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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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    200x6 Db rows at 200lbs bw

    Axle Cleans 185x7. Db rows- 200x6 bw for reps goal met.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9w3847JBW4

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    I honestly wouldn't call that a DB row. the range of motion is very poor.
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    That's pretty much the same range of motion I do-well done!!
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    I think with 160-175 you'd get a much better range of motion as mentioned above. I only use 120's at the gym to ensure I get proper form.
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    i think rom is fine. good work
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    The ROM is floor to chest. How much further can it get? I have to use 25s because I don't have enough 10s nor will they fit the db so I gotta train with what I got. I train to be strong not to be a bodybuilder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironwill727 View Post
    The ROM is floor to chest. How much further can it get? I have to use 25s because I don't have enough 10s nor will they fit the db so I gotta train with what I got. I train to be strong not to be a bodybuilder.
    That's great, but your range of motion is limited, the movement is jerky, and you are probably using more weight than you need to. This video is no different than the kid curling the 80 lb db's. If this style of training works for you, good. But, don't be surprised when one comments on less than stellar form if you post a video of your training. There are tons of critics on the internet in general, and people find all sorts of things to critique. Again, just know when you put stuff our there, be prepared for this to happen. If you are meeting the goals you set for yourself and happy with your progress, that is all that matters.
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    Strong work. Agreed the form isn't picture perfect and the motion isn't 100% but its big weight and hard work.

    If that movement is getting results then stick with it. You'll always have the critics.

    edit: unless Im using more then 100 pound DBs my ROM looks pretty much like that. Maybe a little slower and controlled but I also have never done them with more then 120 pound DB's either.
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    Once again they look good to me, I have had better results doing my db rows in a similar manner.

    They hit your mid back very well that style which is what I'm after.......
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    I wouldnt say Matt Kroc uses picture perfect form on his 300lb db rows but you can not argue with the results. And yes this has worked very well for me because my back is stronger than ever and this has helped my bench and DL increase nicely.

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    looks good to me. my form is similar and my back has never been better

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    Good grief guys, they are dumbbell rows.

    Some people (Kroc was mentioned) get better results out of using a less than orthodox form. Big deal.

    The video above wasn't really bad form at all. Pretty good for 200lb DB rows!

    With something like this, the wrong form is the one that injures you. If he is fine doing it this way, so be it. LOL


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    To me.. It looks like he needs a bigger room... Or something... Its too cluttered and too small to be a lifting environment (at least it is for me..)

    I mean... Come on... There is a dresser behind him while hes cleaning.... Whats he gonna do if he accidentally falls? Thats going to hurt like hell....

    But anyways... 200 lb db rows.............. all i can say is...... wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    Good grief guys, they are dumbbell rows.

    Some people (Kroc was mentioned) get better results out of using a less than orthodox form. Big deal.

    The video above wasn't really bad form at all. Pretty good for 200lb DB rows!

    With something like this, the wrong form is the one that injures you. If he is fine doing it this way, so be it. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    Good grief guys, they are dumbbell rows.

    Some people (Kroc was mentioned) get better results out of using a less than orthodox form. Big deal.

    The video above wasn't really bad form at all. Pretty good for 200lb DB rows!

    With something like this, the wrong form is the one that injures you. If he is fine doing it this way, so be it. LOL
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    Good job, man.

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