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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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    Sumo pulls 625lb against two sets minis 6" blocks

    Last edited by NickAus; 12-20-2010 at 03:11 PM.
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    Good pull. Nice to see a commercial gym with some blocks
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    Thanks guys!!

    Actually I just leave my own blocks at the gym.

    Love block pulls, not so keen on rack pulls now plus the pin holes are far apart and to high for low pin pulls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Thanks guys!!

    Actually I just leave my own blocks at the gym.

    Love block pulls, not so keen on rack pulls now plus the pin holes are far apart and to high for low pin pulls.
    Nice work Nick.

    I stopped doing rack pulls. Breaking contact feels much better off blocks.
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    Thank you guys!!

    It was a PR, 4 months ago my best was 600 without the bands from that block height.

    I prefer 4" blocks but sometimes the higher blocks mix it up.
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    Just can't wait to get a deadlift bar to practice.
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    Strong pull!

    That's a tough start position too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamBAG View Post
    Strong pull!

    That's a tough start position too!
    That is a hard position to start with, I prefer a 4" block.
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    Never had any experience with blocks as of yet, so no comment, if anyone would care to elaborate a bit on them that would be great! but strong pull so well done on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Never had any experience with blocks as of yet, so no comment, if anyone would care to elaborate a bit on them that would be great! but strong pull so well done on that
    Block pulls do the samething as rack pulls. They help make your deadlift lockout stronger. Block pulls give a more natural feel to deadlifting then rack pulls.
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    Yeah I too find 4" blocks easier to get the bar moving, I have an infection on my right shin so the 6" blocks meant I did not bother it at all.

    I will film my next pulls from 4" blocks once leg is sorted, will do a few weeks at 6" blocks then 4 then 2 then floor all for different reps and with or with-out bands.
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    Thanks for the kind words!!
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    Thank you!!
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