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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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    Bent DB rows made my back sore as hell.

    The muscle inbetween my shoulder blades (I think it's called the middle back?) have been sore for like a week and a half now. Dang, those DB rows really owned my back dood. It feels SO good on my back when I hunch my back straight forward and let my arms hang straight down. Is this generally a weaker muscle and is sore for longer than most, or am I just weird? Because it feels really sore. I don't think I over-trained my back either. I did 3 sets of 12 reps using 15 lb. dumbbells. I didn't even go to fatigue either. I could've pulled a few more reps out.

    What's the dealio, yo?
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 10-07-2004 at 08:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    If the one of the first time you did db rows its expected that you'll be sore for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam MacKinnon
    If the one of the first time you did db rows its expected that you'll be sore for a while.
    Yep first time. I guess that explains why I'm still sore almost 2 weeks later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    They're called lats for the record.

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    or rhomboids maybe.
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    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebs
    They're called lats for the record.
    No, my lats aren't sore. It's the muscle right under the traps in the middle of the back. I think it's called the Middle Back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Rhombiods.
    Mine got sore when I first started working out. again They stay sore a long time. hurts like **** when I get em massaged.

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    I can't ever get sore like that w/my back anymore. My lats RARELY ever get sore but my lower back get's crazy sore when I do deads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJake
    My lats RARELY ever get sore
    It actually ain't my lats that are sore, it's the rhomboids as someone told me. And the reason your lats never get sore is because your lats are so strong already!
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 10-08-2004 at 12:06 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Sounds like it's not just your Rhombs...probably your Teres too along with your lower Traps...they do extend way the hell down your back. Lats are worked very little on a bent row (when done correctly). Good job fixation, sounds like you found a good one for your back! That's how my back felt when i first did BB bent rows...couldn't stand up straight for a week
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    What's the best exercise for lats? Pullups? Lat pulldowns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
    The muscle inbetween my shoulder blades (I think it's called the middle back?) have been sore for like a week and a half now. Dang, those DB rows really owned my back dood. It feels SO good on my back when I hunch my back straight forward and let my arms hang straight down. Is this generally a weaker muscle and is sore for longer than most, or am I just weird? Because it feels really sore. I don't think I over-trained my back either. I did 3 sets of 12 reps using 15 lb. dumbbells. I didn't even go to fatigue either. I could've pulled a few more reps out.

    What's the dealio, yo?
    Damn dog that shiz be hurting my back to, like what!?

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    I really like chin-ups/pullups because it's a little more 3D if you know what I mean. Lat pulldowns are essentially the same movement, but allows you to do less than body weight if you can't do chins.
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