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 remember reading this...

    about doing deadlifts and ab work to improve posture? They really help?

    From sitting at the computer I've developed a bad habit of sticking my neck foward. Hopefully deadlifts will greatly help this?

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    It makes sense that deads would but im not sure of it. Im not too sure about ab work though, also rows improve posture.
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    They will strengthen the core.
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    If you have specific weaknesses, you can certainly shore them up in the gym w. specific exercises like ab work, neck work, upper back and posterior delt work, shrugs, etc., but (and I'm not trying to be an ass) practicing good posture will be the quickest route to improving it... Make sure your shoes, chair, computer positioning, etc. is not contributing to bad habits.
    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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    I don't know all the technical aspects of it. But I can tell you without a doubt that my posture improved dramatically within 2 weeks of doing Olympic Lifts again, these always include a dead lift in the first part of the lift, so I am pretty sure I can safely say that dead lifts really make you more upright, if that is the word. No proof, but that has been my experience. You just feel taller and everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    Make sure your shoes, chair, computer positioning, etc. is not contributing to bad habits.

    Good point.
    Although I was stating specific exercises to help improve posture. I do agree though those are huge factors when talked about having bad posture.

    They will strengthen the core.

    I realize they strengthen the core, but what does that have to do with proper posture?
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    I think of it like this: your lower and middle back muscles and your abs work as a natural girdle. When they are tighter, your back is in better alignment, just like pulling the strings on said girdle.

    I have no research to back this up, but think that's how it works.
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    they have no effect

    i could be the biggest baddest mother****er alive and still slouch like crazy

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    Posture is mostly a product of habit, just practice keeping your neck higher, that really is the fastests and easiest way to fix it.
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