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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    muscle pre-exhaustion?

    i see a lot of people doing squats or leg press and they just LOAD ON THE WEIGHTS like its a competition to see how much they can stack on the ends. (many of them only ever get partial reps too)
    ...
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    i don't mean any disrespect here but do the two...

    i don't mean any disrespect here but do the two guys in the video take steroids or anything similar?
    i'm only asking as i'm curious if i should have a goal to be that big, but i would be doing it...
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    thanks for the video examples everyone! this...

    thanks for the video examples everyone!

    this video here was my second explanation --> http://youtu.be/U1H1VG9Uh50#t=0m40s

    but it seems that more emphasis is put on bending and using the legs,...
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    deadlift form question

    i just started doing deadlifts and have looked at countless youtube vids and the others in the gym and have noticed two things,

    some, if not most will use their lower back much more than their...
  5. squats --> knees to the side VS knees forward

    been doing squats for 2 years now with my knees to the side, ie, feet bit more than shoulder width and feet angled around 30 degrees.
    i always do a full squat, ie, down till my thighs are straight....
  6. is it not the same thing? going up stairs...

    is it not the same thing?
    going up stairs without dying and running a mile without feeling it?

    either way, yes, i want to increase my ability to climb a mountain with a heavy backpack which is my...
  7. goal is to lose fat and increase cardio

    have decided to change it up for 3 months and my goals are:
    1) lose fat (get lean)
    2) increase my overall cardiovascular capacity as right now it is terrible

    using a form of HIIT, this is what i...
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    cardio myth???

    some time ago, i remember being told that if you stop doing cardio (or similar type of training) for a period of 2 or 3 weeks, you loose all that you have gained (from a cardio point of view).

    is...
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    care to explain........ just a little?

    care to explain........ just a little?
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    diet is gonna be reduced for sure. mostly bread,...

    diet is gonna be reduced for sure. mostly bread, soups, pasta, rice.
    at any rate, should be good for some fat loss :)

    thanks everyone!
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    muscle loss due to hiking trip?

    just curious, i'm about to go on a 3 week hiking trip in the alps (only up to 3000m) and i'm wondering how much this will effect (affect?) my muscles?
    it is quite strenuous hiking so i'm guessing my...
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    thanks for the sound advice! gonna up the...

    thanks for the sound advice! gonna up the vegetables a bit more...
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    is crossFit a form of HIIT?

    i want to change up my workout a bit for a few months and concentrate on cardio and fat loss.
    are they they same? crossFit and HIIT?

    i'm going to assume that by doing a HIIT or crossfit workout,...
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    it sounds weird but whenever i take a break, a...

    it sounds weird but whenever i take a break, a week or three, i usually feel stronger which is great!
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    thanks for the replies. really like the tip of...

    thanks for the replies.
    really like the tip of not needing to step too far back. i'll taking just on step next time.

    and yeah, i have the rack height low enough and totally made that mistake...
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    training for cardio and losing fat?

    after some time of doing the 5x5 program i've noticed two things.
    - i'm starting to get fat, mostly around my belly which of course ok since i'm eating like crazy.
    - my cardio is terrible

    since...
  17. bench, squat and row are almost the same???

    been doing the 5x5 program for a bit now and have noticed that my bench, squat and barbell row are very much the same in terms of weight.

    my squat recently went ahead of bench by some kilos but...
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    stepping out when squats get heavy?

    just curious if there is a sure fire method how one should step out from the squat rack when using heavier weight (120kilos which is getting heavy for me)?

    at the moment,
    - get under the bar and...
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    four hour body

    has anyone read or heard of this book? the four hour body.

    a friend of mine says it worked for his fat loss but the little bits i skimmed seemed like total BS.
    another classic fancy smancy bunch...
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    its called a 'rotary torso machine' if that helps.

    its called a 'rotary torso machine' if that helps.
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