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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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Thread: Front Levers

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    hammin'
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    Front Levers

    In your opinion, are these a worthwhile isolation exercise to do on lat day?
    They say that when your ships comes in
    The first man takes the sails
    Second takes the afterdeck
    The third: the planks and rails.

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    Isolation? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    That is all.

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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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    I've never heard the term front levers, I'm assuming you mean the movement that I call frontal raises, where your arm is straight and you lift a db from your waistline to eye level in front of your body.

    I'm with Nash, if you're concerned about isolating your lats, you should probably reevaluate your routine.

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    No, I know exactly what he means. My response was to indicate that front levers are a SICK test of full body strength, hardly isolation at all. They are about as far away from "isolation" as one can imagine.

    This guy is a professional climber, crazy strong, and he's not even doing a full front lever here:

    The journal / I live here.

    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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    dangg that's crazy... kinda like those gymnastic guys..

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