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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    Grammar Nazi BG5150's Avatar
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    Changing squat stance mid-routine

    I was thinking about switching up my stance from set to set while squatting. Does anyone see a problem with this?

    I do a 5x5, with squats 3x a week (second day is light). I was thinking of a 5x5 like this: Sets 1,3,5--shoulder width stance, sets 2,4--wider stance. That would be for Day 1. On day 3, I'd do the opposite, with 1,3,5 being the wider stance.

    Or maybe I should just do narrow stance on day 1 and wide stance on day 3.

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    Thats about what I do for my squats, changing the stance that is. Im also doing a 5x5 for them. First week i'll do narrow, wide, narrow, wide, narrow for each set then the next week i'll do it starting with wide.
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    I try to mix up stances from time to time. Usually, I just do high-bar or Manta-Ray w. a closer stance.

    Sometimes I'll do ultra-wide stance work when I get closer to a meet just to work on flexibility - it feels like my legs are being pulled off my body! Make sure to work into it gradually.

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    But should I do it in the middle of a 5x5, or workout to workout or week to week?
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    I don't think it matters that much. If you are getting ready for a meet, I'd hesitate to be messing around with your stance and set-up too much - otherwise, go for it!

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    I am so far from a meet....they don't even have a word for it in the scientific journals. Light years is a mere fraction...

    I think for a few weeks, I'll do the mix up, since it's been a while since I've done narrow-stance squats. After that, I'll probably go w/ narrow on day 1 and wide on day 3 (or vice versa).
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