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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    I got a good price for an oly barbell. It has...

    I got a good price for an oly barbell. It has "thrust bearings" so I figure it must be better than the other entry-level oly barbells I've been looking at that normally have "bushings".

    I'm not...
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    Gotcha! Great explanation :) So I guess I...

    Gotcha! Great explanation :)

    So I guess I wouldn't need to do anything fancy to test the condition of the sleeves I suppose, just a push to make sure they spin.

    * But it's not really the...
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    Thanks Rusty. I didn't realize that whole outer...

    Thanks Rusty. I didn't realize that whole outer length of 2" diameter was called the sleeve! I thought something external had to be slid over that outer section so you could change "sleeves" of a...
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    Hi Runty! I'm really confused now! Are there...

    Hi Runty!

    I'm really confused now! Are there videos or images to see what's going on? I realize that the sleeves are free to rotate over the thickest parts of the barbell where the diameter is 2...
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    Oly barbells, function of sleeves - newb

    Hey all,
    I'm looking at buying a first olympic barbell and am trying to understand how the sleeves allow the weight plates to rotate freely. Sleeves means the same as collars, right?

    From what I...
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    What's "cutting"? Reducing fat %?

    What's "cutting"? Reducing fat %?
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    I agree with the others who have mentioned it's related to your sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from your lower back down to your leg, so that's why you feel pain in those areas.

    Now, as to whether...
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    Has anyone read the book "Power to the people" by...

    Has anyone read the book "Power to the people" by Pavel Tsatsouline? In his book he writes that he's against warm up reps. He believes if you create enough pretension in the major muscles of your...
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    I forgot to mention, I'm doing this to increase...

    I forgot to mention, I'm doing this to increase my grip strength under the conditions of this exercise (the deadlift). I don't suppose a towel or any other device used to alter the diameter would...
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    Thanks for the replies. jack_of_all: actually,...

    Thanks for the replies.

    jack_of_all: actually, the deadlift is all I use the barbell for. I might try wrapping a towel around the grip area as you suggest.
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    Increase Barbell grip size

    Hi all,

    I'd like suggestions on how I can increase the diameter of my (1 inch) barbell where it's gripped. I was told a PVC pipe could do this but I wouldn't be able to slide it in because there...
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