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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  1. #1
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    Homemade / DIY lifting equipment (squat rack etc)

    Hi all.
    I've been going to the uni gym now for quite a while, and have decided that (for my workout) i don't really need any of the equpiment in there save for a bench, seat, squat cage, and dip bars (i do free weights mostly).

    I've also been looking around for a squat rack/cage that i could buy, most are pretty damn expensive. A few sites detailed how to make a DIY squat rack for not too much money. Some were wood, some were steel.

    As well as this, i came across a few other decent ideas for making home gym equipment. Eg, making a mold and setting cement into plate shapes instead of spending ****loads on proper metal plates (hell, even the ****ty water filled plastic ones at kmart are expensive).

    So, just wanting to know if anyone here has made their own gym equpiment, or knows of any plans / good links to places on the subject?

    I like the idea of having my own space for working out, no waiting, no pricks that spend more time talking and less time lifting, no s-club 7 while i'm squatting etc etc.

    What i'm looking at having are the following:
    Squat cage
    Dip bars / station
    Bench
    Seat (adjustable would be nice, but not sure how you'd make one)
    Vanilla bar, ez bar, 2-4 dumbells
    Weights
    Collars

    Power rack plans
    Plans for a Squat Rack

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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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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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    An interesting blog from a Finnish lifter who lifts in the forest! http://tsampa.org/training/blog/archives/2005/07/
    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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    damn sensei those are some good links.

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    Sensei.. that finnish guy has a heck of a blog/journal... lots of good links.. and progress pictures. Thanks..

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    Nice links mate.

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    As someone who likes to build stuff, and will do so even when there are cheaper commercial alternatives, let me tell you that you should just go buy a bar and iron weight set, primarily for safety reasons.

    The journal / I live here.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    As someone who likes to build stuff, and will do so even when there are cheaper commercial alternatives, let me tell you that you should just go buy a bar and iron weight set, primarily for safety reasons.
    LOL! Trust me Mix, I won't be digging a hole in the middle of a forest anytime soon...
    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
    LOL! Trust me Mix, I won't be digging a hole in the middle of a forest anytime soon...
    I might be.

    The journal / I live here.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    LOL! Trust me Mix, I won't be digging a hole in the middle of a forest anytime soon...
    Yeah.. but just think Sensei.. the greatest strongman of all time trained with a hole...

    Paul Anderson (20-reps with 1000 lbs, 1,200-pound squat sans powerlifting gear)
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    http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/296/
    http://www.martygallagher.com/more/269_0_1_0_M/

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