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 I used my 10 rep max then I would already be...

    If I used my 10 rep max then I would already be rest-pausing reps 5-10, unless you mean a 10 rep max that's a straight set, which would take even less time and have the effect of increasing work...
  2. There are a lot of competing stresses when doing...

    There are a lot of competing stresses when doing a 20 rep set. Near the end the discomfort can be very distracting, and it seems difficult to simply ignore.

    Another thing to note is that the goal...
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    Your first two 'meals' and the last one don't...

    Your first two 'meals' and the last one don't look very good. Get a better breakfast.

    Go into the gym, do loads of squatting, maybe 15 sets of 5 or 10 sets of 10, then come back and tell me how...
  4. The main difference is in the number of...

    The main difference is in the number of repetitions performed in a workout. As the weight increases you are able to do less and less repetitions in a session. When you hear 'low reps for strength' it...
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    One thing to consider is that muscles tire at...

    One thing to consider is that muscles tire at different rates. At higher percentages one area is likely to be directly overloaded while other areas still manage. The implications here are obvious-...
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    The path of least resistance

    Some of the more popular lifting programs out there are a mystery to me. I mean, take Starting Strength or some 5x5 variation. They're linear programs right? They've got a fair bit of volume in them....
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    Sprinting or intense running WILL affect your...

    Sprinting or intense running WILL affect your squats in my experience. Gentle running will not.

    You cannot get away from fatigue, and it isn't something you can accurately gauge. Anything outside...
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    No, not at the stage you're at. Do NOT tool...

    No, not at the stage you're at. Do NOT tool around with the program. If you want switching, do Westside.

    When your strength really hits a plateau, after hammering away for literally months, switch...
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    You're on the right track if your lifts are...

    You're on the right track if your lifts are improving. Mind you it's very easy to make gains in the early stages; even a rough approximation of the texas method will give you desirable results. The...
  10. I might be able to do 5x5 @ 85% but it would take...

    I might be able to do 5x5 @ 85% but it would take me a long time. It would be slow and ugly. Personally, at that intensity, I knock the rep count down to singles ,doubles and triples.

    For 5x5...
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    Bringing the heel up- while providing support in...

    Bringing the heel up- while providing support in the shape of a plate or lifting shoe- allows more knee travel. This means the shin angle can be steeper than it would without raising your heel. If...
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    I've noticed that many lifters tend to favour...

    I've noticed that many lifters tend to favour workouts in terms of absolute strength (maxes) or endurance (bodybuilding) but nothing in terms of speed.

    Doing really slow, grinding reps all the...
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    The only way you can get away with training...

    The only way you can get away with training 'bodyparts' once a week is by eating. You get bigger... you get stronger. The single best solution to compliment or fill holes in any lifting regime.
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