The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #1
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    elbows in or elbows out???

    there is a machine i like to use and i do triceps on it.
    it is called the IMPACT DIP MACHINE or at least it looks like this one...
    http://www.performbetter.com/detail....tegoryID_E_461
    so thats the name i'm going with

    NOTE: the machine i use has a FLAT BACK which is NOT LEANING forwards like this one, it is leaning EVER SO SLIGHTLY backwards.

    anyway, i like to keep my elbows IN (close to my body) when doing these but i see people having their elbows OUT as well.

    which is better?
    H - 185cm (6'1") W - 85 kg (188 lbs) Age - 38

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    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
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    Depends on how you want to use it. Elbows in will hit more triceps, elbows out is more shoulders


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    Define Your Soul SoulOfKoRea's Avatar
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    elbows in

    might try adding dips (if you haven't already) instead of using the machine

    it's a humbling experience when you fail on a body weight exercise
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    yeah, i second using real dips instead of this. they're a lot of fun.

    elbows in is a lot healthier. elbows out will lead to shoulder problems unless your were blessed with golden rotator cuffs of the gods.

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    elbows in it is, THANKS!

    and i do rotate this exercise out with dips every now and then, best of both worlds
    H - 185cm (6'1") W - 85 kg (188 lbs) Age - 38

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    For sure, elbows in if you want to hit your tris more. Nix the machine (unless you've got no choice) and do dips.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    there really is no best of both worlds here though... dips are just better

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