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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Konstantin Konstantinov!

    The man is an absolute beast!

    Check out these videos of him training:

    http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/nod...#comment-44702


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    That is a ridiculous deadlift! I think the first time I saw videos of him deadlifting was about a year ago... He's a monster and that deadlift technique sure is interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    That is a ridiculous deadlift! I think the first time I saw videos of him deadlifting was about a year ago... He's a monster and that deadlift technique sure is interesting.
    I like it because I lift in a very similar fashion (with MUCH less weight).

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    I could only imagine being that strong. Much work and dedication... Oh and some genetics lol..

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    He makes it look so easy! 770x4... DAMN!
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    that looked like one sick deadlift workout!

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    I've seen this guy before. He's an animal. Pulling that much weight with a rounded back is awesome.
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    that guy really is amazing. Latvia produces some awesome lifters.
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    My back snapped a little just watching. Amazing strength.

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    Awesome.

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    thought deadlifting with a rounded back was TERRIBLE for you?
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    If you're this guy, you can get away with it. But don't try it at home, kids.

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    his lowerback is arched and tight, but his upperback is rounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtteg_x View Post
    his lowerback is arched and tight, but his upperback is rounded.
    His entire back is rounded and tight. Look at other videos of him from different angles. You can't possibly have an arched lower back and rounded upper back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    His entire back is rounded and tight. Look at other videos of him from different angles. You can't possibly have an arched lower back and rounded upper back.
    No. His lower back, from butt to the belt, is flat. Look at the older videos of him deadlifting when it shows him 948lbs deadlift, it shows a good side view and again, from butt to belt is flat, not rounded. His upper back is rounded to decrease the ROM. It's very possible to have a rounded upper back and tight lower back. Difficult to do, yes, but not impossible. You can also tell that his lower back is flat because of the hip angle and relation of the bar to his legs. It creates an illusion that the lower back is rounded because the upper back is, but his lower back is always flat. Maybe not completely arched but show me an elite level pull where some rounding doesn't happen. Every idiot can deadlift 135 with an arched back. Show me something over 650 where their back is completely arched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeYield View Post
    No. His lower back, from butt to the belt, is flat. Look at the older videos of him deadlifting when it shows him 948lbs deadlift, it shows a good side view and again, from butt to belt is flat, not rounded. His upper back is rounded to decrease the ROM. It's very possible to have a rounded upper back and tight lower back. Difficult to do, yes, but not impossible. You can also tell that his lower back is flat because of the hip angle and relation of the bar to his legs. It creates an illusion that the lower back is rounded because the upper back is, but his lower back is always flat. Maybe not completely arched but show me an elite level pull where some rounding doesn't happen. Every idiot can deadlift 135 with an arched back. Show me something over 650 where their back is completely arched.
    Good point. I guess it was an illusion I was looking at then. I've seen his older vids, it just looks like he pulls with a rounded back as a whole.
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    Look at the relation between his hips and knees. If the lower back is rounded the knees would be straighter and the hips would be closer to the bar with the bar closer to the floor.

    It's definitely a different technique but nothing really mechanically wrong with it. A lot of guys try to deadlift like that but fail because they don't have the technique down solid enough to keep the upper back rounded while keeping the lower back flat. The only thing I would change would be to start with the head up more but then that might flatten out his upper back and defeat the purpose of his technique.
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    cool thanks

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