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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    Tricep Pushdown Preferences?

    I guess there are 3 main varieties of the tricep pushdown.

    A cable attached to:
    1. a straight bar
    2. a V bar
    3. a rope

    I was wondering which one you would make your main exercise, and which one you would use as your accessory exercise. Right now I'm doing 5 sets with a rope as my main exercise, and then 3 sets with the flat bar as my accessory.

    I switched to these reluctantly as skull crushes were bothering my neck....
    Last edited by Iplan; 07-06-2010 at 10:39 PM.
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    close grip bench, personally the rope tho if it comes to it
    Last edited by 420lifter; 07-06-2010 at 10:48 PM.

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    ^^^ what that guy said

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    I rarely do pushdowns but the straight bar is my preference when i do.

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    I prefer the rope...but mix them up, along with reverse grip straight bar, and single hand regular/reversed.
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    I agree with 420lifter on close-grip bench. I never use tricep pushdowns as a main exercise for triceps. Have you tried close-grip bench or dips? I'm also not sure how skull crushers would bother your neck. When I do pushdowns in most cases I use a rope, but I do try to mix it up.

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    Close Grip Bench, Dips, or Tri Extensions imo as your main exercises.

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    My preference w/cables has always been the V bar....straight bar and close grip bench always seems so awkward for me. I'm really just not much of a fan of the rope, either, which is funny since that and the straight bar (other than close-grip) seems to be what everyone else likes so much.

    Dips are always fun, though, too.

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    Close grip bench hurts my shoulder bad. Skullcrushers hit my trics really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    Close grip bench hurts my shoulder bad.
    Me too. I don't have a Dip bar, so it's basically skull crushers (which hurt my neck), Tricep pushdowns, or bench dips ~ which I can do for days....
    Does this pose make my camera look big?

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