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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    How Low To Squat

    How low do you guys squat? Oh yeah, ATF pride, but for my 1 rep max I want to know how far I can go without feeling like I'm cheating myself
    delete this account

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    Squat as low on a 1RM as you would when you squat for reps. If you go just below paralell, then do so on your max. If you go rock bottom, that's where you should be. Basically, your squat form should not change regardless of how much weight or how many reps you're performing.

    I go ass to ankles whether I'm squatting 135 or 405.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    What's your goal? Do you just want to see what you can do, or are you training for a powerlifting meet?
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.

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    i'm not training for a meet, i just want to see how legitimately strong i am, but i did a 365 pound squat yesterday and i had something like a 90 degree angle with my legs, and i did it and all but it felt like i cheated with form
    delete this account

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    Well, if you feel like you cheated yourself, then you did.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    yeah okay, i've decided im just going to start doing ATF form for everything. thanks for the help you two. close thread
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    go to parrell or ATF. just try and beat your last lift. then your not cheating yourself
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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