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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    http://www.defrancostraining.com/articles/archive/...

    http://www.defrancostraining.com/articles/archive/articles_westside.htm

    I think it's designed for football players but it's still a great program and it'll definately make you stronger. I followed...
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    I read some of the FAQ and I really liked it....

    I read some of the FAQ and I really liked it. Lots of good information. It convinced me to get the VJB when I get the money. Thanks for posting those links guys.
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    60 inches=5 feet because there are 12 inches in a...

    60 inches=5 feet because there are 12 inches in a foot. It's not that complicated

    And ericg said "57 inches" not "5 feet 7 inches"
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    I'm guessing youíre a beginner as far as squats...

    I'm guessing youíre a beginner as far as squats go. And if youíre a beginning squatter then doing anything, even riding a bicycle, is going to increase your squat a bit and make your legs get bigger....
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    I don't think the shoulder raises and the flies...

    I don't think the shoulder raises and the flies are necesicary. Also, make sure you change the exercises every 6-8 weeks and the reps every 3-4 weeks so you don't plateau. Day 4 sounds like it would...
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    I agree with Sensei. There definately are better...

    I agree with Sensei. There definately are better programs out there. If I'm not mistaken bfs is meant for football players, sprinters & throwers, which makes it less than optimal for everyone else....
  7. Yeah yoga would be good. Maybe pilates too....

    Yeah yoga would be good. Maybe pilates too. Athletic body in balance is more for athletes, but I'm sure you would learn something that would help you from it.
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    Lifting weights will help increase your vertical....

    Lifting weights will help increase your vertical.

    Personally I wouldn't recommend doing lots of high intensity plyometrics during the competitive season because the pounding from the running and...
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    For now, your two best friends are going to be...

    For now, your two best friends are going to be interval training and circuit training. I'll explain both just to make sure.

    Interval training is doing short bursts of high intensity exercise...
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    The back squat recruits more muscles than any...

    The back squat recruits more muscles than any other exercise, therefor producing the biggest endocrine response. However, unilateral (single leg) work is very important and usually neglected by most...
  11. Athletic Body in Balance by Gray Cook might be...

    Athletic Body in Balance by Gray Cook might be good for you. I'll look through my copy tomorrow and post back tomorrow night.

    I also have Magnificent Mobility by Mike Robertson and Eric Cressey...
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    I haven't bought either of the two products you...

    I haven't bought either of the two products you mentioned but I think they are both legit. I've seen tons of posts on multiple forums saying the vertical jump bible is excellent and as far as the...
  13. I guess what I was trying to say is that from a...

    I guess what I was trying to say is that from a functional standpoint, having a knee and a hand resting on a bench during the exercise is a disadvantage. Your body should learn to stabilize itself...
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    Okay, here it goes: To improve your 100m time...

    Okay, here it goes:

    To improve your 100m time you're going to want to focus on improving power, core strength and linear speed. Your muscles must be able to apply force through a full range of...
  15. Poll: I never said that "running great distances is the...

    I never said that "running great distances is the sole definition of athleticism", I said that endurance was one part of athleticism. The only reason that I'm talking about endurance so much is...
  16. Poll: I agree that gymnists need to be fast, not as...

    I agree that gymnists need to be fast, not as fast as football or basketball players, but they do need to have some speed. That's why I put them in average. And just as a side note, when I say...
  17. I have to admit I'm not a big fan of this...

    I have to admit I'm not a big fan of this exercise. Since you are using the bench for support your core doesn't work very much to stabilize your body. I like the bent over barbell row and the one...
  18. I've read good things about Renegade Football...

    I've read good things about Renegade Football Training. I haven't read it myself. Unfortunately, it is published by Dragon Door and like all Dragon Door products, it is grossly overpriced. I think...
  19. Thanks built. I really enjoyed the article. I'm...

    Thanks built. I really enjoyed the article. I'm about to apply to college and I plan to major in some field of kinesiology. I was just wondering what colleges you would reccomend. Thanks.
  20. Poll: The five pillars of athletics are: 1. Power...

    The five pillars of athletics are:

    1. Power (similar to strength but more important in sports)
    2. Speed
    3. Flexibility
    4. Endurance
    5. Balance

    The best athletes excel in all of these...
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