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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    1/2 squats vs full squats, for sports

    I think that 1/2 squats are more beneficial than full squats when training for sports that involve running.

    The running motion is just 1/2 squats over and over again. It does not involve the full squatting motion so why do an exercise that isn't specific to your sport.

    I know full squats work a lot more muscles and your gains will be bigger by doing them but if you are training for a sport that involves running, why not train the muscles specific to that sport?

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    what about injury prevention? I'd like to know more about this as well...

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    Specificity is a matter of training specifically. No motion in the weight room will help you get better at a sport, unless your sport is powerlifting or Olympic lifting.

    That being said, if you want to be a better runner, you have to run.

    Weight training supplements that by developing strength in the relevant muscle groups. Sport-specific or functional training doesn't apply. You have to look at what's best for the muscle group; what's better, a partial ROM or a full ROM? I think anyone with any training experience will tell you that the full ROM is better for any movement.
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    without the full range of motion you wont' get complete muscle development. As such, your 1/2 reps performed when running will be weaker

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