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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    Make-shift bench...

    Ive bought a power cage and weights/bar for my home gym



    At the moment i have no weight bench, only this big wooden thing that is the approximate size



    Could i just use this as a bench?? I mean the soft design is a comfort thing rather than a safety thing right?? Also, could i prop it up for incline and stabalise myself with my feet??

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    We don't know if its safe.
    Think of it this way. If your benching 250 could the bench possible bust?
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    For less than 40 bucks, you can get an adjustable dumbell bench at Walmart. It's plenty sturdy. I do all my dumbell bench work on it, and even kneel on it for barbell rows, and I'm 6'1 240. It adjusts for flat, decline, and sits straight up for incline, although I got out my drill and put progressively bigger holes in it until I had one a half-inch, and now I also have a setting for normal inclines.


    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...3A4134%3A49039

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    Thanks for the info, but i dont live in America

    Though i think the Asda down the road has been assimilated by the Walmart company

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    first...move to America

    then buy the bench..they actually hae a slightly better model too.

    Do they not ship overseas from walmart.com? They're so money-hungry and all.

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    Or pay $10 more somewhere else so that you aren't supporting EVIL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art_Bell
    Or pay $10 more somewhere else so that you aren't supporting EVIL.
    OR..you could find something useful to say in your first posts.

    Walmart, like many of the other dominant corporations in America, started from the ground up and are no more evil than lots of others (like mine). They all have their good and bad points, and as long as inflation continues to drive prices up, I'll shop there.

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    I have no problem with giant corporations like Wallmart, it means things are cheaper for me etc... If its putting all those mom & paw shops out of business maybe THEY should allign rather than being crushed

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    they cant allign, they are struggling to pay rent, if their prices arent high they cant pay it, also they are often MUCH less convienient than wal mart so if they do lower prices they will just lose even more money.

    i do admire wal mart, all forests start from a seed...


    back to the actual question, test the bench, get you and a family member to both sit up on the bench then bounce on it. decide if its sturdy enough at this point. now if you rack has safety bars you may not need too secure of a bench, lol it would catch the barbell and you too if you hold on to the bar close enough.

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