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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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    Besides Squatting what is some good Core exercises?

    Anyone know some really effective core exercises besides squatting?

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    DL, Weighted Crunches, Woodchoppers, Side Bends, OH lifts... pretty much any lift where you're not supported by anything like a bench or chair.

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    ty whiteman
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    If you want the core strength of a dump-truck, than do one-armed farmers walks. There's nothing that will strengthen your core more than a 250lb imbalance.
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    How would I do a One Arm Farmers Walk? Can I please have a link?

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    Pick up a really heavy dumbbell, hold it with one hand on one side of your body, and walk as far as you can (20-30 secs). It will pull you to one side, just resist it and walk.

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    Lunges
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    Hack squats with a barbell
    Zercher squats
    Bulgarian split squats
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    the list goes on...


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    Any variation of a squat and deadlift also works great. Front squats, rack pulls, and one that absolutely kills my core is overhead squat. Talk about a full body blast.
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    And from the strongman in the crowd - farmers walks, stones, yoke walk

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    Extensions on a real hamstring extension piece, NOT the 45 degree things (though they work too, just not as well IMO).

    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...ringRaise.html

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    Zercher lifts for the win. They make you a man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    If you want the core strength of a dump-truck, than do one-armed farmers walks. There's nothing that will strengthen your core more than a 250lb imbalance.
    Sounds badass. Probably doesn't increase size as well as regular weight decline curls, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    If you want the core strength of a dump-truck, than do one-armed farmers walks. There's nothing that will strengthen your core more than a 250lb imbalance.
    Do you mean to tell me you do those with 250lbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dgro View Post
    Sounds badass. Probably doesn't increase size as well as regular weight decline curls, though?
    With 250lbs it sure as hell would!

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    You could even do single arm deadlifts if you wanted. Try deadlifting 200+lbs on one side of your body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
    You could even do single arm deadlifts if you wanted. Try deadlifting 200+lbs on one side of your body.
    I've tried that before. I'll probably never do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnso View Post
    Do you mean to tell me you do those with 250lbs?



    With 250lbs it sure as hell would!
    Shoot, I've never even seen a 200lb dumbbell. Don't tell me you use a barbell for these? Cuz if you do...


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    You could even do single arm deadlifts if you wanted. Try deadlifting 200+lbs on one side of your body.
    Sounds... hazardous <_<
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    Planks....

    Im sure there are a million ways to activate the abs. Problem is, if you've seen the technique most have with the big lifts in terms of ab usage, veeeeeery few people know how to breathe into the gut and flex the abs.

    What people need is a way to be FORCED to use their abs.

    Planks are best for this.

    It took me several months to learn how to catc snatches and clean with flexed abs. Planks were essential in teaching me this.

    Also, my coach repeatedly hitting me in my stomach out of nowhere taught me to flex really well to.
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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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    "Planks"? as in getting into a pushup position and holding it as long as possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    Planks....

    Im sure there are a million ways to activate the abs. Problem is, if you've seen the technique most have with the big lifts in terms of ab usage, veeeeeery few people know how to breathe into the gut and flex the abs.

    What people need is a way to be FORCED to use their abs.

    Planks are best for this.

    It took me several months to learn how to catc snatches and clean with flexed abs. Planks were essential in teaching me this.

    Also, my coach repeatedly hitting me in my stomach out of nowhere taught me to flex really well to.
    I am curious about this as well. I can never push out my abs when squatting, even If I do it right before I load the bar.

    Could you explain the planks? and anything else that might be helpful for someone trying to learn to utilize abs during the big lifts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
    You could even do single arm deadlifts if you wanted. Try deadlifting 200+lbs on one side of your body.
    I definitely second this. You will need very good grip strength or wrist straps to do this, though. Grip is usually the limiting factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Con View Post
    I am curious about this as well. I can never push out my abs when squatting, even If I do it right before I load the bar.

    Could you explain the planks? and anything else that might be helpful for someone trying to learn to utilize abs during the big lifts?
    I'm not Fuzzy, but a plank is basically getting into push-up position with your forearms on the floor and holding it for as long as possible (like this: http://z.about.com/d/exercise/1/0/q/A/plank1.jpg).

    Load up plates on your back so you can only hold it for about a minute. It KILLS your abs. Whenever I do them, people look at me like I'm crazy, but they definitely get the job done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious View Post
    I'm not Fuzzy, but a plank is basically getting into push-up position with your forearms on the floor and holding it for as long as possible (like this: http://z.about.com/d/exercise/1/0/q/A/plank1.jpg).

    Load up plates on your back so you can only hold it for about a minute. It KILLS your abs. Whenever I do them, people look at me like I'm crazy, but they definitely get the job done
    Ahh, Ive seen those before.

    How do you load plates on your own back? Im guessing a partner is required? Also, how does this help teaching to push the abs out?
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    How do you load plates on your own back? Im guessing a partner is required? Also, how does this help teaching to push the abs out?
    I just loaded a 45 onto myself not 5 minutes ago. It can be done.
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