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
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    Nov 2003

    Proper squatting form

    I know squatting question have been asked before, but does anyone have any pictures or animated gifs of the proper squatting technique for bodybuilders? I'm a runner and want to increase my speed.

    O, and first post!

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  3. #2
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    Oct 2003
    Look here, tons of good info and demos.

  4. #3
    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    May 2002
    That's an excellent first post man. Welcome aboard.
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  5. #4
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    May 2003
    I found this
    to be very helpfull check it out, you should get something out of it.
    age 18
    height 5'10-5'11
    weight 145-150
    Squat 200x5
    Deadlift 270x2

  6. #5
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    Nov 2003
    Thanks for the links and thanks for the welcome! Just wanna make sure I'm doing it right so I don't destroy my knees before I graduate from highschool.

  7. #6
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    May 2003
    Calabasas, CA
    Agreed. Personally, I just reccomend that most people NOT squat deep. You want to only go down to the point in which your shin and thigh form a 90 degree angle--this will allow you to use maximal weights at all times. Squatting deep is associated with knee joint instability, and will just tear up your joints.

  8. #7
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    This is my take on it. You want to keep your shins as clost to perpendicular to the floor as possible. You also want to keep your back as close to perpendicular to the ground as aswell. Keeping 100% perpendicular is impossible though as you would fall over. Although, I don't deep squat because I don't have the fexiability at the hips to bring my legs that close to my chest. In order for me to go past parallel, I'd have to lean foward. And on top of that, I keep my feet foward, thus, my abductors (I think that's the right muscle, it's the one on the inside of your legs) keeps me from going any further.
    Last edited by Whitebread; 11-16-2003 at 08:41 AM.

  9. #8
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    Alberta, Canada
    Its perfectly fine to lean forward.
    Just make sure you keep your back straight and don't round it.
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