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Old 07-04-2013, 04:50 AM   #21
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So, how many lbs will plate resisted sliding chest flys add to my bench?
Well 0lbs. unless you impliment t-nations Snake Oi... errr I mean Anaconda protocol. Then you could potentially add 500lbs to your bench whilst getting to minus 3.7% bodyfat. Off course you can only buy this stuff if you prove your truly hardcore. I think this involves G4P at the t-nation HQ?
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Are actually 1 exercise with a slightly different stance and a smith machine row....

"2" row variations:




Not Going to bother posting the smith machine row. Do these guys actually get paid for producing this shit? And do people actually take them serious?


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^^^^ I actually like the meadow rows variation a lot. Donʻt know what it is but it hits the sweet spot. Every workout Iʻve been doing Meadow rows and Db Rows.
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Just to clarify, I am not criticizing the 1 arm barbell row at all.
But that isn't 2 movements.
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Just to clarify, I am not criticizing the 1 arm barbell row at all.
But that isn't 2 movements.
They're more different from each other than high bar squats are from low bar squats. Or close, anyway. And yet, in plenty of big lifters' blogs and books and stuff, you see high bar and low bar specified individually, to produce different results.

In other words, why not do the same for meadows rows and 1-arm barbell rows?

Having tried both, I'm sticking with 1-arm BB rows for now. I don't consider them interchangeable. YMMV, etc.
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Are actually 1 exercise with a slightly different stance and a smith machine row....
I suppose you could say that it's a hammer grip v an overhand grip variation (as a DL would go, if you know what I mean, not sure what else to term the grip, since it's not a curl grip) and they'd have a different impact on the movement but, IMO, I feel that would be more to do with grip than the primary muscles targeted, so a stronger grip in one or the other variation would produce better results etc.

Plus the load is placed at a different angle to the body which does make a difference, though it may be subtle; one clearly to the side with the other below the bodyline.

Just a thought or two.
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This article is titled "9 ways to get better in the gym", but if I were the editor I'd call it "some of the worst fucking advice ever written non-ironically."

http://www.t-nation.com/training/9-w...ter-in-the-gym

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"You cannot improve your deadlift training it only once per week"

"Deadlift every damn day"

""If you're bad at it you should do it more." I hate everything about this statement. It makes no sense and is so meaningless that it should never be uttered again."

"For instance, I'm pretty crappy at doing back bends like a Cirque de Soleil contortionist, so by that logic I should do more of them, even though I might wind up crippled. Maybe I should try to play hockey more even though I can't skate to save my life, or perhaps I should run a marathon, barefoot, against a Kenyan."

No one said do something pointless and dangerous. The point is that you should address your weaknesses so they don't hinder you from your goals or possibly lead to FUCKING INJURY. Talking about being a contortionist or running a marathon has NOTHING TO DO with lifting.

This entire article is idiotic. Jabber, jabber, jabber while offering absolutely nothing of worth and giving potentially harmful advice. Great job guys.
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So having scanned through it, I was thinking: 'What would the author recommend if you were a terrible deadlifter?'

Would he say 'deadlift every day, because there's no way you can improve it by doing it once a week?' Or would he say 'avoid it altogether because there's no point in continually doing something you suck at' ?

He's so busy being radical and contrary, he's even disagreeing with himself.
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