The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    How should I record weight of Ghetto T-bar Rows?

    Holding a 45-lb. barbell in a corner with weights on one end. I know as long as I can keep track of my progress that it shouldn't really matter how much I am lifting, but just out of the sake of curiosity I want to know how most people record that weight. Do I count the weight of the full barbell along with the added weight? Or just count the added weight? Obviously the barbell still weighs something, but I'm clearly not pulling the whole weight of 45 lbs. + additional plates due to my mad skillz of fizzikz.
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Just count the plate weight.

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    I just count the plates as well.
    Success is achieved by doing a little more than you thought you could, and a lot more than anyone else.

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    It really doesn't matter how you record it, just record it the same way consistently so you can gauge if you are making progress.

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    im sure theres some mathematical way to figure out how much tension you are pulling in that situation, since the weight isnt evenly distributed like if you were benching or something and will change as the angle increases, but i would just count the weight you put on the bar, and focus on increasing that number. if you're really curious and want a quick estimate, grab a few dumbells and compare it to the weight of just the bar, but id just focus on the weight that u put on the bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean S View Post
    It really doesn't matter how you record it, just record it the same way consistently so you can gauge if you are making progress.
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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    Thanks guys. As I stated I realize consistent progress is all that's important, but I was curious as to what's the "norm" with how to record weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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