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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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    Parallel bar dips VS v-shaped bar dips for triceps.

    My gym only has one spot to do dips, and it's basically the same as parallel bar dips, only the bars are not parallel. They angle inwards like the shape of a V. I do them solely for triceps, and I'm wondering what, if any, the difference would be between normal parallel bar dips and these V shaped ones when my goal is to put the focus on my triceps?

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    so long as you grip fairly narrow with your arms to your side it shouldn't really matter......
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    Also, if you keep your body vertical it should work your tris. If you lean, it will work your chest more. Right?

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    Tip: If you are doing dips solely for triceps, place your hands on the EDGE of the dip bars, facing the opposite way. You will not be able to lean forward.
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

    "most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx

    "We have a lot of people like that on our campus, all hippies and things, that go around preaching against corporations, jocks, preps, accountants, and anyone else that feels the need to shower more than occasionally." - Shankerr

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    I've also noticed that when I look down towards the ground it seems to use more chest and shoulders whereas looking towards the ceiling feels like almost all triceps.

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