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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?

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    Senior Member BFGUITAR's Avatar
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    Questions about geared lifting

    Last week I nailed 405 and did a very nice 415 squat. The squat was as perfect as can be. No stalling at all. Today I did 405 which was a tad high but looked good but got completely destroyed by 425. I came up about 3-4 inches and failed. I made a huge mistake/discovery today... the suit will actually make you lift less if you don't force it to make you lift more (if that makes sense).

    Excuse my little rant as I type what I think with broken blood vessels all over my face but I am just speaking from what I have noticed personally.

    The suit changes the entire squat game. I did not think it would be so drastic but my entire thought process during the lift has been changed. I never considered squat speed and how I bring my knees out to be such massive factors but they do. Chest up has a whole new meaning as well. Keeping your chest up is 1000 times harder when you have a suit tugging at you.

    Now to my issue... squat speed. I have seen people in suits go down brutally slow and than push the second the break parallel. I have seen others move down relatively fast and as soon as they break use that pop off the bottom to help themselves up. I tried the slow moving option and it failed me. Last week I did the "drop faster" method and it seemed to work. Which is the preferred method? I find if I go too slow I run out of steam by the time I get to the bottom. If I move faster I concentrate on keeping tight and following the groove and finally punch out of the bottom once I break. I don't have a specific question about this but am curious to have some input from you guys.

    My next issue seems to be keeping everything in mind during the squat with a suit. I guess this is just like learning to squat for the first time... remembering to flex your back, keep the arch, not to go on your toes... I think more time with the suit will help this problem.
    I feel like a beginner again lol.
    Last edited by BFGUITAR; 08-10-2009 at 05:54 PM.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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