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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    Question about DB shrugs

    When using dumbells for shrugs.. is it ok to rotate the shoulder as opposed to just shrugging up and down? I remember reading somewhere that this could damage the rotator cuffs..

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    Straight up and down, no shoulder rotation.
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    Thanks for the clarification.. nice avatar and name by the way.

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    I was always under the impression the use of DB's for shrugs was so you could take advantage of a increased range of motion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
    I was always under the impression the use of DB's for shrugs was so you could take advantage of a increased range of motion.
    I thought the same thing, but eventually most people will have to switch to BB anyway, since it'd be hard to grip dumbbells that weigh in the hundreds.
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