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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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    The Official Bench of Death Competition

    Everyone knows, or should know how the Bench of Death works. Basically you pick a weight and rep until you can't rep anymore. So who can do the most reps with the most weight? For PLers, this is probably best done on a DE day. For BBers, I would suggest dedicating an entire chest and triceps day to this exercise. It's really that taxing.

    All said, I can do 104 reps with 105 pounds before I have to scream for a spotter to pull the bar off my chest.

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    I did 20 reps w/ 70lb DB's....
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    out of curiosity which muscle failed first? your tricep or your pec?
    or perhaps even your front delt? (although that would probably go first on a steep incline)

    Perhaps we should all do the same "light" weight?
    that way we know who the champion uber lifter is *LOL*
    I'm gonna hit up the bench tonight...but I don't wanna be a biatch and get called out for needing a spotter to bench 105 lbs *LOL*
    how funny would it be to someone roll a 105lb bench off *LOL* slam the plates from side to side!
    w00t!
    Last edited by geoffgarcia; 03-11-2004 at 12:50 PM.

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    I bench like a PLer and I use a really close grip. The way I bench generally means my triceps are constantly the primary mover. (which explains why I am so weak off the chest) I feel it in my shoulders and lats, but when I fail, it's all about tricep failure.

    And yeah, being pinned to the bench by 105lb is quite embarrassing. Especially since it is always at that EXACT moment that a real hot girl walks by and sees you pinned and struggling with light weights. Oh well, not like I was going to be jumping her bones anyways.

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    155x15 and 125x22 at the end of a workout is my best. maybe ill try 100 lb bench for as many reps as possible,sounds kinda fun.
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    Hmm... Don't do BB bench anymore, but just did DB inclines 100lb for 6 reps. And usually do close-grip BB bench with 225 for ~8 reps or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast
    usually do close-grip BB bench with 225 for ~8 reps or so.
    doesn't that hurt your wrists? or do you use one of those ez/cambered bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffgarcia
    doesn't that hurt your wrists? or do you use one of those ez/cambered bars?
    Actually, it doesn't. The key for me is keeping my elbows as close to my body as possible. That keeps the wrists at a comfortable angle. Once your elbows go out is when you have wrist problems, at least for me.

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    How far apart do you put your hands?

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    I put my ring fingers right when the BB changes from smooth to course... I guess as far in as my nipples are or so, maybe further.
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    empty bar 200 times for fun... i got bored lol i'll try with some wieght sometime

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    Not nearly as strong as I was when younger, but did 18x200 narrow grip a few months ago.

    (PR from years ago is still 29x220 comp. width)

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffgarcia
    Perhaps we should all do the same "light" weight?
    Bodyweight would seem most appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreak
    Bodyweight would seem most appropriate.
    hah.




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    id say body weight would work, as of now i can do my body weight a good 25 or so times o yea and i did that 105lbs bench thing before, that kills, i got like upper 90s i forget, but that was about a year ago so i can prolly do better now

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    Going by bodyweight really wouldn't work because lighter guys would have an advantage. Look at it this way: A lifter weighing 150 lbs can bench their bodyweight alot more than a 300 lb lifter. I think it's because muscle fiber is muscle fiber and doesn't become supermuscle fiber in heavier guys.
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