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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    I usually go as low as I can possibly go. It's not technically ATF, but I'm not physically capable of going any lower. The most I've done up to this point is 285 @ 175LBs, but that was after a few heavy reps and I almost did 2, so I'm sure I could do full squats with at least 300.

    I don't do parallel at all though. It feels like it hurts my knees. Full squats don't bother me at all.
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    Parallel: 270
    ATF: 185x5, probably 210 for a single
    Bench: 170

    I would also agree that bench should be much less than squat, unless you're using a bench shirt and not using a squat suit.

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    ha ha ha that funny man in the picture is ginger and is he looks like he's straining to have a dump.
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    Bench 200ish.
    Sqaut 350+

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    best i've squated ATF was 315
    though i can do 3x315 parellel
    bench strict in compeition was 345 touch and go (raw)
    im thinking with a good pause is 320-330
    and yup my squat is behind.
    i weigh 165-170
    Last edited by smokinHawk; 12-22-2006 at 02:20 PM.

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    415 Squat
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    I see no reason aside from an injury anyone should have a higher bench then squat.
    Last edited by KevinStarke; 12-22-2006 at 02:23 PM.

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    Competition Squat = 441, BP=319..
    Gym ATF Squat = 405, Gym BP = 335

    But my squat is moving much faster then my bench...
    so I would image the 70 lb difference now, will probably be at least 100 lb difference by summer time..

    I agree w/Kev.. SQ should be bigger then BP.. unless there is a physical reason.. significantly bigger..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    Wait a sec... thats how low I go!!!!!

    Every rep, every set
    i highly doubt that
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke View Post
    415 Squat
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    I see no reason aside from an injury anyone should have a higher bench then squat.
    no offense man, i highly doubt that you do A TRUE ATG SQUAT WITH 415, i dont mean parallel..... this is how deep i mean>>>>

    http://www.ironworkout.com/squat.jpg

    possibly lower than that.....

    if you can do a true 415 atg squat.... then im extremely impressed and i give props to you

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    How much better is ATG than parallel. Ive always squatted parallel becuase I was tuaght that anything lower would cuase undo stress on knee liaments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFTS View Post
    How much better is ATG than parallel. Ive always squatted parallel becuase I was tuaght that anything lower would cuase undo stress on knee liaments.
    That's a myth. Going below parallel is actually easier on your knees.

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    A full squat feels better on my knees than parallel. If you can squat ATF then you should be doing it this way. Don't cheat yourself.
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    oh dear.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by levronefan View Post
    no offense man, i highly doubt that you do A TRUE ATG SQUAT WITH 415, i dont mean parallel..... this is how deep i mean>>>>

    http://www.ironworkout.com/squat.jpg

    possibly lower than that.....

    if you can do a true 415 atg squat.... then im extremely impressed and i give props to you
    According to that photo, it's okay to lift your heels off the floor.

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