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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    sore back from leg press??

    hey guys, i was curious of two things.. one: does anyone else ever have a sore lower back after doing leg presses? its a decline leg press, and i usually do it as extra leg work after doing some heavy squats. The squats don't hurt my lower back at all, it might make it a little sore, but thats different. I can feel my lower back being pushed on, and it hurts a bit, when I'm doing the leg presses, especially at higher weights, and today my lower back is still sore, but not the good kind of sore. The second thing I was wondering is that since the leg presses do irritate my back, can anyone recommend another exercise to do in place of them? I always start out with squats and go hard, sometimes I don't even throw in the extra leg work afterwards, but I think it might have been helping my squat go up a bit, so I'd like to continue with something at least. Thanks.

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    I have a similar problem...My back tends to ease up after a few days but i tried pressing on a machine only and got the same result? i thought the machine would isolate my legs to take the strain off my lower back...but i still went away with a sore back? I tried the machine to try and get more strength in my legs as regular squatting tends to put a strain on my back with the weight i require to work my legs. I realise i should lower the weight to get better form but thought "I'll try the machine to see if i get the same problem" and i did!?
    I've been doing SLDL and Deadlifts to try get some strength in my lower back but i feel i have have a problem with my back that i need to get it looked at.
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