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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
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    question about westside powerlifting

    i was reading the article here on the westside powerlifting techniques. For their bench, the pecs are never mentioned. if i train this way, with the emphasis not on the pecs, but on tri's, back and traps, will this still get you a huge- aesteticaly pleasing- chest?
    - and one more thing- which is best for your chest, close grip bench or a wider, hands above your elbows grip? im pretty sure the wider you go, the more shoulder you hit, and the closer grip you use focuses more on the tri's - this is what i learned from MD

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Is your goal to get strong or to get a "huge- aesteticaly pleasing- chest"?
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Westside doesn't focus a lot on the chest because of their emphasis on bench shirts. Personally, I've never found the need to do "chest" work while pressing as much as they do.
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    bump... I'm about to start some westside training and I'm wondering the same thing. I put on chest mass easily and I'm more so looking for triceps size and strength rather than chest size.. will westside blow up my chest ?

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    It might make your chest bigger it might not, to take emphasis off of your chest make sure that your elbows are in by your sides while pressin
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    nightop- since you will be doing westside with alot of floor presses, board presses, lockouts, and band work, I would not worry about getting a big chest, these focus more on your lockout so your triceps and lats will play a larger role. On DE day you will be focused more on speed and explosion than on working the muscle of the chest.

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    okay thanks guys. It's not that I'm worried about getting a huge chest, its just that I already have great chest size but would like to bring up the strength and density.

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    I've been training westside since the beginning of this year.

    I'm dieting, so I'm getting a liitle smaller all over.

    My chest looks about the same as it did when I started.

    Since I lift raw, I'll include a little more chest work - I'll probably keep some sort of DB press in the routine on my ME days.

    You can tailor Westide training to suit your needs.
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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    I honestly think my upper torso(chest/back) has thickened up over the past few monhs and my weight hasn't gone up. I dunno.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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