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 need to go to a quality shoe store (like an...

    You need to go to a quality shoe store (like an outdoor retailer or something) and have them fit you for shoes. Not every brand will fit you correctly; some are better for supination, others for...
  2. Thread: Well Hell...

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    Where do you train, sir?

    Where do you train, sir?
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    I just posted a thread in general chat citing a...

    I just posted a thread in general chat citing a few wonderful hip stretches. Maybe those will help?
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    Yea... looks like you have no upperback...

    Yea... looks like you have no upperback tightness. Also, your knees look like they are collapsing inward. Keep the hip flexors engaged by continually pushing the knees outward.

    Id drop the...
  5. Thread: Tight Hips?

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    Tight Hips?

    So, as some of you know, I transitioned from OLY lifting to yoga when I injured my back a few years ago. After 3 or so years of consistent yoga practice (6 days a week plus private lessons in...
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    Yea, Im gonna merely echo what Chris said. ...

    Yea, Im gonna merely echo what Chris said. Strength base is obviously important, as is technique. In that sense find what works for you. Work with technique until you feel 'ace' at it, then add...
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    Were this my setup, Id do 20 singles of both...

    Were this my setup, Id do 20 singles of both Snatch and CnJ rather than the 8-10 singles/5x3. I'd also ditch the Clean and Snatch pulls until you find your weakest link... it is really easy to...
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    I trained with an OLY coach for a while and I...

    I trained with an OLY coach for a while and I really liked how he helped us determine our stance.... stand on a box and hop down to the floor and land in full squat...then jump onto the box and land...
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    Ive been keeping up my training... but not...

    Ive been keeping up my training... but not updating here... been very busy.

    Strength is slowly increasing and am maintaining my flexibility and gaining some cardio endurance. I have found some...
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    Friday 9/20 Squat 3x5 @ 185# Front Squat...

    Friday 9/20

    Squat 3x5 @ 185#

    Front Squat 2x8 @ 115#

    Power Cleans 1x3 @ 135#; 1x3 @ 145#; 1x3 @ 155#; 2x3 @ 135#

    Bench Press 3x5 @ 155#
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    Thursday 9/19 Iyengar Yoga - 90 minutes ...

    Thursday 9/19

    Iyengar Yoga - 90 minutes




    Lots of work on hip opening and inversions lately.
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    Good luck. In my experience there is a fine line...

    Good luck. In my experience there is a fine line between too much rolling and not enough. The right amount of rolling plus stretching (in the ilk of that pose above) might take some honing-in, as...
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    Are you foam rolling consistently? I had some IT...

    Are you foam rolling consistently? I had some IT woes in the past and I rolled it a few times a day. It took some time, but eventually healed/corrected itself with consistency.

    Also, this yoga...
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    Wednesday 9/18 Squat 3x5 @ 185# Clean 3x3 @...

    Wednesday 9/18

    Squat 3x5 @ 185#

    Clean 3x3 @ 135#; 1x3 @ 145#; 1x3 @ 155

    BO Row 3x5 @ 145#

    DL 1x5 @ 235#
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    Friday 9/13 Tai Chi @ 60 minutes ...

    Friday 9/13

    Tai Chi @ 60 minutes



    Saturday 9/14

    Squat 3x5 @ 175#
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    Check out Tommy Kono sleeves... I used to use...

    Check out Tommy Kono sleeves... I used to use those regularly. I would not expect to get anything out of them other than keeping your knees warm and slightly compressed.
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    hey Elm! Hope all is well! Wednesday:...

    hey Elm! Hope all is well!



    Wednesday: 9/11

    Squat 3x5 @ 165# (progressing slowly with my squat and DL... wary of the ol' back)

    Power Cleans 5x3 @ 135#
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    city: cool man, what is your new gig? I don't...

    city: cool man, what is your new gig? I don't keep track of my HR anymore, although my GP is always very impressed with my resting HR and blood pressure. for whatever that is worth. *shrug* ...
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    First week of new job got crazy... only did yoga...

    First week of new job got crazy... only did yoga and skipped a couple days of lifting.


    Wednesday 9/4

    Squat 3x5 @ 155# (was doing little GMing out of the hole last week, so kept weight the...
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    Wednesday 9/28 Squat 3x5 @ 155# BO Row 3x5...

    Wednesday 9/28

    Squat 3x5 @ 155#

    BO Row 3x5 @ 125#

    OH Press 3x5 @ 105#

    DL 1x5 @ 215#
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