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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    Substitute for leg extensions?

    The machine used for doing leg extensions at my gym is not adjustable. I'm 6'4" and the bar where I put my feet are waay too short for me. Is there any substitute I can use for leg extensions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triger
    The machine used for doing leg extensions at my gym is not adjustable. I'm 6'4" and the bar where I put my feet are waay too short for me. Is there any substitute I can use for leg extensions?
    Squats, leg press, lunges, deadlifts...all of these will build your quads which are what leg extensions target.

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    Front squat, lunges, step up, sissy squat,

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    Leg extensions are an inferior exercise, do the exercises that were mentioned instead.

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    Front squats on the smith machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Bull
    Front squats on the smith machine.
    Smith machine???

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    You'll find a lot of machines are like that.

    Some good suggestions (save the Smith machine) above.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.

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