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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    System's BiAtch! _8_Ball's Avatar
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    Need help training BACK.. help....

    Hey everyone....

    I need help.....


    I workout at my work gym, it's convinient and cheap... unfortunetly it's not a real gym..... it's more of a "Fitness center". To give you an example... the top db is 65lbs.. there is no squat rack, no leg press machine 1 smith machine and a ton of cardio + mats and exercise balls around..

    Now my problem is that I make due without that equipment... but I just can't seem to find an exercise that works my back... everytime I try db rows my arms give out before I even feel a pump in my back.... what can I do to really give my lats and back a good workout...

    Another note.. ( this one is embarassing) ... I would actually do pull-ups... but unfortunetly can't lift my own body weight... ( I'm only 5,7 and 165 )

    HELP! Please...

    Later,

    _8_Ball

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    shot a man in reno Mik's Avatar
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    What about bent over barbell rows? These fry my back. You could try using a curl grip on these to see if your bi's are in a stronger position. If you can't do pull ups and you have a spotter you could do assisted pull ups or lat pull downs (Iknow BCC is gonna slam me for this!)

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    Mike Henley MonStar's Avatar
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    Bentover rows are the KEY exercise to a huge back if you ask me.

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    Thanks for the info... I will try the bentover rows tomorrow and will let you know how it goes...

    Thanks,

    _8_Ball

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    Originally posted by MonStar
    Bentover rows are the KEY exercise to a huge back if you ask me.
    What if we ask you next week?

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    8 ball do negative chin-ups to build up strength, then start doing chin ups.

    Do you have a BB ?

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    Originally posted by galileo


    What if we ask you next week?
    Next week its the Cambered Bar Lying Row, the thread starts soon.

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    - Millertime - Yes I do have access to a BB.. why?

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    LOL at miller and galileo - nice !!

    8 ball, i would do some sort of rows and also get some chins in there as well, even if you can only do the negatives (either have someone help you up or used your fett to assist with the pull/positive portion). I couldnt do any for a long while, now im are pretty strong at them.

    Oh ya and look through the training section for some threads on back training and such, there has been a 'ton' (or it seems) lately.
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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