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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?

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    Which exercises can I replace these with?

    Hey everyone,

    I am doing WBB1.1. I was wondering which exercises I can replace these exercises with. I cannot do them because I do not have the equipment for them. Here are the two exercises:

    Pull-downs
    Cable rows

    I have at home a bench press, dumbbells, and a barbell. Thank you very much everyone!

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    what about barbell rows in place of cable rows?

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    OK, that will work. I want to keep WBB1.1 as close to the same as possible, that is why I am interested in which ones will be best.

    Thanks, jbrin0tk!

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    Replace cable rows with bent over barbell or dumbbell rows.

    Replace pulldowns with pullups. You didn't mention having a pullup station of any kind, but maybe you do/could find something to do them on (like a beam in your basement, monkey bars at the park, or something).

    If you don't/can't, I would think some form of pullover is the next closest thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outshine View Post
    Replace cable rows with bent over barbell or dumbbell rows.

    Replace pulldowns with pullups. You didn't mention having a pullup station of any kind, but maybe you do/could find something to do them on (like a beam in your basement, monkey bars at the park, or something).

    If you don't/can't, I would think some form of pullover is the next closest thing.
    Yes, I do have a place I can do pullups. It is not ideal, but it works. Thanks!

    EDIT: This might be a stupid question (I am still not too knowledgeable when it comes to lifting) but should an underhand or overhand grip be used?
    Last edited by Valhallan; 02-10-2008 at 02:21 PM.

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    You can use either. Underhand grip for both rows and pullups with use your biceps more. So if you're trying to work your back more, use overhand.
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    you can also get some bands and choke them from the top of the rack and put the barbell in them, let it hang, sit, and do lat pulls
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    Pullups, barbell rows, dumbell rows. Any kind of row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outshine View Post
    Replace cable rows with bent over barbell or dumbbell rows.

    Replace pulldowns with pullups. You didn't mention having a pullup station of any kind, but maybe you do/could find something to do them on (like a beam in your basement, monkey bars at the park, or something).

    If you don't/can't, I would think some form of pullover is the next closest thing.
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