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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Close Grip Bench Press form question

    I've recently added CGBP to my routine and I had a form question. Where should I bring the bar down to? I'm doing them now so that my elbows (which I keep close to my body) stay under the bar as much as possible. The bar hits my upper abs in the bottom position. This is how I do my regular BP as well (I'm training for strength, not size specifically). Is this right or should I bring the bar down closer to the pecs?

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    I bring it down to my upper abs as well. Anything higher doesn't feel right and stresses my wrists too much.

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    I bring the bar down to about my sternum in CG bench. I keep my elbows right against my sides when doing CG bench.

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    To the base of my chest

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    never tried it down to the abs.. i always bring it down to me nipples.

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