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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    General Size and Power is a good thing. The local...

    General Size and Power is a good thing. The local University coach tells his athletes to do a combination of 5 power lifts, done on alternating days. Agility and explosiveness are more important than...
  2. Poll: Highschool level Rugby

    Highschool level Rugby
  3. integrating plyometrics with Rippetoes program

    So, I want to start on the Rippetoes program, and I also want to be doing plyometrics, wind-sprints, and some distance running. Rippetoes is 3x's a week, how should I organize these excersizes so...
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    competing at a highschool level

    I'm 16, I weigh 155 pounds. How much weight would I have to be putting up in order to compete? I don't really have any aspirations to compete in powerlifting, but if I wanted to how much would I have...
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    kajeaun: You wanna be big, but you wanna be lean....

    kajeaun: You wanna be big, but you wanna be lean. I suggest you focus on building mass then concern yourself with shredding off the fat. Focus on eating, calories, protein, etc. Your workouts will...
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    numbers this time.

    lol, well I did chest/back two days ago. I'm doing legs a little later today. Here are my numbers for chest/back day though, (as well as I can remember)

    Benchpress: 150x8 reps
    ...
  7. um, yeah. It's definetely not 3 times a week. You...

    um, yeah. It's definetely not 3 times a week. You do chest/back, rest, legs, rest, arms/shoulders/rest. I suppose chest is kind of hit with the close grip bench, and triceps are hit with the chest...
  8. huge difference

    and I'm pretty sure the 50 meter dash isn't a track event, but if you were to be timed with the blocks and everything...it could take off a BUNCH of time.
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    been awhile

    been awhile since I've posted. Went on a vacation with girlfriends family, (only missed 1 day of workout while on vacation, was a legs day). Aside from that, I've been eating tons. Been eating alot...
  10. amping up arm work/chest work in starting strength program?

    Chest

    Flat Barbell Bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Dips : 2 x 6-8 reps

    Shoulders, Triceps and Biceps

    Shoulders
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    powercleans

    Make sure to powerclean. It builds explosiveness like no other. It's pretty much like you're jumping with weight.
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    cardio?

    I'm sure you've already considered this, but do cardio. You lose fat by using more calories than you're eating. Lift weights to build muscle, but to burn fat you've got to do cardio.

    And when...
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    Wannabebig

    oops, got the name wrong. It's the wannabe big routine. Anyways, does anyone know some cons?
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    chest workout, more sets on bench?

    I'm doing the starting starting strength program. I'm on routine #1, and the chest workout looks like this:

    Flat Barbell Bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps ...
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    With this routine...

    Would I be ok to work a little harder on the bench/squats/deadlifts, even if that's not included in the program? Would that slow the progress that I'd be making otherwise, (in gaining size)?

    Maybe...
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    Arms/shoulders day

    Wayyyy less volume than I'm used to. I had been doing supersets for bi's, and tri's. Not anymore. Also was starting bicep work with pullups. Again, that has been eliminated. Really, really didn't...
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    Did the first leg day yesterday. Started paying...

    Did the first leg day yesterday. Started paying more attention to calories as well. Think I ate about 3750 yesterday, and about 2,000 so far today. I'm wondering if it's a problem that I end up...
  18. Thread: flyes?

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    flyes?

    ok to add flyes to wannabe big starting strength routine? 2 sets 6x8?
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    the 40 year old wannabe bodybuilder guys who come...

    the 40 year old wannabe bodybuilder guys who come up to me and tell me that, "if I can only do 5 reps, it's too much weight". One time at a public gym a guy actually pulled the pin out of the machine...
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    pecs not sore.

    Day after brand new workout. Bench Press: 2x6-8 reps. Decline Dumbell Press: 2X6-8 reps. Dips 2x6-8 reps. That plus a back workout. My chest isn't sore, what gives? I had been doing 4 sets on the...
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