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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?

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    Culture of Oddball Lifting Names

    <-- first things first.

    this is related to lifting, but its entirely for entartainment.

    some exercise have strange names, ie: hammer curls, preacher curls, military press, roman deadlifts... etc.

    anyone know why they have these strange names?? i can understand hammer curls looks like how you hold a hammer and that preacher curls envolve that funny looking thing and maybe look similar to some type of prayer pew. but whats with `tary press (i always call it this lol... but seriously how does it get to be called "military press") and roman deadlifts. or anything else with strange names. any insights?
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    Military Press was originally an exercise performed with the feet together, like a soldier standing. Hence MILITARY press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Crippler
    Military Press was originally an exercise performed with the feet together, like a soldier standing. Hence MILITARY press.
    i figured it would have something like that, thx man.

    that leaves one, unless someone can think of more.

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    Preacher Curl was named because the curl bench resembled a preacher's pulpit, it was popularized by Larry Scott, and they are more commonly called Scott Curls

    The Romanian Deadlift was first introduced by an olympic lifting coach named Dragomir Cioroslan, who was originally from Romania.

    Hack Squat Named after George Hackenschmidt

    Hise Shrug named after J.C, Hise

    JM Press named after John Mark Blakely

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    damn good info kieth

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    wow, thx a shi*load keith, i never thought i would have that many answers to anything, this is turning out to be a decent thread.

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    Zottman Curl.....George Zottman ( wrestler/strongman from the 1920's)

    Zercher Squat Lift.....Ed Zercher, strongman from the 1950-1960's

    Kelso Shrug.....named after Paul Kelso

    Barski Cleans.....named after Bob Bednarski, OL-Lifter

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    The hammer curl is performed by holding the db like you would a hammer.

    The Dimel deadlift is named after Matt Dimel.

    A keystone deadlift (similar to a Dimel) is performed in a manner where your hips move out to balance the whole movement, like a keystone does in a building.
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    The keystone deadlift is named after the Keystone Cops-from the old time movies where they would walk in a waddle like manner. This term was coined by Dr, Fred Hatfield. The keystone is very similar to a romanian deadlift

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    hahaha keith strikes again

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    not to bump old threads but where can i find the form for all the weird squat and dl variations? i remember a site posted a while back but i lost it and i also remember it only have some things.

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    exercise names

    good mornings = so-named because the movement is like bowing and saying "Good morning!" as if you were from some Asian cultures.

    French Press =?

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    arnold presses.... lol nuff said.

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    jm presses... what is the difference between those and skulls?
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    The skull crusher is where the bar is brought down to touch some portion of the head, or the skull and then the elbows extend back to a lockout position.

    JM's are like a narrow grip bench press where the bar is brought down in a straight line just above the throat-but the bar stops about halfway down when the forearms come in contact with the biceps.

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    Keith knows all

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    good info keith
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