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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    Any chance of getting a pic so we can see how...

    Any chance of getting a pic so we can see how "big" they are?

    I don't think pushups and pullups etc would be as demanding on your body as a full weights routine with bench/squat/dead etc, so they...
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    If your rows are going up, don't stress to much...

    If your rows are going up, don't stress to much about the chins as they are using the same muscles. Also since you are gaining weight, that will be making chins slightly harder too :)

    Another...
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    Are you able to go all out in your first set and...

    Are you able to go all out in your first set and try increase by a rep or so each week? Or maybe you can try timing your rest periods and slowly decreasing the rest times, that way you still get...
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    Thanks for your reply Tom, good info

    Thanks for your reply Tom, good info
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    Deadlifting with spinal fusion

    A while ago I injured my lower back deadlifting (posted form video here). The pain still hadn't completely gone away recently so I went to doc and got an X-ray, and turns out my L5 and S1 parts of...
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    If you have a disk injury, how come deadlifting...

    If you have a disk injury, how come deadlifting is easier than squatting? I would have thought deadlift would put much more pressure on it?
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    Have you tried barbell lunges? That will allow...

    Have you tried barbell lunges? That will allow you to keep your back more upright taking the pressure off your lower back, and would be using less weight than you would for normal squats. Great...
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    You are confused or have misheard - if you lower...

    You are confused or have misheard - if you lower the rep ranges you would increase the weight e.g. you might do 3x10 200lbs and then if you decide the next week to do lower reps you might do 5x5...
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    Pro Journal - Allen do you have pics from this show?

    Allen do you have pics from this show?
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    Thanks for that Allen I will give the rainbows a...

    Thanks for that Allen I will give the rainbows a try. Can't do cable chops though as I workout at home.

    Do you know of any other similar exercises that can be done with free weights? Just because...
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    In the vid it looks like his back is completely...

    In the vid it looks like his back is completely horizontal when he starts like mine is - so if my hips are higher wouldn't that just be the result of longer legs which I can't help?
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    I looked this up and watched some of Mark Bell's...

    I looked this up and watched some of Mark Bell's deadlifts and it looks like he deadlifts exactly the same as I do! Maybe form isn't my problem and the way I'm doing it is ok but I'm not keeping...
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    The stance I am in is narrow (both feet inside my...

    The stance I am in is narrow (both feet inside my hands). I haven't tried wider/sumo though - do you think that may be a better stance for me allowing me to keep my back more upright?

    If I drop my...
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    Deadlift form

    Hi all

    Three weeks ago I was attempting to go for 7 reps of 207kg deadlift (about 455lbs), I had previously got 6 reps the week before without problems. But this time, on the 2nd rep there was a...
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    Intriguing. I have always just done situps &...

    Intriguing. I have always just done situps & barbell rollouts and have recently got a lower back injury. Do you think adding in say dumbell side bends to hit another plane of motion would fix my...
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    Off Road how many sets & reps do you do for...

    Off Road how many sets & reps do you do for Deadlift?

    You could almost count 20 rep squats as conditioning haha, they get your heart going thats for sure
  17. Also along with what Off Road said, the problem...

    Also along with what Off Road said, the problem could definitely be that you're not eating enough. Try increasing your food intake, and of course making sure your diet has enough protein
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    Good to see you focusing on the 20 reppers....

    Good to see you focusing on the 20 reppers. Starting was one of the best things I ever did, I'm now up to 20 reps of 330 and increasing :)
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    I have had great results on routines with 1 set...

    I have had great results on routines with 1 set to failure for exercises

    I have always done 1 set of low reps for deadlifts and am currently doing 7 reps of 445lbs, and for the last year I've been...
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    Good advice Off Road, glad to see your back :)

    Good advice Off Road, glad to see your back :)
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