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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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    Horrible Form!

    Okay, so while I was doing my leg day today, I couldn't help but notice how many people have just horrible forms when it comes to whatever exercise they do! I'd say at least 75% of the weightlifters there are either skimping on the movements or cheating an extreme amount! Is this about average for what the rest of you see?

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    ya...people try to use more weight and sarcifice form...

    i used to be guilty of it too...but now i don't care what other people think of the weight i am pushing...
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    That's what I noticed. There was this guy that was large, but I'd say about 20+% BF and was doing donkey calf raises. Full stack of the weights set on the machine and then he threw on 2 45lbs plates! He then proceeded to do the raises with about 25% movement of the calves. I never really paid attention to others form in the past few years of working out, decided to do so today and couldn't believe how much eficiency these people are losing!

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    Some of the guys on my football team just have to have the 100 pound plates on the squat rack no matter what. Even if it means they will only be doing fourth squats.

    If they'd replace those with some 45's I'm sure they could get the depth, but they won't.
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    I was doing leg press today and noticed a girl... really tall, and quite thin doing squats with 45's on each side. So, I was pretty impressed...I started watching her, and she wasn't even coming down 1/4 of the way...had she been going below parallel I don't know how much she could've done, but definitely not 45's.

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    Originally posted by Ritzol
    I was doing leg press today and noticed a girl... really tall, and quite thin doing squats with 45's on each side. So, I was pretty impressed...I started watching her, and she wasn't even coming down 1/4 of the way...had she been going below parallel I don't know how much she could've done, but definitely not 45's.
    Sounds like my wife! Though she had the correct form. She was never large, just a little elevated T compared to most women and took to weightlifting really well! I think her squat a few years ago (hasn't worked out in about 3 years, doesn't want to...) was 3 sets of 10 reps at about 150 not counting the bar.
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    Originally posted by dkliewer
    Some of the guys on my football team just have to have the 100 pound plates on the squat rack no matter what. Even if it means they will only be doing fourth squats.

    If they'd replace those with some 45's I'm sure they could get the depth, but they won't.
    I wonder who helped them get the 100lb plates on the bar? maybe the plates are already on the bar and they are scared to take them off and replace them with 45s? hmmm
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    I always wonder how my form would look to others.
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    Originally posted by AdamGberg
    ya...people try to use more weight and sarcifice form...

    i used to be guilty of it too...but now i don't care what other people think of the weight i am pushing...
    That's the key, not caring. Throwing up a lot of weight is fun. But it's pointless if the form isn't there. It's a mistake I'm sure the majority of us make when we first start out.
    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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    haha I just got back from the gym hurt my back doing lying leg curls.
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    I also don't care what others think of me when I lift weights. I look much bigger than the weigth I usually use at the gym compared to others. I had one guy spotting me that was smaller than me, yet lifting more and he was surprised I was doing less weight than him. I told him flat out, if your form is off, lifting heavier weights is just a waste. Use, lighter weights, get the form right, and you'll most likely gain more than what your doing currently.
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    Originally posted by ericg


    I wonder who helped them get the 100lb plates on the bar? maybe the plates are already on the bar and they are scared to take them off and replace them with 45s? hmmm
    Nah. The 100's are laying on the ground by the squat rack. Two of them lift the plate (totle of four guys). Then they do there thing. They just think they are too good for the 45's.
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