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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Exercising the Tri's

    WBB 1 says
    Narrow Grip bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    French Press : 2 x 6-8 reps

    for tri's, Well I never was a fan of close grip BP and I dont know what a french press is. are these the best tri exercises out there?
    I want to be a gladiator on Spartacus. Or at least be on the same cycle as them.

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    dips, weighted bench dips
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    Dips rock! I was never a fan of cgbp in the past either. Lately I've been doing them again however and wish I'd never stopped.

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    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    I do neither french press or cgbp, but I am a huge fan of skull crushers.
    Last edited by cm07; 02-09-2006 at 01:54 PM.

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    My experience over the years has been that weighted Dips cause enormous tricep growth. CGBP comes in at a close second and then the French Press.

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    I agree. Weighted dips are great. Only thing is it hurts my wrists A LOT and I've always had problems with wrist pain. Anyone have suggestions on how to reduce the pain and still derive the benefits of weighted dips?

    Bench dips are great but the only way they are challenging is if there 200lbs sitting on my legs which is unfeasible unless someone sits on my lap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido
    I agree. Weighted dips are great. Only thing is it hurts my wrists A LOT and I've always had problems with wrist pain. Anyone have suggestions on how to reduce the pain and still derive the benefits of weighted dips?
    Do you go below parallel? I used to and it bothered my wrists. Now I just go to parallel and haven't had any issues.

    I don't know if wraps would help at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm07
    I do neither french press or cgbp, but I am a huge fan of skull crushers.
    french press = skull crusher

    Depending on the resource you read, french press can be done seated, or lying down.

    I love cgbp for triceps, and usually rotate between them and skull crushers, plus extensions or pressdowns as a finishing 'pump' move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm07
    I do neither french press or cgbp, but I am a huge fan of skull crushers.
    OH YEAH!! skull crushers all the way.
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    dips and cable press downs are my favorite
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    close grip bench press and cable tricep extensions are my exercises of choice
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    Thanks for the answers. I guess I will do skull crushers and cable extensions. WBB1 has dips on the first day of training.
    I want to be a gladiator on Spartacus. Or at least be on the same cycle as them.

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    I'm all about the Seated 1-Handed DB Tri Extensions....woah yeah!

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    Won't hear about it much for bodybuilders, but board presses hammer the tris...
    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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    for me, its skull crushers and then cable pulldowns... i love cable pulldowns.
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    skull crushers>french press

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteman90909
    skull crushers>french press

    I thought they were the same thing
    I want to be a gladiator on Spartacus. Or at least be on the same cycle as them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido
    Bench dips are great but the only way they are challenging is if there 200lbs sitting on my legs which is unfeasible unless someone sits on my lap.
    Find a couple of cute girls at the gym. Sounds like good exercise to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormalDude
    I thought they were the same thing
    haha they are....french press=skulls
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    freedom press is the new french press

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    Kickbacks with some pink dumbells will give a MAJOR burn.

    However my favorites, despite not getting that same burn, are dips and cable pushdowns...
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    Quote Originally Posted by khari
    Find a couple of cute girls at the gym. Sounds like good exercise to me.
    My wife might have a problem with that (she works out with me!). Alas, she's not heavy enough to sit on my lap anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    Won't hear about it much for bodybuilders, but board presses hammer the tris...
    This is definitely true! Board and rack presses are KILLER.
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    Considering how crazy sore I get every time I rotate in INCLINE skull crushers with a long bar, I'd recommend any kind of skull crusher for size. Lying db tri extensions to the side or in plane with the body are great too.

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