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
    Wannabebig Member
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    Dec 2007

    does 2 X single leg squat/leg press = full squat/leg press???

    Hi, new to strength training and I was wondering what others' experience with this was? I was struggling with 360 lbs single leg presses the other night, but did well over 800 with both legs and less effort. Should my single leg press be closer to 1/2 of reg leg press, or is this normal?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, I just started lifting about 3 months ago and haven't gotten it all figured out yet.

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  3. #2
    SchModerator ZenMonkey's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Dallas, TX
    i dont know about 1/2, i think there is alot of power that comes from using both at the same time, esp from the hips. but i have no idea for sure.

    but this will help you tons: get out of the machines and do bulgarian split squats or single leg squats in addition to back squats

  4. #3
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    Piqua, OH
    no squat = squat, nothing else matters with in that regard.

  5. #4
    THUNDER THIGHS! Fuzzy's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Adelaide, South Australia
    I actually think your one leg lifts would be a it more then 50%
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    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.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

  6. #5
    Meow CleverName's Avatar
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    May 2007
    One leg will naturally be stronger than the other... depending on whether you're right or left handed. Doesn't really matter anyway.

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    Senior Member jtteg_x's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    my best guess would be that using 1 leg at a time gives you more ROM, therefore hitting the muscle groups where your ROM is limited using both legs.

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    SchModerator ZenMonkey's Avatar
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    Dallas, TX
    ^^and will strengthen balance/stabalizers

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