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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    Reverse Grip Bench Press

    Has anyone had success increasing the raw or shirted bench press with the reverse grip bench press? I know that it works the triceps harder than in the normal grip press so it would make sense if it did, but rarely do I see/hear of anyone doing them as max effort.
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    I did try them they were ok but there are too many better options IMO.
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    Anthony Clark had a lot of success with reverse grip benches and set some world records, but it just seems like there's too much that could go wrong, if you know what I mean.

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    OGROK,

    I've done them as a assistance exercise but never a ME exercise...

    A lot of people do them due to pec/ shoulder injuries (i.e. Clark) However, I wouldnt do them as a ME due to the inherit nature of the hand position. You only have your thumbs between the bar and your face bro... Esp. w/ a shirt it changes everything such as the natural groove of the shirt.

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