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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    Re: Training regime - Good or Bad

    You are overtraining. A better rep scheme for both strength and hypertrophy is 6-10 for the upper body, and 8-12 for the lower body.
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    PULL

    My mid/upper back is blasted after BB Row.
  3. Thread: hack squats

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    When I do hack squats on LEG day, I leave out...

    When I do hack squats on LEG day, I leave out deads on back day which is every other week.
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    Disable java/javascript your browser. You can...

    Disable java/javascript your browser. You can enable it when you need it or for certain webpages which run purely on javascript. Generally I leave it off and do not encounter popups or ads.
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    Poor verb choice: I should have said "interested"...

    Poor verb choice: I should have said "interested" rather than "like." I think this reflects my original intent.

    RE: everything else -> fair enough. I liked Camus' notion of paradox and...
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    I was referring to the 1-2lb increment cited by...

    I was referring to the 1-2lb increment cited by intensity. I agree, anything over 5 is a noticeble difference.
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    @ Callahan If you like nihilism and not the...

    @ Callahan

    If you like nihilism and not the watered down Chuck Palahniuk version, also try Camus' The Rebel; Dostoyveksy's The Posssessed, Brothers Karamozov, Notes From the Under Ground, and...
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    Technically you are progressing, but...

    Technically you are progressing, but qualitatively as Callahan & TryingToBeBig have already noted, this progression is of little value. Every week you should try to add a rep or a half rep. When...
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    Cutting is all diet.

    Cutting is all diet.
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    This is the submaximal training thread Chris...

    This is the submaximal training thread Chris Mason refers to a few posts up http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6992&highlight=periodization
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    Recovery time becomes extended for those who are...

    Recovery time becomes extended for those who are further along in terms of training experience as overall strength and excercise intensity has increased so the toll on your muscles and nervous system...
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    A good idea as well is to read the articles at...

    A good idea as well is to read the articles at the front of the site ==> http://www.wannabebig.com/ They can be helpful in a great way :thumbup:
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    I don't directly work traps. Deadlifts. Strict...

    I don't directly work traps. Deadlifts. Strict Standing OH Presses. Strict BB Bent-over Row/Cable Rows. These all give the trapezius enough work IMHO.
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    This was from an old post concerning failure and...

    This was from an old post concerning failure and minumum overload threshold http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=338
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    Nietzche was unfortunately a sickly hypochondriac...

    Nietzche was unfortunately a sickly hypochondriac and for this he wrote Twilight of the Idols which is quite is good, as is Thus Spake Zarathrustra. So is Camus' Resistance Rebellion and Death.
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    The lying triceps extension is also known as...

    The lying triceps extension is also known as skullcrushers: http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/BBLyingTriExt.html
    Rows (types: barbell, dumbbell, machine) are for the back and side delts. ...
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    I am physically loading so that failure is the...

    I am physically loading so that failure is the end result.
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    The lenghtening TUT is not being employed for its...

    The lenghtening TUT is not being employed for its own sake rather I am pairing it in tandem with overload. These lead to failure.
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    For me failure is the product of overload and...

    For me failure is the product of overload and lengthening of TUT by slower tempo.
  20. Don't know a wit about "Body for Life." Why not...

    Don't know a wit about "Body for Life." Why not try some of the wannabebig routines?
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