The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Kind of! The main page of the site shows the...

    Kind of! The main page of the site shows the Workout of the Day - a lot of people simply log on and do whatever today's workout is. If you do a thorough warm-up, then attack the WOD at full-pelt,...
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    There's a writeup on bb.com's forums - I'm not...

    There's a writeup on bb.com's forums - I'm not sure whether posting a link to another site would be OK, but do a google search for "rippetoe" and it's on the first page of results, called something...
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    Was that honestly the first thing that jumped out...

    Was that honestly the first thing that jumped out at you about a routine that doesn't hit legs AT ALL?!? ;) (sorry, not picking on you - just struck me that swapping days around in a routine that...
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    Eating 1300-1700 calories per day will be very...

    Eating 1300-1700 calories per day will be very challenging over any length of time, particularly if you also start an exercise regime. I'm not saying it can't be done (there are people in this...
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    I ate a similar diet to what you're proposing for...

    I ate a similar diet to what you're proposing for quite a long time, but included quite a lot of beans and pulses in there to get some additional complex carbs - pretty much exactly what McIrish is...
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    Yup; otherwise it'd make surviving pretty...

    Yup; otherwise it'd make surviving pretty difficult for vegetarians...
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    Goal Update

    Goals for Period 1, Sub-Period 2 (04 Oct - 31 Oct)

    Training-related

    Continue to train 3 times every 8 days.
    Continue to increase weights progressively and with good form.
    ...
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    Goal Update - 4th October 2004

    Update for Period 1, Sub-Period 1 (09 Sep 04 30 Sep 04)

    Training-related

    Weight train 3 times every 8 days (starting when weights arrive and gym is set up ...
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    Breakfast ideas? Hmm, my own breakfasts are...

    Breakfast ideas? Hmm, my own breakfasts are usually either my homemade museli and fruit, or contain foods you aren't able to eat (nuts, dairy etc.) I'm struggling to think of "interesting"...
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    BDK's advice to go for high quality foods is...

    BDK's advice to go for high quality foods is sound, and it's good to see someone who apprecaited balsamic vinegar. It really is the food of the gods.

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    True so far as it goes, but there are different...

    True so far as it goes, but there are different types of farming - and a barn-bred battery chicken is quite different to an organic, outdoor-reared chicken. Not an exact comparison to farmed vs....
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    Training Log - Wednesday 29th September 2004

    General Comments
    According to my schedule I should have lifted on Sunday or Monday. However, my quads were very sore near my hips. The pain wasn't...
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    Training Log - Saturday 25th September 2004

    Cardio
    I did 32 minutes on the elliptical trainer on a hill program at level 7. This is the setting I typically use for this machine. I programmed a...
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    Training Log - Friday 24th September 2004

    Weights
    Note: all weights in kilograms


    Squats:       60 x 10       60 x 10       60 x 10
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    Yup, I know - Tour de France cyclists for example...

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    Not sure which part you're referring to as being...

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    Sort of off topic, but out of interest dropping...

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    Likewise, sorry to hear that you'll need surgery....

    Likewise, sorry to hear that you'll need surgery. How soon can it be performed? Needless to say I wish you a speedy and straight-forward recovery!

    I'm sure you'll continue with your training as...
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    a) stop and think about what I'm doing, hopefully leading to
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    Training Log - Thursday 23rd September 2004

    Cardio
    Once again I did 25 minutes on the elliptical trainer on a hill program at level 7. This is the setting I typically use for this machine. I...
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