The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    wide stance squats

    Who does these? I have knee problems and was thinking these would not affect them as much. Seems like it may take away from quad development too, shifting the primary stress to the glutes and hams. Any thoughts??
    No, you're not dreaming.

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    I do.

    And I agree on all counts--- less knees/quads, more glutes/hams/hip flexors.

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    I do them and I can still feel the squats in my quads... focus is key. THINK about your quads when driving up out of the hole.

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    I can still feel it too, but not nearly as much as when i do narrow squats. Maybe I should focus on them out of the hole though. If I can get a little bit more help, all the better.

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    i have the same problem with my knees and do wide stance squats i still feel them in my quads - not as much but there are other exercises that do quads aswell...

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    I do them, but its the only way i can get to parrell when squating.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Originally posted by body
    I do them, but its the only way i can get to parrell when squating.
    :withstupi
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    Originally posted by Callahan
    I do them and I can still feel the squats in my quads... focus is key. THINK about your quads when driving up out of the hole.
    That and push with your heels.
    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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    drive out through the bottom of your feet, that is how i focus...

    i do both types for variation myself, alternating weekly

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    Originally posted by Tim Nissen


    That and push with your heels.
    Yup. I found out the hard way with having forward lean. It puts all the stress on the lower back
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    I like wide stance. I drive my feet outwards and into the ground and go all the way down. They hit my hip abductors hard.

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