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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Ecoli die
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    Help! Smith machine

    A friend wants me to work out at his gym and he doesn't have free weights, just a smith machine. Do I add 45lbs to the smith machine to compensate for the olympic bar?

    Example: Olympic bar load with 140lbs do I load the smith with 185lbs?
    Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.

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  3. #2
    Blue veined member !
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    the bar of the smith machine at my gym aqlready weighs 45lbs. Press with it and if u feel some resistance it`s probably the same. If i was you I would leave it alone and train somewhere else..tell your friend smith machines are hellspawn and should be burned lol.
    Rememeber after every dark night, comes a bright day so no matter how hard it gets stick ya chest out, keep ya head up and handle it ! - Tupac shakur

  4. #3
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    I like the Smith . . . Sometimes, but not for every movement, nor in place of FREE's exclusively.

    I rotate between FREE's and Smith on some heavy movements when a spotter is not available or I have an injury which negates my ability to properly balance the load.

    It's also great if one gets stuck on a weight and requires a mental boost to get past that plateau.

    Everything in moderation.
    Last edited by MRJ; 06-06-2002 at 05:38 PM.
    Best Regards,

  5. #4
    Ecoli die
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    He just called and backed out. Decided he didn't want to work out, likes being a wimp.
    Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.

  6. #5
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    Go to the gym anyway and start developing friends there.

    After a bit you'll know who is/is not serious, who knows/who doesn't . . . Work your way into the core group by showing you ARE serious & you'll never be without a workout partner again.

    Every time you show-up you'll have many.

    I haven't had a w/o partner since I can remember and I'm doing fine.
    Last edited by MRJ; 06-06-2002 at 05:52 PM.
    Best Regards,

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