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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    En botella whey! Max-Mex's Avatar
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    Sep 2002
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    Straps vs No Strap for back lifts

    I normally use straps when I do my back. Today I forgot one of my straps so I did my routine w/o straps. I was fully expecting to do fewer reps do to grip strength. To my surprise, my lifts were much easier today. A whole lot easier in fact. Grip strength was not a problem and my back was feeling really good after the workout. My form was exactly the same, nothing changed except no straps.

    I'm still a little baffled by this. Could it be that my arms were playing more of a part w/o the straps? If this were the case I should have had a good pump in my arms, but I didn't. I'm very tempted to dump the straps. I guess the only way to find out if the straps were hindering me in anyway is to do my next lifts w/o straps and see if I get the same results.

    Anyone ever experience this?
    Last edited by Max-Mex; 03-30-2004 at 12:49 PM.
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