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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
    Beardy Bloke
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    Deadlifting and Red Spots?

    I was doing deadlifts today, I used straps for the first time so i could lift more than my grip could take, everything went well, until.
    I was doing 160kg, which usually goes for lots of reps and it felt fine, i was between rep 4 and 5 when i noticed red spots appearing all over one hand, the strap was tighter on that side. Does anyone know what this is, i think it might be broken blood vessels but i'm not sure. anyway it's a little alarming and was hoping someone else may have experienced the same thing.
    Any ideas?
    AL
    Winners never quit, quitters never win, but those who never win and never quit are idiots.

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    Senior Member Accipiter's Avatar
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    I think it's blood vessels, probably stressed or busted, just be careful. Shouldn't hurt just that one time

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    Not sure. I don't get those, but then again I don't use straps.


    Do you use an over/under grip? I can't grip crap overhand. My hands are tiny. I think I have midget hands at the end of decently long arms.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
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    I get a blood blister on my wrist sometimes from wearing straps. Goes away after a couple of days.

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    Latman i use overhand at first and then over-under when it gets heavy.
    Any other ideas?
    AL
    Winners never quit, quitters never win, but those who never win and never quit are idiots.

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    Try not using straps, seriously. When I started, I used them, now I do not, and I have had no trouble. I know this is not that much, but I have been up to 295 for 5 reps with no straps, just using a mixed grip. I used to worry about the grip and I think I thought about it too much. Now, no straps, I don't think about it at all, just hold on.

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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    yes i have always lifted without before, but i am now deadlifting over 400lbs and 350lbs for up to 10 reps so my grip needs assistance. Straps have helped most so far. I tried hooks but they are not as effective.
    AL
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    I see what you mean, but I am betting that when I get up there, pretty soon, I will not need straps. Do you reset the weight after each rep? I do, that might help if you want to try it. I take the term "deadlift" literally, making sure that the weight it "dead" for each rep. Not bouncing it off the floor. I actually set it down, then pull it back up. I admit, it does help my grip, as for that second or two I can relax it. Not sure if I actually do or not, but I could.

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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    I do neither, i let it gently touch the floor, i go slow on the way down quicker on the way up. I can see what you are saying but i think that would unsettle my grip.
    thanks though
    AL
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    I experienced the same problem.

    Try: http://www.estoresecure.com/products.php
    "When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."

    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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    i always have red and white spots on my hand....

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    Kromax that link doesn't seem to work, if you tell me where it is for i'll try and go there.
    thanks
    AL
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    I get them on my shoulders, and forehead and sometimes eye lids, when I really strian. it also happens on leg press and squats as well. no other exercise give me red dots.

    I do not get them on my hands though.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    do you use straps body?
    AL
    Winners never quit, quitters never win, but those who never win and never quit are idiots.

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    Sorry .

    Try this: http://www.schiek.com
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    well for dead yes. but not for squats or leg press
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    I had the same thing happen once. They are probably broken blood vessels. It cleared up by the next morning.

    I do use straps because when I am deadlifting that heavy I am not working my grip. I don't want my grip giving out before the muscles I'm working give out. I'm not competing, so it's really a non-issue for me all around.
    The weights won't lift themselves.

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    If your grip is an issue, are you doing anything to help that? Grip work?
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Try the hook grip. It hurts at first, but you can hold lots of weight that way. Tip: tape your thumb.
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    if your grip fails on the alternate grip then use chalk. I use chalk and it feels like my hands are welded to the bar.
    I want to squat a car

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    i think i will give chalk a go
    thanks alot kromax that works fine now.
    AL
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