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
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    Feeling calf exercises in the area below your calf.

    What would a person be doing incorrectly if they felt standing/seated calf raises in the part of their leg directly below the calves. Kind of like in the 6 inch space between the back of your ankle and the bottom of your calf.


    P.S. Is it normal to have these crazy/insane red marks on my traps after doing standing calf raises?
    Last edited by unstop; 06-28-2006 at 08:18 AM.

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    Red marks are common with padded shoulder devices.

    IF you're feeling calf exercises in the achillies, that means your doing them too fast. Stop at the bottom of the movement and relax your leg. It takes up to a few seconds for elastic tension to release from the tendon. You will use a lot less weight.

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    It could be his soleus getting hammered as well, which is a good thing. Seated calf work hits it especially hard.


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