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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    most likely you have very tight hip flexors or...

    most likely you have very tight hip flexors or groin muscles

    Let it recover fully before working it again. When you do, I'd probably do some range of motion tests by doing squats with good form...
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    to be honest I stand up cuz of the strain in my...

    to be honest I stand up cuz of the strain in my quads and hips being in that half-squat position, which I'm guessing aren't as strong as i wish they were.

    So should I just bear it and work...
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    oh i do control the descent :) I'm just not sure...

    oh i do control the descent :) I'm just not sure if its proper to stand up in between reps.
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    that was my reasoning too. I can really focus on...

    that was my reasoning too. I can really focus on getting my form right before each pull.

    But are we supposed to keep the tension continuous by not letting go? (I feel it most in the rest position...
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    letting go of bar in deadlifts

    Hi all

    I've read that in between each rep of a deadlift it is best to allow the weight to rest dead on the ground and to reset yourself before pulling off another rep.

    I take that a bit further...
  6. Working on stuffing more food in me. Where I'm...

    Working on stuffing more food in me.

    Where I'm living in, its ridiculously hot and humid so walking around with a full stomach is really really uncomfortable.

    but i'm working on it ;)

    Thanks...
  7. Thanks all for the replies Yeah the volume is...

    Thanks all for the replies

    Yeah the volume is low because I'm already putting my entire body through alot of exercise throughout the course of the day due to my job (pilates kicks serious, serious...
  8. my no-nonsense routine for mass. comments, please?

    Hi all

    Due to my lack of available time to hit the gym and my very active daily lifestyle (i'm getting certified as a pilates instructor), I came up with this routine to help me put on some mass....
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    Strength vs Size training

    Hi all!

    I'm back from another long hiatus from the board

    Just wanna clarify some of the general differences between training specifically for strength vs hypertrophy (although they're both...
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    So you guys are saying its better to listen to...

    So you guys are saying its better to listen to your body and go by feel rather than following a regimented approach?

    Wouldn't it defeat the purpose of avoiding overtraining if you implement time...
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    Scheduling time off

    Hi y'all

    First off, to those who remember me, I'm back! :) Been away from the forum for more than a year now.


    Back to my question, how do I schedule time off/rest week into my training?

    1)...
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    hmm.. as far as i can tell, (and I might be wrong...

    hmm.. as far as i can tell, (and I might be wrong too, just so you know)

    rule#

    3 - overloading is relative. Adding 5lbs to a lift to an deconditioned muscle (as HST suggests) has more effect...
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    Basic principles of training - READ THIS -

    Anyone who is interested in training and/or designing their own program should definitely read this article by Dr Squat

    http://www.drsquat.com/index.cfm?action=viewarticle&articleID=38

    There...
  14. Thread: HIT and Size?

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    I was on HIT for quite some time, and though I...

    I was on HIT for quite some time, and though I made alot of strength increases, my CNS took a beating despite the low volume I did.

    After a while, I found it increasingly harder to summon the peak...
  15. Thread: Bodypart 2x a week

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    In regards to restless's statements, I also have...

    In regards to restless's statements, I also have to agree that muscle growth and recovery are different concepts, although in training they often overlap each other.

    When someone says "I hit each...
  16. protocols for designing a strength-based routine

    Amidst all the discussion we've had so far talking about how to make muscles grow and stuff, I'm actually interested in any educated answer on this question:

    What training protocols should be...
  17. Thread: muscle growth

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    everytime I read a post by powerman I find myself...

    everytime I read a post by powerman I find myself reaching for my exercise physiology text.

    mebbe you should include a cliff notes section for us laymen :D
  18. Thread: muscle growth

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    so let me see if I can sum this up right about...

    so let me see if I can sum this up right about what restless and powerman is saying..

    for muscle growth, more frequent but lower volume (like HST, for example) training per muscle group, assuming...
  19. you're using too much weight then :D serious!

    you're using too much weight then :D

    serious!
  20. Thread: must we cycle?

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    chronic muscle mass? I don't really know about...

    chronic muscle mass? I don't really know about that but general physiology states that a muscle with atrophy if not in use or needed. It's a survival mechanism.

    Frank, I feel that you should come...
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