The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Poll: Heavy weight, simple exercises. Lots of singles,...

    Heavy weight, simple exercises. Lots of singles, doubles and triples near max poundage.
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    Rent a house on the beach in Abaco, Bahamas....

    Rent a house on the beach in Abaco, Bahamas. Fishing, eating, drinking and doing nothing but lifting heavy bolders on the beach on occasion -- a mighty good time.
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    Macho Man v Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat is my...

    Macho Man v Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat is my all time fave match, as one other poster mentioned. I remember that like it was yeterday. There is a great youtube vid of Macho giving Mean Jean an...
  4. X 2 but practice the clean once your wrist allows.

    X 2 but practice the clean once your wrist allows.
  5. More analysis paralysis. The guys in the demos...

    More analysis paralysis. The guys in the demos need to locate the nearest heavy barbel, stop over-thinking and start lifting.
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    Simple is always best

    Clean and press (singles with absolute minimal rest in between) until i was huffing and puffing

    Weighted chins

    Squats


    That was my most effective workout yesterday evening. Pretty boring,...
  7. I feel ovetrained just reading that ****.

    I feel ovetrained just reading that ****.
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    Worrying about isolation exercises (flyes, curls,...

    Worrying about isolation exercises (flyes, curls, etc) when beginning to lift is akin to worrying about door knobs and faucets when first breaking ground to build a house. You need to lay a solid...
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    You need to get on an ultra basic routine (not...

    You need to get on an ultra basic routine (not the crap in muscle mags but a handfull of exercises) that focuses on heavy barbell training (squats, rows, presses, deads, dips, chins). Work as hard as...
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    Poll: Find me a guy who wears gloves and I'll show you...

    Find me a guy who wears gloves and I'll show you a guy who doesn't squat.
  11. DC, like the site and that's why i joined....

    DC, like the site and that's why i joined. Regarding those articles like the one above, absolute horse$hit! Quality over quanity. Far better to have no articles than those. You mention a good "mix."...
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    Power rack bench or weighted dips. Both are safe.

    Power rack bench or weighted dips. Both are safe.
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    "Up until the time of Hise’s experiments with the...

    "Up until the time of Hise’s experiments with the squat, I spent about 12 years in fruitless effort trying to develop a physique or gain weight. I weighed 128 pounds at a height of 5’10” during those...
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    OR, volume works well for many of my mates (the...

    OR, volume works well for many of my mates (the ones on "assistance") but never did anything for me or my training partner. In a few days, my next workout will be deadlift (20 reps, do or die) and...
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    MChicia, you have it. I changed nothing as far as...

    MChicia, you have it. I changed nothing as far as bulk/cut. I just eat when i'm hungry and stop when I'm full. I eat mostly meat and veggies with some carbs. I lifted with various high volume, super...
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    I imagine it is mind blowing to a small man like...

    I imagine it is mind blowing to a small man like you that gaining 23 pounds in 2 years on honest heavy lifts is impossible. Why do you even bother lifting then? You are a poser.
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    Get your form down and keep the reps low.

    Get your form down and keep the reps low.
  18. When did BB.com buy WBB?

    :omg:
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    Used to do finisher sets until a couple years...

    Used to do finisher sets until a couple years back. Now every set is a finisher. i go as heavy as possible on every set. Everyone responds differently to training but since i simplified and simply...
  20. Time tested way to tell if the advice is sound

    Does it make you stronger? Are you lifting more weight as a result of said advice? If the answer is no, ditch it. If yes, carry on.
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