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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?

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    Had probabaly a very general question about deadlifts. I currently have been doing Deads now for 3 weeks, once a week, and I always feel i've gotten a good pump afterwards... my question is this.... i'm a small guy, 140 pounds, and i'm lifting about my body weight in deads, and although it feels quite heavy, I am able to get 8-10 reps. Is it safe to increase the weight, I don't wanna put so much on that I end up hurting myself, but I found out that back when I started doing Leg Presses, that 300 pounds, felt pretty much the same as 500 pounds, which wasn't that much lighter than 700 pounds... I mean when using such a big muscle, I found that I could be several 100 pounds off of what I could/should be lifting... is the same true for deadlifts?

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    When choosing a weight for any exercise you should always choose an amount that you can keep good form with. When doing exercises where more weight is used, such as squats and deads(as compared to isolation exercises) you should be extra careful. I love going heavy on deads, but I also make sure not to go too heavy. Just move up gradually. Add 10 lbs next workout and see how it feels. Kee adding 5-10 lbs and only increase it if you can keep the form tight.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Question on form...

    When doing the deadlift... I have always (assumed) that u do a rep, sit the weight completely at rest, before doing the next rep... unlike other excersices where u tend to keep tension on the muscle....

    is this correct?

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    im doing 4 sets of deads, one being a warmup...doing like 12, 9, 7, 5 once a week. is that an adequate amount for that movement. im feeling it, i just dont want to shortchange myself out of any of the compound movements. thanks
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    Grendal - That way is OK. I prefer to simply touch the weight to the floor, though. I've got the best results by maintaining maximum constant tension on the muscles. By resting the weight on the floor, even if you are keeping your back muscles thight, some tension will inevitably be released.

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    I remember hearing from a reliable source that that last part of the deadlift (touching the ground) is hard on your body. I'd advise you to keep full tension but not go all the way down.

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    I'm with Gino. I let the bar touch the floor and then reverse up without bouncing.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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