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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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Smith Machine bench with 1RM chart

    Is the Smith Machine really an accurate way to measure a one rep max? Are 1RM max charts/calculators accurate too? I measure the Smith bar as 10 lbs. of reisistance and not 45, so I've got that part figured out. Just wonder how big a role the stabilization factor is and if the Smith gives you an inaccurate measure of your bench.

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    yes. it gives an inaccurate measure of your bench.
    6'0 - 176lb
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    Space-time itself is warped around Smith machines. Stay away.

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    smiths are nothing liek bench...no stabalizers....plus they are at a slight ankle...plus the cords hold about 45 lbs so they bar is neglegent....id say take the smith and subtract a good 50lbs...and the 1rm charts are bogus i say...according to them i should be able to 1rm 280.....yet on my last set after 5 other sets...i can put up 285....weird...

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