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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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Thread: Lunges

  1. #1
    A.K.A - Mickey Knox Patrick Bateman's Avatar
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    Jul 2001
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin


    Anybody do these?
    Maybe its just me, but I had a really hard time doing these when I tried to incorportate them into my training.
    There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman. Some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me. Only an entity --something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours, and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply am not there. - (American Psycho)

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    Hungry BCC's Avatar
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    I love doing them in the parking lot.
    "As far as drugs were concerned, all my bodybuilding heroes were on everything but roller skates."

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  4. #3
    260(-62) from 193 from 275
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    Aug 2001
    takes some practice to get into it,

    getting back up is easy,

    I do reverse lunges mostly

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    Rockin' the midlife crisis xraygirl's Avatar
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    I usually warm up with a couple of sets of walking lunges. Squats are easier for me to do if I perform the lunges.
    "I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific." -Lily Tomlin

  6. #5
    Way below radar
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    Somewhere between cognitive dissonance and the egocentric dilemma
    Lunges are a great compound exercise for the lower body...but they require good balance and control. Start out light and get used to the motion before you pile on weight.

    Also, make sure that you are stepping forward enough and lowering your body straight down, not forward. You don't want your knee to travel past your toe or you will be stressing your knee joint.

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    What I myself have held. But why declare
    The things forbidden that while the Customs slept
    I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
    And what I would not part with I have kept.

    --Robert Frost

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    "Tuna Boy" NateDogg's Avatar
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    Jan 2002
    Central, MA
    Originally posted by IceRgrrl
    Also, make sure that you are stepping forward enough and lowering your body straight down, not forward. You don't want your knee to travel past your toe or you will be stressing your knee joint.
    To help prevent your knee from going past your toe, make sure you take your step, kind of set yourself, then go straight down. Try to keep your back straight and do not lean forward as that will lead to your whole body going forward, and your knee going past your toes.


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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    I'd rather spend my lower body days doing other exercises...but whatever floats your boat.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL


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