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. Thread: DeadLift

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    I usually dead first then box squat to warm up...

    I usually dead first then box squat to warm up the posterior chain. But I have box squatted first.

    For people squatting only once per week, then doing all out deads and squats together would be...
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    My primary back movements are BB rows and...

    My primary back movements are BB rows and pullups, which hit the biceps well. Fairly low volume 2x per week. That is why I do not work biceps very much. Curling of any form bores me to tears and...
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    24 to 30 reps total in about 4 sets. 2x per week...

    24 to 30 reps total in about 4 sets. 2x per week on ME/box squat days after lats.
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    about 10-15 min

    about 10-15 min
  5. Thread: DeadLift

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    Deads on box squat day.

    Deads on box squat day.
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    This is nothing new to those who train Westside. ...

    This is nothing new to those who train Westside. This fits into the philosophy of the "sum of the parts being greater than the whole" and working your weaknesses using assessory excercises.
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    5'10" and use a 12 inch box, puts me well below...

    5'10" and use a 12 inch box, puts me well below parallel. 10 sets of 2 reps at 50-60% of max squat.
  8. Thread: benching

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    Why would you limit yourself to 10 reps?

    Why would you limit yourself to 10 reps?
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    Look for progress not pump.

    Look for progress not pump.
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    Heavy low volume on one day and lighter box...

    Heavy low volume on one day and lighter box squats on the second day.
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    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do;jsessionid=...

    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do;jsessionid=5B1AC81FC632FB57562B2D155692C199.ba08?article=body_120squat
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    Lol, this routine works the arms sufficiently....

    Lol, this routine works the arms sufficiently. Biceps on back day, and tris on bench and bench assistance day. This routine will put meat on your bones. Direct arm work should be minimal in a...
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    Hypertrophy will occur at either rep range...

    Hypertrophy will occur at either rep range assuming you are eating enough.
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    Were those parallel squats or the knee twitch...

    Were those parallel squats or the knee twitch variety which I see 99% of the time.
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    Dropping DBs doing flat or incline presses is not...

    Dropping DBs doing flat or incline presses is not necessary. But on decline it is damn near impossible to sit back up with 100+ DBs on your chest, but at least you are closer to the ground and can...
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    I am amazed that those toothpicks can support his...

    I am amazed that those toothpicks can support his 150 lb frame.
  17. Thread: Good Mornings

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    They have done nothing for me except adding about...

    They have done nothing for me except adding about 100 lbs to my squat.

    I find them to be one of the best movements for developing the posterior chain.
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    The key work here is ego, if you are an...

    The key work here is ego, if you are an experienced lifter doing heavy negatives as part of strength program in an attempt to overload the CNS, then yes I would spot you.

    However, if you are the...
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    I haven't done them in a long time but when I...

    I haven't done them in a long time but when I did, it was mostly pressing movements. Not sure how they can be done effectively on other movements. I found that my body got used to help at a certain...
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    From personal experience, I have found forced...

    From personal experience, I have found forced reps to be counter production.
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