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 Ozzy Osbourne's Avatar
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    Dec 2003

    shrug at the top of deadlift for traps?

    I read in another post that someone said to shrug at the top of a deadlift, and this sounds like a good idea to me. Just wondering if you guys think this is a good idea or would it be better to just shrug separately from your deadlift.
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  3. #2
    Rory Parker Behemoth's Avatar
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    Mar 2002
    Western PA
    I've done it. Personally I prefer them separate as my grip begins to give way and neither back nor traps get a full workout.

  4. #3
    Senior Member TheGimp's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    London, UK

    The bar's practically falling out of my hands after a set of deadlifts, so yea I do them separately.

  5. #4
    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    May 2002
    If you want to do BB shrugs, then do BB shrugs.

    In other words, :withstupi
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: Not Big Enough

    “Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” — Bruce Lee

  6. #5
    Gonnabebig Member JuniorMint6669's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Im with stupids

  7. #6
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    Jan 2001
    i agree with stupids as well.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

  8. #7
    Equal Opportunity Offender Budiak's Avatar
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    Feb 2001
    The discard pile.
    My arms are basically in a shrugged position the whole I dont do a 'shrug' at the top, per say(se?), but I'm performing a shruglike movement.
    I found my body was much more ridgid for...whatever reason...when my traps were flexed. I also got away with not having to do any direct trap work for a long time.

    But yeah. I'm with the above idiots. Stupids, sorry. The above stupids.

  9. #8
    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    May 2003
    Yeah, with stupids.

    You should pull your shoulders back at the top of a deadlift.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

  10. #9
    Senior Member
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    Oct 2003
    The stupidity on this board is astounding.
    Winners train. Losers complain.

  11. #10
    Wannabebig Member
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    Oct 2003
    If you're using a double overhand grip and deadlifting for reps anyway, you could try it. However, concentrating on just lifting the weight while doing deads is usually hard enough - especially when you're squeezing out those last couple reps that seem to take about 40 seconds a piece.

    If you're just doing light/moderate deadlift weight and want to try it as a superset, give it a shot and see how you like it.


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