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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    It's mainly in the hams and calves - a little in...

    It's mainly in the hams and calves - a little in the quads.

    If it's not gone soon, I guess I'm off to a doc.

    Or maybe I'll try a few light weights to see if I can work it out.
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    Time off and pain

    I have decided to take a week off so I have not been to the gym since last Saturday, and I while I miss the training, there is something that is bothering me more.

    After the first couple of days...
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    I was kind of hoping that it would say how to...

    I was kind of hoping that it would say how to work out your 10RM, 'cause I don't know how to do that.

    Is it just a matter of trying different weights until 10 is the max number of reps you can do,...
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    Can you give a link for where he does that? I...

    Can you give a link for where he does that? I can't find it.

    Thanks.
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. Neil, I'm...

    Thanks for all the advice guys.

    Neil, I'm around 176 cm tall, which is, I think, about 5 foot 9 inches. Why? Does height make a difference? Seriously...

    coolslug, I've always found that lifting...
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    Why can't I squat without falling over?

    Ok, I feel really dumb saying this but what the hell...

    I can't squat. I have never been able to and I have lived without it. Every now and then I try again, fail and give up.

    Now I don't want...
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    For me, the reason that I don't like using the...

    For me, the reason that I don't like using the Smith machine (or any other machine really), is that it is not comfortable.

    I can never find a position in which I feel 100% at ease. No matter how I...
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    Do dips hit your chest or your arms more? Dips...

    Do dips hit your chest or your arms more?

    Dips are used in both WBB routines and in the first one, they are on chest day, while in the second they are in arms day.

    Obviously it's true to say...
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    Thanks for the info on what you take guys, but I...

    Thanks for the info on what you take guys, but I was also looking for why you take them. What do they do for you? Can you see a difference if you don't take them?

    There seems to be a lot of...
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    But what if you were doing heavy exercise, or the...

    But what if you were doing heavy exercise, or the ambient temperature was greater than your normal body temperature. Your body would be working to cool itself down by sweating, dilating surface blood...
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    Maki, I think Podium Kreatin is saying that the...

    Maki, I think Podium Kreatin is saying that the heat used to warm the water is excess heat produced as a by-product of our normal metabolic processes. The heat would have been generated anyway, with...
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    Abs, Crunches and Weight

    I usually do crunches for my abs on chest day. I like to use some extra weight, but I am having trouble with where to put it.

    If you do crunches, do you use extra weight? Where do you put it?...
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    Vitamins and Minerals

    Do any of you guys take extra vitamins and minerals? Which ones, and why?

    I usually take a multivitamin/mineral, because I figure it couldn't hurt, but I really don't know if there are any...
  14. Re: Changing routines and dieting and why it is beneficial

    If you change your routine every week, how will you know if you are progressing? You can't compare weights/reps from different exercises.
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    I love spicy food, so I usually throw some salsa...

    I love spicy food, so I usually throw some salsa or curry paste in my tuna/chicken/whatever to add flavour. I don't know if it helps digestion, but it sure makes the food easier to take.

    I can't...
  16. Thread: Lessons!!!

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    Remember the basics. What I mean is that you...

    Remember the basics.

    What I mean is that you can talk all day about whether you can get a small improvement from eating at the right time, using the correct supplement, or whether you can isolate...
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    I do this because I don't have time in the...

    I do this because I don't have time in the morning to eat breakfast and wait for it to be digested and I dont like to lift on a full stomach.

    Opinions?
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    Thanks for the great idea, Ice. :) Mmmmm,...

    Thanks for the great idea, Ice. :)

    Mmmmm, salmon burgers.....
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    The bones are great ...extra calcium...extra...

    The bones are great ...extra calcium...extra texture...crunch,crunch...yum, yum!! :)
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    Re: Benefits of frequent feedings...

    But isn't insulin anabolic? So it would be better to keep insulin levels constant as much as possible to facilitate the building of muscle?

    And if you are eating complex carbs, you are not...
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