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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?

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    Close grip close to Flat Bench.

    Is it weird that I can close grip almost as much as I bench? I can CG 215 and Bench 230. Should I be working on a certain portion of my bench (ie: "the hole")? It just seemed weird that the numbers were so close.

    Anyone else have CG numbers near their bench, or is it just me?

    Edit: If it makes a difference, I go about 6-8" for CG and shoulder width maybe a little more for bench.
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    Is your chest lagging? It sounds like you have overpowering triceps.. There's a pretty big difference between my CGBP and regular BP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    Is your chest lagging? It sounds like you have overpowering triceps.. There's a pretty big difference between my CGBP and regular BP.
    In size, no. I have to give some thanks to my genetics for this though. However, in terms of strength I do think I am lagging.

    What are your numbers, if you don't mind me asking. Just want to get some comparisons.

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    My close grip is quite a bit higher than my regular bench. I haven't benched with a wider grip in a long time, and when I bench close grip I flare my elbows out, which I shouldn't. But it's still weird.

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    my closegrip is pretty close to my regular flat bench. i think i read somewhere that once you start getting into the higher weights then your flat bench will be much higher than your cg bench
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    My CG bench is pretty close to my regular bench, (260 CG, 295 regular), but I use a powerlifting style for regular bench which does recruit the tri's and lats quite a bit.
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    in some people i think its normal.

    my close grip max 230
    regular grip max > 235

    mine are basically identical.
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