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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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    Anyone used APT'S THE WRAP 3XH" Wrist Wraps?

    Have a birthday coming up so my girlfriend might get me a some.

    Was thinking of using them in comps as they are meant to be very strong.

    Anyone used them yet? Sound very good and I know APT make great wraps.

    Thank you very much.

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    Yes.
    Some people say that stiff wraps are like a cast, and its really just a kind exaggeration.

    Not this time. Seriously, they are stiff as ****

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    Great, thank you.

    I like to lock the wrists in dead straight, they sound very good.

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    it takes a few times to break them in to where you can actually wrap them.

    the first couple times i tried to use them i had to have a lot of help and they weren't particularly tight, then they broke in and now after i finish the second revolution i can't feel my fingers.

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    That's it I'm sold.

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    They are bad ass but I would recomend the stangulaters for training

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    Have a birthday coming up so my girlfriend might get me a some.
    Nice girlfriend.

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    Yes they are a great wrap!!
    pain is inevitable suffering is optional

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    Yeah, they are beyond stiff. I have a problem with handcuffing the weight, so I got a pair, they make me want to cry
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    haha as I read this I thought of how many people i know would want wrist wraps for their birthday... ah powerlifters... lol
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    Sounds pretty damn cool actually. I remember going from some generic sports store wraps to some Inzer Z wraps and going 'holy crap', sounds like fun to go through that again!

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    Iv'e tried the 3X knee wraps and HOLY SH&#! They were tight and stiff as hell. I couldn't even bend my knees with less than 405 on the bar. I can't imagine how they be for wrist wraps.
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    no but i just got my 2x wraps and DAMN! if the 3x are harder wraps than this that's INSANE! The 2x is a class above any wrap I've ever used and infact would wager anyone going from any other wrap to the 2x-3x wrap to get atleast another rep or two out of their pressing work due to the insane amount of additional support and stability. I'd compare it to going from single play to multiply gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtron View Post
    haha as I read this I thought of how many people i know would want wrist wraps for their birthday... ah powerlifters... lol
    Yeah funny the stuff I get excited about these days, powerlifting gear is like new toys for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewicked View Post
    no but i just got my 2x wraps and DAMN! if the 3x are harder wraps than this that's INSANE! The 2x is a class above any wrap I've ever used and infact would wager anyone going from any other wrap to the 2x-3x wrap to get atleast another rep or two out of their pressing work due to the insane amount of additional support and stability. I'd compare it to going from single play to multiply gear.
    These wraps sure sound good-will they take my bench from 500 to 600? Just kidding, I am looking forward to using them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    They are bad ass but I would recomend the stangulaters for training
    I think I'll get some 36" strangulators for training in, I have other good ones from APT but my mates use them alot so a spare set won't hurt.

    Thanks everyone for your help!

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    used them once..... seemed like a softer TP-5000

    now THOSE are like a cast

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    Quote Originally Posted by theBarzeen View Post
    used them once..... seemed like a softer TP-5000

    now THOSE are like a cast
    You've got to be kidding. I don't see how anything short of 1/8" thick aluminum or perhaps some crbon fiber could be stiffer than the 3X wraps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    You've got to be kidding. I don't see how anything short of 1/8" thick aluminum or perhaps some crbon fiber could be stiffer than the 3X wraps!
    a new set of tp-5000's is a wonder of nature......

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    i use the 2x and frank and jesse use the 3x. its like having a cast on your arm. the 2x for me are perfect
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    I used one of my football players wraps today, because I forgot mine, they were the cheap APT Phantom(I think )wraps they felt like crap going on and real thin, but I got to say the weight felt good in them, better than my inzers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Downey View Post
    i use the 2x and frank and jesse use the 3x. its like having a cast on your arm. the 2x for me are perfect
    Eric do you think the 3x would be too much or would they still be good to use in comps?, I bench 500 and go up to 600 on high boards at the moment but gaining strength pretty fast.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Eric do you think the 3x would be too much or would they still be good to use in comps?, I bench 500 and go up to 600 on high boards at the moment but gaining strength pretty fast.

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    id say 2x
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    Just got my 2X APT 36" wraps.

    These are badass for sure, pretty comfortable considering how tight and supportive they are.

    They are much like the hybrid blue lines but thicker.

    Very pleased with them!
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    lol i can't imagine many people needing a wrap that strong...would be fun to have though..

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