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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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  1. #1
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    Help- why is my form all hosed up? (youtube)

    I started on Rippetoe's 3*5 routine a few months ago (workout A: squat, bench, deadlift, B: squat, shoulder press, rows) and I've been making good progress. I videoed my squat and shoulder press today and I was horrified to find that despite following his instructions to the letter (or so I thought), my lifts looked nothing like the illustrations in his book or on exrx.net.

    What am I doing wrong, and how do I fix it?

    Squat:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=453tgfdWIsc

    Shoulder Press:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HlpxDXa5fM

    Thanks in advance!

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    Your squat stance is much wider than the guy on exrx, but I think you are over analyzing things.

    Your breathing is wrong though, I felt like I was going to pass out listening to your breathing on the shoulder press =o

    And why is your video sideways?@!

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    I dont see whats wrong?
    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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    Hard to watch because of the angle, but your squat looked pretty good to me. You GMed a couple of the reps and the weight might have been shifting to your toes a little, but looked pretty good and it looked like you were hitting parallel.
    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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    Looks pretty good buddy. Do you always squat on your wall like that? ...angle of video made it hard to watch. Throw a 12" box under your ass and squat on that for awhile. Always cleans up my form when things get stupid.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Yeah Sensei, it was the last set and my attention to form slipped a little bit, I'll keep an eye on that.

    Does it look to anyone else like my knees are travelling out too far over my toes?

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    Your form is fine. I don't know what you're worrying about.

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    Looks good to me too.

    No arched back on the presses, which is good, and squats look fine.
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    Weightlifting sucks. I just like to lift heavy things.

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    Don't post the same topic in multiple threads.

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    Thanks a LOT for the comments everyone, I feel a lot better about lifting alone now. Sorry about posting in multiple forums, mods please feel free to delete one of the threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran View Post
    Do you always squat on your wall like that?
    hehehe


    I think your form is good, O.G. poster!

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    looks fine to me man. work on your breathing abit and you should be fine.
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