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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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    Whats with all these squat accidents?

    Makes me scared of squatting. But they almost always ten to be behind the back squats, not front squats.

    Would that mean front squats are way safer on the back?
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    you could probably say squatting has the largest room for error. you can lose your balance, or a million other things. i'm not saying you can't injure yourself on bench and deads, but in my opinion squats are the easiest to mess up. make sure you know what your doing, and make sure you are pushing yourself, but not to the point where you're trying to squat 150 lbs more than you ever have. it's a part of powerlifting that you have to accept.
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    You're not going to be able to front squat close to how much you can back squat, which contributes to how safe it is.

    What type of accidents are you talking about anyway? There's always chance for something bad to happen, but often times it is due to poor form.

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    its almost always something in the back...
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    what squat accidents are you talking about? Learn proper form and you'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    what squat accidents are you talking about? Learn proper form and you'll be fine.


    Learn to squat properly and use a squat/power rack. Nobody ever said weightlifting wasn't dangerous.
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    I'd think bench accidents would be worse than squat ones. Sure, its a lot more weight squatting, but when you bench the weight is over your neck/head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteman90909 View Post
    I'd think bench accidents would be worse than squat ones. Sure, its a lot more weight squatting, but when you bench the weight is over your neck/head.
    Use a spotter when you bench and surely it wont crash down on your ribs or neck.
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    Unless your one of the geniuses who don't put thumb around the bar and it slips out. Not even great spotters can stop those accidents.
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    Hi,
    By reading starting strength, you're not supposed to have your thumb around the bar. At first i didn't like the idea but after i got some of the form down and got a bit more flexible-- the bar jams in your back. I squat in a rack so if i drop the bar, it will get caught in the safety bar.

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    I think Runty might be talking about benching.
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    Indeed I was. Benching w/o thumbs around the bar is a disaster waiting to happen. Squatting you can go either way but I prefer to put thumb on the same side of the bar as my fingers, more flexible that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krboyd7 View Post
    Use a spotter when you bench and surely it wont crash down on your ribs or neck.
    True, but if it is an accident, and a spotter makes a mistake, I think a bench accident has the potential to be worse than a squat one.

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    Dude what accidents are you talking about?
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    This one?

    I love this pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd View Post
    This one?

    I love this pic.
    that was up in my high school gym with a notice that said "choose weights you can handle." Turned me off of being a dumbass

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd View Post
    This one?

    I love this pic.
    Ooh, that's the first time I have seen that picture. So many things must have hurt after that. At first, it just looked like he got pinned, but then I saw his kneed. DAMN

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