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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    Awwwww - a true pyramid - that's sounds good...

    Awwwww - a true pyramid - that's sounds good though I wouldn't do it every tri workout. It could injure the elbow if done too much. Both those exercises stress the elbows big time.

    I'm with...
  2. I split up the push/pull exercises. It gives the...

    I split up the push/pull exercises. It gives the muscle groups better time to recover.
  3. Be careful not to overtrain. Looking at your...

    Be careful not to overtrain. Looking at your journal I see your split has you hitting your back only 2 days after your bi's. The bi's usually get pounded during back training. Be sure you're giving...
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    I do regular deadlifts instead of SLDL so to...

    I do regular deadlifts instead of SLDL so to emphasize my back more and not so much my legs.

    I do my pulls on Sun and my pushes on Wed. This split hits each body part once a week.
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    I too separate push/pull routines: PULL-...

    I too separate push/pull routines:

    PULL-
    Deadlift
    Rows
    Shrugs
    BB Curls
    Crunches

    PUSH-
  6. Have you tried grouping your...

    Have you tried grouping your chest/tri's/shoulders together and back/bi's together? By separating your shoulder exercises from chest/tri's, you're hitting your triceps twice a week.

    I do all my...
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    I agree with Shae-Lin. Throw in Hammer curls....

    I agree with Shae-Lin. Throw in Hammer curls. It'll hit the brachialis = growth.
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    What's a Spring Curl? :confused:

    What's a Spring Curl? :confused:
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    Try wide bar (2-3inch) static holds. Load it up...

    Try wide bar (2-3inch) static holds.
    Load it up with 150lbs, pick it up like your going to do a set of deadlifts (with overhand grips), and just hold it till you can't hold it anymore.

    Your...
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    True "pyramid" sets actually do both - start...

    True "pyramid" sets actually do both - start light, go heavy, then back down to light.

    I mix in the following bicep (bb curl) blaster every now and then:

    1 - set at 50% of max, 12 reps
    2 - set...
  11. When hitting the chest, make it simple. At your...

    When hitting the chest, make it simple. At your stage I would be doing compound exercises like heavy bench presses (Dumbell or BBell) and dips. 3 sets of each. Add an exercise as you progress but...
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    How long have you been on Keto? How has it worked...

    How long have you been on Keto? How has it worked for you?
  13. Thread: milk!

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    Try mixing in a tablespoon or 2 of powdered, skim...

    Try mixing in a tablespoon or 2 of powdered, skim milk. You'll get the heavier milk taste and twice the protein without the fat!
  14. I agree with GIS. Your grip is probably too close...

    I agree with GIS. Your grip is probably too close together. that'll put too much stress on the bows. Your grip should be shoulder width - maybe just a tad bit narrower. I had the same problem until I...
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    So, do you think the asprin in an ECA stack would...

    So, do you think the asprin in an ECA stack would have a negative effect?
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    "Why you should throw out the Advil"

    I read this article in a Muscle Media mag. Has anyone heard anything of negative effects of Ibuprofen and acetaminophen on muscle growth?

    taken from the article...

    "Will using common...
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    Sex suspended from wires is fun and aerobically...

    Sex suspended from wires is fun and aerobically demanding!

    ...actually HIIT is a great way to go. You don't cannibalize muscle tissue the way you would by long runs or swims and the workout...
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    2. Deadlift first workout then zercher squats...

    2. Deadlift first workout then zercher squats second

    Do you believe zercher's are more beneficial then dumbell squats? I've never tried zercher's myself - just wonderin'
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    A couple things regarding this workout... I've...

    A couple things regarding this workout...

    I've been following this routine for 2 weeks now and so far have "enjoyed" the workout. There are a couple things though that I question:

    1. Forearms -...
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    Weight lifting itself puts you in a catabolic...

    Weight lifting itself puts you in a catabolic state. Failure to give your body food after a long fast (from your sleep)

    Does this also apply to doing cardio first thing in the morn on an empty...
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