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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
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    Just an observation ...

    Hey guys ! New here and new to Powerlifting. One thing that I've noticed quite a bit about Powerlifters is the damn size of their necks and ( something new I've learned ) yoke ... how can I go about building both of these to massive proportions ? I hit my neck twice a week ( doing wrestling type neck bridges ... perhaps I'm doing them wrong ? LOL ! ) but it doesn't seem to be growing very well. And, yes, I do understand that Powerlifting isn't always about looks ... it's about what you can do on the platform ... but I'd at least like to look strong as well ... you know, like the old school guys ( Kaz comes to mind ).

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    It's your traps. Just dead heavy, squat heavy, and do shrugs. They will grow.
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    I got comments from a bodybuilder friend tonight about the thickness of my neck. Made me feel good. I haven't done anything special for it. Lots of deadlifting and weight gaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    It's your traps. Just dead heavy, squat heavy, and do shrugs. They will grow.
    This. Try hang cleans and upright rows too and see what happens.
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    Lift heavy! Use compound lifts. Squat, deadlift, row, shoulder press, and bench. I don't even bother with shrugs.


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    Lift heavy! Use compound lifts. Squat, deadlift, row, shoulder press, and bench. I don't even bother with shrugs.
    I agree with Vin. The 3 main lifts for powerlifting basically take care of it.
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    I've only been powerlifting for a year, but during that time my neck has grown almost 4" ( it's not fat either.) I don't do anything for it other than heavy deads, squats and bench.

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    Thanks guys !

    Hey, thanks a lot guys for the replies ! I really appreciate it ! Time to go to the gym and lift heavy ... but after I finish this Porterhouse though ...

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    what everyone else has said.
    plus thats a good read.
    http://www.elitefts.com/documents/the_yoke.htm

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