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. There are lots of options if you can't make it to...

    There are lots of options if you can't make it to a gym.

    How many of the following can you do?

    - Clap/one-arm/finger/fist pushups
    - One arm pull-ups
    - Pull-ups with improvised weights
    -...
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    Thanks guys. My diet could be better, beer...

    Thanks guys.

    My diet could be better, beer being the main problem!

    Regarding boxing after lifting - doesn't work for me. I tend to go pretty hard on the lifting and don't have much left in the...
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    boxing training

    Hi Guys,
    I'm working out with the WBB Routine #1.

    Because of work/family time pressures, I can only make it to the gym 3 times a week.

    At the moment, I'm starting each workout with 5 mins of...
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    my perfect workout? :-)

    Hi guys,
    I've spent the past few months reading the posts on here, and think I've come up with the perfect (for me!) workout.

    I'm working each body part once a week, and pushing myself for...
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    MMA Overtraining

    Hi guys,
    Everytime I read an interview with someone from the UFC or Pride, they claim to be training hard for 6-8 hours a day.

    Even if this is "just" martial arts training and not lifting, how...
  6. Broken metacarpel - best way to regain strength?

    Hi all,

    I managed to break the fifth metacarpel bone in my right hand. (Don't ask how!)

    It was a clean break, and didn't require surgery or pins.

    I've just had the cast removed.

    The...
  7. there's tons of stuff

    Here're some ideas:

    How many of the following can you do?

    - Clap/one-arm/finger/fist pushups
    - One arm pull-ups
    - Pull-ups with improvised weights
    - Handstand pushups
    - Learn now to walk on...
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    Deadlifts with dumbells?

    Q1. I have a home gym, and for the next couple of months don't have room for barbells...

    I have a couple of 132 llb dumbells, and plan on using them for deadlifts. Not a lot of weight I know, but...
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    Deadlift on a Smith Machine

    Guys,
    Is it advisable to use a Smith Machine for DLs?

    What's a good technique?
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    too much walking?

    Hi guys,
    I'm lifting heavy 3 days a week, push/pull/legs. 5-8 reps.

    I'm also doing Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Ju-Jitsu 4 evenings a week.

    Running and Swimming for 30 mins on the other 2...
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm really not...

    Thanks for the advice.

    I'm really not body-building, just general strength and fitnesss. I do tons of sports, boxing, MMA, canoeing, hill-running...

    Is it really a good idea to do the cardio...
  12. Thread: milk?

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    cool guys! I also love the stuff, and only drink...

    cool guys! I also love the stuff, and only drink skimmed, so good to hear that I can continue guzzling...

    Next question: what about beer? :-)
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    thanks guys. Well, that's decided it. I just quit...

    thanks guys. Well, that's decided it. I just quit the old gym and joined a proper one, with barbells and tons of iron... the girls aren't as cute, but I suppose it's a necessary sacrifice... lol!
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    Thanks for the advice! I use the Smith machine...

    Thanks for the advice!

    I use the Smith machine for squats, benching and military press. Is this ok? Is this radically less effective than a free barbell?

    The heaviest dumbells are 40kg.
  15. Thread: milk?

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    milk?

    Hi all,
    As a relatively newcomer to weightlifting, I was wondering why skimmed milk isn't mentioned more as a super-food.

    I drink around 4-5 pints a day.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Best...
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    alternative to classic deadlift

    Hi guys,
    I've read that Deadlifts are an essential part of any fitness programme.

    However, my gym doesn't have any free barbells.

    There is a Smith machine, tons of dumbells and some cable...
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    is this too much volume?

    Hi guys,
    Stats:
    33 years old
    6'4
    210 lbs

    Need some advice. I've come up with the following 4 day split. I'm concerned it's a bit excessive. I'm lifting heavily and going for failure on the...
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    I'm just looking to get fit and strong at the...

    I'm just looking to get fit and strong at the moment.

    I rest no more than 60 secs between sets. Is this too short?

    I do all the cardio before the work out... sometimes i might row or skip for...
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    the right stuff

    Hi guys,
    Stats:
    33 years old
    6'4
    210 lbs

    Need some advice. I've come up with the following 4 day split. I'm concerned it's a bit excessive. I'm lifting moderately heavily and going for...
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