The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    there is now powerlifting versus gym benching..

    there is proper benching technique and ****ty technique..plain and simple.

    the "powerlifting technique" allows for the most efficient and SAFE benching... it sets you up to produce the best bench possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewicked View Post
    there is now powerlifting versus gym benching..

    there is proper benching technique and ****ty technique..plain and simple.

    the "powerlifting technique" allows for the most efficient and SAFE benching... it sets you up to produce the best bench possible.
    Very good point!

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    Why would anyone NOT want to bench more AND lift safer at the same time. Powerlifters are the ONLY people that compete in benching, it only makes sense to bench like a powerlifter. If I wanted to learn to swing a golf club, why would I not look at PGA golfers, rather than a bunch of drunk people at a company golf outing? Learn to bench from people who LIVE to bench!
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    I absolutely agree with what is said here, regarding the "powerlifting" style, with the arms tucked (needless to say al least 45 in reference with the vertebral spine) and a perfect arch.
    Regarding press with dumbells, as long as one maintains the same principles as with the barbell (elbows at 45) and not making that stupid rotation at both ends of the movement, I believe is very good and absolutely safe. I requires some experience, of course.

    Regards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    Because if he benches 405 with poor form, when he benches with proper form he'll bench more.

    Because if he has poor form, when he benches like that for a longer period of time he's going to eventually ruin his shoulders.

    Just because something doesn't hurt now doesn't mean it'll always be that way.
    These are some great words of wisdom. There are so many situations like this, for instance, the ripped muscular dude has to know what he is talking about.

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    i changed my form and i benched 425 today. it was sick. i am happy. three word sentences. they are fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WyztaTrjnsFtbll View Post
    i changed my form and i benched 425 today. it was sick. i am happy. three word sentences. they are fun.
    Good work. New video?

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    Awesome PR! Hope you like the new technique and stick with it.
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    Squat - 777 - 771.5
    Bench - 611.7 - 628.2
    Deadlift - 567 - 584
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Good work. New video?
    nah sry man it was max outs for the football team and im a freshman and dont wanna be that guy

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