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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    The lats *can* push. But only from a position of...

    The lats *can* push. But only from a position of hyperextension. Think dips.

    The pecs *can* pull. But only from a position of shoulder flexion. Think pullups.
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    all kidding aside... I didn't say anything...

    all kidding aside...



    I didn't say anything about Dave or Louie, ElP. Please re-read my post and tell me what you think.

    Also, half of moving big weight is getting it moving in the...
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    SF is correct. Muscles shorten. The lats will...

    SF is correct. Muscles shorten. The lats will work to bring the humerous to anatomical position. If the humerous is flexed (overhead), the lats will extend it back down to the sides. If the...
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    Deeep squats, lunges, and conventional deadlifts...

    Deeep squats, lunges, and conventional deadlifts will do the trick.

    Also high foot placement on a leg press is murder on the glutes. Keep your toes pointed forward and your feet close together. ...
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    Actually, I believe that my hamstring stretch is...

    Actually, I believe that my hamstring stretch is limited by a full gastroc stretch. This is why I prefer to place my *heels* on plates. Try stretching your hamstring with your ankle in...
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    So then capillarization can't cause vascularity?...

    So then capillarization can't cause vascularity?

    Just making sure..
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    Endurance training for vascularity?

    That's a clipping from an article I saw posted on another board. Unfortunately a lot of information wasn't included.

    My question is, does greater capillary density equal greater vascularity? I...
  8. The point I'm trying to emphasize, Chris, is that...

    The point I'm trying to emphasize, Chris, is that the biceps are responsible for movement of two joints, the shoulder and the elbow. This is what makes a preacher curl different from an incline...
  9. That's very interesting, Maki. Exactly the kind...

    That's very interesting, Maki. Exactly the kind of information I'm looking for. You think the fact that it shortens at one end and lengthens at another makes it a more effective strength exercise...
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    Over - Flat bench Under - Sprints

    Over - Flat bench
    Under - Sprints
  11. Maki, I'm refering only to the biceps because...

    Maki, I'm refering only to the biceps because they are the only biarticulate elbow flexor. The uniarticulate elbow flexors would obviously be worked to the same degree whether the arm is overhead or...
  12. But can anyone explain how chinups effectively...

    But can anyone explain how chinups effectively work the biceps? That's all I'd like to know. After all, they DO lengthen as you bring the arms down from overhead. Like I said before, going from a...
  13. In other words..? :scratch: Here's a very...

    In other words..? :scratch:

    Here's a very good article I found on the subject. The part about "lengthening" a muscle is very interesting too.
    ...
  14. Chris, I actually used to believe exactly the...

    Chris, I actually used to believe exactly the same thing before I read about the length-tension curve in a physiology textbook. As it turns out, more tension is possible in a slightly lengthened...
  15. Do the compound lifts really work the bi's/tri's?

    Here's another one of those things that's bothered me for a while. Tell me what you all think.

    OK. So both heads of the biceps and the long head of the tricep are biarticulate muscles. This...
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    tuttut Come on now, fellas.. If we're going...

    tuttut

    Come on now, fellas.. If we're going to get SO excited about other "gym myths" (clavicular pectoral, long and short heads of the biceps), it's only fair to give atleast *some* attention to...
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    I find that abs can take a lot of abuse. I do...

    I find that abs can take a lot of abuse. I do them 3x/week, one cable crunch drop set. It's working well. I say do them less often, but hit them harder. Add resistance and make sure you're...
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    Right, most bodybuilders I've met do use the...

    Right, most bodybuilders I've met do use the pullover or other lat work in an effort to stimulate the serratus. It still doesn't make sense to me though. Exrx has the shoulder raise listed as a...
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    Do pullovers really work the Serratus?

    I realize it's long accepted gym knowledge that pullovers work the serratus muscles. But what I would like to know is, from a kinesiology standpoint, how is this so? I mean, the basic movement of...
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    Those are very good points that Chris brought up....

    Those are very good points that Chris brought up. First, about lat width being a function of scapulae protraction, he is correct. The Serratus is responsible for bringing the scapulae out away from...
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