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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    Sorry for getting so frustrated but you cant even imagine the countless times people have flat out told me the only reason I can move the weight I do is because of my height. "Yah if I were 5' tall I could bench that too" Just pisses me off is all, no harm no foul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    Hehe, I wish it was me

    Zhang Guozheng 220kg x 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8yKSJbpFI

    Okay, I thought even achieving a 315 lbs. deep squat for me at 140 lbs. was impossible. Now I just need to gain 15 or so lbs. and go for a 315 lbs. deep squat at least once would be a nice long term goal.

    ...But first, to aquire the lower back (or perhaps HIPS?) flexibility like the guy above has.
    Wow! That video is awesome! Very inspirational! I see his stance is not too wide, it makes me wonder, maybe I shouldn't go so wide, I lack flexibility, but I've noticed it's easier for me to go below paralell when I don't go too wide, I believe I shouldn't go so wide anymore, I should squat just like that dude, I bet I could improve my squat, my coach tought me all wrong! The rules do change when you lack flexibility!

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    Yeah, if you squat deep you should narrow your stance.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    anyone notice his knees bucking in, i got kind of nervous with that, so strong though
    2000 or bust

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    I think the whole height thing has a lot less to do with it than most people say...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan View Post
    Yeah, if you squat deep you should narrow your stance.
    I don't agree with that either. It depends on your hip flexibility. It comes surprisingly easy with practice.
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    One of my cloest mates weighs barely 130, he benches 150... 8 times.

    Hes very short, and hes 14.

    He trained hard, Kev man, I know it must suck, but people see this short guy killing them and make excuses.

    I did it with my friend, 'hos power to weights is better just cause hes small' no, he just trains damn hard to.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    anyone notice his knees bucking in, i got kind of nervous with that, so strong though
    I think they're taught to squat like that. If you watch closely, you'll see his knees don't actually come "in". They go out, then come back to neutral.

    I wonder if there is something to that squatting pattern.

    Thanks.

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