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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Couple of questions about power cleans

    I have so far been able to get 130 pounds on power clean, is this a good max? Or is it weak? Also, I can't seem to break the 130 barrier and get 135, any tips on how I can get it?

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    A good max is, "more than you did last time." Period.

    As far as improving, it's heavily dependent on executing the movement properly. Look into getting a good coach to help. You can learn on your own, but it will take a lot longer and you'll probably develop bad habits along the way.
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    Yeah I'm in high school weight lifting, but I've heard using a 25 a 10 and a 5 instead of a 45 makes it easier because it disperses the weight, is this true?

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    ^^^ i dont think that will make any difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    A good max is, "more than you did last time." Period.

    As far as improving, it's heavily dependent on executing the movement properly. Look into getting a good coach to help. You can learn on your own, but it will take a lot longer and you'll probably develop bad habits along the way.
    Well said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustin991 View Post
    I've heard using a 25 a 10 and a 5 instead of a 45 makes it easier because it disperses the weight, is this true?
    No, it makes it easier because 25+10+5 is only 40 pounds as opposed to 45.

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    No, it makes it easier because 25+10+5 is only 40 pounds as opposed to 45.
    You can't argue with that logic.
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    Assuming that he had got the weight right, it then brings the next question as whether the diameter of the weights is the same, because if it isnt, then the bar would be lower to the ground.

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    I would think using 25s etc etc instead of using 45s would make the power clean harder because it would start the bar closer to the ground. assuming the weight with 25 plates is equal to the one with 45s
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    Using more weights shifts the center of gravity out away from the bar. Harder maybe... Better balance probably.

    You are lifting the same amount just with a different center of gravity.

    Being closer to the ground would just help throw the entire balance off because how many people can keep form all the way to the ground?

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