The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #1
    Senior Member Spartacus's Avatar
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    Feb 2003

    is there a list of "normal" relationship between maxes in various excercises?

    for instance, one's squat is 25% more than one's bench press, and dumbell row is 90% of bench press. to see which excercises one is lagging at?

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  3. #2
    zen idiot Scott S's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
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    I think it's normal for your rows to be pretty close to your bench. I DB bench and DB row the same exact weight. FWIW.

  4. #3
    Senior Member geoffgarcia's Avatar
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    May 2002
    you should be able to look in a mirror and tell whats lagging...

    nobody cares how much you can lift as long as your getting bigger and are proportionate...

  5. #4
    Banned Berserker's Avatar
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    Oct 2002
    Eating more pork.
    Depends why your lifting.
    I second bench and rows being the same.

  6. #5
    Toughest Man in the World Bruise Brubaker's Avatar
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    Apr 2002
    In the gym, Québec
    There's this one, but it is for some upper body exercises only:

    It's an article written by Charles Poliquin.

    I think DB Row should be higher than DB Press (as it is with me) since the first use more muscles (there is a shoulder movement [retraction by the traps) quasi-absent from the press), and the rows require a lot less stabilization.


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