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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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    Wannabebig New Member t-bone92's Avatar
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    i cant do pull ups....now what??

    well the gym around my way is to expensive and crowded. i bought a lot of weight plates, a 7 foot bar, two dumbell handles, and a weight bench. they are in my basement. for back day i can only do deadlifts, bent over barbell rows, and bent over dumbell rows. i cant do pull ups....i have no place to do them in my home. is there any other excersize i can do?? or will th ones im doing be fine? thanks

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    Is there a playground with a set of monkey bars nearby? How about soccer or football goalposts? Maybe even a tree?
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    I bought this on sale at Target for $20 a few months ago and have been quite pleased with it.
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    ditto mercuryblade. golds gym makes something similar you can buy at walmart.
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    I would recommend buying a chin-up/dip station if you can afford it.

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    This might be an option for you - I set this up in my basement:

    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    That's awesome Sensei. If I had that in my garage I'd definitely be rocking some blaster straps.
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    I have a total gym and it is a nice piece of equipment if you are looking to do chins and pull-up's at home, although I would not recommend it if you weigh more than 225 pounds.
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    As above, if you have a door in your house, then you can do pull ups! - Im in a rental and cant make holes anywhere and dont have much room. This bar is critical to my workouts -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shao-LiN
    They will also be banning weight lifting, so do as much as you can now.

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    In my case even if I have pull up bar I cant do a single pull up... so are there any other exercises?

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    Two nice back exercises you could do that haven't been mentioned are bodyweight rows and reverse flys. You could easily do body weight row by moving your bench parallel to the bar (youtube this exercise if you are unsure of what it is). Then bent over reverse flys with your DBs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRoC x 45s View Post
    Two nice back exercises you could do that haven't been mentioned are bodyweight rows and reverse flys. You could easily do body weight row by moving your bench parallel to the bar (youtube this exercise if you are unsure of what it is). Then bent over reverse flys with your DBs.
    Thanks, I'll youtube it to see how its done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugol View Post
    In my case even if I have pull up bar I cant do a single pull up... so are there any other exercises?
    I prefer fat man pull ups in the rack or band assisted pull ups for the big guys. It makes me feel better since I'm actually doing something pull up like, haha.
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    Do your pullups just use a stool or chair for a needed spot until you progress in your strength. Keep the stool a little ways out from you and just use top of your foot to take some weight away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MASSter View Post
    Do your pullups just use a stool or chair for a needed spot until you progress in your strength. Keep the stool a little ways out from you and just use top of your foot to take some weight away.
    What he said, pullups are like deadlifts, there are so awesome (yes even if you dislike them) that you cannot truly replace them.

    This dude shows you how. Remember, only use your legs for what you NEED concentrate on your upper body when doing the rep.

    I only used to be able to do a few, but like dips, I found that you will double or triple in a few weeks. Also you might want to make these your first or one of your first exercises. Don't have it last until you get some good form and ability. This exercise will tax you hard, especially if you are crappy at it.
    Last edited by PatoriaN; 04-20-2011 at 07:25 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shao-LiN
    They will also be banning weight lifting, so do as much as you can now.

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    If you were street enough you could do pull ups

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