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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    have you noticed how seated calf raise machines...

    have you noticed how seated calf raise machines are usually in a 3 to 1 ratio? That means for each pound you put on there, you are subjecting your calves to 3 pounds of resistence.

    Same deal with...
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    yes

    yes
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    He's also had gyno surgery (because of all those...

    He's also had gyno surgery (because of all those cycles)

    hardly natural
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    you get worse leverage when the grip is wide, so...

    you get worse leverage when the grip is wide, so it's harder, but you're not hitting the lats any harder. Lats are one muscle... you aren't getting them wider but streading them out more during the...
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    then you don't lower the weight that much. use a...

    then you don't lower the weight that much. use a weight where, at the last rep, you can JUST get it up while pausing the same amount of time as the other reps. The first few reps may seem easy but...
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    if you need to rest 5 seconds, and are physically...

    if you need to rest 5 seconds, and are physically incapable of lifting it without that pause, then you should lower the weight so that you can completely finish a set. I do think a slight pause is a...
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    always pause between reps. It prevents your from...

    always pause between reps. It prevents your from cheating by bouncing the weight up.

    I pause about half a second; enough time to ensure the weight isn't getting bounced and just enough time to do...
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    Poll: 5 lifting days and 2 "cardio" days

    5 lifting days and 2 "cardio" days
  9. i can chin x 2x10 but can't do a single dip?

    i can chin x 2x10 but can't do a single dip?
  10. how far apart were your hands on the BB curl?...

    how far apart were your hands on the BB curl? that might happen if your hands are too close together (personal experience)

    I find that one hand width further than shoulder width to be best
  11. Poll: would "stay away from plastic/concrete weights"...

    would "stay away from plastic/concrete weights" be too obvious? Iron can be had for $.50 a pound
  12. or a body part twice a week isn't too much if you...

    or a body part twice a week isn't too much if you aren't hitting it too hard... like biceps hard on arm day and biceps light in the back movements on back day
  13. my bench = my row

    my bench = my row
  14. i've also suffered from an increased in...

    i've also suffered from an increased in strength???
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    ExtremeAnabolic, coud your problem with...

    ExtremeAnabolic,

    coud your problem with getting the V shape be due to your high carb/low protein diet? If you're getting 2g protein per pound and weigh 200lb, you should be getting 1600 cals from...
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    a pound of fat has more volume but the same...

    a pound of fat has more volume but the same amount of mass as a pound of muscle. mass = weight (on earth anyway)
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    those bioimpedence bf% testers can be wildly off...

    those bioimpedence bf% testers can be wildly off if you drink a lot/little water. Especially for lifters and people who eat a lot of protein. Get a caliper... it'll tell you exactly how much fat you...
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    even if you don't end up using it to workout, you...

    even if you don't end up using it to workout, you can always use it for the *wink wink* with a lady friend ;)
  19. 1. i've got lots of stuff to do 2. i have...

    1. i've got lots of stuff to do
    2. i have horrible time managment
    3. = 1+2
  20. Lifting 2.5h a day does not sound optimal......

    Lifting 2.5h a day does not sound optimal... unless you are breaking it up into three sessions/day which is 21 sessions a week :eek:
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