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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  1. #1
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    Dips Vs. Close-Grip Bench Press

    For my new routine, I'm looking to put either dips or close-grip bench press in it. Which one less works the front part of your deltoid?

    Also, I usually stop around 10 reps when doing dips because they seem to hurt my shoulder a bit. I do them with my own body weight and I try to keep good form when doing it but I just can't do too many without it starting to bother me.

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    if you're not even using added weight and your shoulder is already hurting you, might as well go with the option that will keep you healthy... cg bench
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    i have rotater cuff issues and i get alot of pain from dips as well. i would think the dips would be more stressful to your shoulders than the CG bench. also as Dgro stated above, if the dips are hurting you already, go with the CG bench.
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  5. #4
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    Ok thanks guys. I'll do close-grip bench press!

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    Chris-Diet & Nutrition TV ChristopherG.EU's Avatar
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    I think you've made a good choice. Dips really do put alot of stress on the entire rotator cuff. At least with CG Bench Press you are exercising from a stable start position.

    Definitely CG Bench Press.

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