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
    Milk Junkie Ironman15's Avatar
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    Weight of heavy bag

    I've been thinking about buying a heavy bag to practice with as I plan on starting kickboxing and BJJ this summer. I was looking at some and realized that there are a ton of different bag sizes weight wise from like 25lbs to 250lbs. I was just curious was to what size would be the best for me. I'm 5'5" 140lbs? Obviously the smaller ones are much cheaper so I'm leaning towards something smaller, but I don't want it to be too small. Any ideas? Thanks

    I've also seen where they have them unfilled and you fill them yourself. This seems like a much cheaper option and i guess you can change the weight by using different stuffing material such as sand, or old clothes or rice.
    Last edited by Ironman15; 05-01-2006 at 03:07 AM.
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    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    A.K.A Goodwinner Goodwinm's Avatar
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    do you compete? If so, you might wanna stick to a heavy bag thats about your own weight. maybe 5-10kg heavier. So you can train as if it were someone in your weight class.

    Cheap option yes would be just buy the bag and fill your own crap in it. Whether it be, water, sand, slugs. Whatever hehe. Compost can be quite cheap. You could fill it up with that.
    for water, its 1kg per 1litre of water. So 100 litres in a heavy bag, = 100kg (220lbs)
    My Journal

    Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
    Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14

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    Haven't even started training either yet, won't start until the summer, so competition is a ways away for me, although it is something I'm interested in.
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    I'm going to be getting one here soon too. I think what I am going to do is buy one of the one's you fill it up yourself and fill it up with rice. I can get the stuff at sams pretty cheap. I read someone else here did that too awhile back. I never knew you could feel them with water though, goodwinner?
    Last edited by diesel_dan; 05-01-2006 at 11:11 AM.
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    water works very well.
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    Current(May1st) (June8th) Goals(September 1st)
    Bench 245 -------255-----300(reached 225x6 june 14th)
    Squat 350 -------injured----450
    Deadlift 315 ------injured----370


    height 5"11
    weight 185(stay at 185)
    40(tested 4/19/06)4.75

    "Pain is weakness leaving the body."

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    A.K.A Goodwinner Goodwinm's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel_dan
    I'm going to be getting one here soon too. I think what I am going to do is buy one of the one's you fill it up yourself and fill it up with rice. I can get the stuff at sams pretty cheap. I read someone else here did that too awhile back. I never knew you could feel them with water though, goodwinner?
    yep indeed you can. Just make sure the plug hole is screwed/tightened very tight and has no way of coming off. because if that **** splits. Get ready for a swim. I dont think water is the best cuz of leakage problems etc, but it is free (well nearly free) lol. So very cheap.
    My Journal

    Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
    Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14

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    You should probaly wait till summer and ask your instructor about this, I think that would be a better idea unless your just practicing at home you could always try them out at the store and see what feels good to you

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