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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    Quick "Big 3" question

    I've noticed that deadlifts are one the "big 3" necessary workouts. Does this include any type of deadlift?

    Right now I do the type where your legs are spread out and you bend at the knees. However, I'm willing to add/switch to the stiff legged deadlifts if I hear that they are more popular.

    I have to admit that out of any exercise, I am seeing the most results with deadlifts (I'm only 5'5", 140lbs, and I can deadlift 320 so far).

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    Do both. Sumo style (feet spread out) for a while (4-8 weeks) and then conventional (feet in) for a while. Switch it up.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    A Stiff Legged Deadlift is more to target your hamstrings, and would be something for legs day. A lot of people do conventional/sumo deadlifts on back day, or on thier own day.
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    I would not recommend doing DLs of any type more than once per week.

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    Why is that?
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    Because of the stress they put on your lower back and CNS.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    Do Westsiders DL more than once a week?
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    I do conventionals on back day, and two days later (leg day) i do SLDL's.... should I not be doing this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    Do Westsiders DL more than once a week?
    I don't, but I'm my routine is slightly modified than a true westside routine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    Because of the stress they put on your lower back and CNS.

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    I only do deadlifts about once every two weeks. During the other week I swap deadlifts with another lower back exercise like hypers.

    I'll give the closed-leg deadifts a try. Thanks for the help.

    -Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    Do Westsiders DL more than once a week?
    Most don't deadlift every week (except for speed deads). I deadlift every 3-4 weeks.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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