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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    I could probaby rig up something like that, at...

    I could probaby rig up something like that, at least then I could just go to failure....

    thanks not a bad idea
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    I don't know....that's how I've done it forever....

    I don't know....that's how I've done it forever.

    I haven't really changed my workouts since 98....

    Since I workout at home now, the only new thing I've gotten into is all the different...
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    Beneficial if I'm doing 2 or 7, with a 30sec-1...

    Beneficial if I'm doing 2 or 7, with a 30sec-1 minute water break in between.

    I do the old pyramid thing (that's what I learned it to be)

    135 x 10
    155 x 8
    185 x 6
    205 x 4 (or sometimes just...
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    I was 5'11" and 3/4 inches...so almost 6'. I was...

    I was 5'11" and 3/4 inches...so almost 6'. I was 222 when I got married, I didn't look really big, certainly not anything like what anyone would consider a meathead. I was in school at the time so...
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    I think you are misunderstanding something, I...

    I think you are misunderstanding something, I don't have a spotter, hence the 1 rep sets.
    I haven't tried 235 yet as I've just got back to 225 this past month.

    I just want to know if the 1 rep...
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    I don't have big enough dumbbells to do that. ...

    I don't have big enough dumbbells to do that.

    in the old days, I sometimes (stupidly) used to have girls spot me every once in a while thinking I would only need "a little" help....and looking up...
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    The 1 rep is fine, I do the smaller amounts just...

    The 1 rep is fine, I do the smaller amounts just to see how I'm feeling, if I'm really tired and struggle with 210 I don't bother with 225.

    On some days I don't doubt that I could do 225 3 times,...
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    working out alone....single rep set question

    I let my gym membership lapse long ago after the 2nd child came along. I bought a bench and some other stuff and put it in my basement.
    I slowly have been getting back up near my pre-marriage max...
  9. I don't need to jack my traps up any more than I...

    I don't need to jack my traps up any more than I have, that's not the problem. I am happy to hear that's a good alternative though, but I can also do most of the other ones taking the weight off my...
  10. my back muscles are fine.... I have a bulging...

    my back muscles are fine....

    I have a bulging disc at T1 and T2...so I can't lay the bar on my back.

    That's why I could do leg presses, no bar on either of those
  11. I'm obviously way out of circulation, I don't...

    I'm obviously way out of circulation, I don't know what half of those things are......
  12. cannot do back squats...are front squats my only other option?

    About the time my wife was pregnant with our second I let my gym membership lapse....I primarily did leg presses on the sled for legs.

    Anyway, I've went out and bought bench that has a leg curl...
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