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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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    Question about deadlift form

    When I deadlift, my legs are usually not straight out from my body in between my arms. They are usually pointing out, like my thighs are making a V shape. Should I force myself to make them straight? Doing it that way feels totally unnatural to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berfles View Post
    When I deadlift, my legs are usually not straight out from my body in between my arms. They are usually pointing out, like my thighs are making a V shape. Should I force myself to make them straight? Doing it that way feels totally unnatural to me.
    Then don't do it. Sounds like you're asking whether or not your feet should be shoulder-width apart (or even narrower). If thats what you're asking, there are a good number of people feel comfortable with a wider stance than that. Do whatever makes you feel most comfortable, provided the other components of your form are there.
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    Ok, I guess that's what I meant. My stance is so wide that my legs point out but it's the only way I can do them so as long as it's ok I'm fine. Now I just have to find out a good weight to do, is there any decent way to do that without risking screwing something up? I mean since it's been awhile since I did any deadlifts I started with 215 today and did three sets of 10, and my last set I did half a power clean to get a better grip (I know I should use chalk or an over/under grip) halfway through and I still had enough gas to get 4 more reps. Not sure how much higher I should try because the initial lift is such a bitch.

    If you can't tell, I hate deadlifts. I know they're important so I'll stick with them.
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