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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Inability to do squats; help with alternate lifts

    Not that i physically can't, but i don't have a power rack in my basement, nore a means to get one. I can squat much more than what i can lift up and over my head, so i don't feel i'm doing a very fullfilling/worthwhile excercise by doing this. Are doing a couple different variations suitable to do since some require lower weight..Any suggestions would be incredibly useful and appreciated. Thanks
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    Front squats (clean the weight up), hack squats, bulgarian split squats

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    I'm still sure he could front squat more than he could clean.

    Hack squats are a decent alternative. I'd do them with lunges if I had no other alternatives.
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    Not really replacements, but front squats, zercher squats, hack squats, Bulgarian split squats, lunges
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris686 View Post
    I'm still sure he could front squat more than he could clean.
    Probably, but at least he doesn't have to get it over his head

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    dumbbell squats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    This one's cheaper w. free shipping and it looks a lot more stable. http://newyorkbarbells.com/93132.html Mixmasternash has these racks and he seems to be pretty happy with them.
    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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    Not sure if they have a dicks sporting goods store in Wisconson but that is where I bought a couple of pieces of my equipment and it was very inexpensve.

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    Thanks for all the replies,

    Leventar, there's a Dick's sporting goods about 15 minutes from me, i'll go check it out...I might also try just welding up a rack like the ones pictured, it doesnt seem like it would be something overly difficult to construct. If nothing else i'll have some decent alternatives. Thanks guys!
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    I wouldnt trust anyone but a professional to weld a rack for squatting, thats just asking for trouble. If your going to be squatting any kind of decent weight, the last thing you want to have happen is have your barbell go crashing to the ground + through your floor. Just pay the extra $50 and get the guarantee that its done right!
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