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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    Wannabebig Member
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    Bar position for the squat

    I used to do a high bar placement but a while back I switched to low bar. After doing low bar for a while a muscle in my back near the left shoulder blade started to hurt. I stopped squatting for a month and I tried again today with only 135 lbs and it hurts again. Im not sure what I could be doing wrong. I do tend to stick my head out and its possible that i might have some upper back rounding. Could this be doing it?

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    Senior Member Klotz's Avatar
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    Squat more. It'll feel comfortable after a short while.

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    The actual placement feels fine. I feel like deep in my back on the left side something is not right though. I ignored it for probably 4 months before I stopped. It just kept getting worse.

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    Robot Frankenstein themidnighter's Avatar
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    try changing your grip, either wider or closer. that helped me. but i definitely understand the pain you're talking about.
    Age: 24
    H: 5'7" W: 170lbs

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    Who me? Chubrock's Avatar
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    Most problems associated with squatting tend to be related to the shoulder. Is it possible you've hurt your back doing something else?

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    There will be lots of little aches and pains that are completely undiagnosable throughout your training career. Take lots of ibuprofen and train around them, or probably in this case, through them.

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    It is possible that I hurt my back deadlifting. When deadlifting, how important is it to keep your shoulders back? I think tend to let them go forward.

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    THUNDER THIGHS! Fuzzy's Avatar
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    Get a massage, or roll around with a tennis ball.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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