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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    Look into Crossfit (http://www.crossfit.com).

    Look into Crossfit.
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    As far as my limited knowledge goes, Rippetoe...

    As far as my limited knowledge goes, Rippetoe recommends 5 reps because that is the best balance between a heavy enough load and having enough reps to properly learn the exercise for novices. ...
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    1. The deadlifts are only 1 set of 5 reps; they...

    1. The deadlifts are only 1 set of 5 reps; they are very intensive on your body.

    2. Yes, you warmup to a workset weight, then use that weight across 3 sets (or 1 with deads). For example...
    ...
  4. Thread: Rippetoe

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    Corey, if I were you, I would spend the money and...

    Corey, if I were you, I would spend the money and buy the SS book. The workout regimen is only a small part of his program. If you read it cover to cover and refer back to it when you have...
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    I'll tell you that when I first started lifting...

    I'll tell you that when I first started lifting weights, I was at around 135 lb bench press (at 165 BW) for 5 reps, which roughly would mean I had a 155-160 1RM. I did consider myself fairly fit at...
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    I'm thinking about getting the CoC trainer and...

    I'm thinking about getting the CoC trainer and no.1 to work on my grip as well, because my deadlifts have been suffering alot recently due to my grip. When is the best time to get the grip training...
  7. If you've been working out for three years, and...

    If you've been working out for three years, and have only progressed to 185 BP and 215 squat for 1RM, I would jump on Rippetoe's routine.

    Start from the beginning.

    Throw out all knowledge...
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    by Turino
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    I think you might have a problem with the height...

    I think you might have a problem with the height of the bar. When you figure out exactly where on your back you should have the bar for low, mid, or high bar squats, the bar just naturally fits...
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    McIrish - Thanks for the heads up, haha I just...

    McIrish - Thanks for the heads up, haha I just stuck a couple bananas in the freezer an hour ago and I'll go chop them up now. I was thinking I could have chopped them up with a knife before putting...
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    Thanks guys! I'll go down the list of replies and...

    Thanks guys! I'll go down the list of replies and try each one until I find one that works :)
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    Something's missing..

    I've been messing around a bit with a shake, and have found something that seems to taste quite nice :) I know it's probably common, but this is just how I worked mine out.

    1 cup milk
    2 scoops...
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    Excellent. Thanks to all of you guys for...

    Excellent. Thanks to all of you guys for stopping by. I really want to turn my body around and become much stronger. I'm not the guy who quits when soreness sets in, but if it makes the muscles...
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    Thanks for the heads up arnoldsclone. That's...

    Thanks for the heads up arnoldsclone. That's quite true; I've done a couple different programs but have never truly committed to one for more than a month. My only concern was that I would be...
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    Fatigue after 48 hour rest

    I've been starting Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength program for the past week and a half and have been enjoying it very much. Unfortunately, today when I got to the gym and started doing warmups...
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    It depends what you're jump roping on as well,...

    It depends what you're jump roping on as well, just something that I didn't consider before buying my first one. I used to jump rope on concrete, and my "Ultimate Speed Rope" made of PVC snapped...
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    Not trying to thread hijack here, but just fyi,...

    Not trying to thread hijack here, but just fyi, would it be better for him to do his cardio after one day's rest after legs, and the day right before he does chest/triceps/shoulder again?
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    Thanks for the help. Yeah, I really am doubting...

    Thanks for the help. Yeah, I really am doubting whether I should be doing the hiit.
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    Quick WBB#1 Question

    I've been messing around with different lifts and programs and have come back to WBB#1 to give it another shot. I would like to get 2-3 days of HIIT in with the weekly schedule. Which are the top 2...
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    Quick WBB#1 Question

    sorry for double post. refer to other post, please.
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    WBB#1 with 5x5?

    Seems like a silly question, I know, but would there be any disadvantages/advantages to doing the WBB#1 routine (which I am currently strictly following) with 5 sets of 5 reps?

    I tried doing...
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