The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Wannabebig Member capinatl's Avatar
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    DB Flys Inhale while contracting?

    I was reading in a BB book "Built Hard", that during DB Flys you should inhale while lifting the DBs. I find this strange since it seems to be common sense that you should exhale during the lift of DB or BB Bench Presses.

    Just wondering if anyone disagrees with inhaling during contraction with DB Flys.

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    I always exhale on the positive motion.

    I can't imagine doing an exercise, inhaling while contracting. I know proper breathing is important while lifting so just do what comes naturally. I have gotten some MAJOR headaches from not breathing correctly.
    Last edited by |Iron|Man|; 04-11-2002 at 11:48 AM.

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    I really don't understand inhaling on contraction. Could you shed some light on what the book said after that...or the reasoning behind it.

    I will only exhale on contraction you might die doing it the other way.HAHHAHAA
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    Now that I read it a few more times I see that it is just not worded all that well:

    "Inhale as you allow the weight to slowly bring your palms in an arc to a position outside and below your shoulder joints. Tighten [pecs] before you exhale, and return the weight slowly..."

    "Built Hard" by Charlie Mann, foreward by Ken Norton.

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