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
    Join Date
    Apr 2003

    Question re: WBB2 and Pulldowns / Deadlifts

    Hi All,

    Today's my first day on WBB2 and I've got a question about the routine:

    Day 1: Chest and Back

    Wide Grip Pull Downs or Deadlifts 2x9-11
    *OR* ?

    I hate deadlifts, so I'd love to just do the pulldowns, but they don't even work the same muscle groups, do they?

    Front and Rear Pulldowns do the same thing it seems, neither of which operate the same muscles deadlifts do. How can they be interchanged?

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  3. #2
    Bike/Weight Lifting Junkie
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Dude, don't cripple yourself. Do deadlifts. They are one of the best exercises out there.
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 195
    Bench 240x8
    Squat 285x8

  4. #3
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    You'd be best off learning how to LOVE deadlifts. They're a very important key to strength in the weight room.

    Don't take the easy way out.

  5. #4
    Watchya talkn bout willis
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Once you start doing them and add weight to the bar you start feeling like a beast after your done with them.
    375/300/365 Goal by summer:415/315/415

  6. #5
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Yea...I gotta agree here. I can't imagine not doing deadlifts.

    I was confused about wbb2 here too...that's one of the reasons I didn't follow it too closely. One of the exercises does lats, the other does the entire back.
    Last edited by ScroogeSF; 02-26-2008 at 01:14 PM.

  7. #6
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    That's fine, I'll stick with the deads.

    But that doesn't address the original question - why does this routine suggest they're interchangeable if they work different muscle groups?


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