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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

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    Rack pulls?

    Having done a search there is little info on this excercise and it isn't listed on exrx. Can someone please tell me which muscles it hits, and is it much different than SLDLs.
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    ^-- rack pulls and ima say they hit the upper traps as well as some other ones I don't probably know about






    ^--straight leg dead lifts..

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnknownSoldier View Post


    ^-- rack pulls and ima say they hit the upper traps as well as some other ones I
    Rack pulls are primarily spinal erectors.

    They are different than SLDLs because they don't use the hamstrings.

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    Rack pull is used to simulate the upper half of a deadlift, it is used to hammer your back, it also brings in your upper back, traps, arms etc.. .same as a deadlift.

    The SLDL is a hamstring dominant excersize...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    Rack pulls are primarily spinal erectors.

    They are different than SLDLs because they don't use the hamstrings.
    Rack pulls don't use the hamstrings?

    That's news to me. They also hit the glutes hard.

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    Rack pulls hit just about everything the same as a deadlift, but are used to strengthen deadlift lockout by providing the lifter with a higher load capacity for the upper portion of the lift than would normally be achievable from a lower pull.

    That's a confusingly long sentence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dw06wu View Post
    Rack pulls hit just about everything the same as a deadlift, but are used to strengthen deadlift lockout by providing the lifter with a higher load capacity for the upper portion of the lift than would normally be achievable from a lower pull.

    That's a confusingly long sentence.
    It made sense to me.

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    I love rack pulls.

    I just wanted to add that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnknownSoldier View Post


    ^-- rack pulls and ima say they hit the upper traps as well as some other ones I don't probably know about






    ^--straight leg dead lifts..
    Why is that guys back being rounded at the bottom of the SLDL? I thought that was a no no?

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    I fu<king dominate at rack pulls..

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