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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    The zercher conversation

    Monday night I went into the gym and walked up the squat rack, but I had to wait because their was a guy doing shrugs in it ( great was my first thought ). When he was done I started doing zercher squats. The guy looks at me and tells me that I should do power squats there more effective. I explain to him that zercher squats are just a variation of squats, and place a little more stimulation on the quads ( he like most people have never seen anyone do them ).

    Anyway we started talking and turns out heís been powerlifting for 7 years give or take and has benched over 600 shirted ( dude was big and very thick ). I stopped my routine and started talking about lifting with him for almost 20 minutes. It was good to actually meet someone who had the same mentality about working out that I did. I wont lie I mistook him for another guy who just wants to use the squat rack to curl or any other non squat movement. I guess we canít always judge a book by its cover.
    Success is achieved by doing a little more than you thought you could, and a lot more than anyone else.

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    If I had to guess, I'd say most people are guilty of using the squat rack for other than its intended position now n then.. its just a convenience thing. Especially in a gym that practically has cobwebs on the squat rack.

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    You should start training with that guy. I'm sure he could help you improve quite a bit, and maybe vice versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    You should start training with that guy. I'm sure he could help you improve quite a bit, and maybe vice versa.
    I was in a rush at the time, but I am going to talk to him more about that if I see him again.
    Success is achieved by doing a little more than you thought you could, and a lot more than anyone else.

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    That's awesome. Chat him up and learn as much as you can. I hope I meet someone like that at my gym

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