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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    I'm not too familiar with Pavel's explanation on Windmills. Our head KB guy is Steve Maxwell with Team Maxercise in Philly. Our "goal" so to speak with the windmills isn't to necessarily hit huge depth (though most go to the floor), but to keep both legs straight and to go as deep as you can. It may be a flexibility issue that comes into play here, with the separate styles of Windmills.

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    I'll work on tightening things up a bit. I still have a couple inches to go before I can touch the floor w. my palm.

    Thanks for checking the vids.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    SQ: 315 x 1, 405 x 1, 455 x 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i73XAGMqkYs

    "Zoolanders" (aka "cossacks"): x20
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B43Qtw1xJkQ
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    SQ: 315 x 1, 405 x 1, 455 x 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i73XAGMqkYs

    "Zoolanders" (aka "cossacks"): x20
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B43Qtw1xJkQ
    LMAO at the kung fu moves.

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    Not the best day in the squat racks....

    405 x 1, 495 x miss, 405 x 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgusJNxdXK0
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    Here are the video clips from my 355x5x7sets the other day:
    Sets 1-3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAXc1u5nqaY

    Sets 4-6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul9PrHbAUx8
    Last edited by Sensei; 09-27-2006 at 02:41 PM.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    Coming back from a lower back/hamstring injury.

    Squatting 225 form check: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpNV8CpKYpo
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Looks good, except it looked like you shifted your wt on the second set in the bottom.
    Now thats // !!!!
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    That is such a nice rack and platform. Damnit.

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    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    Are you talking about my chest and arse or the gym?

    Yeah, it's all right. Barebones, but power racks, benches, plates, and bumpers are all I need most of the time anyway. Free and pretty much 24/7, 365days/year -It's definately a perk!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
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    "Reactive" Squats (full to 1/4 partial). I realize that in the video they look a little... umm, strange, but it's a good exercise.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF6zzUZRccw

    Military Press (135 x 8): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50eGZHAVmD8
    Last edited by Sensei; 11-24-2006 at 02:02 PM.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
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    Sensei how old are you? Your a big solid dude...you play football or did you?

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    35. Thanks! No, never did.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Video of EDT session from the other day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-TVZIA1zUo

    Some light recovery work - Figure 8s, Circles around hips w. 53lb KB, Halos w. 25lbs plate:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXbyOBot3_Q
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
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    Tuesday, January 9, 2007
    One-Arm KB Snatch: 35lbs x 5, 53lbs x 5, 70lbs x 5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JqlxuDyyy4

    Shoulder Sandbag (150lbs)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Rf_gj4CBM
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    strange you dont look the same as in your avatar pic

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    Since that pic was taken, I let my hair grow out and had a racelift.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    had a racelift.
    hahahah

    very impressive squats! 225x21 =
    -Matt
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    Thanks nhlfan.

    Monday, January 22 - One-Arm KB Snatch
    53lbs x 20/arm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUc38Ve6jmk
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Tuesday, January 9, 2007
    One-Arm KB Snatch: 35lbs x 5, 53lbs x 5, 70lbs x 5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JqlxuDyyy4

    Shoulder Sandbag (150lbs)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Rf_gj4CBM
    Nice reps....be careful your arm doesnt lock on you and not swing the weight where you want it to go... then you'd be taking a bow for the camera

    Nice job with the sandbag...I gutta get myself one of those...looks fun too.
    Last edited by Cirino83; 01-23-2007 at 02:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    Nice reps....be careful your arm doesnt lock on you and not swing the weight where you want it to go... then you'd be taking a bow for the camera
    I'm not really following your suggestion here. Could you explain it?

    Nice job with the sandbag...I gutta get myself one of those...looks fun too.
    It IS fun. Give it a shot.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    I'm not really following your suggestion here. Could you explain it?

    It IS fun. Give it a shot.
    Well watch the video and make sure your arm ALWAYS swings down low enough

    I was just messing around

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    Gotcha. Thanks for the warning!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
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    I'm bored, sick, can't sleep, and I'm an attention whore, so I decided to consolidate all my video clip links here.

    Platform DL (4" platform - 135, 225, 315, 405) http://media.putfile.com/platform-DL

    Glute Ham Raise http://media.putfile.com/glute-ham-raise

    Squat w. Chains (and Chop) http://media.putfile.com/squat-w-chain--chop

    Squat (240x20reps) http://media.putfile.com/squat240x20

    Squat (225 x 25 - old clip) http://media.putfile.com/121405-225x2513

    Kettlebell Hang Clean & Press http://media.putfile.com/kettlebell-...lean-and-press

    Good Mornings and Windmills http://media.putfile.com/GMs--Windmills

    How to put on a squat suit using plastic bags http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOKYo219t58

    Overhead Squats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4_nJ3Ln444

    Cossacks (aka "Zoolanders") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B43Qtw1xJkQ

    Squats (315, 405, 455) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i73XAGMqkYs

    Squats (405, 495xmiss, 405x3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgusJNxdXK0

    Squats (355x5x7sets)
    sets #1-3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAXc1u5nqaY
    sets #4-6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul9PrHbAUx8

    EDT (SQ&BP) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-TVZIA1zUo

    Squat Flexibility Work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF6zzUZRccw

    Recovery Work (w. KB & Plate) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXbyOBot3_Q

    Squat (225x21 - recent) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhWrsYVFER0

    Sandbag (shoulder 150lbs) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Rf_gj4CBM

    KB Snatch (35lbs, 53lbs, 70lbs x 5/arm) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JqlxuDyyy4

    KB Snatch (53lbs x 20/arm) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUc38Ve6jmk
    Last edited by Sensei; 01-30-2007 at 02:09 AM.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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