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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?

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    Side laterals

    Arms straight or bent on side laterals? Your thoughts, cheers.
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    I like a little bend but not a whole lot. If my arms are staight out it feel weird on my elbows.
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    Whatsup bro? I would suggest bending your elbow a tad. I wouldnt recommend locking out but just slightly bending your elbow and locking out and keeping it steady.


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    But not a 70-90 degree bend in the elbows then?
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    Just a little bend. Like 10-25degree.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

    Powerlifting Westside Style

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    Thing is I have always done them as you guys are suggesting, but last workout i tried the 70-90 degree bend thing because of something i heard. Previuosly i hear this invloves the traps more than the delts. But i got a great burn in my delts using very strict form.
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    Whatever feels the best for you use.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

    Powerlifting Westside Style

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    I know you all are talking about side laterals...but I just wanted to complain real quick.......I HATE doing bent over lat raise for rear delts...just dont like how they feel...............anyway, that is all

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    What do you do for your real delts than?

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    my row exercises seem to be "enough" for them.....but i I see they aren't improving I will do em

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    I like to keep a slight bend, I tired them straight arm and they hurt my elbows.

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    Originally posted by syntekz
    What do you do for your real delts than?
    I do something...that I feel targets real delts. Basically a cable pull of the opposite type as a crossovers, but with one arm.

    So I use the bottom cable with my body perpendicular, so my arm is gripping the cable across my body and i pull away keeping my arm in a similar position as a lateral raise. Only coming across my body it's similar to a bent over rear delt raise only not bent over. Tough to explain though...

    Think of it as the opposite of cable crossovers for the chest, only one arm at a time.
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    yeah, I've tried tose only two hands..they were awkward at first

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    the only 2 exersizes i can think of that i do for my rear delts would be bent rows and behind the neck military presses and my rear delts are just fine and cut
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    I keep a 15 degree bend in them about. If they stay out straight it's icky on my elbow.

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