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 Chris, I'll give it a shot. I've done...

    Thanks Chris,

    I'll give it a shot. I've done behind-the-back, but always with straight arms... same was I do the regular shrugs. It seems like it would be stressful on the shoulder and elbows,...
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    Behind the back barbell shrug

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TeamMuscleTechVideos#p/u/32/F6zD3GbSeNM

    What's the consensus here? I've never done them this way, nor have I ever seen anyone doing them this way.
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    I don't have access to a sled. I'd build one,...

    I don't have access to a sled. I'd build one, but I don't have access to pavement either :)
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    Hand-over-hand rope pull

    Gang,

    What can I do to simulate a hand-over-hand rope pull?

    I can probably rig something up and pull the jeep around, what's the preferred diameter? I assume it's regular manilla rope,...
  5. I can not do a full-range shoulder dislocate with...

    I can not do a full-range shoulder dislocate with a broomstick. I had to get my old 5'5 bo staff from my martial arts days... I have to go wide enough that I barely clear my head. It's probably a...
  6. I see i should have also searched a little...

    I see i should have also searched a little better... similar threads have this covered in spades. Sorry.
    ...
  7. help gaining shoulder flexibility for overhead squat

    what sort of things should I be incorporating to be able to pull off an overhead squat? I feel it's my shoulder flexibility limiting me, I can't keep my balance with even an empty bar. I'd like to...
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    heh, I wasn't trying to be flippant. It was an...

    heh, I wasn't trying to be flippant. It was an honest question. I'd love to eat like a monster. There's tons of small children around here.
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    Is a week a suitable amount of time to expect a...

    Is a week a suitable amount of time to expect a weight change? What about variables like bowel movements, water intake/retention etc?
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    Thanks for the clarification!

    Thanks for the clarification!
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    I'm still a little confused. In the example: ...

    I'm still a little confused. In the example:

    Bar x 6 reps (warm-up)
    135lbs x 1 (feel set)
    185lbs x 1 (feel set)
    225lbs x 1 (feel set
    240lbs x 6 (work set)
    270lbs x 6 (work set)
    300lbs x 6...
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    I tried the wraps on the bench today. Precisely...

    I tried the wraps on the bench today. Precisely what I needed. I used to 12" for the first 3 sets and the 24" for the last two, I can see how they'll really help me out.

    thanks again guys.
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    I received my wraps last night, tried them on,...

    I received my wraps last night, tried them on, and they are awesome... exactly what I was looking for. I got the 24' strangulators and couldn't tell what the 12' freebie was, they're black and...
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    Sweet. Thanks for the tip Tom!

    Sweet. Thanks for the tip Tom!
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    I see... so you don't wrap your wrists with exact...

    I see... so you don't wrap your wrists with exact overlap then? I assumed you just added layers of material for extra strength, and not for coverage area.

    I'll have someone critique my benching...
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    I don't really understand the dull wrist pain, I...

    I don't really understand the dull wrist pain, I do wrist/hand/forearm exercises, wrist rolls, i built my own 'twist yo wrist' yoyo, and I have grippers/bands etc. If there's something i could do to...
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    help a newb decide on a wrist wrap.

    hey guys,

    it seems like everyone just assumes you know everything about using/choosing a wrist wrap if you're to the point where you feel you'd like one.

    I've started to notice a dull pain...
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    Actually, yeah, I have changed my squat to a...

    Actually, yeah, I have changed my squat to a wider stance. The athletic trainer noticed I was pretty narrow. he also recommended that I splay my toes out a bit more. I had my stance at very...
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    Odd soreness after squats.

    Lately I've been doing higher numbers of squats and as I finish up, I have been getting this odd soreness.

    It's in quite a small area, and as near as I can tell, it's the Adductor Magnus...
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    My gym doesn't allow chalk, but I showed them my...

    My gym doesn't allow chalk, but I showed them my Metolius chalk ball, and said it's what greenie rock climbers use. no mess nor dust. It got the ok. I keep it in a big ziploc bag. It works as...
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