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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
    Wannabebig Member
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    Aug 2012

    unracking barbell in squat

    Hi guys, it has been said the set up is they key to a big squat and the trouble im having is upper back tightness. I feel tight when i unrack the bar by keeping my head down and swinging my hips under to unrack but sometimes i end up hunched over and due to swinging my hips in walking out all unstable at max loads.
    i have tried to look up and think just squat the weight up out of racks first , lt it settle and set up , but when i keep head up and try squat the weight up , i feel really loose and the weight feels 10x heavier

    any advise???

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  3. #2
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    Jul 2012
    E-Town, WI
    Where is your hand placement on the bar? And are you squeezing the bar? I had the same problem and moved my hands out further on the bar and made sure I squeezed the shit out of it. That has helped me keep upper back tightness a lot better.
    36 yr old novice PL

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  4. #3
    life, one rep at a time
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Boone, nc
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065


  5. #4
    Senior Member
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    Oct 2009
    Always look up when I unrack the bar. Try that.
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    Best lifts Equipped

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