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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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    My first time deadlifting today

    So i've been hearing a lot about the DL, and watched some YouTube vids and decided to give it a shot today. Started out like this (usually the bar is 45lbs, but im convinced the ones at my gym are 55lbs because they are much thicker than the standard bar)
    145x5 for warmup
    235x10
    285x8
    325x4
    285x7

    Went back down to the 285 because some ******* in the gym got angry at me because my 325 set was "making too much noise" ...lmfao I love working out at a gym where all the clientle are upper-middle class bicep queens

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    Generally keeping the bar closer to your shins recruits the legs more.

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    I felt like my form was bad, felt like I was using too much back and not enough leg. Any suggestions? I've been reading on the board about hitting the knees and what not that your actually supposed to hit the shins but straighten the legs out before the bar gets to your knees. I'll try it next time.
    Its an odd ratio between your stance and the degree of bend in your knees. You really just have to feel it out, and see what works best for you. Personally, I get a deep degree of bend in my knees. When i DL it looks like i just stand up with the weight; rather than a SLDL where your body goes almost from a 90 degree angle to vertical.
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    Pretty good weights for the first time.

    What type of DL's were you doing?

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    congratulations on deadlifting

    on that note...why did you let someone complaining about noise force you to lower your weight?

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    You were pulling 285 x 8 and 325 x 4 on your first time ever DLing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    You were pulling 285 x 8 and 325 x 4 on your first time ever DLing?
    thems some heavy weights man. how long have you been lifting?
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    I agree with McVein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    You were pulling 285 x 8 and 325 x 4 on your first time ever DLing?
    :withstupi

    Impressive if so....
    Last edited by VDubb; 02-21-2007 at 09:16 AM.

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    Seriously, I don't get all these posts that talk about PB's. Save 'em and post it in your journal.
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    325 x 4? first time?......not bad.
    5'11" 220lbs.

    BENCH - 330 x 1
    SQUAT - 405 x 1
    DEADLIFT - 450 x 1


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    Quote Originally Posted by McVein View Post
    thems some heavy weights man. how long have you been lifting?
    I've been seriously lifting for about 5-6 months now, before that I was on and off for a year. My initial sucess surprised me too. But, as many would say around here I have good "genetics." A lot of athletes in my family. I've been playing sports all my life so thats added to my strength all along.

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    And today, I've had the greatest post-workout soreness in a long time. I'm hooked on the deadlift.

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    was the form good? because i know when i started deadlifting, i was pulling big weight too, but all wrong.

    im not trying to belittle it, i, along with a few others in the thread, am just surprised at your first attempt
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    I agree with McVein

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    Quote Originally Posted by McVein View Post
    was the form good? because i know when i started deadlifting, i was pulling big weight too, but all wrong.

    im not trying to belittle it, i, along with a few others in the thread, am just surprised at your first attempt
    That what I'm wondering. I don't feel like my form was solid. I'm feeling a good workout soreness in my lower back and upper back, but hardly any in my hamstrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Champion View Post
    That what I'm wondering. I don't feel like my form was solid. I'm feeling a good workout soreness in my lower back and upper back, but hardly any in my hamstrings.
    Sounds like you're sore in all the right places, then. Just keep working on your form and you should be pulling even better poundages. Your deadlift will really shoot up for the first few months, so you should be pulling 405 pretty quickly (plus it helps that you are already pretty big).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Sounds like you're sore in all the right places, then. Just keep working on your form and you should be pulling even better poundages. Your deadlift will really shoot up for the first few months, so you should be pulling 405 pretty quickly (plus it helps that you are already pretty big).
    Hahahaha, yeah, tell me about it. It's crazy, I better get the most out of these last few teen years for me because my body is growing like crazy. All I've done is add one more meal a day since mid-January and I've shot up like 15 lbs, and it hasn't been that much fat. I am so stoked to be deadlifting now. She alleviate all the lower back pain i get in baseball season.

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    Guido, do you go to the University of Illinois? I might be going there next year...

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