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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    460 lbs x 3 Front Squat (Almost 2X Body Weight)

    Have not been training as much as I would like over the past couple of weeks but managed a PR last night and may have even had a bit more in the tank.

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    Crazy as usual.

    Tom, have you ever had problems getting dizzy/light headed with front squats? Lately I've been getting really light headed coming out of the hole when the weight starts getting above 400. I had to dump a 450 front squat a couple days ago because I thought I was going to pass out at the bottom. I have no problem getting a good deep breath before the lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Crazy as usual.

    Tom, have you ever had problems getting dizzy/light headed with front squats? Lately I've been getting really light headed coming out of the hole when the weight starts getting above 400. I had to dump a 450 front squat a couple days ago because I thought I was going to pass out at the bottom. I have no problem getting a good deep breath before the lift.
    I have had that problem with overhead press (strict press) if I do not take a breath at the top. One thing that you can do with front squats would be to take a pair of wrist straps and join them together and then wear them over your neck hanging down across your chest (can provide a photo if you would like). This is what I have started doing to protect my collar bone and it also raises the bar by about 1/8" which makes it a little easier to breath.

    Also, have you tried different grips? (clean grip, arms crossed, straps around bar, etc.)
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    Awesome Tom!


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