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. overhead press (strict) 6x5x40kg deadlift...

    overhead press (strict) 6x5x40kg
    deadlift 6x5x120kg

    lat pulldown 3x8
    ab pulldown 3x10
  2. I appreciate your advice Travis, i really wasnt...

    I appreciate your advice Travis, i really wasnt fishing for some kind of green light to do westside, i wasnt attached to the idea, just lost between people saying its ok for beginners and others not....
  3. I hate bumping a thread, and so many guys here...

    I hate bumping a thread, and so many guys here have given such a good advice already, only problem is im still confused and the answers given as you can see are 50/50 still.

    Hoping a pro will take...
  4. Just going to run a 6 week linear type affair i...

    Just going to run a 6 week linear type affair i think, im not confident enough to implement a westside style program at this point in time.

    Will drop a working set each week until i hit 1x5, then...
  5. Yeah i certainly agree with this, i guess the was...

    Yeah i certainly agree with this, i guess the was the whole reason i made this post was to try and avoid conjuring up a program on my own, although i see trying to employ westside methods as using a...
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    Iv no idea why you think hintsas5 didnt read your...

    Iv no idea why you think hintsas5 didnt read your OP properly, he answered your question completely. No, drinking 3 protein shakes a day is not bad for you, getting protein from whole food is better...
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    Im interested in this as well, my assumption had...

    Im interested in this as well, my assumption had always been that the build up to a true 1rm happened in small increments, so much so that you had plenty of work done above 70% to illicit a training...
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    You know, i hadnt even considered that but now it...

    You know, i hadnt even considered that but now it seems obvious, it isnt just high reps (8+) where fatigue can change the subsequent rep. Nice one.
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    Some of the more experienced lifters here will be...

    Some of the more experienced lifters here will be able to give you some concrete advice on the workout, but iv found in the past when equipment is limited it helps to employ creative methods to...
  10. Thanks gaz :)

    Thanks gaz :)
  11. Inspiring!

    Inspiring!
  12. So based on the above and some further reading iv...

    So based on the above and some further reading iv been ferociously doing, iv put together an idea of what the first 6 weeks would potentially look like.

    Please, pick it apart with impunity.
    ...
  13. Weak as all hell but doing something about it

    Weights in kg. Just setting myself back up and getting ready for a cycle of proper programming.

    I'll be recording RPE's throughout this log - the idea is to try and learn how to use them and to...
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    Great work mate. Hench beard too.

    Great work mate. Hench beard too.
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    Do you find there is a point of diminishing...

    Do you find there is a point of diminishing returns for this? Like, does form stay stable with doubles at least, or even triples? Or is it that anything about a single you cant put maximum focus into?
  16. Patricky - thanks for your input, yes this has...

    Patricky - thanks for your input, yes this has been my worry, i feel like my technqiue is OK (thats completely subjective though, i arch my back on the bench better than the bro's but i could be...
  17. Novice looking for a nudge in the right direction

    I started lifting late in life (im 27 now) entirely recreationally, and spent the past few years pissing around in the weight room, running short linear cycles with no real goal at all apart from...
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