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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    You aren't what you eat, you are what you...

    You aren't what you eat, you are what you assimilate.

    Like others I have a hard time believing you're eating 3000+cals/day and still at 125lbs.

    Are you digesting those 3000cals properly? Do...
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    What's your opinion on my routine?

    Hey guys,

    what do you think of this (objective is to gain strength and size):

    Monday - Strength lower body (4x5)

    Back squats
    Lunges
    1 leg split squats
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    This is what Thibaudeau said: "Fred Hatfield...

    This is what Thibaudeau said:

    "Fred Hatfield Ph.D. talks about it in his book 'Bodybuilding: a scientific approach' and even provides a table of the time needed to gain a certain amount of muscle....
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    Not only should people read that Thibaudeau...

    Not only should people read that Thibaudeau article, they should also read Thibaudeau's follow up comments where he does cite a number of studies supporting his claims. Adding muscle takes time, and...
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    Yeah, my point when I brought up EDT was just to...

    Yeah, my point when I brought up EDT was just to show that progressively increasing resistance wasn't necessary for hypertrophy, at least not within a 1 month training block or so. You could just...
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    The way I understand it, it's more work in set...

    The way I understand it, it's more work in set amount of time. But again, I'm no expert. Sensei seems to know this stuff better than me.
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    I sure do. 2 of them actually. ...

    I sure do. 2 of them actually.

    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=196dens2 is a presentation of EDT.

    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1256101 is a discussion of EDT and...
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    I'm not sure progressive resistance is the only...

    I'm not sure progressive resistance is the only way to keep developing your body. I'm not an expert, but my understanding is that something like EDT (escalating density training) focuses on...
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    Hm... people here don't seem to appreciate the...

    Hm... people here don't seem to appreciate the true worth of push-ups... "only endurance"?? I don't think so. There are more than a few variations. Clapping push-ups are good for explosive strength....
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    That article is so spot on. A couple years ago I...

    That article is so spot on. A couple years ago I started my first (and last, I guess) "big bulk" partly because of advice I gathered on this site. My bodyweight shot up quickly and I loved it, I was...
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    They do them because slow negatives allow you to...

    They do them because slow negatives allow you to use more weight and they target your fast twitch fibers better than the concentric portion of reps. They have their place.
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    Hey Sensei, you're da man for posting Beyond...

    Hey Sensei, you're da man for posting Beyond Bodybuilding excerpts!!! Could you keep posting some juicy bits such as this one? I really liked it as I've been pondering the volume/intensity question...
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    You're right, one of this forum's primary...

    You're right, one of this forum's primary functions is to educate newbies, and overtraining is a possibility when you're still a little clueless about what your body can/cannot do.
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    This forum has an almost insane focus on 3-4 day...

    This forum has an almost insane focus on 3-4 day splits and the idea that if you do more you're "overtraining".

    High frequency training can deliver too.

    Actually, John Berardi thinks you're...
  15. Hey thanks for the article deeder! It's pretty...

    Hey thanks for the article deeder! It's pretty good, I actually read it before and I still laugh everytime thinking about the situation with Dave Tate teaching the 165lbs head trainer how to deadlift...
  16. Yeah man I know it involves the lower back...

    Yeah man I know it involves the lower back anyway, but depending on technique it can involve it a lot or not so much. Some of the techniques that involve the lower back more are also considered...
  17. Minimizing lower back involvement on the deadlift

    Hey guys,

    I am more than a little concerned about my lower back but want to deadlift anyway - the safest possible way. So even if it means my maxes will go down, I want to de-emphasize the lower...
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    I thought the most interesting feature in that...

    I thought the most interesting feature in that show was that old guy talking about the concept of "bigorexia"... I think quite a few guys on this forum suffer from it. It's no better than anorexia.
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    Of course, programming was not the article's...

    Of course, programming was not the article's point. Berardi in the article says himself that he will not devote time to good programming and instead he refers to articles by other excellent...
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    The way I see it and from what Berardi wrote, it...

    The way I see it and from what Berardi wrote, it is possible to get big and strong with abbreviated efforts, but then body composition suffers, unless your metabolism is exceptional and unless you...
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