both Michael Phelps' and Lance Armstrongs books...

    Both Michael Phelps' and Lance Armstrongs books are pretty inspiring IMO. Neither are about iron sports (although Phelps talks about the weight room a bit) but if you're looking for examples of...
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    awesome! Thanks a lot guys.

    awesome! Thanks a lot guys.
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    Anyone? It would be a big help!

    Anyone? It would be a big help!
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    Meet Spreadsheet

    Does anyone have a meet spreadsheet, in excel form?

    Our gym is having an interclub competition against another club, with the winner based on the top 5 wilks scores from each team so if it had a...
  6. Check out vids of the IPF worlds...id say more...

    Check out vids of the IPF worlds...id say more people are pulling sumo in the Metal stuff. Ive got an old Metal suit that is still great for sumo - the material is just kind of stretchier than the...
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    I feel CG floor press in the tris more than CG...

    I feel CG floor press in the tris more than CG bench
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    As i say, i dont have any scientific data to back...

    As i say, i dont have any scientific data to back it up, but it is reinforced by quite a number of anecdotal experiences from training partners too - when we force our way through feeling crap and...
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    Mike, this is pretty un-scientific, but what do...

    Mike, this is pretty un-scientific, but what do you make of the idea that pushing yourself even when the CNS is fatigued can be a valid method in itself? This is a pretty vague concept based on my...
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    Ive just bombed at two national championships on...

    Ive just bombed at two national championships on the bounce, 6 wks apart - the bench shirt both times :bang:

    So im doing a smaller regional meet on Oct 2nd - 3 lift.
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    Correct. They are still making titaniums as well...

    Correct. They are still making titaniums as well though - they have just introduced a grey stripe into them so the THP are black/red/blue/yellow and the titaniums are black/blue/grey
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    ZRVs are junk IMO. Not enough rubber for any...

    ZRVs are junk IMO. Not enough rubber for any rebound.

    Convicts are great, as far as i know the EFS wraps are the same as some of the APT ones, just re-badged. E.g. EFS Heavy wrap (black and...
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    I get a lot of elbow/forearm pain esp. if i bench...

    I get a lot of elbow/forearm pain esp. if i bench heavy the day after i sq heavy.

    Thick bar curls for high reps (e.g. 20) seem to give both instant relief and have some kind of pre-hab function. ...
  14. Yeah i get a 165 guy to break in a 36 for me. ...

    Yeah i get a 165 guy to break in a 36 for me.

    You should be able to get something off PLW or FI for around $50 which would save you a fair bit of cash
  15. Tough call on the sizing. On the one hand,...

    Tough call on the sizing.

    On the one hand, 165s who total big do NOT wear 42s!!! More like 34s. Im a big 181 and i squeeze into a 36. On the other hand, that is screaming tight and would...
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    Guys, thanks for all the responses. I am...

    Guys, thanks for all the responses.

    I am incorporating standard width floor press on one of my raw bench days.

    OHP wise, i have now twice tried standing OHP to eye level and no shoulder...
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    H rolls are already in the arsenal and do help. ...

    H rolls are already in the arsenal and do help.

    Robchris - have the neutral grip log presses helped your bench? Either raw or shirted?

    thanks all.
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    Scott / Marcus - do you guys take a narrower grip...

    Scott / Marcus - do you guys take a narrower grip than on the regular bench if you are trying to hit the delts hard with floor press?
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    Thanks for all the responses... My shoulder...

    Thanks for all the responses...

    My shoulder isnt an issue right now, and as long as i keep up my scapula stabilisation work (working the serratus anterior, rhomboids, lower traps and rotator cuff)...
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    OHP for bench

    I think my delt strength is holding my bench back, both raw and shirted. I'm strong off the chest and at lockout, but slow in the middle. Im weak on floor press compared to my bench too (the 1st...
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