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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 have decide to work on hack squat machine to fix my real squat

    Because they really work the top of your knees your lower quads I think. For me on the Squat which I want to master and pound out more weight . My lower knees are my week point. I can lift alot but cant go parellel to the floor becasue of knee pain and or lower quad weekness, I give out.
    My idea is doing heavy hack squats concentrating getting up from the low position. Maybe for 2 weeks then jump back to squats. My form has gottne better on squats and I have upped the weight but getting low is really hurting my lift. thought 2 weeks of this should help. I find hack squat to be almost as difficult as the Squat. Mean while other forms of Leg work I am still getting good gains. Deadlift 405 twice "done on back day", Leg Press 1000 for 8 - 10 reps. Leg ext 300+ for 8 -10.

    I hope yall agree I thought it was a good idea. Just to help my squat.
    Now tell me how incorrect I am and what I should really dotuttut
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
    Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
    02/10/03 405X3 425X1
    02/17/03 435X1
    02/24/03 445X1
    03/03/03 455X1
    03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
    03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
    05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
    05/19/03 435X5
    06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
    07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
    10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
    10/13/03 535X1
    11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
    GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
    06/29 rack pull 700X3
    07/6/04 600x1 at 216
    09/6/04 600X1 at 208 Rack pull 720X3
    NEW GOAL BENCH 400 BY FEB 2005 "not sure about this one"

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    can't hurt to try it

    I found my form/strength on parallel squats got better when I did a few weeks of lighter ATF squats but this may not be workable for you due to your knee problems

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    I don't see how using a hack squat machine is going to help you.

    sounds to me like you need to paractice your form, and improve flexibility.

    Lower your squatting weight, and do lots of sets far below your capability to work on getting the form right. Big weight will come.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
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    I think it's a horrible idea. Why don't you just use lower weights on squats? Squatting will help your squats. If you don't know the form well, nothing else is going to help you on it, I don't know why people seem to think this.
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    Make a low box and use low weight. Use perfect form.
    "****, if you told teenagers it was trendy to wear a paper bag on their heads with holes for the eyes they'd all be doing it."

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    Ok time will tell and I will listen. Lower weight it is...
    Its funny before I would just go to the gym and do what I want. Now I always think to my self I wonder what the boys at WBB would have to say. Cant complain nothing but good advice so far. thanks
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
    Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
    02/10/03 405X3 425X1
    02/17/03 435X1
    02/24/03 445X1
    03/03/03 455X1
    03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
    03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
    05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
    05/19/03 435X5
    06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
    07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
    10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
    10/13/03 535X1
    11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
    GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
    06/29 rack pull 700X3
    07/6/04 600x1 at 216
    09/6/04 600X1 at 208 Rack pull 720X3
    NEW GOAL BENCH 400 BY FEB 2005 "not sure about this one"

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