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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  1. #1
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    incline bench press question

    Does it matter if you use a barbell or dumbells for these? I am doing the wbb routine and says to do low incline dumbell presses. Is there a specific reason you should use dumbells or are dumbells and barbells basically the same when doing incline bench presses? Also, how much of an incline should you use?

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    Well, I like the DB best, reason being is because it is known that it helps hit all the stabilizer muscles and it creates more mass in the chest then the BB Bench. I tend to get better results with the DBs. On the height of the chair I lean it all the way back and it shows about 1 or 2 notches. (for me)

    jus' my opinion and I'm sticking with it...
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    Use Both, Both will work your chest just fine, DB will let you go a little deeper with great ROM, barbell will let you handle more weight. As far as what degree to use, I believe us a 30 - 35 degree angle, anymore would overly work your shoulders. I may be wrong on the degrees if so please correct me.

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    Thats about right...It all depends on the seat that you are using. But Nate Allan is kicking knowledge so listen up.

    jus' adding my 2 cents...
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    STATS COMING SOON:Age: 29 | Height: 5'10" | Weight: 78KG/ 172LBS| bf: |Years Training:?? | All-natural: Yes|

    Chest: | Shoulders: | Upper Arm: | Forearm: |
    Waist: |Neck:| Upper Thigh: | Calf: |

    Personal Bests: COMING SOON:
    Flat Barbell Presses: | Dips: |Wide-grip Palms Away: |
    Military Barbell Press: |Barbell Squats: |

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    Dumbells create a greater ROM. It allows for the chest to be stressed to a greater degree which in bodybuilding is a great thing.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Like Maki said, but also do what you prefer and feel comfortable with...

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    I like both of them, I switch em up, usually whenever I start to suck on one, Ill switch to the other, the DB are great for ROM. I prefer them over BB but it really wouldnt matter all that much, its up to you.. As for the angle, I usually do them at about 30 degrees give or take a bit..

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    I'm all the way up to doing 100 lbs. DBs for the incline press for reps, but the sad part is I struggle to do 225 lbs. using the barbell. I don't like the bar, I really prefer DBs.
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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
    Dumbells create a greater ROM. It allows for the chest to be stressed to a greater degree which in bodybuilding is a great thing.
    Have we not had a discussion about this not actually being a good thing?

    I'm sure latty brought up a great point about this. I can;t remember fully tho.
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    about your shoulder taking to much of the work load?
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    I'll start bb again when i can press 105 lb ers because that is the most our gym has.
    I like db a lot more due to the free range of motion and recruitment of stabilizers. I also rotate my wrist slightly as i press for optimal comfort. I could not have such freedom with bb

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