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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
    Lifting addict powerboy93's Avatar
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    hack sqaut instead of reg squat?

    I currently do not have a S rack so i cant rlly do squats very well... So i was wonderingif I could just do Hack squats isntead and get good results? thanks!
    Lifting is my life

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    Join a gym with a squat rack, or make your own.

  4. #3
    The Flyfisher rbtrout's Avatar
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    So. Cal.
    Exactly. Hack squats just don't hack it.
    Give chalk a chance.

    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    Theres no substitue for real squats.But I would go on record as saying leg press is a better choice than a hack squat.

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    Determined jAy_Dub's Avatar
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    I agree with Mike. I injured my hamstring/glute months ago and started doing front squats instead of back squats. My back squat numbers suffered terribly from it. Always do back squats, then choose between hack/front squats, or leg presses for 'additional' exercises but not substitutes.

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    I'm not necessarily recommending this as a substitute for back squats (neither am I saying there's anything wrong with it) but a possible alternative is to do a deadlift, rest the barbell on the legs and then wrap the arms around the bar and proceed to do a zercher squat. Fairly painful though you probably get used to the pressure after a while.

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