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. Wow, awesome lifts!!! You guys are absolute...

    Wow, awesome lifts!!! You guys are absolute beasts!!! I am very happy with my personal best but still sit dead last lol :P
  2. Thanks a lot! :) Great lift on your part too!

    Thanks a lot! :) Great lift on your part too!
  3. As I stated in my previous post, I've never...

    As I stated in my previous post, I've never attempted more than 5 reps for 225lbs because I've only gone to that weight for 5x5. Anyways, I was very pleased with my results. I was able to pull out 10...
  4. I agree that it would be better to have different...

    I agree that it would be better to have different divisions. I've never tried to lift 225 more than 5 reps so I am going to look like a girl if I post a video but I may try it anyways. I have no idea...
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    Poll: What happened to this thread? I couldn't find it...

    What happened to this thread? I couldn't find it in my profile for threads I have started and then noticed it got appended to another thread or something lol.... weird!

    From all the positive...
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    It actually looks pretty badass now... it is dark...

    It actually looks pretty badass now... it is dark brownish red lol
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    It actually looks pretty badass now... it is dark...

    It actually looks pretty badass now... it is dark brownish red lol
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    It actually looks pretty badass now... it is dark...

    It actually looks pretty badass now... it is dark brownish red lol
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    Yeah, it's not painful. I will probably bench...

    Yeah, it's not painful. I will probably bench tomorrow so we'll see if it can get any worse :P

    5 days is longer than I expected.. oh well
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    Poll: That's very interesting that you saw your lifts...

    That's very interesting that you saw your lifts skyrocket! I don't think I've ever heard of someone increasing their lifts strictly from direct ab work.

    What exercises were you doing?
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    Poll: How many of you do direct ab work?

    I thought this may be interesting to find out since many people on this forum (including me) believe direct ab work is unnecessary and that if you train properly with exercises that work out the abs...
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    broken blood vessel in palm?

    today, i noticed after my last set of deadlifts that my supinated palm (i use a mixed grip) had maybe a broken blood vessel right by the callace... it is a red-blue bruise

    i thought it was...
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    Do you guys find 5x5 effective for DL? I have...

    Do you guys find 5x5 effective for DL? I have been doing 5x3 lately and it's been going pretty well
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    For many years now, my main goal was to be able...

    For many years now, my main goal was to be able to rep 225 on bench. Two months ago, I reached this goal by being able to bench 225 for 5x5. However, since then, I graduated university so I went on...
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    LOVE milk! I drink lots of it all the time, but...

    LOVE milk! I drink lots of it all the time, but it's especially good for when you are bulking
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    Yup, I use the same weight and increase by 5 lbs...

    Yup, I use the same weight and increase by 5 lbs when you can complete 5x5 clean with current weight.
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    I've seen results doing 5x5. Whenever you can...

    I've seen results doing 5x5. Whenever you can complete 5x5 clean with a given weight, move it up by 5 pounds the next chest workout. You can increase by 10 pounds but I find going up slowly works...
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    Yeah, I watched a bunch of videos on YouTube...

    Yeah, I watched a bunch of videos on YouTube including Rippletoe and the Squat Rx series... I'm trying to mimick their form as best as I can...
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    I tried keeping my back 45 degree angle and...

    I tried keeping my back 45 degree angle and arched while deadlifting yesterday and it felt very awkward... as if I was squatting the weight instead of pulling it... 225 lbs felt very heavy and I...
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    what is the "standard" bar in gyms used for bench...

    what is the "standard" bar in gyms used for bench press, DL, squat, etc? are they 6' or 7' olympic bars?

    i found an olympic weight set with barbell (300 lbs) for $250.. is this good?
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