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 don't know Travis. Even as a member, it...

    I don't know Travis. Even as a member, it doesn't get much darker than the usapl :)
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    Thanks Travis. That was very helpful.

    Thanks Travis. That was very helpful.
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    So do you guys more use a percentage weight to...

    So do you guys more use a percentage weight to gauge your speed work or purely rely on speed of the bar. I ask because I have always been a decently strong but very slow lifter. My raw bench is...
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    Congrats Vincent. I am mainly a lurker on all...

    Congrats Vincent. I am mainly a lurker on all the forums, but have enjoyed your journey at chasing this number. Gotta feel amazing to get this one.

    Also, I understood what Johnny was saying...
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    I have benefited from board training but am...

    I have benefited from board training but am naturally weak at lockout. I actually brought my bench up 20-30lbs in one meet prep (nothing amazing 375-405) primarily using boards. Frankl had me work...
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    I remember being pretty surprised when I was...

    I remember being pretty surprised when I was getting help from Shawn Frankl for a meet. The big iron split was pretty much straight bodybuilding but linearly periodized big 3 plus overload work.
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    I use Graston Technique for basically all my...

    I use Graston Technique for basically all my elbow/forearm patients (I am a PT). It is a manual technique that utilizes tools instead of hand pressure (ie ART). There lots of suitable knockoffs out...
  8. Getting great advice here. Nothing more to add,...

    Getting great advice here. Nothing more to add, other than yes, you will be able to bench heavy again. Get the posture/upper back upper issues taken care of and then work on technique with all...
  9. Pretty much agree with most of what Mitch said. ...

    Pretty much agree with most of what Mitch said. I am a PT, and in my experience everyone wants to work the rotator cuff, when honestly, most people need scapulothoracic work (meaning, rhomboids, low...
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    I see what you did there.

    I see what you did there.
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    Gotta agree with Chris here. I train with...

    Gotta agree with Chris here. I train with Frankl. The guys raw strength is incredible. And Big Iron trains in gear pretty much the whole way til their meets.
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    Question for all the guys who think it is high: ...

    Question for all the guys who think it is high: Have any of you ever been to an SPF meet and seen them in person?

    I ask because I have honestly not ever been to one. I have lifted in the USAPL,...
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    I noticed you have started increasing either the...

    I noticed you have started increasing either the weight or accommodating resistance on your DE days recently. Is this something you picked up at westside or are just trying out on your own? I...
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    Yeah, I am limited in bar options. Someday I...

    Yeah, I am limited in bar options. Someday I will make my own home gym (planning on intentionally buying a house with an unfinished basement). For right now I am limited to commercial gyms and...
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    Glad you are posting around here. This place...

    Glad you are posting around here. This place definitely is more powerlifter oriented I feel than other sites.

    Have you ever seated good mornings? I tried some today because my upper back...
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    Nice try, but you can't hide from me.

    Nice try, but you can't hide from me.
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    I have never heard of needing to stretch for 30...

    I have never heard of needing to stretch for 30 minutes to gain any muscle lengthening from static stretching.

    This article says 30 seconds is sufficient: The Effect of Time and Frequency of...
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    This. I know stretching before training has been...

    This. I know stretching before training has been demonized lately since a couple of articles showed that it "over-relaxes" the muscles and results in you being weaker. It also makes a great article...
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    I am friends with ScottM from various forums and...

    I am friends with ScottM from various forums and having probably spent hours asking him advice on DC training. From organizing exercises poorly to trying to increase weights too fast and then I...
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    I agree with the patellar tendonitis theory (as I...

    I agree with the patellar tendonitis theory (as I have experienced this as well). I would be very careful of not letting your knees drift too far forward. I am also a raw squatter who likes Oly...
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