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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    No, the blood tests were necessary for an...

    No, the blood tests were necessary for an unrelated procedure.
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    Hi everyone, I thought I'd update you guys on how...

    Hi everyone, I thought I'd update you guys on how everything went.

    I talked with ADT about my family history, diet, general health, travel habits, lifting practices and so on and came to the...
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    Hi all, I am still awaiting results from a...

    Hi all,

    I am still awaiting results from a hepatitis test, and I don't drink (I've only drank on one instance in the past, and it was very moderate).

    Is there any reason why it is 'doubtful'...
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    is this the end of weight lifting for me...

    Hi, I'm 18 years old.

    I just got back blood test results, and they show extremely elevated liver enzyme levels, which suggests liver damage. I've been off my bodybuilding diet and staying away...
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    Thanks guys I guess I'll stick to heavier squats...

    Thanks guys I guess I'll stick to heavier squats then.
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    What I should've said was "20-rep squats to...

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    What I should've said was "20-rep squats to improve racing times," not speed.

    I'm not sure if my reasoning was right, but to seemed to me that the level of fatigue in the body in the...
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    I didn't mean doing 20-rep squats at a fast...

    I didn't mean doing 20-rep squats at a fast speed, I meant doing 20-rep squats to gain speed when sprinting.

    Muscular endurance is my weak point, it seemed to me that 20 rep squats would be...
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    20-rep squats for speed

    Hi. I am a sprinter and I know 20-rep squats work wonders in terms of gaining size and strength. However, would they be an effective alternative to normal, lower rep squat programs for building...
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    OK nice. I might get a door frame bar if the...

    OK nice. I might get a door frame bar if the rack set up doesn't work somehow.

    Divin - Either should be fine. If you get tired of one of them, just switch to the other. Personally, I prefer...
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    chin ups on a squat rack

    Hi. Currently, I don't have a chin up bar at home. I was thinking about just using a 7' barbell (with several plates mounted) placed on a squat rack as a chin up bar instead. I have this...
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    As far as I know I don't have scoliosis, and my...

    As far as I know I don't have scoliosis, and my shoulders look pretty even to me. Thanks for the replies, at least now I know there's nothing I can really do besides keep lifting and get bigger.
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    Yes I did, but now I'm a little heavier than what...

    Yes I did, but now I'm a little heavier than what I was before track.


    Greathuskie, thanks for your response, but it's not like I'm not already trying to gain 50 pounds. Of course if I could...
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    PLEASE help - muscle won't develop!!!!

    Hi. For several months, I have been struggling to deal with a problem that basically entails my left pec not growing while my right pec and the rest of my body continues to progress steadily. The...
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    Why would it be a more tricep-dominant movement?

    Why would it be a more tricep-dominant movement?
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    neutral grip bench press

    Hi. I was wondering if palms-facing DB bench pressing is an effective alternative to the normal, overhand grip for DB bench. The reason I want to do palms-facing is because I only have olympic...
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    They're called side bends. As for other...

    They're called side bends. As for other exercises, this website will give you everything you need: http://exrx.net/Lists/ExList/WaistWt.html#anchor1944764

    You might not want to work obliques too...
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    Thanks for the replies, I may have just solved my...

    Thanks for the replies, I may have just solved my own question:

    triceps dip: "Mount a shoulder width dip bar."
    chest dip: "Mount a wide dip bar with an oblique grip."
    ...
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    Anyone?

    Anyone?
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    dip bar width

    Hi. I was wondering about what width dip bars should be to put the most emphasis on the chest. I currently do dips on bars about 4 inches wider than shoulder width on each side. Would it be better...
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    Does that mean I was right? Like I said, I still...

    Does that mean I was right? Like I said, I still can't tell from that picture if that turns out to be the "bump" that I described. Anyone, please?
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