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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    Deadlifts worth it? + other questions

    I have been doing stiff legged deadlifts with no problem, so I decided to try and bend my knees a bit.. they said it was better for your lower back.. and I hurt my lower back on my 2nd set trying this new form.

    Are deadlifts really worth it? Especially wHen you hear about all this herniated disk crap, and bending of the spine..

    When I am doing deadlifts, lets say stiff legged, they say you need to keep your back arched etc. Well I try to do that by looking up and stuff.. but when I'm holding 200LBS of weight it tends to pull my sholders down.. I can still lookup but I"m not sure if I'm rounding my back. Should I lower weight? But if I lower weight then I won't work my muscles.
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    Find a coach and learn how to deadlift properly. It's definitely worth it. Until then, lower the weight and analyze as many deadlift videos as you can. Read as many deadlift articles as you can.

    I guarantee your injury was the result of a mistake you made. No offense, it happens to the best, that's why it's important to practise.
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    I'd lower the weight and practice on form first. Once you get the form right, concentrate on getting it right everytime, even when you raise the weight. I personally use a weightlifting belt to help support my back when I do deads. Form and breathing are what I concentrate on first and foremost, amount of weight is secondary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie500
    Deadlifts, worth it! + other questions
    There, I fixed your thread title for you!
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    Constructive post:

    I found that concentrating on bringing my hips lower prevented my back from rounding. Low-weight, proper form is the key. Don't try to be a hero.
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    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do...ydra?id=459744
    Read this article.. it answers a couple of your form problems..
    But I agree with Anthony et. al... lower the weight until you fix the problem...

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