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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    Benching with a bigger bar

    I use a standard 6' long 20 lbs. (or 25 lbs.?) barbell, 1 inch diameter. If I start using an Olympic barbell (7' feet long, 45 lbs) my poundages would have to be lowered then ? I'd need to get used to balancing the barbell. Does it make much of a difference at all ?
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    You probably won't notice all that much on the balance. You do, of course, have to adjust the weight added to the bar. Perhaps start with just slightly less than you usually use, to see how it feels.

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    You might need to get used to the new bar. But other than that it shouldn't really be a problem. In fact, some find that they can use more weight with a larger diameter bar. However, all in all it's just what you're used to...
    Age:20
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    How about my grip? Has anyone noticed any difference in grip strength when you switched to to a bigger barbell?

    I have a small hands.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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