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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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  1. #1
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    Chest Press Machine

    I know that free weights are preferable so don't flame me for asking this question. Unfortunately, due to a recent shoulder injury, I'm in the process of building my bench up to what it use to be. I was thinking that using the chest press machine to do a few sets (i.e. 3-5 rep max) with a very heavy setting would somewhat make up for my inability to go heavy on bench at the present. Obviously its not going to work the supporting muscles and when I can bench heavy again I will, I'm just wondering if it would add any benefit (i.e.: some strength/size) or if I should just leave it out)?

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    Assuming that it would not further your injury, it would be beneficial.
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    It will definitely be better than nothing until you can bench press again.

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    As long as it feels comfortable. Some machines can lock your joints into an unnatural plane of movement which can actually cause more injury.
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