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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  1. #1
    Senior Member yankeekd25's Avatar
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    Ab Rope Pulldowns

    Is this a good exercise for your abs? I've been trying to do these and I don't feel much in my abs... Is this because I am not doing them right or because it's not really and effective exercise for your midsection?
    Age: 19 Height: 5'11'', Weight: 185 BF: ~14-16%

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    Ex-Manwhore KingWilder's Avatar
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    Raleigh, NC
    I know people that do them, but they've never really appealed to me

    I just grab a 45lb plate and hop onto a decline bench and do like 3 sets of 8-12 situps and that's about it
    5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf

    Bench:255 Squat:295 Dead:400
    Snatch:145 C&J: 205
    Chin-Up: +135 Dip: +100
    Max Pull-Ups: 44

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    Toronto, Ontario
    I do them for a change of pace and find them quite effective. You really have to concentrate as your stomach.

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    cakin Cirino83's Avatar
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    Oct 2006
    Don't use your arms to pull the weight. Lock your arms and crunch with your stomach.

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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Stand up, face away from the weight stack, use enough weight and I guarantee you'll feel it in your abs.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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