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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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    Advice unracking weight?

    Hey all

    I've been having loads of trouble unracking weight lately. I get all set up, arch hard, squeeze upper back, and try and keep elbows under the bar. However, as soon as I start unracking, I seem to lose it all; low back stays arched, but thats about it. My elbows shoot up, mid-back caves in, and I just can't keep tight.

    I started practicing today as if I'm in a monolift (I have to walk out in training, but will be competeing in a monolift).

    Anyone have any tips? Or anything to suggest haha

    Thanks,
    Keenan

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    There was a pretty good article on EFS Jason Pegg wrote that sounds like just what you're looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    There was a pretty good article on EFS Jason Pegg wrote that sounds like just what you're looking for.
    http://www.elitefts.com/documents/monolifting.htm

    Good article

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    Here's what I've noticed that I do. When I walk out a weight, my feet are further back. I unrack with the weight on the balls of my feet so I can walk back with hit. In a mono, I have to get my feet further under me so the weight is in my heels when I unrack. It makes a huge difference in the ability to hold the arch. So try making sure your feet are far enough under you.
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    Thanks everyone

    That article is great; I'm gonna have to print a couple paragraphs of that and bring it to the gym with me lol

    Cheers all

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