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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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    Lifting belt

    What is better about a 13mm thick belt than a 10mm? Thanks!

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    it is thicker
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    If you think you're gonna break a 10mm belt get a 13mm belt. I don't think there's actually a benefit to either.
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    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    I don't think you'd break a 10mm belt. Especially not a "forever" belt like I have. The main difference to me is whether you like a stiffer belt or one that conforms more to your body. A 10mm belt will break in a lot faster than a 13mm, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I don't think you'd break a 10mm belt. Especially not a "forever" belt like I have. The main difference to me is whether you like a stiffer belt or one that conforms more to your body. A 10mm belt will break in a lot faster than a 13mm, too.
    Haha I didn't actually mean that... I can't say I've ever seen a broken belt. What you said does make more sense though
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Haha I didn't actually mean that... I can't say I've ever seen a broken belt. What you said does make more sense though
    Yeah I've never seen a broken belt, either. Broken shirts, yes, but never a broken belt!
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