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
    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
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    Board Press Warmups

    For those of you doing board presses, do you warmup with the boards or do a full ROM?
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  3. #2
    Senior Member benchmonster's Avatar
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    You can do it either way. Personally, I always warm up to the chest, going up in triples to 315 to the chest, then moving on to the boards.

    But you can also just do your warmups to the boards. Whatever works for you. I just like going all the way to the chest with the lighter weights. Makes me feel like I am getting a better warmup.


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    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
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    I decided to not use boards for my warmup. Today I paid extra attention to keeping my shoulder blades tight and my elbows in ... I feel it made a huge difference in my control. My decent was slower, but I felt stronger after the pause because everything was already tense.
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    Moderator Adam's Avatar
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    I only use the boards at the later part of my warmup.
    For ex. if i wanted to hit 300 on a 2 board i would do
    275x1 boards
    290x1 boards
    300x1 boards
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

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  6. #5
    Tearing **** Up FortifiedIron's Avatar
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    work your raw triples then move on to boards.


  7. #6
    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    Baltimore, MD, USA
    Whatever works.

    I typically just use the bar for a couple of sets to the chest, then everything else is off boards. Works for me.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.


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