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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    Using weights for dips

    Im starting up dips again, but have no weight belt. I was gunna throw some weights into a backpack and go for it. Good or bad idea? Any other suggestions? Cheers!!!
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    I've used a backpack for dips and pullups in the past for up to about 50lb. It isn't quite as good as a belt, but it works alright.
    The world acording to prune

    If you can't be a good example, at least be a terrible warning.

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    I just hold a dumbbell between my legs. When you can't get any more reps just remember to let the DB fall to the floor before you try to put your feet down.

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    I had the same problem. I went to a fitness store and just bought a DB-Dip belt for around $30. That isn't too bad a price for something that looks like it will last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABDomega
    I had the same problem. I went to a fitness store and just bought a DB-Dip belt for around $30. That isn't too bad a price for something that looks like it will last forever.
    :withstupi

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    Do not use a backpack. The weights can shift to a certain area of the backpack and cause injury. Use the Dip belt.
    "To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price."

    - Vince Lombardi


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    A backpack is fine. People have been climbing with 50+lb packs for eons.

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    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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