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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    pulling the bar down during descend when benching

    I'm wearing a super tight double katana with grid stitching and I have got tremendous support using it. I'm a 44 in single ply and this shirt is a 46. However, I have only gotten down to a 2-board after 6 training sessions in it. I have heard some folks literally pull the bar down when benching to touch and I wanted to see who here uses that technique? I really want to learn this technique but having only one spotter scares me if I end up dumping heavy weight down low. I don't have the luxury of 3 man spotting. I was thinking wearing a looser shirt and practice touching lighter weights. I am open for any suggestions.

    edit: I occasionally set up a reverse band bench using light bands with no weight on the bar and practice pulling the bar down using my lats as I have seen in one of Dizenzo's demonstration video.
    Last edited by jtteg_x; 10-25-2010 at 02:44 AM.

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