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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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    So I got my measurements today...

    for my bench shirt as I am planning to get one to bust over my plateau on this exercise.

    Anyway
    chest: 42
    waist: 30
    bicep: 16
    overarm: 50

    yeap yeap!! Now the waiting begins.
    Also, Ramadan is over. So the workout is back on.
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    height - 5' 10 1/2"
    weight - 161bs
    bench - 240lbs (2x)
    curl - 55lbs (dumbell 3x)
    squat - 285 lbs (few times)

    goal to improve body along with strength with help of wbb.com

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    Senior Member geoffgarcia's Avatar
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    what is a bench shirt?

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    PHOENIX

    height - 5' 10 1/2"
    weight - 161bs
    bench - 240lbs (2x)
    curl - 55lbs (dumbell 3x)
    squat - 285 lbs (few times)

    goal to improve body along with strength with help of wbb.com

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    How tall are you PHOENIX?
    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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    not very tall my friend.
    5' 10 1/2"
    wish i was at least 6'
    PHOENIX

    height - 5' 10 1/2"
    weight - 161bs
    bench - 240lbs (2x)
    curl - 55lbs (dumbell 3x)
    squat - 285 lbs (few times)

    goal to improve body along with strength with help of wbb.com

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    Do you plan on competeting in powerlifting?
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    homeyield,
    no, i do not plan on competing in powerlifting. I would lose dearly.
    but i do want to improve my personal best and work on becoming power lifter and strength training cuz I don't want to get much bigger cuz then i would need all new clothes to fit me in.

    :-)
    PHOENIX

    height - 5' 10 1/2"
    weight - 161bs
    bench - 240lbs (2x)
    curl - 55lbs (dumbell 3x)
    squat - 285 lbs (few times)

    goal to improve body along with strength with help of wbb.com

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    Originally posted by PHOENIX
    but i do want to improve my personal best and work on becoming power lifter and strength training cuz I don't want to get much bigger cuz then i would need all new clothes to fit me in.

    :-)

    You don't need a bench shirt for that. How about simply getting stronger to increase your bench?
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    Shirts are really the most helpful when you're trying to bench 600+. Wearing a shirt could make your numbers go up, but it won't magically make you stronger.

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    Scott,

    I do want to bench 300+ by summer time.
    My dream would be to bench twice my body weight.
    so if I am 160lbs then I would like to do 320lbs.
    I don't know, but maybe for my frame and size I need the extra help. Correct me if I am wrong. Sometimes, it's mind over matter. Maybe I will think that I spend that 100$ and I need to work out harder and in the end I will achieve my goal without the help of shirt. It's like a placebo effect. I am trying anything to get to my goal. :-)
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    height - 5' 10 1/2"
    weight - 161bs
    bench - 240lbs (2x)
    curl - 55lbs (dumbell 3x)
    squat - 285 lbs (few times)

    goal to improve body along with strength with help of wbb.com

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    bench shirt smench shirt

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    If your not competing then the shirt would be pretty much pointless. Let's say for fun that you bench 275 without the shirt, and with it you bench 295, well YOU yourself aren't really any stronger, see what everyone is saying?

    As everyone else said, it's more geared for competition uses where it serves more purpose. If your going to compete in the near future however then it would be helpful to get comfortable using one.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Are they leagle in competition?
    I am not much of a lifter.

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    good points guys.
    Maybe i should hold off on this for now.
    PHOENIX

    height - 5' 10 1/2"
    weight - 161bs
    bench - 240lbs (2x)
    curl - 55lbs (dumbell 3x)
    squat - 285 lbs (few times)

    goal to improve body along with strength with help of wbb.com

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