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?

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    dead's live up to their name

    why is it that after finishing all my sets of deadlifts, im completely drained??? im guessing my lack of cardio???? anybody else have this problem??? at least i knw im working hard cuz after i finish the workout i can barely make it up the stairs to take a shower lol

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    Cardio would probably help your recovery, but you're still going to be pretty trashed for at least a few minutes if you're lifting heavy. How long have you been deadlifting? If you're a newb, you'll find that you'll recover much more quickly as your body gets used to the exercise.

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    You are using pretty much all your muscle in that lift. If you are going to failure, your whole body will be going to failure.

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    They tax your CNS, and if you are not adapted to heavy DLing, it can be a shocker.
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    Deadlifts work a large percentage of your total muscles. All the way from your neck down to your fingertips and toes.
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    yea ive been deadlifting for months now, but i switched up my routine and i started doing 4 sets of 8 on deadlifts and at the end i was trashed, and i dropped the weight a good 50 lbs to get the sets out, but i dont do cardio at all and i should prolly be doing that for overall fitness

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    deadlifts are the sh**... Nothing like lifting dead weight off the floor. Nothing better.
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    I prefer my weight alive off the ground.

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    Yep, deads will knock your d**k in the dirt. If they don't, you're not using enough weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    Yep, deads will knock your d**k in the dirt. If they don't, you're not using enough weight.
    Yup! When I am done with my working set I wanna go lay down!
    "The deadlift is more functional in that itís very hard to imagine a more useful application of strength than picking heavy *h*t up off the ground" Rip

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    I learned after my 3rd or 4th routine with deadlifts that they definitely earned the name My ears popped and felt like I was submerged in 20 ft of water, and I think I came pretty close to feinting...

    Up until that workout I hadn't really been pushing myself because I was still worried about my back being injured by newb technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    Yep, deads will knock your d**k in the dirt. If they don't, you're not using enough weight.
    Do you find that you feel tired after dead even with 5/3/1? The only high reps you're doing is on the last set. Yeah, for the first minute or two after you're tired, but that's all it has you doing for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janosik View Post
    I learned after my 3rd or 4th routine with deadlifts that they definitely earned the name My ears popped and felt like I was submerged in 20 ft of water, and I think I came pretty close to feinting...
    I get this too. Deadlifts seem to do something funny to my blood pressure. It doesn't usually happen on squats but my ears go funny, my face turns red and I feel faint on a semi-regular basis after heavy deads.

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    I always to my big lifts first, deads, bench and squats. I have a 3 days per week routine, can't afford more time.

    The rest of the fuel tank is for the smaller lifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    I get this too. Deadlifts seem to do something funny to my blood pressure. It doesn't usually happen on squats but my ears go funny, my face turns red and I feel faint on a semi-regular basis after heavy deads.
    I get the dizzyness too on my heavy lifts, good to know i'm not the only one!
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