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?

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    Weird thing I saw at they gym yesterday

    I noticed a bunch of college kids doing bench press yesterday at the gym and every one of them would turn their head to left as they pushed the weight up. Is there a reason for this ?
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    Some people do that naturally. There is nothing good about it, and it could cause a bit of a strain, so I would avoid it.


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    Its common to see with beginners as well as seeing a leg kick out every now and then. As chris said above, its not something to be emulated.

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    Maybe they are left wing wacko nut job democrats..That could explain the left looking leanings.......Or maybe there was a super hot partially naked girl that would appear across the room evertime they lifted.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghard78 View Post
    I noticed a bunch of college kids doing bench press yesterday at the gym and every one of them would turn their head to left as they pushed the weight up. Is there a reason for this ?
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    Last edited by TallRob; 11-20-2009 at 03:30 PM.

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    LOL !!! Well I was to the left of them and I sure ain't pretty.
    Just thought it was strange to see all 3 guys doing it, was thinking maybe there was something to it.
    thanks guys!!!

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    I used to do that under heavy weights, i would look directly at the plates loaded on the left side of the bar. I had to teach myself out of that habit, not sure how it started.

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    its just a weird reaction, i used to do the same things under heavy loads after focusing on it for a while i corrected it
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    Well maybe they were "Funny",,,,,,But not in a funny "HA HA" kinda way..........Not that theres anything wrong with that.
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    LOL !!! Well I was to the left of them and I sure ain't pretty.
    Just thought it was strange to see all 3 guys doing it, was thinking maybe there was something to it.
    thanks guys!!!

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    Is there a mirror nearby? Chances are he was trying to check out how buff they are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    Is there a mirror nearby? Chances are he was trying to check out how buff they are!
    Funny, I was wondering about the mirror myself. Never thought about people doing it naturally.

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    I definitely see a lot of people do this, and I used to do it myself. Never did figure out why it happens though. I noticed I would only do it when the weight got heavier and thus slower. So, maybe it's psychological and has to do with 'willing' the weight through the sticking point.
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    Bet you a buck it has something to do with left brain/right brain science and some sort of adrenalin push. Take note when younger guys bench to see if it's a natural inclination for some reason....

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    I have a friend that does that. For some reason, he said he is stronger when he looks to the left! haahha!!

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    due to poor form/technique and/or training nooblets.

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