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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    If you are more interested in the subject you...

    If you are more interested in the subject you should really watch "Bigger, Faster, Stronger" by Chris Bell if you haven't already. It gives some great insight into the use of steroids for sports.
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    Isn't there evidence that suggest diet soda or...

    Isn't there evidence that suggest diet soda or artificial sweetener still causes insulin spikes? Or is that total bullshit?
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I want to reach the...

    Thanks for the advice guys. I want to reach the big numbers one day and I feel that I need to get to a heavy weight class first, even if I cut back down to 220 afterwards. Once my torn pec heals up...
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    Yeah I'm not too overly concerned about health, I...

    Yeah I'm not too overly concerned about health, I enjoy being heavier but was just curious about other opinions. I'm almost 24 now, fairly young and pretty new to the sport of powerlifting. I am...
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    Bigger weight classes

    I was hoping to get advice from some of the bigger guys on this. I'm a short guy, 5'6, was weighing in around 220 until I tore my pec, about 210 now. I really enjoy powerlifting and strongman and...
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    So I am waiting on the results from the MRI just...

    So I am waiting on the results from the MRI just to get a confirmation of the extent of the damage, but its been almost two weeks now (I wanted to take some time to not use my upper body at all) and...
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    Anyone know if the safety squat bar is safe to...

    Anyone know if the safety squat bar is safe to use with a partial pec tear?
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    All too true.

    All too true.
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    It's a partial tear. Got an MRI scheduled to...

    It's a partial tear. Got an MRI scheduled to evaluate it this upcomming week now, but doc says anywhere from 1.5 to 3 months no upper body lifting.

    So my question is now for anyone that has...
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    I'm glad you posted that. I literally had no...

    I'm glad you posted that. I literally had no idea, since I always stretch and mash figured it was a good idea (was obviously very wrong on that one).



    I agree with your assessment Chris and...
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I've got a...

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I've got a doctors appointment scheduled for thursday morning, and my father is also a doctor (non-orthopedic) and we are both starting to think it is at least a...
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    What do you mean when you say flushing out an...

    What do you mean when you say flushing out an injury?
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    Pec sprain / tear injury

    So during my heavy set of benching yesterday something in my upper pec (right by my shoulder) popped about 20 times in less than 2 seconds. Spotter grabbed the bar and of course my pec was...
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    I would just clean up your diet but keep eating a...

    I would just clean up your diet but keep eating a solid amount of food, that will slowly recomp your body if you maintain your current weight and get stronger.
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    This sounds like you are gaining easy strength from putting weight back on. After that the gains will slow down. It'll take more focus on strength to continue to see gains.
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    Think thats the regular one, but that's all you...

    Think thats the regular one, but that's all you need. Give it a read, and follow one of the templates he has until you start to get more knowledgeable about what kind of assistence works for you.
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    You're still missing the point. You are getting...

    You're still missing the point. You are getting injured because you don't know what you are doing, are not on a solid training program, and are not focused on the right things. Your PR in your...
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    This is true as well. Those are not bad numbers...

    This is true as well. Those are not bad numbers either (if you even consider any numbers as "bad").

    Couple things, don't change your diet up too much. Eat a solid diet and compete at whatever...
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    You can absolutely compete, there are plenty of...

    You can absolutely compete, there are plenty of people in every competition that have numbers much lower and much higher than yours. No one particularily cares what numbers you put up in a meet (or...
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    I think without a coach or people to train with...

    I think without a coach or people to train with 5/3/1 is the best program. If you are around people who know what they are doing, Westside is a significantly superior approach.
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