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'll usually wait 3-5 minutes between all sets,...

    I'll usually wait 3-5 minutes between all sets, even more if I'm working very near max.
  2. I rely on BORs and my chin ups/pull ups as well...

    I rely on BORs and my chin ups/pull ups as well to develop my rear delts. I used to do rear delt DB raises but they weren't doing as much.
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    If you're so burned out dude just take some time...

    If you're so burned out dude just take some time off. Use it to rest and eat up and create a set lifting routine for yourself.
  4. Thread: SLDL's!!

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    I do my SLDLs with legs locked on the platform...

    I do my SLDLs with legs locked on the platform where you pick up the barbell about waist high, and I go down until my fingers touch my toes with pretty heavy weight. I'm always afraid I'm going too...
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    Just got my New Years Stack! I was waiting by...

    Just got my New Years Stack! I was waiting by that mailbox since the day I placed my order lol. The Nitrean felt very fine and smelled great. I can't wait to start my new supps tomorrow!
  6. Thread: Get Weaker?

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    Higher volume is more reps or more sets, or both.

    Higher volume is more reps or more sets, or both.
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    This is totally off topic (sorry) but isn't your...

    This is totally off topic (sorry) but isn't your Beast Lift the same thing as a Hack Squat?
  8. Thread: bulking

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    If you are bulking there should be pretty much no...

    If you are bulking there should be pretty much no limit to the fats and carbs, and especially not proteins. At 117 lbs and 5'6", don't worry about eating too much or taking "cheat days." I'd think...
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    He meant what are the actual exercises, not what...

    He meant what are the actual exercises, not what your numbers are. I've never heard of those either.
  10. Thread: Speed Help

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    I was a sprinter in high school, and I can...

    I was a sprinter in high school, and I can guarantee the biggest factor in your 40 is going to be how you start. Even on the 100m, the start could make or break your race. The 40 is pretty much all...
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    The best thing I ever did for my squat was take a...

    The best thing I ever did for my squat was take a week off. I was stuck at 6 x 240, 6 x 250, 1 x 260 for roughly 2 months. I took a week off, and came back stronger than ever. Whenever my squat is...
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    You have at least 6-7 too many exercises.

    You have at least 6-7 too many exercises.
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    Poll: It might be better to ask weight as a percentage...

    It might be better to ask weight as a percentage of bodyweight, rather than just total weight.
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    You do use your shoulders partially when bench...

    You do use your shoulders partially when bench pressing, so don't feel as if you are doing something totally wrong. Check the details like Max said.
  15. Thread: Dumbells

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    Dumbbells say they are 20" in length. Now take...

    Dumbbells say they are 20" in length. Now take out the handle length, and divide the remaining inches by the width of a 10 lb plate, and that is your answer.
  16. Thread: hey

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    If that's all you're doing on one day, ok. But...

    If that's all you're doing on one day, ok. But if that's all you're doing, period, you need to rethink it. Legs? Back? Shoulders? Triceps? Abs? You are forgetting a LOT of important muscles.
  17. Thread: Straps

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    I'd just ask someone who knows what they're...

    I'd just ask someone who knows what they're doing, or check out
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/strapsvid.htm - the video is alright. It's important to go UNDER the bar first, NOT over. Otherwise...
  18. Thread: Straps

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    I only use my straps for heavy deads and they...

    I only use my straps for heavy deads and they make the lift feel much more solid. You don't even have to worry about holding on to the bar anymore. Since I started using straps for deads, I added...
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    Lower your body fat.

    Lower your body fat.
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    Generally speaking, leg press is roughly double...

    Generally speaking, leg press is roughly double what you can squat. As in the case of your friend though, if he doesn't regularly squat this isnt the case because he won't be used to the movement,...
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