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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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    training @ home with a bench & barbells: LATS???

    I train at home and my equipment consists of a CapBarbell bench with leg extension plus barbells, dumbells etc. Having no pullup bar or pulley system on which to do pulldowns, I am wondering what you might suggest I use for lat stimulation. The best I have been able to come up with so far is wide grip military press. Suggestions?

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    Definitely bent over rows! You could also do one arm rows by placing a plate at one end of the barbell and putting the other end of the barbell in the corner of the room.
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    I currently do bent-over rows though I feel no lat contraction during them. Pretty much just in the middle and lower trapezius. Should I be doing them in a lat-specific way or am I just plain doing them wrong?

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    I generally feel a stronger contraction in my lats when I keep my back arched very strong. You should be trying to stick your ass out as far as possible while maintaining the arch.
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    like B double C said, keep ur butt out as far as possible....n maybe ur bringin em up to high around ur chest area, try bringin em to ur upper ab area (if ur not already doin that)...just do different grip barbell rows n dumbbell rows.....pullovers can tear ur lats up too
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    Hey Hockey player. Check this link out. http://www.exrx.net/

    When you get there look at home menu and click on excercise instruction

    Then on the left side of the screen click on Exercise and muscle directory, scroll down and on the left side of the screen you will see latisimus dorsi(lats) and click on that.

    At the very top of the next page you will see in bold latissimis dorsi click on that

    There the page give you variouse exercises for the lats. The one that you can use with dumb bells is call the pull over.

    Check it out, i hope it helps http://www.exrx.net/
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    What about wide grip military press?
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    WG military press is a shoulder exercise.

    Try moving your grip in or out on your bent over rows. Maybe even underhanded grip if your doing overhanded or vice versa. Like BCC said arch your back and bring the bar to your abdomen. Sounds like to may be bringing to high up. Don't bring it to your chest or sternum, try even to your waist.
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    What about chins? YOu should be able to find somewhere to do chins.

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    Yeah, when I had the wrong form for bent over rows and brought the bar up to my chest, I felt nothing in my lats. Once I started doing it the right way and bringing it up to my stomach area, dang my lats were killing me. If you're doing it the right way, I don't see how your lats wouldn't be hurting.
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