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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
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    Why can't I get wider lats?

    My upper back is making good progress (thanks to pullups, and lat-pull downs), and my lower back is making even better progress (I really like my lower back). The strange thing is that my lats don't seem to be getting any wider. This is my back routine:
    T-bar 4x5-8
    Seated rows 3x5-8
    Pull-ups 3x5-10 (20 seconds of rest in between so that I fatigue faster)
    Lat pull downs 3x5-8

    Could someone please give my some advise?
    Last edited by Juan; 06-30-2002 at 12:01 AM.

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    Maybe you are over-working them? If you do a wie grip t-bar you will feel it pretty far out on your lats, and both pull ups and lat pull downs hit the lats as well. How about getting rid of one exercise?

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    Dump the lat pulldowns.
    "Let's hope the ship has a captain, in other words, since we're not taking part in what's going on."
    -Noam Chomsky
    "It's like putting pearls on swine. You can dress up a pig... but it's still a pig... isn't it? oink oink oink..oink oink"
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    Push the envelope... watch it bend..
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    "In the valley of the shadow of death... I fear no one, because i am the baddest mother****er in the valley!"

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    Try adding weight to the chins.


    Do you know how to actually feel your lats doing the work? Or do you feel it a lot in the arms?
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    could be genetics, might just take time.
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    Originally posted by LATMAN

    Do you know how to actually feel your lats doing the work? Or do you feel it a lot in the arms?
    On the lat pull down, I think I do, but as my lats are my worst area, I'm not sure if I really am.

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    on pull ups/pull down. have a slight arch in your back.

    if your to straight the shoulders start to take more of the work.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    I did 9 sets of 10 pulls twice a week on a gravitron. (wide, regular, close grip)
    after 3 months I could do all 9 with no assistance from the gravitron, 3 months after that I had wings.
    I haven't done a serious lat building workout since that (about 4 years) and I can still spread some impressive wings.

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    Take steroids.










    I'm joking here...
    Last edited by Blood&Iron; 07-03-2002 at 01:49 PM.

    We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesnít realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.

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    Originally posted by Blood&Iron
    Take steroids.










    I'm joking here...

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    what the hell is gravitron?
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    gravitron is a pullup machine that you kinda kneel on and it provides assistance when doing pullups

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