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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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    Rough skin where the squat bar rests on my back..

    It feels like sunburn (not the pain, but the rough dead skin) right over where i rest the bar when doing squats...

    does anyone else have it also?

    should i just ignore it?

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    If you're not keeping the bar tight on your back and it's sliding up and down as you squat it's probably what is causing that rough patch.

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    /ignore

    keep squatting.

    Unless you're worried about your skin?

    Trying not to die young.

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    Agree with the above, you want the bar to stay in one place (muscle shelf) throughout the exercise and your skin won't get shredded up.(Hopefully your legs will though

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    i get that after i squat all the time, at worst it has scabbed up some, but not bad nor bleed.
    i just put lotion on it sometimes.

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    Ignore it. You'll get used to it.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

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    Why would you guys say to ignore it?! If it's causing a rough patch, the bar is obviously moving around. This IS NOT A GOOD THING!

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    Moisturize.

    Sometimes, when I am doing heavy drop snatches or btn jerks, I have to drop catch the bar and that tears up the skin. Hemp cream or oil work great.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Stop showering in hot water so much. It's drying out your skin. And drink tons of water to hydrate it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidfire View Post
    Why would you guys say to ignore it?! If it's causing a rough patch, the bar is obviously moving around. This IS NOT A GOOD THING!
    The bar doesn't have to move around to cause this. I have a spot on my back ( and I know for a fact the bar doesn't move ), but I don't give a crap. Nobody can see up that high anyway, LOL. I've got scars up and down both my shins from deads too, battle wounds, I'm proud of them. Last weekend after my first ME bench workout in my shirt, I had marks all over my arms, shoulders and chest. So what!

    Ignore them ( given they are not caused by the weight shifting ).
    Last edited by BigTallOx; 10-23-2008 at 09:28 PM.

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