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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Deads

    I have just started lifting seriously and I want to add deads my split. I am not sure where to place them. On back day or leg day? Also, I am not quite sure how to do them properly. I have been doing 1/4 deads on back day and they really help but I am clueless on how to do regular deads. Any help would be appreciated.
    Height: 6'1
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    Bench: 315 lbs.
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    Deads: 365 lbs.

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    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    Try doing them on your back day, and then do some straight-leg DLs on your leg day. Links below for proper form

    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...BDeadlift.html
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html

    BTW, those are some NICE stats.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Originally posted by drew
    Try doing them on your back day, and then do some straight-leg DLs on your leg day.
    This is exactly how I've been doing mine and I've had great results. Some feel differently about when to do deads though. You need to do what's works for you.
    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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    I was doing them on back day, but i've decided to add another day to my split just for deadlifts because they take so much out of me.
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    Originally posted by Saint Patrick
    I was doing them on back day, but i've decided to add another day to my split just for deadlifts because they take so much out of me.
    ****!I find squats take a lot more out of me than deads.I love deads their one of my favourite exercises.... i do them on back day

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    Deadlifts take more out of me than any other exercise. I do them when I work the upper body.

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    Man I'm ready to collapse after doing deadlifts. That's why I leave them til last on my back day.

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    I do them on my 2nd leg day. I start off with them, then continue with other stuff.
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    Originally posted by dubliner

    ****!I find squats take a lot more out of me than deads.I love deads their one of my favourite exercises.... i do them on back day
    Yeah, squats drain me more than anything. I love them though. Actually deads and squats have to be my favorite exercises. I love it when I hear people say how they hate leg days. I eat them up.
    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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    back day works for me..
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