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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    Proper squatting form?

    I took the advice you guys gave me and tried squatting for the first time yesterday. I am utterly confused on the form, though; I have no idea where to put my feet, hands, or the bar (I know "on my shoulders", that's about it). Can anybody help me out?
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    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...FullSquat.html

    Best advice: Find an experienced lifter to show you, and then help you improve your form.

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    And then start out doing reps and sets with no bar or weight. You will find with doing the proper technique, 15 reps,5 sets with no bar your first time will be taxing. The next time try just the bar with no weight and then go from there.
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    I did 3 sets of 8 with no weight for the 1st time in my life last week(previously was scared due to knee issues, but no pain). I was like that was not so bad. I go upstairs take a shower, come out, get dressed, take my 1st step down the stairs, and realize my legs no longer work haha. I had mild pain the day after, but two days after I was feeling the sting.

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    yea when i first got into doing it the first few times I would be sore for like 6 days or so, it will pass with time

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...FullSquat.html

    Best advice: Find an experienced lifter to show you, and then help you improve your form.



    Good site. I totally agree. Form is incredibley important, especially on squats. Look on the site then ask someone where you lift for a demo. and have them watch you.
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    I was lucky to get my trainer to show me how to do them properly. There was someone squating next to us and my trainer said, see how he is doing it? Don't do it, it is wrong. I am sure the guy heard him too lol.

    My first time was without a bar and my trainer almost made me puke. 8 days and I was still sore.
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