The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Someone answer a question for m

    Sorry, but as opposed to searching through endless topics about pull ups and lat pull downs I will just ask here.

    A friend of mine was telling me that Lat Pull downs are the same as pullups.

    I said they weren't .

    Somebody please back me up with more evidence...unless I am wrong.

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    Here is a lat pulldown:
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...tPulldown.html

    Here is a pullup:
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/.../AsPullup.html

    Similar motions I guess...but two complete different excercises.

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    i know what the exercises are... you didn't answer my question

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    i guess my question is more like:

    Why do people prefer pullups to lat pull downs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihorne View Post
    i guess my question is more like:

    Why do people prefer pullups to lat pull downs?
    Because it's easy to do lat pulls and hard to do pullups. Duh.

    That's kind of like asking why so many people prefer to eat cheetos on their couches instead of going to the gym.

    Most people most of the time will natrually gravitate towards the path of least resistance.
    Last edited by beatlesfreak; 03-07-2007 at 08:08 PM.

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    same exercise, the pull up is superior because it is a free weight exercise, and you use your bodyweight


    people do lat pulldowns because they cant do pullups, i think the lat pulldown is a god way to get stronger to do pullups

    and once you can do pullups and chins up with regularity i see no need to go back to lat pulldowns in any way fashion or form
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    lat pull ups (wide grip) rock the casbah!!! it especially makes light athletic people like myself feel special in the gym with a 25 around my waist pumping out a few sets of 7. I see very few guys that do that kind of stuff, and quite frankly, i think the bigass football guys are jealous.
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