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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

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    Starting Strength Program

    Got myself a note book to keep track of everything and started the program today! I must say it looks basic but it is no joke. I like it already. I have one question so far. Is it better/safer to do the overhead press standing or sitting?


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    Do it standing like the book says to.

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    Ok, thanks. I don't have the book.

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    Do standing. The whole purpose of the exercises listed is to build strength (size, too) for all of the muscles, including all the support muscles. If you do seated OHP, then you're not using those support muscles - like benching on a machine instead of free weights. The balance you have to have is what builds those support muscles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    Do standing. The whole purpose of the exercises listed is to build strength (size, too) for all of the muscles, including all the support muscles. If you do seated OHP, then you're not using those support muscles - like benching on a machine instead of free weights. The balance you have to have is what builds those support muscles.
    Good reply, Thank you.

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    Elmx479,

    If you are doing rippetoe's starting strength program and have questions I would suggest checking out the forums over at bodybuilding.com[/url] as well. Under the "Workout Programs" section they have a whole section dedicated to answering questions like yours that you might find beneficial. I believe they made it a sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love2Lift View Post
    Elmx479,

    If you are doing rippetoe's starting strength program and have questions I would suggest checking out the forums over at bodybuilding.com[/url] as well. Under the "Workout Programs" section they have a whole section dedicated to answering questions like yours that you might find beneficial. I believe they made it a sticky.
    or..use the search function on this site. there have been plenty of posts about SS.
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