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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Thread: Smith

  1. #1
    Banned Reinier's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    south west Holland Europe


    Until about 2 months ago i used the smith machine for bench pressing (hahahaahaa)

    now i use dumbbells, i like them but my arms are a lot more wasted from them than they were with the smith is this normal?

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  3. #2
    Rockin' the midlife crisis xraygirl's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    Meadville PA
    Yes it is because you are using more muscles from your arms to stablize the dumbells.

  4. #3
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
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    Mar 2001
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Eventually that'll go away once your 'stabilizer' muscles start to adapt.

    Smith machines basically do all the stabilizing of the weight for you. So jumping from smith to dumbells, which uses/needs a lot of stabilization, is a big shock to the body.

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    May 2001
    Central Iowa
    Good move by the way!
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