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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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    shrugs with bb's vs. shrugs with shrug bar?

    I've been doing shrugs with DB's after my 1st bad car accident for over 10 years now.
    However, two kids later, I can't get into the gym as much to hit them on a weekly basis. Getting into that exercise heavy really helped reduce my recovery time when I got into a 2nd car accident 2 years later. I ended up with bulging discs at T1 and T2, but it could have been much worse, got hit at 50mph..no brakes. No treatment has been suggested.
    I was thinking about buying a shrug bar to add to my home equipment. I currently didn't have any plans to get 50's-100's bb's. I do DL's already, but I do them more for legs.

    Last night I was in my gym and noticed they had a shrug bar in the corner so I tried it out. It certainly doesn't hit the traps like I was used to because the grip forces your arms out wide, but any opinions on if it's more/less effective?

    EDIT, I messed up the initial post. I meant I do db shurgs, not bb shrugs.
    I will typically start with 50's and go up to 90's or 100's depending on how my grip is holding up.
    Last edited by jay-dub; 11-03-2009 at 10:08 AM.

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