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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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    Holding the bar on dead lifts

    I have seen when people use a matched grip when doing dead lifts, but I have seen other people use an inverted grip where one palm faces in and one the other.


    Why do they do that?

    Benefits, ect ect


    explain please.

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    When you grip the bar with a standard grip, you're not only fighting gravity directly, but also fighting to stop the bar from rolling out of your hands.

    A mixed grip takes the problem of the bar rolling out of the equation, allowing you to hold more.
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    I use the palms facing in grips for as many sets as I can to help me grip and forearms. Then I got to mix when I can not hold the weight with standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard 9 View Post
    I use the palms facing in grips for as many sets as I can to help me grip and forearms. Then I got to mix when I can not hold the weight with standard.
    Agreed. This is the best way to increase forearm strength without sacrificing weight on the deadlift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard 9 View Post
    I use the palms facing in grips for as many sets as I can to help me grip and forearms. Then I got to mix when I can not hold the weight with standard.
    thats how I made the jump from 225 - 275....not to mention just being able to do the 225 to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    thats how I made the jump from 225 - 275....not to mention just being able to do the 225 to start with.
    You sure that's not when you just remembered to include the weight of the bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Australian View Post
    You sure that's not when you just remembered to include the weight of the bar?
    That would equal 270...
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    Ahhh thats cool man, I was having that problem about the bar rolling but couldn't work it out.


    Now I feel like a dumbass.


    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by idrumtomuch View Post
    Ahhh thats cool man, I was having that problem about the bar rolling but couldn't work it out.


    Now I feel like a dumbass.


    Thanks!
    If you really want advice, considering you just joined, you probably want to change your name so it's grammatically correct. Do you really want a name that's spelled wrong for years?
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    Nope, I have had this SN for years already and I am well aware it is a grammatical error. That is the beauty of the internet, it can be whatever the hell I want -- not what you want.

    The reason it is like it is because when I created the name I wasn't aloud to use numbers and only 11 max characters.


    Fortunately , I am not trying to wow you with my grammar.



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    Quote Originally Posted by idrumtomuch View Post

    The reason it is like it is because when I created the name I wasn't aloud to use numbers and only 11 max characters.


    Fortunately , I am not trying to wow you with my grammar.

    tuttut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    tuttut
    Hahaha, man I was thinking the same thing. Priceless. Butt hay, let him bee watt he wonts two!
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    Apparently you tards never heard of sarcasm either.

    I am glad I deleted the next line before posting. That one would have really made you work a muscle you never have before.

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    Bottom line, use any grip you want and see which is most comfortable for you and you can get the most out of.
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