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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    That's what I was getting at with heavy...

    That's what I was getting at with heavy weight/low reps. Like I'm thinking around 90% 1RM as "heavy weight" where if you do 10 reps than it isn't really your 90% 1RM.
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    I'd think that depending on your goals you should...

    I'd think that depending on your goals you should stay focused on what you want. If you want strength and you are doing low reps/heavy weights, endurance isn't a priority.
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    I think bodyweight exercises are a good place to...

    I think bodyweight exercises are a good place to start for a guy or girl if they have zero experience. Bodyweight exercises are simple and effective. Then after a few weeks, get her to start...
  4. I think the 2 minute rest defeats the purpose of...

    I think the 2 minute rest defeats the purpose of doing the sled drags for contrast training.
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    Wow, those prices you talk about are crazy. ...

    Wow, those prices you talk about are crazy. $150-600/month! The military base gym is free and an old school powerlifting/bodybuilding/strongman gym nearby has $5 daily fees and their sign showed...
  6. I'm not an expert, but I have heard this about...

    I'm not an expert, but I have heard this about how lifting then sprinting would prime the body to activate as many muscle fibers as possible like the second paragraph in the article talks about.

    I...
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    You need to find Col. Trautman since he is the...

    You need to find Col. Trautman since he is the one who made Rambo.
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    I'm a fan of deadlifting and it is my favorite...

    I'm a fan of deadlifting and it is my favorite lift. Of the old videos of Jon Pall that I've seen, I see him as a great strength athlete and like his quote. I've watched his documentary "Larger...
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    I'm in the military and I still see a shitload of...

    I'm in the military and I still see a shitload of people with a "slim lean build." I don't see many "big" people. The military prioritizes cardio first...PT tests are running and calisthenics. ...
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    That seems really weird.

    That seems really weird.
  11. You should be fine if it is only a month or two. ...

    You should be fine if it is only a month or two. I had a rotator cuff issue in March and didn't bench until the end of the summer and now back to about the same level as before. I wouldn't be...
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    "Forging Elite Fitness" also forges elitist...

    "Forging Elite Fitness" also forges elitist attitude in some people.
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    Awesome lift!

    Awesome lift!
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    I agree with the above posts. Also in your sumo...

    I agree with the above posts. Also in your sumo deadlift it looked like your arms were slightly bent. Your arms should hang straight down. Maybe it is just the camera angle or the result of your...
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    Watch out everyone Zumba's next!

    Watch out everyone Zumba's next!
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    I've known people who went through basic training...

    I've known people who went through basic training who did shit for like 2 weeks. It could be some sort of stress that has caused the problem. I'd go to a doctor if it continues.
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    Hitler Rant on Crossfit

    Funny Hitler subtitle rant video on Crossfit. Bad words are edited with an asterisk to make it safe for work and it is related to lifting

    http://youtu.be/3Z2b2x6C5o0
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    I keep tape in my gym bag in case this happens. ...

    I keep tape in my gym bag in case this happens. A little pain never killed anybody.
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    Those 2 didn't have me covered but thanks. I...

    Those 2 didn't have me covered but thanks. I also tried TunnelBear which failed me. I got http://www.unblock-us.com to work.
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    Keep up the hard work! I'm interested in...

    Keep up the hard work!

    I'm interested in hearing about your starting maxes compared with your maxes in a couple weeks. I've never tried 5/3/1 and like the idea of using percentages of maxes but...
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