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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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    Dips breaking bone

    right so i've been doing dips for a few months now, and just last week my left clavicle started hurting during dips. my right is completely ok, but my left feels like it's compressing together and getting ready to snap at any moment. this happens during the dip(chest dips) and when im done with my reps it hurts like hell. it just feels like its going to snap clean in two. any idea what this is? idk what to do here. school coach is useless he had no suggestions. i could use help. please. thankyou.
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    Try adjusting your position. Maybe stay more upright, or try leaning forward.
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    I doubt it will break your clavicle, but I guess it's always a possibility.

    Do you have the same feeling doing bodyweight dips?

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    is this a sharp pain you get?

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    its kinda sharp. and its been hurting all weekend and i havnt done a single chest lift at all. and yes its the same feeling as bodyweight dips, but it doesnt hurt as bad.
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    I'd ditch the lift if it's causing you that much pain. If it's continuing to hurt you should go see a doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    I'd ditch the lift if it's causing you that much pain. If it's continuing to hurt you should go see a doctor.
    I'd give it a week or two off, and when you come back, try lowering the weight a little and paying attention to flexing down your shoulders when you perform these dips. Use a mirror if you have to. In my opinion, If you are allowing your shoulders to shrug and compress when doing dips, you're going to have problems like this.
    That may not be your issue, but it's something to look at.
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    I had the exact same problem as you. I stopped doing dips with weights and just went without them. It sucks because its a great exercise but the 3 consecutive days of pain on my pec isn't worth it. Since then, I narrowed my grip and been great so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    I'd ditch the lift if it's causing you that much pain. If it's continuing to hurt you should go see a doctor.
    Dips are not important enough to cause residual pain that may inhibit other workouts. Just do other chest movements.


    Where exactly was the pain because chances are it's a joint dysfunction/irritation issue not an actual bone weakness. Although anythings possible. AC joint dysfunction is a common problem in weightlifters or costochondritis if the pain is more medial.
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