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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    Rack Crunches are a great exercise if you have...

    Rack Crunches are a great exercise if you have access to a power rack.
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    1 set to failure per exercise with a TUT of 5-15...

    1 set to failure per exercise with a TUT of 5-15 seconds (what they recommend in their 1st book on static contraction) just ain't enough to stimulate optimal gains in either strength or hypertrophy....
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    depends on age, recovery ability etc. Pavel...

    depends on age, recovery ability etc. Pavel Tsatsouline recommends 2 basic lifts (dead lift & side press) performed 5 days per week. 2 sets of 5 reps each. the 2nd set is 90% of the first set. That...
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    Weight gain is primarily the result of caloric...

    Weight gain is primarily the result of caloric intake as opposed to training methodology. That being said generally speaking the higher the volume the greater the hypertrophic response (as long as...
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    I do isometronic rack crunches in a power rack.

    I do isometronic rack crunches in a power rack.
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    Yes and here in the US too. There are some...

    Yes and here in the US too. There are some studies that claim electrostimulation & Russian Stim to be beneficial as a adjunct to regular training but these studies were conducted on 5,000 dollar...
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    Bruce Lee died of an allergic reaction to a...

    Bruce Lee died of an allergic reaction to a headache/cold pill given to him by a chinese actress (Betty Li Ting?) whom he was having an affair with at the time. He complained of a headache, she gave...
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    It's his real name. Though it definitely does...

    It's his real name. Though it definitely does sound odd
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    T-Mag having a worthwhile article? Has hell...

    T-Mag having a worthwhile article? Has hell frozen over? Gawd I hate that (online) magazine. The whole juvenile humor schtick gets on ya nerves after years of the same crap. The whole "what would...
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    Reverse grip benching tends to work the lateral...

    Reverse grip benching tends to work the lateral head of the bicep very strongly. They are both good movements, alternate them if you want from time to time. They do have some carry over
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    Or you could chase a couple of chickens around...

    Or you could chase a couple of chickens around inside of a coup and pick them up for time.
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    well I wanna get down to 145 lbs or so when I...

    well I wanna get down to 145 lbs or so when I start competition. So I don't think I have to worry about muscle dysphoria any time soon. ^_^


    -Jeremy
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    The assumption behind the "take your 10 rep...

    The assumption behind the "take your 10 rep maximum and do 20" is that the average trainer doesn't push themselves hard enough in training and what they view as a 10 rep maximum really isn't. Of...
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    Yeah.. the ol' 20 reppers are good for gaining...

    Yeah.. the ol' 20 reppers are good for gaining size all right.. but there are better methods out there. I get a kick out of the wannabe hard asses who fantasize that they're SEAL caliber because they...
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    Some people just have a weak grip and there is no...

    Some people just have a weak grip and there is no reason they should let their back development fall by the wayside because of this. Eventually your back strength will FAR outpace grip strength, no...
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    Use the straps but do supplementary grip work...

    Use the straps but do supplementary grip work (barbell holds etc.) and you'll be fine. There is no real reason not to use straps provided you give your grip adequate attention with other exercises....
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    There are more (if i can find them) in one pic he...

    There are more (if i can find them) in one pic he is flexing his right , upper side of the abs, and yes its very freaky ^_^
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    muscle cells and fat cells are 2 different...

    muscle cells and fat cells are 2 different animals. One can't directly turn into the other any more than a cat can turn into a dog. I like dogs much more than cats anyway. I wouldn't mind if all cats...
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    Hmm.. good question, I'd be inclined to say sure,...

    Hmm.. good question, I'd be inclined to say sure, why not? Using my pure logic (which has it's severe limits) I'd think that if a certain head of muscle can have greater emphasis placed on it then...
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    fat canna' turn into muscle or vice versa ,...

    fat canna' turn into muscle or vice versa , anymore than an apple can turn into an orange.
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