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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    Trap bar dead lifts

    I have been dead lifting for quite some time. About 6 months ago I was doing normal dead lifts with a straight bar when a old asian man approached me. He told me he was a former power lifter and that with the straight bar I was seriously risking slipping a disc in my back. He instead showed me how to use the trap bar and I have using it ever since..

    Is it fine to swap trap bar dead lifts for regular dead lifts? I am not planning on being in any type of competition.

    I like the trap bar for the following reasons:
    - Center of gravity
    - No bloody shens/No blood from others shens
    - Safer feeling
    - Less stress on the lower back which I still work through squats/bench/military + assistance exercises.
    - Easier to push with heels
    Last edited by Partyfoul; 10-19-2010 at 02:47 PM.

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