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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    Pro Journal - That makes sense. I guess it's just easier for...

    That makes sense. I guess it's just easier for people (self included) to gauge progress by using raw numbers. It takes a while to break out of that mindset.

    Good advice though, thanks.
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    Pro Journal - Thanks for the awesome journal. It's both...

    Thanks for the awesome journal. It's both inspiring and educational.

    Two part question.

    1a) What usually causes you to switch up programs? Most people try something new when their strength...
  3. good read. I must say, I like this mix of...

    good read.

    I must say, I like this mix of AtLarge product placement and the original content. I thought it would be kind of lame and gimmicky (because it usually is in the bodybuilding/fitness...
  4. I just want to get as big and strong as I can. I...

    I just want to get as big and strong as I can. I don't play any sports seriously, or intend on competing in lifting.


    I've added ~40lbs to my bench this year, and continue to add either 1-3 reps...
  5. I don't know if you intended to turn this into an...

    I don't know if you intended to turn this into an "Ask Alex" thread, but I would like your opinion something.



    You don't seem to value the press or bench press quite as much as a lot of people,...
  6. These articles make you seem like a huge *******,...

    These articles make you seem like a huge *******, but they're hilarious and informative.

    The diet article is cracking me up right now.



    lol
  7. Great article. What lifts would you recommend for...

    Great article. What lifts would you recommend for hitting the scapular retractors directly?
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    Thanks for the reply. How did you incorporate it...

    Thanks for the reply. How did you incorporate it into your split? I tried here but I don't know how well chins and rows will work back to back, Friday then Monday.
  9. Since making this thread, my bench went up...

    Since making this thread, my bench went up another 15 lbs. I'm now at 250 for 5 sets of doubles. Deadlift is stuck at 415 x 2, and my squat is still sporadic. Last month, I got up to 335 (5 x 5), a...
  10. You're definitely not part of the problem. Your...

    You're definitely not part of the problem. Your SquatRX videos were amazing for me, and I think you have to get a bit nazi to analyze bad form, dissect the root, and fix it. I think once form gets...
  11. Thread: Texas Method

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    How did this end up working out for you? I notice...

    How did this end up working out for you? I notice you didn't stay with the Texas Method for long, but I'm curious if your pull-ups benefited from this routine. I'm considering a similar routine to...
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    HCT-12 Test Group Journal - I just saw your before/after pics in my email....

    I just saw your before/after pics in my email. Congrats on the great progress man.
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    Okay, so I went back to dead hang pull-ups for...

    Okay, so I went back to dead hang pull-ups for the first time in a while. I cranked out 5 sets, and the reps feel more consistent for obvious reasons.

    Two things of note:

    - The middle of the...
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    Thank you for the more serious reply. Let's take...

    Thank you for the more serious reply. Let's take a look at the crux of the argument. This quote seems accurate:



    ...until you realize that most major pull movements involve a decrease of...
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    Actually, my goal is to get bigger and stronger,...

    Actually, my goal is to get bigger and stronger, which I have. I don't have any inherent urge to get better at pull-up negatives, or dead hang pull-ups. I exercise to get results, not to get better...
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    I don't have a spotter, but I've read several...

    I don't have a spotter, but I've read several posts here about the benefits of forced negatives, cheat reps, etc. using one. It's not just about ego boost. I'm asking a serious question about...
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    Then I guess I'm asking why is hanging considered...

    Then I guess I'm asking why is hanging considered "good form" as opposed to pausing?

    Here's Tom Mutaffis doing some weighted pull-ups

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sElII0UDuIw[

    Mine look...
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    Is there a good reason to not cheat?

    I'm curious about the benefits, both in strength and hypertrophy, of doing hanging pull-ups for an entire set vs cheating with heavier weights. I'm hoping there are one or two experts that can weigh...
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    Poll: About a year and a half ago, I tried barefoot and...

    About a year and a half ago, I tried barefoot and never looked back. Love feeling my heels on the floor.
  20. You're right. If he's squatting almost 100 lbs...

    You're right. If he's squatting almost 100 lbs more than his DL, I'd like to see the form on those squats.

    ernie8306, make sure you check out Sensei's Squat RX series, to prevent injury and...
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