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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    ryhypnol posterchild Qea's Avatar
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    Need help with a few Deadlift questions

    Hi!

    I have a few questions regarding deadlifts.

    1. Which form is best suited for lower back training, sumo or traditional?

    2. Do you let the bar rest on the ground before counting that as a single rep?

    3. I have pretty short limbs. Would using a trap/shrug bar be effective instead of a straight bar for doing deads?

    Please help me out here!

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Qea; 03-12-2002 at 10:45 AM.
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    Conventional should hit your lower back more
    I let the bar rest on the ground between each rep, some people do and some dont
    i have stubby arm and legs too, just stick with regular deads.
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    Gettin Lean Goin_Big's Avatar
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    I think they both work your lower back about equally, it's more a matter of which one your prefer. If you can't do the regular one with good form then either work on your flexability or do sumos.
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