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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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    what type of shoes should i use for the semi truck pull?

    i have some normal tennis shoes, and i also have my chucks. which ones would be best?

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    I thought some strongman competitors use rock climbing shoes and that might be an idea.

    I can't imagine that Chucks would be great for pulling a semi, but depending the tennis shoe it might not be much better.
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    Rock climbing shoes for the win. So much grip. I have found that tennis shoes/squash shoes etc just get the bottoms tarnished by heavy pulling and extensive friction.
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    Rock climbing shoes are definitely the way to go.

    With what you have available I would say that whichever one fits your foot the best and has the most tread would be the best option.
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