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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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    Eat, Workout, Sleep. gregnb's Avatar
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    Just started out..

    Ok, I seriously got into strength training about a month ago and i have a question. I have no spotter and my chest is by far my weakest bodypart and i've been doing presses in the smith and then yesterday i went on a real bench and was shaky as all hell with half the weight. I was wondering what could i do with no spotter.. db presses? would i then have a more stable press after a good amount of time using db presses? and would it be just as effective as doing bb presses in a smith?

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    Do DB presses. I have no spotter either and that is what I do. The Smith machine takes all your stabilizing muscles out of play, that is why you were so shakey on the BB presses. Go with DB presses and do them intensely.

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    yup. Db presses are superior to smith bb's, at least in my opinion. db's work the stabilizing muscles bettter, and they're db's, so you get a fuller rang of motion

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    Originally posted by Accipiter
    yup. Db presses are superior to smith bb's, at least in my opinion. db's work the stabilizing muscles bettter, and they're db's, so you get a fuller rang of motion
    Couldn't have said it better myself.
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    I don't have a spotter either, however if you kindly ask someone at the gym for a spot, most of the time they would be glad to help.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

    Richard Dawkins


    "Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."


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