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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    Drop all direct arm work? I can't say i agree...

    Drop all direct arm work? I can't say i agree with that, mabe cut down to 2-3 exercises around 9 sets.

    How is 3-4 sets of military overhand press enough to fully develop all 3 heads of the deltoid?
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    ok so this is the full workout, had to wait to...

    ok so this is the full workout, had to wait to see him at work today to get the full routine.

    Chest/calves

    incline db x4
    flat db x4
    dips x4
    db flys x4
    standing calf raises x4
    seated calf...
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    Bench pressing is a compound movement, your not...

    Bench pressing is a compound movement, your not just working your chest its alot of shoulders and tri's as well. That being said as you told us your arms are growing almost unproportional to your...
  4. Thread: legs

    by Mercer
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    shazoo, to try and bring it back to topic for...

    shazoo, to try and bring it back to topic for you....

    As others have said your calves are in use all day, you need to really shock em in the gym to try and get them to grow. Try all the shocking...
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    out of control with volume

    ok so my buddie's program goes like this

    (6-9 repts per set, every muscle)
    day1 - chest/calves x 15sets chest x8sets calves
    day2 - quads/hams x 15sets quads x10sets hams
    day3 - off
    day4 -...
  6. Thread: skin ripped

    by Mercer
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    Dont go crazy with putting crap on it, every...

    Dont go crazy with putting crap on it, every other day is more then enough. Keep it clean and when you go to change the dressing let it get air for a bit. Watch for infection and you will be fine.
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    Push,Pull,Legs, Off Split

    Ok so im starting a push, pull, legs off,(repeat) split. Now ive read about over training so indeed i will have to be carefull not to put myself in that situation however i feel like this split might...
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    my wrists are not straight, i tilt them back some...

    my wrists are not straight, i tilt them back some towards my head...not alot but enough to have the bar rest comfortably in the bottom portion of my hand. i dono what the so called "correct" form is...
  9. Thread: Back/Bi

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    what? you are getting the same benefit to the...

    what? you are getting the same benefit to the larger muscle group, your just not using your smaller group to assist in moving the weight as much as you would if they were fresh.
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    if i lean to far foward i feel it takes the...

    if i lean to far foward i feel it takes the emphasis off my chest and puts on on my front delts.
  11. Thread: "bulking"

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    well puttin on 8-10 pounds isnt really "bulking"...

    well puttin on 8-10 pounds isnt really "bulking" at least from anyone ive seen, from what ive seen at my gym and from my friends people will usually bulk for 20-30 pounds and then cut down to a %BF...
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    the only thing i noticed that i wouldnt try is...

    the only thing i noticed that i wouldnt try is putting deadlifts in on your leg day, yes deadlifts do work your legs however it hits almost every area of your back...its a great exercise but if your...
  13. Thread: "bulking"

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    if your lean and deffined then im guessing you...

    if your lean and deffined then im guessing you already have a clean diet, so your going to keep that diet your just going to eat more, some people reccomend 24-28 calries per pound of body fat while...
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    i swap em up, i do chest monday and thurday and...

    i swap em up, i do chest monday and thurday and monday i do weighted dips and thursday i do decline press. i feel they each tax my chest very well but i have to watch myself on dips that i dont start...
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    i dont find anything wrong with training a small...

    i dont find anything wrong with training a small muscle group with a large one, if i make up a routine that does say back and bi then i make sure to train the smaller group first, that way there...
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    it doesnt tell us anything we havnt allready read...

    it doesnt tell us anything we havnt allready read someplace else, i disagree when he says that after 2 years(and some change) you will plateau to the point where you will not see gains unless you...
  17. Thread: wide reciever

    by Mercer
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    well how good are you at football? are you going...

    well how good are you at football? are you going for a full ride to a school when it comes graduation day? i play wide for my units team here in japan and i can tell you that the taller bigger guys...
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    i use a dumbell on a swiss ball, i find it works...

    i use a dumbell on a swiss ball, i find it works best for me. make sure you get the balance down :o)
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    yes, yes i did my bad....i type fast and dont...

    yes, yes i did my bad....i type fast and dont re-read :oP
  20. Thread: need abs

    by Mercer
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    i agree with everything said just make sure your...

    i agree with everything said just make sure your not over training your abs, its like any other muscle and i find that people looking for that 8 pack will just train them way to much.
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