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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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  1. #1
    GreenG mickyjune26's Avatar
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    Deadlifting vs. (leg press + Straight-Legged Deadlifts)

    My leg routine is below:

    Squats
    45 - 10
    95 - 12
    135 - 12
    155 - 8
    175 - 4 (failure)
    Leg Press
    270 - 8 (close to failure)

    SLDL
    95 - 10
    135 - 8 (failure)

    Will swapping out leg presss and SLDLs with deadlifts (probably 4 sets, failing on last 2 sets) produce the same gains?

    My goals are below. I have a 4 day cycle with 4 days on, 1 day off, taking a week break every 4 weeks. I'll be gaining pretty fast no matter what I do. It will probably only take about 3- 4 months to get to where I was during my last 8 months of lifting.
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    Leg press, SLDLs, and normal DLs are do different things. Deads are a posterior chain exercise. I would never goto failure on deads. Way too much risk of injury.
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    ^^what he said.

    My most hardcore, badass leg routine was..

    heavy squat
    heavy leg press
    SLDL
    Good Mornings

    That was KILLER. There's nothing left in the tank after that. I basically approached that as two quad dominant movements, and two hams dominant movements, with at least 3 of the 4 hitting my glutes and lower back pretty well.
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    That's why i like leg press, because I can go closer to failure. Just got to make sure i breathe right so my head doesn't explode.
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    leg press cant even touch deadlift. why not just do deads, sldl, and squats?
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    Why leg press at all when you can squat? Do you just like the leg press because you can use a bigger weight?

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    So you all dont go to failure on deadlifts? I didnt think there was that much chance of injury.

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    To be honest, I hate putting on all the plates on the leg press.

    After more thought, I'm going to do Squats, Deadlifts, and Good mornings (to strengthen my back). I'll also switch to twice per week leg workouts.

    Sound good?
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    Leg press is dangerous even when you're careful. I'd stick with squats, deads, lunges, and their variations - you have more control and they offer more benefits.
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    I hurt my knee on leg press once. I'm very cautious with it now, when I even use it. after my knee recovered a little, I did light squats, and my knee felt better. so now I just squat, front squat, deadlifts, SLDL and RDL, and lunges when I feel like crippling myself.

    and as far as not thinking there's a risk for injury with deadlifts...wrong. if your form sucks or you try to get more reps when the lower back fatigues and starts to curve...oh man do you increase your risk of injury.

    do them, but do them right, and don't force the last reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    Leg press is dangerous even when you're careful. I'd stick with squats, deads, lunges, and their variations - you have more control and they offer more benefits.
    lunges are insanely better than any machine
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