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?

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  1. #1
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    If you had to pick one, which would it be and why?

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Power rack


    Here is a simple answer: I have both in my house. The smith collects dust, the power rack is my home! I would sleep in it, if it were comfortable.


    I now really only use the smith for calf raises, not much else.
    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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    Definatly power rack. You can do tons and tons of different excercises in it and its safe unlike the smith.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

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    Power rack by far!

    Free weights vs machines really. Power racks are a very safe way to use free weights. I have a rack in my basement and wouldn't give it up for anything.

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    POWER RACK. thats all i have to say.

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    Latman you are great!

    The standing calf raise at my gym goes up to 120kg and i can do the whole stack for 12. I was wondering of a solution - smith's calf raise on a wooden block would be ideal!

    Thanks man.

    P.S.

    You = ace.
    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

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    THE RACK OF POWER
    "A + B + C = Success if, A = Hard Work, B = Hard Play, C = Keeping your mouth shut" -Albert
    Einstein


    I've always gone to the gym with the conviction that I'll be the hardest working mother****er in the joint. Make that your credo, and hope we don't lift at the same place.
    -- Adam Fahy


    "Fran is a double-hard bastard"- Clint Brewer 31/12/02

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    If I could have one piece of equipment, it would have to be a preacher bench. Cause everybody knows biceps are c00l..

    Oh my god.. I'm so sorry.. :-( <--- is friggin' retarded!

    Power rack all the way.

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    No, no Chicken_Daddy, You=ACE!!!




    P.S.-I'm not gay. tuttut
    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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    Originally posted by LATMAN

    P.S.-I'm not gay.
    Sure you are, you're just in denial...
















    DISCLAIMER - I AM NOT GAY
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    Smith Machine = Evil.

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    I definitely chose the power rack over smith machine, but do have to admit that the smith machine can be of good use at certain times.

    "Success is never behind you, it is always, always in front of you."

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    "Definatly power rack. You can do tons and tons of different excercises in it and its safe unlike the smith."

    Interesting, I always figured the tradeoff was free range of motion (power rack) vs safety (smith machine).

    Smith machine not safe? That's how they market it?!?

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