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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
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    where does the bar touch

    when doing your bench where does it come into contact with your chest, mine is about my nipples but is that right? i hear alot about being to high or to low, does it limit my success with the exercise, targetting the pecks?
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    Mine touches around bottom of pecs top of abs. Right at the sternum.
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    when doing PL style, it hits right below nippy level.

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    Mine is also bottom of pecs / top of abs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolDrew View Post
    Mine is also bottom of pecs / top of abs.
    Same here.

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    Upper abs for me

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    nips or a little bit lower

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    Bottom of ribs/top of abs.
    Quote Originally Posted by RhodeHouse View Post
    "Any man under 200lbs is a woman." -Matt Rhodes

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    I aim right for the sternum... Any lower and it's no good in IPF competitions.
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    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Right at the bottom of the rib cage. If it hit up by my nipples that would tweak the heck out of my shoulders.
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    Just below nipline

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    I aim right for the sternum... Any lower and it's no good in IPF competitions.
    That's quite a range...considering the sternum runs from collarbones to abs.

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