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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  1. Anyone have any advice on how to do cardio with a 3x week squatting routine?

    I'm currently following stronglift's advanced routine, which is a slight modification of Madcow's 5x5. This has me squatting 3x week, deadlifting once a week.

    I'm wondering how anyone else...
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    I've done P90X for nearly a year, and I can...

    I've done P90X for nearly a year, and I can testify that it will definitely get your CV fitness up.
    Seeing as how you're going into the military, the focus on pushups, pullups, and CV fitness is a...
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    Wow. Short of incredibly debilitating injury...

    Wow. Short of incredibly debilitating injury (those dudes you see crumbled with limbs bent in unnatural positions) that is most disasterous squat vid I've ever seen.
  4. RvNijnatten, Unrelated to my post, but just...

    RvNijnatten,

    Unrelated to my post, but just curious. I saw ur #s in your sig. how is that you DL so much more than you squat?
  5. I got similar advice over at BB.com. Many said...

    I got similar advice over at BB.com. Many said that they thought it looked too much like a stiff leg DL and that my hips were starting too high resulting in too little leg recruitment. I think your...
  6. Squat & Deadlift technique analysis videos - getting low back pain

    I'm doing the StrongLifts Advanced 5x5 workout (very similar to Madcow, SS, etc) where I squat 3 times a week. It has been BRUTAL on my low back. I think I'm doing something wrong in my squat or...
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    For those who respond ridiculous, it does seem...

    For those who respond ridiculous, it does seem that some of the "food combining theory" is ridiculous - such as the notion that protein and carbohydrate cannot be combined. That is fundamentally...
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    Fat contents grossly overestimated I think:

    from your article:
    Broccoli (cooked – 2cups)
    181 calories - 10g fat, 19g carb, 11g prot

    Green beans (string – cooked – 2 cups)
    166 calories - 9g fat, 21g carbs, 5g prot

    Black beans (cooked –...
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    I'm really glad you brought that up, because I...

    I'm really glad you brought that up, because I have been confused about that too. I've been drinking kefir (a cultured milk beverage) mixed with a scoop of whey, 25 gm malto, 15 gm dextrose for my...
  10. I am hoping you can offer some clarification on...

    I am hoping you can offer some clarification on how exactly markeing and science colliding?
    Your meal breakdowns suggest that eating supps pre-workout and during workout is the best way to go....
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    Food Combining - any thoughts?

    For those not familiar with it, Food Combining is the theory that different food groups require different digestion times, and that digestion is helped the most by using foods which have roughly the...
  12. Am I not understanding these statements...

    Am I not understanding these statements correctly? Because they seem to be contradictory to me:

    1.) "There’s a direct relationship between increased food intake and decreased leptin levels."
    ...
  13. Eat actual corn instead of maltodextrin & dextrose?

    I've been on a really big "natural foods" kick lately and want to stick with it. I've been drinking kefir (fermented milk beverage) instead of taking whey protein powder.

    However, I still need a...
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    Re: Re: 20 cups or more or milk a day =-/

    If I understand correctly, the insulin index is approximately a function of the G.I. multiplied by the total grams of carbs. In this case, how is milk high on the insulin index. Also, "high" is a...
  15. Thread: Pec injury?

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    Like Paul said, go to a doctor and see what they...

    Like Paul said, go to a doctor and see what they have to say and what advice they give. Just remember not to take what the doctors say as gospel. They can be and often are wrong, especially when it...
  16. Thread: Shaking...

    by dirty-c
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    How long have you been lifting Nate? If you're...

    How long have you been lifting Nate? If you're kinda new to the game, then don't take the shaking to be a big deal. As you keep lifting and increase your ability to create a "mind/body connection",...
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    I know that the big issue with flax and ALA is...

    I know that the big issue with flax and ALA is the inefficient conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA, but exactly HOW inefficient of a process are we talking? If you take a tbsp of flax oil, you get...
  18. Has anyone heard of Will Brink and his nutrition theories?

    I was wondering if anyone has ever read the e-books offered at these websites:

    http://musclebuildingnutrition.com

    http://aboutsupplements.com

    He appears the be endorsed by Charles Poliquin,...
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    While a discourse in speed training would be...

    While a discourse in speed training would be intesting, your physics is a little off and I'm sure many are confused. A brief physics lesson:

    Weight (such as 300lbs) is a type of FORCE. Like you...
  20. I'm really starting to subscribe to the theory...

    I'm really starting to subscribe to the theory that only total calorie balance matters in weight loss/weight gain, but the other day I thought of an exception to this rule.

    Keep in mind that what...
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