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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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    Bench Session

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    That's some nice benching. For me personally it's actually harder to not touch.

    Really solid effort.

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    try to get up on your shoulders more when you arch, so most of your body weight is on your shoulders when you bench
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    Looking at it, but I can't tell from the angle it looks like you are just pushing the bar up mostly with arms. Try and use your chest more by doing this: When the bar is coming down have it touch the nipples on yoru chest or slightly below when going up make the bar come over your forehead. Remember to really stick out your chest and maybe even do a slower pause at the bottom. Good effort and excellent job.
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    The first set is correct, but the others... u're giving pauses between the liftings, that's no good. Look at your first set... no pauses

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    there is nothing wrong with pausing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fcancel View Post
    The first set is correct, but the others... u're giving pauses between the liftings, that's no good. Look at your first set... no pauses
    Usually, if you pause you get a more accurate feel for how well you can control the weight. Bouncing it off your chest only gives you momentum. It doesn't increase strength.
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    thanks guys. the reason i was repping so fast on my first set is because that weight is really light for me so i have no trouble with it.

    thanks for the advice sharkall. my triceps are stronger than my chest in comparison which makes me use my arms more than i should. i'll keep working on my form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detard View Post
    thanks guys. the reason i was repping so fast on my first set is because that weight is really light for me so i have no trouble with it.

    thanks for the advice sharkall. my triceps are stronger than my chest in comparison which makes me use my arms more than i should. i'll keep working on my form.
    No problem. That's what us members are here for; to help you become a better weightlifter. You're doing an excellent job. All you have to do is work on your form a little more and you'll be literally pushing more weight and pulling more weight than you were before.
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    nice job but on 155 is looks like your not touching your chest
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    nice job but on 155 is looks like your not touching your chest
    i didnt touch on my 170 set but on everything else im pretty sure i touched except for 2 or 3 reps here and there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinHawk View Post
    there is nothing wrong with pausing
    If you pause you're doing like 1+1+1+1+1 reps... when ideally u should do 5. But if it works for you...

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    thanks guys!
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    looks like 155 and up you didnt touch your chest on some reps, make sure you go all the way! and there aint nothing wrong with using them triceps, if your going for strength then tuck the arms, arch the back, keep the blades tight, and get some leg drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fcancel View Post
    If you pause you're doing like 1+1+1+1+1 reps... when ideally u should do 5. But if it works for you...
    No, your still doing 5 reps.

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    thanks everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fcancel View Post
    If you pause you're doing like 1+1+1+1+1 reps... when ideally u should do 5. But if it works for you...
    Where did you get that from? A pause is not even a rest. It still requires some degree of muscle to keep it from crushing your chest. It's just to make sure that you are not using momentum to drive the weight back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkall2003 View Post
    Where did you get that from? A pause is not even a rest. It still requires some degree of muscle to keep it from crushing your chest. It's just to make sure that you are not using momentum to drive the weight back up.
    Did u see any bodybuilder make a pause on every up and down of a bench session?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fcancel View Post
    If you pause you're doing like 1+1+1+1+1 reps... when ideally u should do 5. But if it works for you...
    So, you take 2 second rests between each of your sets?

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    Your legs are loose. You have no lower body drive. You keep moving your feet around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington View Post
    Your legs are loose. You have no lower body drive. You keep moving your feet around.
    I'm surprised it took this long for someone to mention that.

    You're much stronger than me, but I'm going to critique anyways. You need to put your feet flat on the floor. Spread them out wide and bring them towards your waist. When you think they're wide enough and pulled in enough, do it a little more. Than before you even touch the bar, start pushing with your feet. Make sure your ass stays on the bench and your upper back on the bench. Unrack the bar and lower it to your chest. When you start to press it back up, try and push your feet through the floor and really focus on keeping your back tight. I think this easier to practice with medium-heavy weight (like 165 for you), rather than really light weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington View Post
    Your legs are loose. You have no lower body drive. You keep moving your feet around.
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    I'm surprised it took this long for someone to mention that.

    You're much stronger than me, but I'm going to critique anyways. You need to put your feet flat on the floor. Spread them out wide and bring them towards your waist. When you think they're wide enough and pulled in enough, do it a little more. Than before you even touch the bar, start pushing with your feet. Make sure your ass stays on the bench and your upper back on the bench. Unrack the bar and lower it to your chest. When you start to press it back up, try and push your feet through the floor and really focus on keeping your back tight. I think this easier to practice with medium-heavy weight (like 165 for you), rather than really light weight.
    but if i use leg drive wont my butt come up from the bench? i found a powerlifting coach that i am going to try and setup a session with to teach me proper form on a few things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fcancel View Post
    Did u see any bodybuilder make a pause on every up and down of a bench session?
    Did you know that when you are training for strength and training to be a bodybuilder you train differently?
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