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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    Thanks for the considerations. Many of your...

    Thanks for the considerations. Many of your thoughts are what the doctor ordered, I think. Good ideas.

    I was absorbing those ideas. Like Rippetoe says in his book, he has a good chapter on...
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    starting strength

    I went and got Rippetoe and Kilgore's book, I remembered that it has a chapter on the power clean, and he deals with these things. I had read in it before, but when I tried racking the bar, it...
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    I can't picture what you are saying. Elbows on a...

    I can't picture what you are saying. Elbows on a table, what level is your head at? Are you squatting next to a table upon which one would place their elbows? By the way, thanks for the idea.
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    Thank you Sensei. That was a help. Good link. ...

    Thank you Sensei. That was a help. Good link. I'll have to just use an empty bar to see about getting more flexible and used to it. What I have done is a clean and press, or just a clean, I...
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    Thanks, that is a very good link to Glenn...

    Thanks, that is a very good link to Glenn Pendlay's videos. It answers some of my questions, he speaks about what I have been doing. I will look around more on these sites.
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    racking the bar in the power clean

    I like to do power cleans, however, when I look at pictures of a racked bar in the clean or front squat or power clean, I am not doing that. I find it quite difficult to let the bar rest on my...
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    new shoulder course, dinosaur style

    I reckon folks here may have heard this, but Brooks Kubik has a new course/booklet on the press and shoulder strength coming out. He said that he has incorporated the ideas of several of the older...
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    Best to get a squat rack for your home if you...

    Best to get a squat rack for your home if you have room for it. There are designs for squat racks for one to build, even using lumber, that are sturdy.

    Or there is the Gerard trap bar, or...
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    thanks

    Thank you gentlemen. I was doing those sort of leg raises that you are talking about, MN parisect. The physical therapist I saw said to me that this more exercised the upper abdomen. She thought...
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    John Grimek is my favourite. An Olympian, an...

    John Grimek is my favourite. An Olympian, an American Olympic weight lifting champion, and as graceful as he was strong.
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    Lower abdominal exercise

    I am wondering how you folks work your lower abdominals.



    I was doing situps, which seemed to work my abdomen. This apparently strengthened the upper abdomen and the obliques(something I...
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    Best get thee to a physician.

    Best get thee to a physician.
  13. amazing how simple exercises can help

    I went to another physical therapy appt. and after some poking and testing, got some exercise which tired my back, but did a good deal of good. One thing that was done was a 'clock' exercise, in...
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    Order of exercise

    Do most folks here do squats first? I mean after warming up.
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    If you have unbearable pain, your body is telling...

    If you have unbearable pain, your body is telling you that something is wrong and that it requires repair and rest.
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    Yoga can be very helpful to you, in repair of an...

    Yoga can be very helpful to you, in repair of an injury, or just for your health. Its good if you have someone who can instruct you, but there are so many books out now that are helpful. There is a...
  17. Thanks for the caution. This evening I went to...

    Thanks for the caution. This evening I went to see a physical therapist, the second I have consulted. Very helpful. Both of the PTs I have seen think I am vulnerable right now to hurting the...
  18. Thanks for the sensible advice. Bending...

    Thanks for the sensible advice.

    Bending forward brought numbing killing pain, even getting up from a squat did. Now I can squat freehand, and, sloowly touch my fingers, even palms to the floor,...
  19. Thanks for the answers gentlemen. I am not doing...

    Thanks for the answers gentlemen. I am not doing any heavy lifting while this business is going on. Most anything I would do caused pain, although stretching would help it. I am still on the...
  20. which squat places the least stress on the lumbar?

    I very recently hurt my back. I think it was doing 25 reps in the squat, getting a little off balance, but I think it has been sneaking up on me. Not a heavy weight, but I was tired. My lower...
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