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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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    Quest for 700

    It starts Sat. Its our first work out back in shirts. As I've posted b4 I've recently hit 625 but missed 640 do to not touching and losing it. I'd wanna open 650 at Europa. I'm plenty strong enough so I guess it's just a matter of controlling the weight in the whole. My upper back is strong enough but I am making a big effort to make it even stronger this summer. Any more advise would be grateful.
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    lots and lots of lat work bro. The bigger that weight gets you've gotta be able to set it up on your lats. It will really help you be able to control it better. Big time bent over rowing (strict) and big time lat pulldown work. Of course rear delts as well


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    Yeah we do lots of heavy rows and heavy wide cleans. I've gone as heavy as 365 on my rows for 5 with pretty good form. I really like the westside face pulls for my reardelts. I've gone to doing more pullups than the lat machine b/c i can rack it pretty easy. With the pull-ups I can do 10 to 8 witha 40lb DB on my feet. I weighing about 230 these days as it is.
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    CONSIDER doing heavy chest supported rows and dumbbell rows and maybe even rack pulls as well for back work. Travis is spot on as always with his fantastic advice.

    row row row and row some more!
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    I find my lock-out gets stronger by simple bodyweight gain...just throwing that out there

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    We do two types of chest supported rows. With DB's which we did tonight and we have a machine to do them on. We switch from week to week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strongkid963 View Post
    I find my lock-out gets stronger by simple bodyweight gain...just throwing that out there
    Im trying to main tain bw at the moment. I wanna stay a 220
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Downey View Post
    Im trying to main tain bw at the moment. I wanna stay a 220
    ok, i understand, what do you weigh normally, before cutting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by strongkid963 View Post
    ok, i understand, what do you weigh normally, before cutting?
    230 to 235 what I am now. I dony like the way I feel at 235 though so I really try for 230.
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