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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  1. #1
    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    About deadlifting/squatting competitions...

    ...do you have to DL Conventional-style or Sumo-style? Or do they let you choose whichever way you wanna do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    i think its whatever way you choose just make sure that you lock out fully...
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    isn't sumo less ROM?

    I've never done sumo maybe I'm just visualizing it wrong..

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    AK, since your legs are further apart in a Sumo, you are technically traveling less distance. But I think I prefer Conventional. *shrug*

    Optimum, alright, so either way? Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    I asked chris rodgers this in his journal. You can do either styles in a competition.
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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    Thanks for the confirmation Nito.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Yep, use whichever style allows you to pull more weight.

    In training, however, I would use both styles. They both hit your muscles a bit differently and bringing up the weaker style will usually help the stronger style as well as other lifts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers
    In training, however, I would use both styles. They both hit your muscles a bit differently and bringing up the weaker style will usually help the stronger style as well as other lifts.

    So, what would I do...do conventional one week and sumo the next? Wouldn't that screw up my gains for conventional?
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 04-20-2005 at 09:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    No.

    No, rotating the two should not screw up gains in one unless you need special attention to it. Sumos tend to hit the hips a lot harder. Conventional tends to hit the lower back and hammies harder.

    You need strong hips, lower back and hammies regardless of how you deadlift, so listen to Chris.

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