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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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?

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Thread: Squat bar pad

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    Squat bar pad

    Uh so can I use that pad for squats? I dont usually but I did a few days ago and it felt so nice.. whatsup?

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    I think you might have a problem with the height of the bar. When you figure out exactly where on your back you should have the bar for low, mid, or high bar squats, the bar just naturally fits there.

    Plus you get bad ass marks on your back where the bar digs in

    Personally, my advice would be to leave it off unless you actually need it for something. But I could be wrong.
    Last edited by Turino; 01-30-2008 at 10:40 PM.

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    If it feels comfortable and allows you to focus on form and intensity I say leave it. I personally use one because I just can't find a sweet spot on my back and that part of the movement isn't what's important.

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    If you use the pad you might have the bar in a position that isn't the best for your shoulders/back. It can be more comfortable but if you keep your shoulders and back tight, they're should be a groove there. Plan around with high and low bar until you can find it and get used to it with a lower weight. Turino is right about the sweet marks too, proof of weight I say.
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    I can see it being hard to maintain upper back tightness with one of those.

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    I used to have pain in the upper back area where the bar is supposed to rest. I had wanted to get a pad or something to reduce the pain. I realized that the pain may have come from the body being loose. I used to look down and that may have caused a lot of the pain from the body not being so tight when you look down as you squat.

    Now, I look up and my body remains tight and the pain is significantly reduced to almost where you cannot really feel pain from the bar. I'm not sure if my form is better, or my grip or that my back is more tight now from looking up.

    Change your form and see if that helps. If it doesn't, then get the pad.

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    lose the pad
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    First of all who wants marks all over their back? cos I dont!

    If you feel more comfortable with the pad and your form isn't compromised then keep the pad. I use a pad because it's much more comfy than a freezing cold bar and my form is fine ... I work out in my garage and putting a freezing cold bar on your back in winter sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leetuck View Post
    First of all who wants marks all over their back? cos I dont!

    If you feel more comfortable with the pad and your form isn't compromised then keep the pad. I use a pad because it's much more comfy than a freezing cold bar and my form is fine ... I work out in my garage and putting a freezing cold bar on your back in winter sucks.
    I like it when it's really cold and I get a good sweat going so the bar sticks to my back while I'm squatting, then when I rack the weight I rip a layer of skin off so I have blood pouring down my back mixed with the sweat.

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    I don't have my clients use it because the bar can roll in the pad and they can lose control of it. It prevents you from keeping your back tight and finding a good place for the bar to sit. I've had in excess of 700lbs on my back without any pain or markings (for you pretty boys).

    Lose the sissy pad. It won't do anything but harm in the long run.
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    sure you can keep it if your a panzy boy.
    id be to worried about it slipping out.

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    Start working on low-bar squats, you won't need to use the pad then.

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    I use my own pad that I made called traps

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknapolean View Post
    Uh so can I use that pad for squats? I dont usually but I did a few days ago and it felt so nice.. whatsup?
    is this for real?

    yea dude, its fine to use the tampon to pad ur pu-ssy when u squat-- just remember to sit down when u pee too.

    man up dude, i promise u whatever u are doing is not too heavy and cant hurt that dang much
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatheticJoe View Post
    If it feels comfortable and allows you to focus on form and intensity I say leave it. I personally use one because I just can't find a sweet spot on my back and that part of the movement isn't what's important.
    maybe it feel better if u wore pink fuzzy house slippers too. pathetic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Byrd52 View Post
    is this for real?

    yea dude, its fine to use the tampon to pad ur pu-ssy when u squat-- just remember to sit down when u pee too.

    man up dude, i promise u whatever u are doing is not too heavy and cant hurt that dang much
    Sorry if this is a really stupid question, but is that you in the videos of your sig?


    That's just nuts man.

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    oh you mean the p***y pad...
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    Lol, just call it the maxi pad from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    Sorry if this is a really stupid question, but is that you in the videos of your sig?


    That's just nuts man.

    yep, thats really me. Sam Byrd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Byrd52 View Post
    is this for real?

    yea dude, its fine to use the tampon to pad ur pu-ssy when u squat-- just remember to sit down when u pee too.

    man up dude, i promise u whatever u are doing is not too heavy and cant hurt that dang much
    Haha, nice.

    Don't use the maxipad kid.

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    The maxi pad is bad. <- That rhymes, so it must be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Byrd52 View Post
    yep, thats really me. Sam Byrd
    Wow! Over 1000 lbs. squat....

    I hope to be able to squat double my bodyweight one day, but over 1000 lbs. Holy s***.

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    I use a pad on the bar...its called "my traps".

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    Don't use it. A lot of the guys on here are monsters, I'm not (yet), but I don't use the maxi pad. Just deal with the pain for the first few days and you won't even think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    Don't use it. A lot of the guys on here are monsters, I'm not (yet), but I don't use the maxi pad. Just deal with the pain for the first few days and you won't even think about it.
    Find the right spot on your back and there won't be any pain whatsoever.
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