The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #1
    Senior Member Zorachus's Avatar
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    Whats a good non-machine tricep workout ??

    I have been doing Tricep pulldowns using the cable machine, but I have heard it is better for you to try and do as much with free weights and dumbbells as opposed to machines and cables to get bigger.

    What do you recommend for triceps then ? Thanks

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    Senior Member cphafner's Avatar
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    Close grip bench and dips
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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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    Lots and lots of heavy pressing.
    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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    Senior Member bill's Avatar
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    Skull crushers are good if they don't bother your elbows. Seems like a lot folks say it hurts there elbows.
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    I foud that with the skull crushers but i just dropped the weights and started off on a really small weight, now i have no problems, nice and steady movements really sorts out my tris

    i do still like the cable dips though!

  7. #6
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    Dips and Kick backs.

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    GFH Lones Green's Avatar
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    heavy board work, rolling DB extensions, JM presses, tate presses, etc
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    Try skullcrushers to the forehead.If your elbow hurts,go behind your head.Also,bench dips with weight,2 hand dumbell extensions(behind head),Close grips.

  10. #9
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    close grip bench for me, one of my three favourite exercises, along with rack pulls and cable back rows.

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    Crikey, its a 30 foot ape! Kong's Avatar
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    I usually go with Close-Grip Bench (Barbell not Smith Machine) 3 sets of 5 and Ez-Bar Skullcrushers 3 sets of 8
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    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
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    I like floor presses, too. Do them with DB's or a barbell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I like floor presses, too. Do them with DB's or a barbell.
    Surprised these weren't mentioned sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Dickinson View Post
    Dips and Kick backs.
    Did I just hear kick backs... (looks around suspiciously) who said that?

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    Skull crushers are good like a lot people said. close grip bench is really good also. i also really like doing weighted dips and one arm french press.

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    kickbacks are sweet for your anterior upper outer trisept heads

    .....dips and skullcrushers
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