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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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    feeling uncomftable with squats

    i havent been doing squats in routine and i thought that i should put them in, the problem is lately i have been working outa t home cause i have a whoole bunch of free weigfhts so im too lazy to go to the gym and do squats, i know squats would benifit me a lot but im not conftable with all the weight on my back and i feel weird asking someone to help me spot that iu dont know, when my school starts in a few weeks im going to be going to the gym everyday after scholl with my friends so i can have them help me, but for now im concerned with this, any advice or any other exercises that could some what replace squats

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    nothing can replace squats, just do them and stop being a pussy. this is like the 8th thread you've made bitching about how you can't do them... just shut up and do them already

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    do u got any posts on technique or anything.... and u should shut ur mouth because if you knew so much u wouldnt be posting stuff on the sire right now... your big bad boy ass would be training for a competition... SO SHUT YOUR MOUTH


    any ways if theres any people out there that are as bitchy as unshift ide apreciate some advice

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    its not bitchiness, just shut up and do them. nobody that matters will tell you to avoid squats, unless you have some sort of physical inability to do them (and "my neck hurts" doesnt count). everybody's neck hurts when they start squatting, its just something you get used to

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    I say start light. Get the form down and the confidence. Go from there. Add weight week to week. Youll do fine.
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    Squats can be replaced by many exercises. Try front or barbell hack squats.

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    I agree you should start light until the motion feels more comfortable. Then you can up the weight.
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    check exrx for squat form, or http://www.bsu.edu/webapps/strengthlab/home.htm

    and start with the bar and work up from there. it took me probably a month or so to get used to it, but now the bar just falls into place like it belongs there (cause it does!)

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    Originally posted by unshift
    ...just do them and stop being a pussy. this is like the 8th thread you've made bitching about how you can't do them... just shut up and do them already
    Go easy now tuttut

    Start with light weight like everyone's mentioned. If the bar hurts your shoulders then put a towel between the bar and your shoulders to ease the pain. I had to do that until my traps got bigger
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    do 0 weight, then do like 40 pounds, then keep going up and up, you will ease into it... i can feel the bruise on the back of my kneck as i sit here typing this... ouch...

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    It hurts at first, but after a month you wont even feel it. Your traps will get bigger as you lift and itll be fine.
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    simple solution, dont set it on your neck, the weight should set really below your neck on your shoulders, the thick meat of your upper back. this way the weight sits right in that natural groove and it will feel very comfortable.

    to practice just load the bar up and keep unracking it in different spots until you find that spot, once you find it you will know.

    it may feel a little low and like it will roll of your back but trust me its pretty secure.

    just keep trying it.
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    I hated squats and didn't do them for a long time. Then all of a sudden I just decided I must do them. I tried full squats but couldn't get used to it so I am sticking with parallel squats.

    Although I currently squat with less weight than I bench but I comfortable with my technique. I have long arms and legs relative to my torso and I find that more forward lean in my upper body is better. To try and understand what I do try squatting without any weight and then touch your elbows to your knees and then back up.

    I even video taped myself through heavy reps to what I thought was just above, parallel, and just below to make sure I knew how to feel parallel.

    The bottom line is everyone has a squat motion that works for them - find yours! Where there is a will there is a way.

    And by all means, start light and watch your progress fly!
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    Squats should be done in the safety rack for this reason. I've done alot of weight without a spotter. Set the safety pins just below where you stop at in the bottom of your squat. If you fail you can lay it on there. If you fall, let's hope the rack catches the bar for you Anyways man, I've asked everyone in every single gym to spot me. If you walk around with your head down all the time nobody is gonna come up and offer you a spot, but you ask for a spot, 9 times outta 10 the person will say sure, and the 1 person that says no is the same person that you're only gonna see in the gym 1 week out of every year thinking this will be the time they stick to their routine...........man I hate hearing people say they don't wanna squat, I'd give anything to go back to the day I hurt my back and tell myself not to work out that day so I could still squat heavy......when it hurts you to squat with 115 come back and complain to me....
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    Set pins in the rack and bail out at the bottom if you have to. You do not need a spotter, forced reps are overated on all exercises. To squat correctly, place the bar on your traps, not neck, and lower your body as if sitting on a chair. Do not let your knees move out pass your toes. Go down to parallel and repeat. Place a bench under you if you need it to make sure you go parallel. Or go down to the pin level that is parallel.
    Just one guy's opinion.

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    also, you could try some box squats if you're uncomfortable with the form

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