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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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    1000 lb squats possible?

    After reading a few threads a few minutes ago. I remembered an episode of (NFL)Giants pregame show, they stated that runningback Tiki Barber could squat 1000 lbs. Is that humanly possible? On wbb i have never anyone claim they can squat 800+ so 1k possible?
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    he deffinatly didnt, i believe it was a 900 leg press and 600 squat.
    2000 or bust

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    In the powerlifting world 1000 lb squats are becoming common.

    Tiki Barber didn't do it, however.
    Be a man. Be awesome at it. Be proud of it. Beyond the Barbell

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    oh ok...but people actually can squat 1k? wont that damage your back? joints?
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    I would like to think that the people who CAN do it dont do it more then once or twice yearly. I would like to think it would take several days to weeks to recover from that load on your CNS.

    On this years past WSM the winner of it all nailed the heaviest beer keg squat which I think was over 900lbs, considering even that... he started at 400-500 something and worked up over several reps to the 900+ which he flat out nailed.


    Its VERY possible, just VERY improbable

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    It would be very hard on your joints and body in general. I bet when the marius guy gets into his later years he will endure incrediable pain from his career in the strongman sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WBBIRL
    I would like to think that the people who CAN do it dont do it more then once or twice yearly. I would like to think it would take several days to weeks to recover from that load on your CNS.

    On this years past WSM the winner of it all nailed the heaviest beer keg squat which I think was over 900lbs, considering even that... he started at 400-500 something and worked up over several reps to the 900+ which he flat out nailed.


    Its VERY possible, just VERY improbable

    Some of the Westside guys have 800-1100 on their back nearly every week.

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    WBB you are right marius did do the squats no problem and it was below parallel also.
    2000 or bust

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    wow 1k squatters ...those guys got some cohones
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    Jeff Lewis squatted a new WR 1212 at the Arnold this past weekend. Previous record was 1200 by Mike Miller. Chuck Vogelpohl has squatted over 1000 at 220lbs.

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    Yeah, but aren't most of these guys using squat suits? Whats the largest rawww squat?

    What about the guy in WSM? I think i've seen them use knee wraps, but what about squat suits?
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    A squat is a squat. Try on a squat suit sometime, and tell me it's easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazerboy
    Yeah, but aren't most of these guys using squat suits? Whats the largest rawww squat?

    What about the guy in WSM? I think i've seen them use knee wraps, but what about squat suits?

    No one in WSM uses squat suits. As for the strongest raw squatter, I'll throw in Rezazadah Hussein for that one, considering he can front squat over 700lbs IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    A squat is a squat. Try on a squat suit sometime, and tell me it's easier.
    Drew... Lets pretend your statement above is correct. Only an idiot would squat with a suit... Right? Yet this is not the case.

    Just in case someone here isn't sure of what I am saying. Drew's statement above is very far off base. Squat Suits + Wraps + Belt = Much more weight. If this were not the case, no one would use them.

    Also, all squats are not the same, contrary to your statement above. Some of above parallel, some below and some right at. There is a huge difference between them.

    But, I think Drew was pretty much saying is not to knock these guys for using equipment, because they are strong. And I totally agree that they are strong, but the truth is, a good portion of that weight is assisted by gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    Jeff Lewis squatted a new WR 1212 at the Arnold this past weekend. Previous record was 1200 by Mike Miller. Chuck Vogelpohl has squatted over 1000 at 220lbs.
    i did that. it added 100 lbs. to my squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubdoob
    i did that. it added 100 lbs. to my squat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    A squat is a squat. Try on a squat suit sometime, and tell me it's easier.
    Ummm...of course a squat suit will improve your squat. I don't see how you can think otherwise. Same premise as a bench shirt.
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    What Drew means, yet none of you can see, is that until you learn how to use one properly and get plenty of practice with one, it's a bitch to even squat with a suit what you did raw. Without practice and patience, a suit will yield nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Hatfield
    What Drew means, yet none of you can see, is that until you learn how to use one properly and get plenty of practice with one, it's a bitch to even squat with a suit what you did raw. Without practice and patience, a suit will yield nothing.
    Whether or not he meant that does not change the fact that the Squat Suit + Wraps + Belt = 1212 Squat. Take those away and you will no longer have a 1212 squat. Do you not agree with that statement?

    It takes skill to learn anything, that should have been a "given", as in, something not needing to be expressed.

    Additionally, in the way he made the statement was to imply that the 1212 squatter could have done more if he didn't have his squat suit. That is absurd...
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    He didn't say it wouldn't help. He said it isn't easier to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Hatfield
    He didn't say it wouldn't help. He said it isn't easier to do.
    Based on the context, I don't think you can seperate the term "easier" and "help".
    Last edited by ArchAngel777; 03-10-2006 at 12:09 PM.

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    Either way, it's still insane! :o

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    I never meant to say that a suit doesn't help you to squat more, it does. All I was saying is, it doesn't make it easier. It's damn hard to learn to use a squat suit, and I think it's unfair to take anything away from the lift because it was damn hard to get to that point.

    As far as powerlifting is concerned, a squat is a squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    I never meant to say that a suit doesn't help you to squat more, it does. All I was saying is, it doesn't make it easier. It's damn hard to learn to use a squat suit, and I think it's unfair to take anything away from the lift because it was damn hard to get to that point.

    As far as powerlifting is concerned, a squat is a squat.
    Now this I completely agree with, every word.

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    strange... I thought I had made a thread about Tiki Barber not about squat suits lol
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