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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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    I think I already know the answer to this question, but is there anything that can replace deadlifts? I doubt it, but I just feel like a big klutz doing them, they seem to not like me. I dunno, am I the only one who feels like their form is totally wrong and the position of the bar and the knees just doesn't let you feel right?

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    Partial Deads.. or you could just lower your weight and get the form down... ego must be checked at the door..

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    substitute for deadlifts?

    If you are into the quick lifts you could try some power cleans or high pulls.They hit the same muscles as deadlifts.Or, stick with deads but alter your grip.I had trouble doing regular deadlifts as they felt awkward.I have started doing deadlifts with a snatch-grip(which is basically gripping the bar about 6 inches outside of shoulder width).This wide grip feels more comfortable to me and when standing on a 100 ib plate(to increase the range of motion) it really works all areas of the back quite well.

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    Try sumos.

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    Yup...have to second Belials' suggestion. Sumos work much better for me.

    I think some of it has to do with one's build. When I did conventional deads, I always felt off-balance and my knees got in the way.

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    I third Belial's rec. I bang the bar against my knees when I try the conventional stance, but I don't have that problem with the Sumo stance.

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    You don't have to deadlift. If you squat low and heavy, and you do rack deadlifts with incredibly heavy weight, you'll be well off.

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    Try sumo's or give good mornings a shot.
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    How long have you been doing them Brian ??? Form with Deadlifts, like squats, seems to improve in time. Stick at em and don't go to heavy. Keep form at the top of your priority list.
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    I started doing them last month when I began the wannabebig routine. What is the sumo stance? A wider stance? I'll first try lowering the weight, and if it still feels weird I'll try sumos once I know exactly what they are

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    A true sumo stance is extremely wide, feet almost touching the plates. The modified sumos I do are basically: Legs about 3-4 inches outside shoulder width, arms just inside the knees. Crouch down, grab bar, pull.

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    How about this, DON"T do em! If you squat and perform some form or bent-over or t-bar row for the upper body, there is no need for them. You will get all of the developement you want from the previous 2 exercises and will be missing out on nothing by dropping the deads. I personally don't deadlift (ok, once in a blue moon) and I have no strength or size problems with the involved musculature (quite the contrary actually).

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    Ah come on guys - There is no substitute for deads!

    I know chris is anti-deadlift, but what does he know anyway....
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    What C_D said. There is no substitute.


    Note that I only say this because my squat sucks, but my deadlift is steadily improving. lol.



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