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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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    Lat Tower/Chin-Ups/Pull-Ups: Straight bar, or angled better?

    Hey, guys, you know how some pull-up/chin-up bars will be just a straight bar:
    http://www.hdofitness.com/index.asp?...PROD&ProdID=19

    And some will be angled bars:
    http://www.fitnessedgeonline.com/fes...ERTECPOWERRACK

    I'm wondering which one is the best, or does it really matter? Thanks a lot!

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    Cough...cough....bump...

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    A straight bar, always.

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    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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    I don't know if I can trust someone from Duke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth
    I don't know if I can trust someone from Duke...
    You shouldn't. They're evil.

    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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    Good thing you're from NC! Anyway, there's probably really no difference between a straight bar and an angled bar, correct?

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    No, an angled bar puts your wrists and elbows in a bad position.

    Would you bench press with an angled bar?

    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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    Excellent point. Why did they make an angled bar for pull-ups in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth
    Excellent point. Why did they make an angled bar for pull-ups in the first place?

    Does anybody have a response to this? I'm interested also.

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    Maybe the angled bar are more for the traps and non angled are more bicep tricep. I assume its something like that otherwise the angled ones wouldnt be all over the place.

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