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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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    deadlift form

    hey all,

    i've been reading (bored) all day... and i've caught a few instances where folks talk about shin scarring and bleeding from the bar rubbing them from deadlifting. I do not get any sort of shin wounds. I deadlift moderately, once a week, and can't remember a single instance of shin 'rubbination'.
    I check my form in the mirror and from what i remember to what I see on Exrx and other vids, i look pretty good.

    what should I check for to be certain of my form? you know i don't want to be missing out on gnarly scars from weightlifting. my armpits already look like i've been attacked by grizzlies.

    kd
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    Credulous at best
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    Angels in the hearts of men.
    But pull your head on out of your hippie haze
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    Shouldn't have to say it all again

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinASU
    sweet.

    I do deadlift with more of a straight leg approach and drive with my hips. Perhaps i should try a few with a concentrated 'squat' mindset.

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    Keep the bar glued to your legs the entire length of the lift. As soon as the bar gets away from your body, that's where the majority of back injuries happen. Other than that, just keep your back arched and remember that from the floor to the knees is a lot of leg; the back works the majority of the lift once you get it over your knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy
    Keep the bar glued to your legs the entire length of the lift. As soon as the bar gets away from your body, that's where the majority of back injuries happen. Other than that, just keep your back arched and remember that from the floor to the knees is a lot of leg; the back works the majority of the lift once you get it over your knees.
    yeah, i'd love to get more 'leg' into it. it makes my lower back tired first to do it the way i've been going at it.

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    I start the bar in front of my legs and pull back. If I start it at my shin and scrape up, I'll never get my shoulders forward and I'll end up having to pull out and over the knee. Your deadlift form should match your body type.

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    That's what would happen for me, I don't know how i could possibly scrape my shins unless i got stuck somewhere
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    i recently started deadlifting more consistant and my shins are all red and bruised. good conditoinging for MT though.
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    so I deadlifted today, concentrated on keeping the form very strict and the bar close to my body. I didn't like it. I think that since my trunk and femurs are long the balance is off.

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    In my opinion, form has to do with your bodytype, your bone structure and your strength. I believe having the bar near my shins, but not too near to the point that it would actually scrape the skin! To me that's pointless! Think about it, the bar is getting stuck to your shins, causing friction, making it harder to lift the weight, I just don't believe in that type of lifting. I have the bar about an inch from my shin bone, look up and keeping my back straight, I lift the weight using my legs, I believe in sitting down, keeping your center of gravity low in the beggining of the lift, and I believe in ''exploding'' with the weight, I mean, you grab the bar, you look up, and boom, you go up, and you don't give up, you fight the sticking point. Good luck...

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