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
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    I find it easier to do incline presses with dumbells rather than a barbell

    But most people are the opposite. Actually, I don't really like the bar at all.

    Anybody in the same boat?

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    Same here. My incline dumbell is unproportionately strong to my incline bb. I don't know why.
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    Agreed. I'm doing incline DB presses with 100s (a lot for me) now, and I can do ALMOST as many reps as I can with 100s for flat DB press. But my barbell incline is seriously lagging.
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    My guess on why this is happening:
    As the DB's are being raised you're able to vary the distance between the DB's. The path the DB's are travelling may not be straight lines perfectly perpendicular to the spine when viewed from your feet or your head. With BB's your hands are kept the same distance from each other throughout the ROM. You may have discovered a "groove" that's more efficient for you while doing DB presses.

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    yeah, same here. i also find that incline db dosnt hurt my shoulders as much.
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    y do incline barbell anyway?
    i dont see how many people can do flat bench press with dbs as most sets of dbs dont go over 100 or 80 lbs or so.
    enough for me but im small...

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    Originally posted by Reinier
    y do incline barbell anyway?
    i dont see how many people can do flat bench press with dbs as most sets of dbs dont go over 100 or 80 lbs or so.
    enough for me but im small...
    The gym I'm at goes up to 150lbs dumbells. And I wanna see you rep out 100 lb dumbells. Those suckers are heavy.

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    My thoughts exactly, i wanna see you toss around the 100s for reps, its damn hard, and personally, i love inclines.
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    i prefer incline dumbbell press too!
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    I wanna see you rep out 100 lb dumbells. Those suckers are heavy.


    lol lol im not saying i can

    I`m at 45 pound db inclines now so... long way to go

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