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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    What exactly does a bench shirt do?

    Does it just make the benching easier? Seems like it'd be pointless if the shirt is doing all the work? Sure you can lift more, but it's not really doing much for you since the shirt is doing everything.

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    Rather than imagine myself slapping you in the face w. my Inzer Zs and RageX, and then flaming you, I'm just going to say do a search.... Do a search - it's been beaten to death.
    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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    Oh, and you could check this thread too, I guess. If you're anti-equipment, it will probably do nothing to change your mind though... http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=84780
    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
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    I have searched, I just don't really get what it does. I'm not against it I just don't see how it benefits you.

    Edit* Video seems to be the answer I was looking for, I'll check it out.
    Last edited by Altephor; 11-14-2006 at 08:55 PM.

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    It keeps you from getting cold on the bench.

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    Ok so I watched the video and I understand physically how it works. I was wondering how it helps you if the shirt itself is doing most of the work.

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    *sigh*... A bench shirt is for competitive powerlifters who compete against other powerlifters (who are most likely also wearing bench shirts), NOT bodybuilders or gym rats who are trying to push up their gym numbers.

    ...before any flames me, I am not saying bodybuilders are, in any way, gym rats.
    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
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by betastas
    It keeps you from getting cold on the bench.
    That cracked me up lol

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