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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    Strength loss on P90x

    I have built up my strength over the last 5+ years doing basic powerlifting. I got my deadlift over 500lbs and my squad over 400..

    However, I'm tired of having a medium sized gut. Also earlier...
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    lol In reply to the other comments, part of...

    lol

    In reply to the other comments, part of the reason I like SS is the info in the book. If everyone read it (or something like it) then I wouldn't be soo pissed off seeing NO ONE in my gym...
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    Help cutting

    I have always ate like a powerlifter while training and never gave much thought to diet besides: need more of everything. I am going on vacation in about 2 months and want to get a little cut for...
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    IMO leg curls are useless for most people. I...

    IMO leg curls are useless for most people. I would replace them with goodmornings if your back can take it (which it can)

    otherwise, seems decent. You will need to eat a TON to do this routine...
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    I disagree. While there are several good programs...

    I disagree. While there are several good programs out there, starting strength is a great program for beginners all the way to moderates. I would buy the book if I were you and read it twice. TONS of...
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    I'm def guilty of the FACE

    I'm def guilty of the FACE
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    umm.. to get all the girls! duh! like Mark...

    umm.. to get all the girls! duh!


    like Mark Rippetoe says, girls only like two things, a guy with money or a guy with a heavy back squat. :nod:
  8. any chance the sale will be extended one day? I...

    any chance the sale will be extended one day? I seem to have missed the boat
  9. ummmm.... short answer, NO

    ummmm....

    short answer, NO
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    Yup. Standing overhead press

    Yup. Standing overhead press
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    Thanks all! Yea, my deads have always been my...

    Thanks all! Yea, my deads have always been my strong point; it was a hard pull, but not epic...I feel like I could have got a little more up. I was WAY to drained after 500 to try 510 or so tho.
    ...
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    MAXED OUT

    well I maxed out today and was pretty happy with numbers so obviously I have to toot my own horn and post about it

    BENCH = 260lbs
    PRESS = 190lbs
    SQUAT = 390lbs
    DEADS = 500lbs

    I've always...
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    make sure your doing it correctly. Read starting...

    make sure your doing it correctly. Read starting strength or just look around on here.

    Feet placement make a big difference as well. I get the most power from just a tiny bit wider than shoulder...
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    HATED 5/3/1 when I was on it. Thinking about...

    HATED 5/3/1 when I was on it. Thinking about madcows 5x5
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    Well with my "no goals" attitude I have become...

    Well with my "no goals" attitude I have become one of the strongests guys at my guy with a close to 400lbs squat and 500lbs deadlift. Plus I just ran a 10k about a month ago (prob the biggest...
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    I only lift for "fun" now, nothing organized...

    I only lift for "fun" now, nothing organized anymore. Plus I get program ADD after several months of the same thing. So its make a change or start draging ass.
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    intermediate or advanced program?

    Background: I have been lifting consistently for about 4-5 years now. I did Rippetoes SS routine then a 5x5 I set up myself with an ungodly amount of volume (I actually responded pretty well).
    ...
  18. I only read the first page of this thread because...

    I only read the first page of this thread because its time for me to leave for work. But I HAD to comment.

    I have no idea how you can all call out Rippetoe for being an 'idiot' like this. I have...
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    yea, I was the same way for a while, it will...

    yea, I was the same way for a while, it will build up fairly quickly. I used to struggle to do a mile, about a year later I can do about 4 in a half hour-ish. Not super great, but good enough for me!...
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    HCT-12 Question

    I am changing my routine to the HCT-12 routine since I have read some good things about it. I have a few questions though:

    As I understand it you just do sets of 6 until you can't do anymore? Then...
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