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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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    **I call It Pushing The World*

    Me and another forum member have a ongoing bet and experiment to see which exercises is more effective. The exercises of choice will be Bench Vs. PushUPS. The goal....To reach a 300lb bench before the other person.

    I hypothesize that push ups alone will grant a bigger end result than bench presses because your moving your body through space and not the weight. My current 1RM for push ups is 235. My opponent is 255 (I believe).

    The first person to get to 300, must post a video!!

    Tonight will be my first night with this goal in mind and I will post my routine and weight lifted when It has been completed.

    Vote Now!!!

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    Today's log:

    Push Ups 5 x 10 with 45 plates on my back
    Diff Variations of Curls 3 x 10, 3 x 8, 5 x 8
    Dips 3 x 10
    Bent over plate rows with 45lb plates 3 x 8
    Shrugs with 45b plates 2 x 20
    Lunges with 45lb plates up and down stairs, 3 floors x 4

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    This should be interesting to see play out.. Though my experience with pushups is that eventually you won't be able to stimulate your body as much. You adjust to the pushups, just like your body adjusts to walking every day. I suppose if you keep adding weight and doing different variations though you may be able to prevent that stall...

    Cool idea though, thumbs up for wanting to try something different
    6'1" BW 280 (7/23/12)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PushUP View Post
    I hypothesize that push ups alone will grant a bigger end result than bench presses because your moving your body through space and not the weight. My current 1RM for push ups is 235. My opponent is 255 (I believe).
    This doesnt make alot of sense to me. How do your muscles know whats actually moving? and what if the weight on the bar is greater than your body weight?

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    Close Chain Vs. Open Chain movements my friend...

    Dips, pull ups, chin ups, push ups tend to grant bigger gains than their bortheren movements like lat pull down, bench press, and so forth and so on. This is believed to be because its harder to move your body through space, than to move weight through space while staying stationary.

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