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 gotta admit he's done some pretty solid...

    You gotta admit he's done some pretty solid lifting and offers pretty standard but basic advice.
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    I figured with Bell's previous connections with...

    I figured with Bell's previous connections with Westside, you'd be at least a partial fan.

    When he was doing the West Coast Crossfit Powerlifting Certs did you ever meet him?

    I have to say some...
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    Definitely seems a big differential. I'm much...

    Definitely seems a big differential. I'm much weaker than you, but maybe I'll try some heavy pulls with my axle and see if the diff is extreme.
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    Ironically, I then took it to the other extreme...

    Ironically, I then took it to the other extreme reading religiously stuff by Arthur Jones. I was working out twice a week with maybe 10 work sets per workout. It really taught me how to take a set...
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    Way to fight the ignorant.

    Way to fight the ignorant.
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    What's your differential for regular bar...

    What's your differential for regular bar deadlifts? Do you have that much of a difference with mixed and double overhand there? How much poundage are you losing going from a regular bar to axle?
    ...
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    You might want to check out the ones by Mark Bell...

    You might want to check out the ones by Mark Bell
    http://www.howmuchyabench.net/wraps.html
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    Training Blunders???

    Paul Carter posted:

    http://www.lift-run-bang.com/2014/03/shoulda-coulda-woulda-did.html

    He details his foray into Leo Costa and Tom Platz's Bulgarian System and what a wast of time it was but...
  9. Is that your powerlifting background influencing...

    Is that your powerlifting background influencing the training?

    There are several good boxes that do this type of planning, I just wish main page would ditch the limite WOD of the day and add some...
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    I've been using it when short on time. If...

    I've been using it when short on time. If kids/work got in the way instead of having an hour to train that I only have a half hour, I might hit the major lift well (for me about 3-4 warm up sets,...
  11. I would hope so. In fairness to him he used to...

    I would hope so. In fairness to him he used to be more fit. Somewhere he was the video trainer model for a Seal fitness video for the general public.

    Also, running a giant company might make it...
  12. [QUOTE=Dave M.;2634863]Metcon Mill is a good...

    [QUOTE=Dave M.;2634863]Metcon Mill is a good term. I'll also steal that one.

    Point 2: Regarding the OPs question, what would I change, here are a few things off the top of my head:
    1) Banish high...
  13. Feel free to move to Crossfit forum. Sorry I...

    Feel free to move to Crossfit forum. Sorry I goofed.
  14. Yeah, that was one ugly deadlift. In fairness to...

    Yeah, that was one ugly deadlift.
    In fairness to HQ, besides Dave Castro's ugly deadlift, I don't think they promote bad form with the understanding that maximal lifts won't always be pretty.

    I...
  15. Well at times the leadership has done some odd or...

    Well at times the leadership has done some odd or questionable things. On appearance, I agree they have a credibility issue, but when I've listened to most of their web content, they usually have...
  16. Exactly and what would you change. Of course...

    Exactly and what would you change.
    Of course being a dope, I posted this thread in the wrong forum, meant to do so in the CF one. Thanks for replying regardless.

    NscuLuke--Can I assume you...
  17. What would you do different if you were in charge of CF?

    I have learned a lot from CrossFit and think overall it has done more benefit for fitness than harm.

    I think it has really expanded using barbells especially for olympic lifting and to some...
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    A good chest supported row is always fun. Hang...

    A good chest supported row is always fun.
    Hang Power snatches for a change of pace.

    When I train back I think of 4 Regions (I know tons of overlap):
    Upper Back Rowing--chest supported row with...
  19. A common side-effect with the stimulants used to...

    A common side-effect with the stimulants used to treat ADHD is muscle tension. I've seen it in clients but have never heard of any actual pulls. Typically tension in the jaw, shoulders. So as you...
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    Something that has helped my feet is doing Russ...

    Something that has helped my feet is doing Russ Ebbett Drills

    http://www.coachr.org/the_foot_drills.htm

    Down the road you might want to look into good inserts/orthotics. The problem is finding...
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