The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Just as a counter idea, I found WS4SB to be great...

    Just as a counter idea, I found WS4SB to be great (vs. 'real' Westside) for somebody whose lifting time is limited. I found that with the 'real' Westside Template you are basically going to need to...
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    Poll: I just want to thank Vinny for the book...

    I just want to thank Vinny for the book recommendation, 'Nutrient Timing' by Ivy and Portman. I am reading it again for the second time, and I'll just say there is science to whether you should eat...
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    I think this is a great point, and I think a lot...

    I think this is a great point, and I think a lot of people miss. I get hit for 'overthinking' but I have to act as my own coach--bouncing back and forth between kill or be killed mentality and...
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    Don't think I don't appreciate the advice. I...

    Don't think I don't appreciate the advice. I really do. But I don't see why you think that 'thinking about what you are doing' and 'doing it' are mutually exclusive. Why would my understanding...
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    I feel like it is grade school and two guys with...

    I feel like it is grade school and two guys with the ball are playing 'keep-away.' I've read Seklow's articles too... I'm not being lazy. But I just want to know what Wendler/Seklow is...
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    Thanks for the advice. Its basically what I have...

    Thanks for the advice. Its basically what I have been doing and I'll keep at it! Any thoughts one what Wendler is saying?
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    1) I do have 5/3/1 and I have read through it...

    1) I do have 5/3/1 and I have read through it twice--this isn't in the book but in the FAQ, the book doesn't help much with this.
    2) I have done and will continue to do a buttload of pullups. Doing...
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    5/3/1 and Pull Ups

    Wendler writes this in his FAQ about 5/3/1:

    "34. Harry Selkow’s dip and chins sets/reps for 5/3/1

    10 x 3, 10 x 5, 6 x 5 (BW or weighted) after 5/3/1 work
    Harry’s dip and chin regimen is highly...
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    Definitely curls! LOL. I saw some guy come into...

    Definitely curls! LOL. I saw some guy come into the gym yesterday and to this:

    Incline curls
    Ez-curl bar curls
    Preacher curls
    Arms in overhead press position curl out to the side
    Curls in the...
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    I am surprised more people haven't mentioned the...

    I am surprised more people haven't mentioned the fact that 'performance enhancing' drugs are a factor. Including some serious advances in terms of substances and their use. Although, I do respect...
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    I use it pretty often. On everything below 90%...

    I use it pretty often. On everything below 90% of max. And thats just because I feel stronger with a mixed grip--the hook grip is strong enough for the loads. It does take time to get used to it,...
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    Hmmm. I prefer the 13mm. Maybe its because I am...

    Hmmm. I prefer the 13mm. Maybe its because I am tall (6'3") or not huge (225lbs), but to my mind it could even be stiffer...
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    New information on fasted cardio?

    Check out this article in the nytimes. It really promotes certain benefits for fasted cardio. I'm curious if what they are saying would also be true of cardio after lifting when one is in a fasted...
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    Whoa. My shoulders have a long way to go before...

    Whoa. My shoulders have a long way to go before I'm hitting that. And didn't look like he was necessarily giving it his all either.
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    The deadlift five plates like a champ article was...

    The deadlift five plates like a champ article was great. One for the squat would be nice.... *hint* *hint*
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    I had wondered about that...even future method...

    I had wondered about that...even future method and regular bands too. I guess just another way to mix it up and hunt for weaknesses. Great lifting!
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    I agree that you are a bit loose. Grip the bar...

    I agree that you are a bit loose. Grip the bar super hard before you even come out and press your abs out/down into your feet before you squat. Think about sitting back to the degree you can feel...
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    Scott, 12-16 SETS 4x/week? How many reps? ...

    Scott, 12-16 SETS 4x/week? How many reps? Weighted or not? I need to work on abs but I haven't been putting in that much volume. I do 4 sets of 10-15 weighted 1 day, and 2 or 3 sets of 60 without...
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    Good Mornings are doing it for me. And romanain...

    Good Mornings are doing it for me. And romanain deadlifts. I actually think a significant part of the problem is in my abs...you might think about that too.
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    Logan Lacy Projectile Vomits on Head Judge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c99fKwte_-4&feature=player_embedded

    Does anybody know more of the story than this? Second attempt, projectile vomits on the head judge. He looks pretty bad off. ...
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