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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    monster in training DarrenEff's Avatar
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    Bench and Weight purchase: Input wanted

    Ok, so up until now I've been using a $70 walmart bench and a standard 20lb bar with a huge assortment of oldschool vinyl/new vinyl/cast iron/etc weights. And it has done the job but now it's getting to the point where I don't trust the bench to hold me + the bar/weight for bench. And it takes too long to switch between all these weights when doing exercises...

    Locally, there is nothing to choose from. I am however driving to the mainland in about 3 weeks and found a pretty good sports store. I'm looking at a bench and an an olympic set. I'd like some input on this please?

    -Bench (regular $399CAD, on sale right now for $299)
    http://www.irondog.ca/id/wdib46l.html
    also seen here:
    http://www.bodysolid.com/Item.aspx?I...er+Combo+Bench

    It looks pretty good to me (flat,incline,decline, move uprights around and its a squat rack).

    -300lb olympic set (45lb bar + 255lbs of weight)
    This is regular $299 on sale for $279 (OMG THE SAVINGS!!)

    Keep in mind these prices are canadian dollar.

    So I'm basically looking at $299 + $279 + 15% tax = $660

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    monster in training DarrenEff's Avatar
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    ahh, anyone at all?

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    hmm well im currently looking for some new equipment for my new house. i would suggest you get a power rack if you have the room. that way you can bench and squat in it. im in toronto so im looking for a good store that i can go and pick up the stuff from.

    that bench looks pretty sturdy. how is it a squat rack aswell?
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    The upright's turn 180 degrees and adjust up and down as well. So you turn them to face backwards, and you can step into it like a squat rack.

    I'd really like to get a power rack but I'm dealing with basement ceiling @ about 6½ feet or so =\

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    My bench does the same thing, uprights come apart and flip backwards to be a squat rack. It takes a couple minutes set up time, but it works well enough.

    No complaints from me about your bench.

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    I got it like that Sontizzle's Avatar
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    here in the states wal mart has a golds gym brand bench that u can do incline, decline, flat bench, squats, leg lift and is fully adjustable for like 110 bucks. its what i bought and i love it.
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