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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  1. #1
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    sumo vs conventional deadlifts

    any advantages or disadvantages to each?

    j/w which do you use? ive been using conven. but may give sumos a try.
    It's not quantity, it's quality!

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    advantages of sumo are less range of motion and it uses more hips then conventional. Disadvantages, well, for me its hard to lockout cause my hands are rubbing on my thighs, i dont think its a prob for long armed people though.
    Advantages of conventional, uses more lowerback i believe, i find it easier being stubby armed.
    Use the one that your strongest with for competition. In training mix it up
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

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    so do you think taller people with longer arms would be better suited for sumos?
    It's not quantity, it's quality!

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    Might be? Not too sure. Optimal deadlift build would be short upper body, short legs and monkey arms. Heres a pic of the guy with the highest bw todeadllift ratio 5.19xbw i think http://www.ivanko.com/mw_archive/images/lamar_dl.jpg
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

    Powerlifting Westside Style

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    I would train each one hard and see which one you are better at. That should be your competition stance.


    I used to be much better at conventional, now I do very wide sumos and love em.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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