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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    Pfft. Clean pulls are way better than sissy...

    Pfft. Clean pulls are way better than sissy deadlifts. Snatch grip deadlifts are probably a go too, at least once in a while.
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    Full squat clean = bar starts on the ground and...

    Full squat clean = bar starts on the ground and is caught in the front squat.
    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/OlympicLifts/Clean.html

    Power clean = bar starts on the ground and is caught above...
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    Snatch = from the ground to overhead in one...

    Snatch = from the ground to overhead in one motion.
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    You're shouldn't be getting a lot of power from...

    You're shouldn't be getting a lot of power from the calves. You should be extending onto the toes as a result of the upward force generated by the pull ie. mostly the posterior chain.
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    How do you squat and deadlift without a barbell?

    How do you squat and deadlift without a barbell?
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    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-858198997...

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-858198997498491656&hl=en

    Don't expect great technique right away. It takes months to get good, and years to perfect it. Also, having a coach, or even...
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    Weird Al knows what's up.

    Weird Al knows what's up.
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    I was supposed to compete last Monday, but I...

    I was supposed to compete last Monday, but I missed it due to family ****. It'll probably be in 5-6 months now.
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    Assuming you have heavy dumbells, they're your...

    Assuming you have heavy dumbells, they're your best best for replacing benching, Military pressing, lunges, rowing ect. You could replace cleans with dumbell snatches as well I guess, because...
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    If you are Oly lifting, clean deadlifts offer...

    If you are Oly lifting, clean deadlifts offer more than snatch grip deadlifts. Clean and snatch pulls are better than either, which is why I don't deadlift at all (except RDLs).

    If you aren't...
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    Some people find deadlifting tough to recover...

    Some people find deadlifting tough to recover from, so I suggested using high pulls (using less weight and pulling higher than a clean pull) instead just because they seem to tax recovery less, for...
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    Yeah, the only difference is in a high pull the...

    Yeah, the only difference is in a high pull the bar is usually pulled a lot higher(obviously). Clean pulls allow to use a lot more weight (again, obviously) and to me feel a lot more natural. But if...
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    Clean pulls start with the weight on the ground,...

    Clean pulls start with the weight on the ground, and the pull starts exactly as in a power clean except after the full extension, the bar is just pulled to the navel (essentially the height you would...
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    In that case, I would definately do either power...

    In that case, I would definately do either power cleans twice a week, or power cleans once a week and hang cleans on a seperate day. Going a week between each session is a really poor way to get good...
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    How good is your technique?

    How good is your technique?
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    Disparity between the clean and the jerk is...

    Disparity between the clean and the jerk is usually technique. Keep practicing. Find someone who fully understands what a proper jerk looks like and have them watch and critique your technique.
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    I think a better question is why were you going...

    I think a better question is why were you going anywhere near your 1rm when you hadn't cleaned in months and were at the end of what was already a 2 hour workout.
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    One of the guys at a recent competition had to be...

    One of the guys at a recent competition had to be in his 70s. Clean and Jerked ~100kg IIRC
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    How do you guys think people lowered the weight...

    How do you guys think people lowered the weight (and still do, for that matter) after the clean before/without bumper plates? They let it drop to the quads like he does in that video and lower it to...
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    A hook grip is much stronger than regular grip....

    A hook grip is much stronger than regular grip. It is more necessary in the snatch, where once you are lifting heavy weight it's pretty much impossible to hold on to with a regular grip. Your best...
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