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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

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    Backwards Squat Suit for Deadlift

    I seen a few pictures of guys wearing a backwards squat suit for their deadlift, anyone have any information about this?
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    Uhh..nope. Maybe they are wearing a deadlift suit or their regular squat suit. But given how hard it is to get into a squat suit the regular way, I would seriously doubt they'd be wearing it backwards. Might just be a singlet even. There's not much out there that will impact the deadlift. Might get a small amount out of a belt, but suits and erector shirts where legal don't do a whole lot to add to a raw total.
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    Nope, it's definitly a backwards squat suit... I was just wondering how this provided a benefit... I seen pics of someone doing that with an Inzer Hardcore and have heard of it else where but there was no explaination.
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    using any suit, does it really benefit you? have any links w/ specific info on it along with pictures.?
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    I have definatly heard of / seen this too.

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    Yea, some people wear a squat suit backwards for the DL. Getting support from a DL suit is hard to do, especially if you pull sumo. Try it out, maybe it will work for you.
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    backwards squat suit for DL

    I've seen a lot of people do this, but I just don't understand the reasoning behind it. Believe me I've tried to see it from their perspective including actually putting on a suit that way - IMHO, all it did was make an already uncomfortable suit more uncomfortable and less supportive.

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