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're training for sport (e.g. football) then...

    If you're training for sport (e.g. football) then hell no! If you train for physique then I wouldn't discount them totally.

    Simple reasoning, when you bench, your back is stabilised, when you do a...
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    At my gym there are a lot of guys who are on the...

    At my gym there are a lot of guys who are on the juice; some of them took it from early on some of them took it later. At first I used to look down on them cause I felt as many others do that they're...
  3. as mentioned earlier the conversion is more...

    as mentioned earlier the conversion is more likely to be a percentage than a set number of lbs.

    the BIGGEST diff. between the two is that with a bb the stronger arm can compensate for the weaker...
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    :withstupi avoid any exercises where you have...

    :withstupi

    avoid any exercises where you have to stand up, things like bicep curls, shoulder press, lateral raises. anything where you're standing, could be put too much stress on your ankle.
    ...
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    i've been training and fasting for the last few...

    i've been training and fasting for the last few years, it's still possible to gain muscle and strength during ramadan, but it means you are absolutely run-down after leaving the gym.

    in my...
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    Them are fightin' words! :bash: :bang:

    Them are fightin' words! :bash: :bang:
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    Try changing the grip width and over underhand...

    Try changing the grip width and over underhand grip makes a diff to the part of the lats you hit. You can feel the strain in diff. areas.

    lat pulldowns are also good, contrary to popular belief...
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    it's not a cool down as much a isolation and...

    it's not a cool down as much a isolation and volume work out, for example say uv been doing chest and shoulder work and your triceps are absolutely dead and you want to finish off, doing a machine...
  9. Thread: Careful

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    drinking lots of water helps to ease your...

    drinking lots of water helps to ease your kidneys' workload. it's one of those things whereby if you do everything in small bits you're a lot less likely to cause any damage. so SIP water all the...
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    your gains will be noticeable in the first set u...

    your gains will be noticeable in the first set u do after the plyometrics, say you bench for reps with 100kg for your working/heavy set(s)

    after you've done a warmup set try and do the above...
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    without going into too much detail, machines make...

    without going into too much detail, machines make you stick to a set path through the range of motion. this means you are only training the targeted muscle and all the smaller muscles and...
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    Personnally AJ, I believe the only advantage of...

    Personnally AJ, I believe the only advantage of going to a gym is the mind set. You know you're going to the gym to work out, when you're at home it's very eay to be distracted from your lifting....
  13. Thread: Beginner here

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    Everyone is different John, some guys will make...

    Everyone is different John, some guys will make gains really fast others will take longer. Some make gains really quickly early on then plateau out, some start off making very little gains and then...
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    I know it sounds absolutely absurd, but if you do...

    I know it sounds absolutely absurd, but if you do it with a light weight and on a Smith Machine and not be stupid, there's not much danger, the bar should only be moving freely for 3"-4". And the...
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    Larry Allen can do 700lbs

    Larry Allen can do 700lbs
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    Okay, how's this, try doing a plyometric movement...

    Okay, how's this, try doing a plyometric movement before doing your working set(s) on an exercise. The shock will help you.

    eg.
    -for legs try jump squats
    -for chest try clap-pushups or power...
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    this is a really good article, have a read: ...

    this is a really good article, have a read:

    http://www.athletes.com/fun/berardi44.htm

    I kinda used it and it worked quite well for me.
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    I have a question, let's say he couldn't lift the...

    I have a question, let's say he couldn't lift the weight and his shoulder buckled or he didn't bounce or whatever.

    How the %#$* is his spotter gonna be able to lift the 600lbs back to the rack.
    ...
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    I noticed the exact opposite of what ecliptic...

    I noticed the exact opposite of what ecliptic said, but i'm not saying he's wrong. I personnally developed something similar when I started to do power cleans.

    The obvious remedy is rest it for a...
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    sounds ok to me but remember... STRETCH :nod:...

    sounds ok to me but remember...

    STRETCH :nod: ... it also helps with the cramps.

    Piping in the basement eh, you can try hanging on it and seeing if it'll hold your weight but don't put all...
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