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
    Senior Member BilltheButcher's Avatar
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    Standing Shoulder Press Story

    Ok, I know that this should probably go in the workout section, but this is really the only section I post in, so this is where I'm putting it.

    For years I have been doing my shoulder press sitting down and only recently have I been doing them standing. What an amazing change up for me. I get the bar down nice and low on my upper chest and explode up using a little push from the legs, just a little dip. After 5 sets my delts are burning big time.

    Anyways this guy is sitting on the bench and when I get done with my set, says that I wouldn't be able to do as much weight without my little leg thrust. I said I know and thanks. Then he makes a comment as he is getting under the bar, can't go through life cheatin, its gonna catch up with you. As I'm stripping my weights off I say, better to be thought a fool, then open your mouth and remove all doubt. He racks his weight and acts all pissed off, just trying to help he says as I moved over to the DBs.

    Anyways, a little leg thrust is a good thing I always thought. That is how we were taught in college by our strength/cond coach, but that was years ago and maybe I am out of the loop. Honestly, this is now one of my favorite exercises.

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  3. #2
    Former Fatass Unreal's Avatar
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    I do strict standing military presses. No leg drive unless I'm trying to add a few reps at the end. Bar comes down to chest then all the way up. I've made great strength gains since switching from seated DB. I now do 4x5x155lb without issues.
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    No such thing as cheating when putting something overhead.(push press).

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    I would have said: "they're push presses jackass"
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    WannabePLer fpr's Avatar
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    yeah... there's strict military press and then push presses.... I don't see what's wrong with what you were doing

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    WBB's Juggernaut/Liason BigCorey75's Avatar
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    yeah u have strict then a little leg drive, the key is that your lifting the weight over ur head, and that takes strength regardless of how you do it
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    Senior Member BilltheButcher's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCorey75 View Post
    yeah u have strict then a little leg drive, the key is that your lifting the weight over ur head, and that takes strength regardless of how you do it
    Goal is 225 by Jan 1. Probably won't happen b/c I am cutting, but going to give it a shot.

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    Just a different kind of press from my understanding. Push press = help from legs, OH and Military press no help.

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