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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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    Go Heels! MixmasterNash's Avatar
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    Extremely cheap squat rack

    I have ordered and just received this squat rack from NY barbell:
    http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/93132.html

    It appears to be decent quality and was quite stable with 225lbs on it. The kicker is that it is extremely cheap - $129 with free shipping (I think they tacked on an $8 handling fee) - and I got it in two days. It weights about 55lbs and is reasonably easy to move.

    Pictures here.

    I'm sure that Ironmind and similar products are far better, but they are also 3x the price.

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    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    Do you train outside? I noticed the tarp over all your gear just wondering.
    As for the rack very decent price looks fairly sturdy.
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    That looks awesome Mix. I'm very jealous.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Nice rack for the price man! Way to save money
    mine cost £69.99 ($132) from Decathlon. Weighs about 80-100lbs id imagine.
    And holds in the 200kg (440lb) range. Very strudy. Check this vid of me squatting to see what it looks like.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEaymzpkZM0
    Last edited by Goodwinm; 08-25-2006 at 06:54 AM.
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    Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
    Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14

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    I looked at those, but I'm holding out for a used cage. I want the safety "pins" so I can bench and do Mil Press without killing myself. And maybe a top bar to do pullups (although I can rig anything for that).
    The Gods taught us to forge Iron so that we would not be slaves-----old Germanic saying

    buy a chin up bar, sell the arm curl bar---Roddy

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    A.K.A Goodwinner Goodwinm's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by manowar669
    I looked at those, but I'm holding out for a used cage. I want the safety "pins" so I can bench and do Mil Press without killing myself. And maybe a top bar to do pullups (although I can rig anything for that).
    I used my barbell on my squat rack for pullups. And for mil presses. Ive got spot catches aswell just incase i drop the weight.
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    Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
    Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14

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    Yep, Wolfy, I train outside. I'm too lazy to train in the mornings so I suffer through the Carolina heat. The heat doesn't seem to negatively effect strength, but it definately kills endurance. I sweat enough to soak through a beach towel though.

    Sensei - I've been jealous of your gym since day one.

    mano - I, too, would like a proper power rack one day, but I don' have the space or money for one now. Plus this will serve dual purpose for olympic lifting once I build a platform and get bumpers.

    Goodwinm - that squatting dump looked painful! My solution: saw horses. (They're adjustable, but at just the right height at the lowest position. The wood is screwed on and key for safety.)

    The journal / I live here.

    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    A.K.A Goodwinner Goodwinm's Avatar
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    good idea max!
    and it was my pride that was hurt more lol.
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    Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
    Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    Goodwinm - that squatting dump looked painful! My solution: saw horses. (They're adjustable, but at just the right height at the lowest position. The wood is screwed on and key for safety.)
    Can saw horses hold enough weight???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido
    Can saw horses hold enough weight???
    They are rated to 1200lbs each, which of course, is for a static load, evenly distributed. This is why the wood is so important -- if a weight is dropped, the soft wood will distribute the load.

    But lowering 300-400lbs (ha! I wish) onto the two horses is well within my confidence of the horses' limits.

    The only thing I'm worried about is lateral stability, but that seems okay.

    The journal / I live here.

    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    My solution: saw horses. (They're adjustable, but at just the right height at the lowest position. The wood is screwed on and key for safety.)
    Brilliant! I might just do what you have done, and it would save me time and $$$. I think I have those exact same saw horses, too! Now I just need a bench.
    The Gods taught us to forge Iron so that we would not be slaves-----old Germanic saying

    buy a chin up bar, sell the arm curl bar---Roddy

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    Guys look on e bay and do a local search for equip. People buy that stuff and then sell it for nothing!
    pain is inevitable suffering is optional

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynedang
    Guys look on e bay and do a local search for equip. People buy that stuff and then sell it for nothing!
    theres been hardly any squat racks on ebay when ive searched. but i have been on ebay uk and not USA cuz im not prepared to pay a £200 shipping charge lol.
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    Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
    Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14

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    yeah that would be a little high lol!!! They come and go but sometimes they are priced right if you drive to get it.
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