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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    I've traveled to Europe about half a dozen times...

    I've traveled to Europe about half a dozen times and finding good gyms are difficult. I've been to London, Birmingham, Ireland, Amsterdam, Belgium, and am going to Cologne next month. I plan on not...
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    There's a guy in his early 20's at the gym. He...

    There's a guy in his early 20's at the gym. He sometimes comes with his dad, sometimes with a buddy. He's about 5'7" and probably 150#. He's skinny, zit-faced, out of shape, and glaringly white. He...
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    Agree w/HomeYield, although I do more reps than...

    Agree w/HomeYield, although I do more reps than him. If you've had back problems, go slow. Start at 1/2 your squat weight or so. If your problems have been lower back, also do some back extensions,...
  4. Features I would like to see in that: 1....

    Features I would like to see in that:
    1. Comparisons of date ranges. If you lifted 100# for 8 reps today, then compare that to different dates (1,3,6,12 months?).
    2. Maybe a line graph for...
  5. 1. Should be fine. You can be pretty flexible...

    1. Should be fine. You can be pretty flexible with routines as long as you're smart about it, which sounds like you are.

    2. Use straps. But only use them on the heaviest sets. Continue to try to...
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    Study up. Take your body seriously. If you're...

    Study up. Take your body seriously. If you're interested in building muscle, then do some reading. Continue to improve your mind as well as your body.

    The biggest gains I've seen in my lats...
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    I think you are talking about the aeortic valve...

    I think you are talking about the aeortic valve rupturing. There was a big scare a few months ago about a few people moving heavy objects or lifting weights and the valve rupturing, subsequently...
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    The point this becomes dangerous is the point at...

    The point this becomes dangerous is the point at which your thighs have grown so large that you no longer fit into "normal" pants.

    Seriously though, isn't that why you train? To push your body to...
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    Here:...

    Here:
    http://www.ironmagazineforums.com/history/topic/8961-1.html
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    According to BMI, most bodybuilders are obese...

    According to BMI, most bodybuilders are obese also. It takes your height and weight. At 6'3" and 245, I have a BMI of 30. If I remember correctly, over 25 is obese. Over 28 is very obese. To be...
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    Check your diet. Most college kids have a lousy...

    Check your diet. Most college kids have a lousy diet. Eat more often. Eat better. Take a multivitamin. If you're doing all that and still tired, go see a doc. It could be blood sugar, blood pressure,...
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    Try this:...

    Try this: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html


    Curves is not a real gym. ;)

    Seriously, if there's no bench, don't join. Ask somebody if there is one. Being new to the gym, you may be...
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    I'll make sure I do that tonight. It's chest...

    I'll make sure I do that tonight. It's chest day!!!
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    Well said, Paul. I just did like 650 reps with...

    Well said, Paul.

    I just did like 650 reps with those 3# purple dumbbells.
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    Not true. Look at the bodies of sprinters vs. the...

    Not true. Look at the bodies of sprinters vs. the bodies of marathoners. It's not the best way to build muscle, but intense fast exercise builds muscles more than endurance exercises.
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    I prefer the harder stuff too. Just got back...

    I prefer the harder stuff too.

    Just got back into using my mp3 player. I've been jamming to Jet, Outkast, , Chingy, N.E.R.D, and Drowning Pool. My workouts were taking about an hour. I've been...
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    EP, I agree. The deluge of poor information...

    EP, I agree. The deluge of poor information lately is just amazing.

    I'm off to do a bunch of cardio and lift some 3# weights.
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    I haven't offended anybody in a few weeks, so...

    I haven't offended anybody in a few weeks, so here goes:

    That's a load of crap! The kid is brand new to training. His muscles are sore from doing something they have not been called on to do in a...
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    Henry Rollins rant

    This is great motivation from Henry Rollins. If you don't know who he is you are missing a great talent. He's a tatooed punker with a chiseled physique. He is 43. He's an actor, writer, stand up...
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    Diet is more like 80% of getting big. Your arms...

    Diet is more like 80% of getting big. Your arms will get bigger with more indirect exercises, such as rows and pullups. You may be able to put 2" on your arms in a year... maybe... depending on where...
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