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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    Vulcan Racks with attachments for squatting, dipping, and chinning... Ironmind makes bulletproof equipment
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    It depends on how you train. If you use low...

    It depends on how you train. If you use low enough volume (low sets & reps), training twice per day can work. You don't have to be "genetically gifted" for it to work. See olympic lifting training...
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    In my personal experience, this depends on how...

    In my personal experience, this depends on how much of a beating your lower back is taking. If I go all out twice per week on squatting and deadlifting, I hit a point where my lumbar muscles...
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    If you have a hard time "getting up" for you...

    If you have a hard time "getting up" for you workouts, it might actually help to go again later that day.

    I knew a guy who, if he had an off day, would return later to try again. If he missed his...
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    No need to drop leg press, just yet. Once you...

    No need to drop leg press, just yet.

    Once you are hitting squats with A LOT of intensity, it would then make sense to drop the leg presses.

    Perform squats first, followed by leg presses, until...
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    For what's it worth, I tend to agree with...

    For what's it worth, I tend to agree with Fuzzy... the knees are not in as much danger as some perceive. I've always felt a better balance between the hips, hams, and quads with an upright olympic...
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    Bodybuilders do this all the time... if it's done...

    Bodybuilders do this all the time... if it's done properly, I believe it's a valuable tool. Probably something that shouldn't be used ALL the time, but certainly something that doesn't need to be...
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    Interestingly enough, there is a video somewhere...

    Interestingly enough, there is a video somewhere (youtube?) where a young Jay Cutler claims he only benches using a max weight of 225 and focuses on strict form.

    Ah, here:
    ...
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    Discomfort also depends on how developed one's...

    Discomfort also depends on how developed one's shoulder girdle is... if your traps and shoulders are carrying a reasonable amount of meat, the bar will most likely not get a chance to rest directly...
  10. I find that narrow stance, high-bar, olympic...

    I find that narrow stance, high-bar, olympic style squats hit the quads much harder than powerlifting squats. You can't keep your shins perpendicular, however, if you try these for full depth. The...
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    re: jumping rope... I'm one of those guys that...

    re: jumping rope...

    I'm one of those guys that got great results from this type of really high reps for the calves. Jumping rope and high rep one-legged calf raises. I never had to use more than...
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    Anyone seen this squat video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBD8y8qRfaY
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    I owned a trap bar for a couple of years... I...

    I owned a trap bar for a couple of years... I actually still have it somewhere. My only issue with it was that I preferred a longer ROM (I tried using it as a substitute for squats) and that was...
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    There is a time and place for emphasizing...

    There is a time and place for emphasizing portions of ROM. Every conventional form of exercise has easier and harder points throughout a ROM. Learning how to take advantage of the hardest portions...
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    I don't think it's physically possible for him to...

    I don't think it's physically possible for him to lean any farther forward and maintain that bar on his shoulders...
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    That's a lot of forward lean... for his structure...

    That's a lot of forward lean... for his structure and technique, he's forced to lean that far forward. That'll build some strong glutes and lower back though. I wouldn't squat like that to emphasize...
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    Anything will work... for at least awhile. That...

    Anything will work... for at least awhile. That being said, Poliquin is a guy who would not have made it as far as he has, if he did not produce results. I think this type of training may cause...
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    The Kool-Aid is a bit strong around these...

    The Kool-Aid is a bit strong around these parts...

    Squats are great... they aren't the only tool to use. Squats on a "guided machine", as you asked, will not work your core as much...

    Keep in...
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    yes... without a doubt... but that presupposes...

    yes... without a doubt... but that presupposes that THE PROPER OVERLOAD is stimulated.

    You'd be surprised at A) how many people don't trigger that crucial first step and B) how many people don't...
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    Alchemic Bullet, Your biggest enemy will be...

    Alchemic Bullet,

    Your biggest enemy will be impatience... weight progression on the barbell is important, but don't let it rule your workout... it can lead you down bad paths.

    If hypertrophy...
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