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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    Thats why you focus on being STRONG not big. ...

    Thats why you focus on being STRONG not big.

    Try olympic lifts for MMA, lots of Plyometrics as well. :)
  2. Thread: Funky chest

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    How do I know if it is interfering with my...

    How do I know if it is interfering with my exhastive workouts?

    When I run hard and fast I get out of breath, nothing I didn't figure was out of the ordinary. I looked up some sites on the...
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    Do you try to get big biceps by clenching your...

    Do you try to get big biceps by clenching your fist and curling an "air barbell" 300 times? No? You use weight right? Should be the exact same thing for abs. Traing with relatively high weight...
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    Whoa, creepy. Your screen name is my real name's...

    Whoa, creepy. Your screen name is my real name's initials.

    Anyway, don't sweat it about the weight. Just focus on getting stronger and it will come. When I first started lifting I could...
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    Bulk.

    Bulk.
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    Out of shape isn't cool. (I wouldn't ever go to...

    Out of shape isn't cool. (I wouldn't ever go to a trainer with a gut and tiny arms.. unless he was a freaky powerlifter/olympic lifter)

    You don't know what other kinds of shape there is? ...
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    I would rather go to a small guy that knew how to...

    I would rather go to a small guy that knew how to get me in many different types of shape than a trainer that was huge and the only "goals" he can imagine is getting huge.

    There are more forms...
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    Thanks, it seems very pronounced to me and...

    Thanks, it seems very pronounced to me and comparing it to some of the broad chests of some of the guys on here it made me really look hard at it. I was hoping it wouldnt look too bad when I take...
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    I would only wear them on 1rm or competition...

    I would only wear them on 1rm or competition lifts. Wearing them often during regular strength training can cause problems. The knee wraps take stress off the tendons, ligaments and some of the...
  10. Thread: Funky chest

    by epimetheus
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    Funky chest

    I think that I posess some of the worst chest genetics. It caves in at the sternum.

    Does anybody else have this problem? Is there a way to fix it or am I stuck with a funky chest all my life?...
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    Lol, in your third set, the girl in the...

    Lol, in your third set, the girl in the background is doing like 3-4" squats. The trainer is looking on all pleased like she is actually doing them right.
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    Pant....pant....pant Me... ...

    Pant....pant....pant

    Me...

    Pant....pant...pant...

    too...

    pant...
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    Depends on your goals. Or what you mean by...

    Depends on your goals. Or what you mean by exercising. ;) Playing some B-ball or handball or something in the afternoon might not hurt too badly, or some treadmill or hitting the bags or something...
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    Don't forget Neurological adaptation in which the...

    Don't forget Neurological adaptation in which the body adapts the central nervous system to recruit more muscle fibers during a lift.
  15. Sent mine- can't wait to see the results. I am...

    Sent mine- can't wait to see the results. I am confident that my results are very similar to many of those on this board.
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    Weighted decline sit-ups. 2 sets of 5 reps with...

    Weighted decline sit-ups. 2 sets of 5 reps with 75lbs.
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    Ahh, last one: ...

    Ahh, last one: http://www.tennis.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsId=16300
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    Here we go: no proof the he benches 315, but he...

    Here we go: no proof the he benches 315, but he admits to using weights, and dedicated to them.

    http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/1994lipton/031794AA.html



    It doesn't come down to my...
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    You build up the endurance of swinging the...

    You build up the endurance of swinging the racket, by.. well, swining the racket. A boxer doesn't get his endurance from weightlifting, he gets it from hitting the bag. Same goes for the tennis...
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    That's why he trains for endurance as well as...

    That's why he trains for endurance as well as strength. If you can curl 60lbs and bench 315 and crack a walnut with your forarms it is much easier to swing around a 3lb tennis racket.

    Hitting...
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