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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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    DB bench presses one arm at a time?

    I read on a site that if you do DB bench presses, its a good idea to occasionally do them one arm at a time to shake up your routine. Is there any reason for this, and if you were to only do DB presses one arm at a time, would it change the way your muscles grow/develop?

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    It is good to do once in a while to change up things. No, it will not change the way your muscles grow or develop.

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    I would think doing them one arm at a time, you would have a tendency to rotate your shoulder off the bench and thus take some of the chest out of the movement by increasing delt usage.

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    It's more of a isometric core rotational exercise than a pressing exercise. It is an excellent exercise, but it's not really intended for building a huge chest.

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    Cheers, my only problem with doing both arms at once is lifting the damn things off the floor. Its a strain my biceps don't need on their off days.
    Regarding incline bench presses, my bench has two incline settings, is it better to do them with a low or high incline?
    Thanks.

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    Low incline, too high and they become more of a shoulder exercise.

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    here's how you do it:

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    I do this sometimes, helps me focus more on my form.
    Last edited by Iron Bull; 08-26-2006 at 05:15 AM.

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    Your not supposed to use your bicep to lift the weight when doing dumbell bench, thats why he added that picture thing.

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