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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    Bump on what Built said... You do 9 sets for...

    Bump on what Built said...

    You do 9 sets for arms and only 3 sets for legs? Something is wrong with that picture.
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    These were some back in my powerlifing days.... ...

    These were some back in my powerlifing days....

    Zercher squats (hard to describe but basically you hold the bar using the crooks of your elbows)

    Kneeling squats - hip flexor strength
    ...
  3. Thread: rest

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    :withstupi Cha Ching

    :withstupi

    Cha Ching
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    As a really GENERAL guide....Big bodyparts go...

    As a really GENERAL guide....Big bodyparts go with 8-10 sets total
    Smaller body parts - 1-6 sets total..

    Having said that, you'll find tons of posts on what reps/sets scheme are the best....I...
  5. Thread: critique me!

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    I agree with f=ma...base your routine about the...

    I agree with f=ma...base your routine about the compound movements first as they stimulate growth all over...

    Also, make sure you're getting enough rest between workouts...It's all good that you...
  6. Thread: muscle

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    Your legs are your biggest muscle...

    Your legs are your biggest muscle group....working them out will increase natural GH and test levels which helps you grow all over...

    Besides...do you really want to have chicken legs?
  7. Thread: entire workout

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    Couple of things... For chest day, there's...

    Couple of things...

    For chest day, there's lots of incline work....and they're all basically the same thing (incline db, incline bench and incline machine)....why not incoporate a flat or decline...
  8. Thread: Obscure lifts

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    Right...Thanks Sensei...

    Right...Thanks Sensei...
  9. Correction....I meant to say if you lean forward...

    Correction....I meant to say if you lean forward even just a shade too much...you're going to drop the weight....

    Sorry
  10. Hey Canadian Crippler (nice handle by the...

    Hey Canadian Crippler (nice handle by the way)....

    OH squats require a bit more balance and flexibilty in the shoulder region than front or back squats due to the mechanics of the movement.
    ...
  11. Thread: Obscure lifts

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    Zerchers, JM tricep extensions, Hungarian stand...

    Zerchers, JM tricep extensions, Hungarian stand up (or Romanian...can't remember exact name but you lie on your side, holding a DB straight up then you stand up a fast as you can...these are wickedly...
  12. I'd even recommend power snatches....although...

    I'd even recommend power snatches....although power cleans excellent!

    If you're looking for some other stuff....try overhead squats....
  13. Bump on MMN....I wouldn't worry about it...

    Bump on MMN....I wouldn't worry about it...
  14. Thread: Any advice?

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    If you're looking for a stronger bench, increase...

    If you're looking for a stronger bench, increase your tricep and lat strength.
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    IMHO.... 1) I'd probably go with Legs,...

    IMHO....

    1) I'd probably go with Legs, Shoulders/Arms then Chest/Back....Since you haven't done legs in awhile, you'll probably want to tackle those first thing in the week when your energy levels...
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    1) Lift Heavy - base your routine around big...

    1) Lift Heavy - base your routine around big heavy coumpound movements. Squats, Deads, Benches, Militaries, pull ups and rows should be the basis of your routine. Generally speaking, if you stick...
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    Along with what's been said about eating more and...

    Along with what's been said about eating more and training legs....

    EAT MORE AND TRAIN LEGS!

    Seriously though....make sure you're eating enough protein....and base your routine around big,...
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    Hey Dude... Here's my humble two cents.... ...

    Hey Dude...

    Here's my humble two cents....

    With regards to your workout...I know you're using hammers 'cause you don't have a spotter but I still think you should incorporate some freeweight...
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    And yeah...they hurt too! :-)

    And yeah...they hurt too!

    :-)
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    Front squats tend to emphasize your quads more...

    Front squats tend to emphasize your quads more than traditional squats. Also, they can help your normal squat form as you have to stay more upright otherwise the weight will fall off your shoulders....
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