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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Deadlift starting position question.

    I've typically always pulled with a bit of a rounded back and despite my best efforts I have yet to rectify this issue. Tearing weight off the floor has never been an issue but I have a hard time locking out due to my shitty starting position. After some review I have discovered that I have a short femur and a long torso which makes it hard to sit back and flatten my back. Here is an example of my current set up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUQP...e_gdata_player

    After talking to a buddy of mine I have decided that widening my grip even more is a must at bear minimum. Which leaves me with 2 foot placement options
    1. I pull with a wider stance a bit like a strongman setup shown here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9x3...e_gdata_player

    2. I could pull with an ultra narrow stance allowing me to push my knees out and get my hips closer to the bar thus keeping me from leaning so far over the bar and hopefully allowing me to flatten my back as shown here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TleV...e_gdata_player

    I'm pretty sure I will end up going with a narrow stance but will be testing out both to see which puts me in a better position.

    If anybody has any feedback or suggestions it is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
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