The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Senior Member Paladyr's Avatar
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    Power clean with an EZ curl bar?

    Any reason why I can't use an EZ curl bar for this?

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    I wouldn't advise it. Bent bar, no whip, no rotation ... say goodbye to your wrists if you do anything heavy.
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    I'd be more concerned with the bend part contacting my collarbones.

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    Put some meat on your bones and that wouldn't be a concern ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladyr
    Any reason why I can't use an EZ curl bar for this?
    Why would you wanna do that? What's wrong with the barbell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Bull
    Why would you wanna do that? What's wrong with the barbell?
    It's inside a smith machine :-P.

    I used the EZ curl bar and it was fine.... I'm not really sure how a straight bar would make it any easier....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    I wouldn't advise it. Bent bar, no whip, no rotation ... say goodbye to your wrists if you do anything heavy.
    Yeah, the bar needs to be able to rotate. I have never tried it and I'm not sure why you would. How much weight are you handling with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladyr
    I used the EZ curl bar and it was fine.... I'm not really sure how a straight bar would make it any easier....
    Because a bar designed for olympic lifting will have a smaller diameter that provides more whip so there's less impact on the wrists, better grip (especially on the snatch), it will rotate so there's less impact on the wrists, and it's straight so you can actually drop under it properly without the bends in the bar smacking you.

    My guess is that you're using light weight and/or you're pulling the bar up like an upright row.

    Again, I definitely don't think you should be doing any fast moves with an ezbar. Don't wait until you break your wrist before you realize this is a bad move - stop now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    Because a bar designed for olympic lifting will have a smaller diameter that provides more whip so there's less impact on the wrists, better grip (especially on the snatch), it will rotate so there's less impact on the wrists, and it's straight so you can actually drop under it properly without the bends in the bar smacking you.

    My guess is that you're using light weight and/or you're pulling the bar up like an upright row.

    Again, I definitely don't think you should be doing any fast moves with an ezbar. Don't wait until you break your wrist before you realize this is a bad move - stop now.
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