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. Thanks a bunch Marianne. Means a lot coming from...

    Thanks a bunch Marianne. Means a lot coming from someone like you.

    I'm miffed that all the funny pics I put in the article weren't included however.....:mad: ;) I had a pic of a hot chick AND a...
  2. Totally agree. That is why I feel that people...

    Totally agree. That is why I feel that people shouldn't be too far to the left or too far to the right when it comes to carbs. There is a "healthy" balance, and if one is cognizant of when the...
  3. GI isn't all that "efficient" and is often...

    GI isn't all that "efficient" and is often misleading actually. GI is used to rate carbohydrates by examining the blood-glucose response to 50 grams of DIGESTIBLE carbohydrates. A study that I got...
  4. Overall "wellness".....how you feel basically. ...

    Overall "wellness".....how you feel basically. Just the other day I was reading something that Adam Campbell wrote (fitness editor of Men's Health) and he was stating that high blood pressure could...
  5. Very solid point. I know I referred to it in my...

    Very solid point. I know I referred to it in my article, but I always find it odd that people feel they HAVE to have carbs in order to make progress and keep performance up. There is no doubt that...
  6. Thanks! Always nice to know that people enjoyed...

    Thanks! Always nice to know that people enjoyed (and learned) something.
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    1. Absolutely improves your posture. Howver, if...

    1. Absolutely improves your posture. Howver, if your arch is as profound as you say, then it seems you have a case of posterior pelvic tilt......working on some glute activation will help alleviate...
  8. When it comes to nutrient timing, I typically...

    When it comes to nutrient timing, I typically structure everything around two factors:

    1. When someone's training time is.
    2. Whether or not it's a training day or a non-training day.

    If...
  9. You can also get the book at elitefts.com. Might...

    You can also get the book at elitefts.com. Might be a bit more expensive though
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    And if he STILL disagree's with you. Tell him to...

    And if he STILL disagree's with you. Tell him to PM me. Or to visit this site in general. We will set him straight.


    If he is a good trainer, he will take this info and apply it to his...
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    Also, if you want to be really savvy. Give him...

    Also, if you want to be really savvy. Give him this study which clearly shows going DEEP is NOT unhealthy for the knees.
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    Give him this article and tell him to shut the...

    Give him this article and tell him to shut the **** up.

    1. He needs to learn proper anatomy and biomechanics.
    2. Any movement can be "bad" if you're using horrible form (which you're not...
  13. When you say "running 3x per week".......what...

    When you say "running 3x per week".......what exactly constitutes as running? How far/long?

    And as far as calories is concerned; you will have to gauge as you go. If the scale isn't going up, I...
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    I don't see the big issue with straps. Straps...

    I don't see the big issue with straps. Straps will allow you to use maximal weight. Maximal weight=more strength/muscle growth. Where it becomes dumb is when you see guys using straps for...
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    That Kevin guy is from Mass and goes to school in...

    That Kevin guy is from Mass and goes to school in Arizona. The place where you saw the snow was at Highland Strength and Fitness in Andover. I trained there last summer with a few friends of mine...
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    You have to realize that with conventional deads,...

    You have to realize that with conventional deads, you are using alot more muscle groups compared to just a RDL so there is bound to be quite a bit of variation
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    You're better off training MOVEMENTS rather than...

    You're better off training MOVEMENTS rather than body parts if you truely want to get both big and strong.

    I always crack up when some guy is like, "yep, today is bicep day" and then proceeds to...
  18. I'll keep it simple. Kelly B wrote a good article...

    I'll keep it simple. Kelly B wrote a good article on it, so I will give you the cliff's notes version of what he said. The reason why many advocate steady state cardio for fat loss is because the...
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    Couldn't have said it better myself. I think...

    Couldn't have said it better myself. I think your basic full-body routine, 2-3 times per week would work best. Concentrate on high(er) reps for the first few weeks and then progress to heavier sets...
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    Beat me to it. And I can't stress it enough. ...

    Beat me to it.

    And I can't stress it enough. If you're going to start squatting; learn to squat as low as you can go. It may take awhile, but it will be worth it. Also, REALLY REALLY REALLY...
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