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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    What are the exercises which activate the most muscles?

    We know Squats, DLs, and Cleans, but what else?

    Help me out, I really enjoy lifts where its a group of muscles im focusing on, but i'm working other muscles.

    For instance - Bench Press vs BB Rows. My lower back, my hammies, my glutes all are working to maintain my form whereas on bench im just lying down.

    Lets see what you guys come up with

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    Snatches
    Push Press
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    KB Swings
    Burpees
    Sled Pulling/Dragging
    Carrying Sandbags/Kegs
    Chinups/Pullups
    Single Leg squats

    Can't think of any more off the top of my head.
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    Dont forget Front b.bell squats
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    Quote Originally Posted by uzair rocks View Post
    For instance - Bench Press vs BB Rows. My lower back, my hammies, my glutes all are working to maintain my form whereas on bench im just lying down.
    Here i disagree

    On a flat bench press you are using your shoulders,lats and abs also
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    Quote Originally Posted by krboyd7 View Post
    Here i disagree

    On a flat bench press you are using your shoulders,lats and abs also
    I wouldn't really count it as using the lats and abs that much. Sure lats do come into play in the bench press but I wouldn't say it's too any great degree. Abs... Not sure how much they're really activated :S.
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    Standing overhead presses.
    Lunges.
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    Keg toss.

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    bicep curls. You use legs and back to lift the weight up to the right height. Then you use neck muscles when you have too much weight and you strain yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlernumber6 View Post
    bicep curls. You use legs and back to lift the weight up to the right height. Then you use neck muscles when you have too much weight and you strain yourself.
    go broncos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
    Standing overhead presses.
    Lunges.
    x2 on the lunges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Keg toss.

    Stone loading.

    Tire flip.
    I think these were the best suggestions so far
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    Curious, whats a burpees?

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    go broncos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shouji View Post
    Curious, whats a burpees?


    There's a few variations to it but I think that's a pretty accurate representation.

    Start in standing position,
    Drop to do a pushup.
    Once pushup is done pull legs in so you are squatted down.
    Leap as high as possible from this position
    Land and repeat.
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    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

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    squats n bench

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlernumber6 View Post
    bicep curls. You use legs and back to lift the weight up to the right height. Then you use neck muscles when you have too much weight and you strain yourself.
    Im laughing (hope your joking btw)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlernumber6 View Post
    bicep curls. You use legs and back to lift the weight up to the right height. Then you use neck muscles when you have too much weight and you strain yourself.
    That's by far the most common exercise in my gym so it must be right
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