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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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    Jul 2007

    First bench shirt (sizing)

    So I talked to the guys at Detroit Barbell about getting a shirt and they recommended I get a double ply open back rage X. Pretty simple but I'm not sure exactly what size I need. I weigh about 240 and JJ told me I would need something between like a 52 and a 56.

    I think the shirt they had me in last time was a 56 dbl open some kind of high end phenom shirt. I got 80lbs out of it but it fit "comfy" more than tight. I'm a weak baby and my best bench yet was 315 off a 2brd (should be able to hit it straight in 2-3 weeks though).

    Took some measurements unflexed and got chest 46 (edit: remeasured and I got 48), shoulders 53 or 54, and arms 17.

    I think that would put me somewhere like 53-55, but I have no idea whether I would be getting a shirt that would be impossible to touch since I suck so bad...

    Any ideas?

    Edit: I am also wondering if I would want stuff like scooped neck on the shirt, etc..? Don't want to spend the extra $$ on something that ain't gonna make much a difference, esp since it's a first shirt.
    Last edited by OGROK; 11-09-2009 at 10:13 PM.

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