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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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    Wow powerlifting


    Upper body


    Wow squatting, you gave me HUGE thighs


    Another pic of my monsterous thighs

    Thats what I get from squatting

    Btw I got 495lbs 3 times today.

    Too lazy to fix the pics to a smaller size.
    Last edited by Football; 08-12-2008 at 09:51 PM.
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    Too close and too blurry. I can't tell jack. Sorry.

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    Well, you certainly have some mass on you! What are your goals?
    25 years old, 5'10''

    Back in the States to get hayooooge!

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    - Weigh a healthy and active 170-180, healthy mind and body
    - Dunk a basketball (hey a man can have big dreams huh)
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    To squat 610+ by next year
    I don't care about bench, I just want to get that as high as possible
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    Most people who say they don't care about bench haven't focused on it - me included.

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    Awesome at age 16! What's your bodyweight?

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    Those are ridiculous quads..but catch up that upperbody

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    I do curls every night to bring my upper body up
    And I weight 245lbs lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Football View Post
    I do curls every night to bring my upper body up
    Seriously man - get to benching or overhead pressing. This is not the route to take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    Seriously man - get to benching or overhead pressing. This is not the route to take.


    you are doing more harm than good doing curls every night bud!
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    Yeah we bench also, but my squat max just seems to shoot up every time we have squat days. And it just accumulated.

    I've been looking around here for ways to lose my stomach
    and gain upper body strength

    I wish I had time to put my squat video on youtube, and you guys can tell me if my form is right or wrong. I don't want to hurt myself lol
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    u lied about the picture hahahahahahaha
    Last edited by Salty; 08-14-2008 at 06:24 PM.

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    OH Squats. Do them. Period.

    BTW.....nice Bulk
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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    OH Squats. Do them. Period.

    BTW.....nice Bulk
    What!?!?

    How in the hell will overhead squat build his upper body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    What!?!?

    How in the hell will overhead squat build his upper body?


    quoted out of sheer curiosity

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    Simple. Inner core strength for upper body exercises like Military Press, Push Press, One Arm DB Presses, Inclined Bench Press etc.......

    Also, it mimicks his defensive tackle movements and adds stability strength to those movements (push a player up and away from the QB)

    Cheers.

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    lol I love the bench press >.<
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    How in the hell will overhead squat build his upper body?
    It does require a good bit of isometric work in the back, traps, shoulders, torso, and triceps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auburn View Post
    It does require a good bit of isometric work in the back, traps, shoulders, torso, and triceps.
    Isometric holds do very little for hypertrophy and strength gains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    Isometric holds do very little for hypertrophy and strength gains.
    They certainly aren't optimal, but they have their place. Excessive isometrics or ones without maximal force production are the ones that are pretty much worthless.

    I don't know why overhead squats would be the first recommendation. But, they should help if you're not doing any other overhead work. Still better than curls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auburn View Post
    They certainly aren't optimal, but they have their place. Excessive isometrics or ones without maximal force production are the ones that are pretty much worthless.

    I don't know why overhead squats would be the first recommendation. But, they should help if you're not doing any other overhead work. Still better than curls.
    Very true - I'll agree with you even though you like Auburn...

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    Height/weight?
    Scars are tatoos with better stories.

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