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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    Alright, I'm about to post my entire week of...

    Alright, I'm about to post my entire week of lifting as I've been strapped for computer time.

    Upper Body

    Bench Press
    Bar x 6
    66 x 6
    77 x 6
    89 x 6
    110 x 6
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    Haven't been able to get onto the computer...

    Haven't been able to get onto the computer recently, so here's my lower body session from the other day:

    Squats:

    Bar x 6
    89 x 6
    132 x 6
    154 x 6
    176 x 6
    198 x 6
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    Yeah.. 30 seconds feels like 10 seconds in...

    Yeah.. 30 seconds feels like 10 seconds in between the squat clusters.



    The thick bar just felt so much more comfortable on my back, will definitely make a point in using it for future squat...
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    Upper Body: Had a bit of an off day today,...

    Upper Body:

    Had a bit of an off day today, getting a lot of assignments to do and it's starting to rise the stress levels a bit so perhaps the contributed towards it. But the program emphasizes...
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    Session 4 - Lower Body + Biceps Squats - I...

    Session 4 - Lower Body + Biceps

    Squats - I used a thicker bar today, it felt a lot more comfortable on my back. Now there was a slight problem with the squats today, all the squat racks were taken...
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    Thanks AK, yeah can't wait till my next session...

    Thanks AK, yeah can't wait till my next session of squats. Two days of squats next week, will be an absolute killer.



    Thanks, yeah the HCT-12 seems to be living up to its expectations, and I...
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    Session 3 - Upper body Bench Press - I don't...

    Session 3 - Upper body

    Bench Press - I don't know why, but the bar I used to today felt lighter than the bar I used last week, am I to assume that all of the bench press bars I use are 45 lbs? It...
  8. Those are some great increases AK! Some pretty...

    Those are some great increases AK! Some pretty damn good rack pulls there as well, I see what you mean about needing good grip strength for rack pulls. Will definitely be reading this journal...
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    Yeah I'm going to try this for the next cycle....

    Yeah I'm going to try this for the next cycle. Thanks.



    Thanks AK, despite the obsession of most people my age to do heaps of bench press and curls everytime they workout, I actually prefer...
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    Workout B: Squats: Bar (45) x 6 (warm-up)...

    Workout B:

    Squats:

    Bar (45) x 6 (warm-up)
    89 x 6 (warm-up)
    135 x 6 (first work set)
    154 x 6
    170 x 6
    181 x 6
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    DannyMcG tries his hand at HCT-12:

    OK, I'm Daniel and I've decided to try the HCT-12 routine as I haven't received one word of bad advice from the knowledgeable lifters here at WBB. I'm a 16 year old student in New Zealand and I enjoy...
  12. I need to adapt the 3-day-program to fit into my busy daily schedule:

    I want to know if this adaptation will affect anything particular about my body or the effectiveness of the routine:

    So how's this?

    Sunday - A
    Monday - B
    Tuesday - Off
    Wednesday - A...
  13. Thread: Flu:

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    Thanks for the responses, I've been recovering...

    Thanks for the responses, I've been recovering quite well. I'll drink heaps of water and stretch often as you've suggested, however I live in New Zealand so it's actually winter here so don't know...
  14. Thread: Flu:

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    Flu:

    As you can probably guess from the title, I've recently come down with the flu. I figured it was best that I stop my weight lifting during this time and focus on a full recovery as my body feels weak...
  15. Yeah I've figured that flat BB bench should be...

    Yeah I've figured that flat BB bench should be the bread and butter of my chest workout, and similar to what has been mentioned I'll chuck in some BB incline and/or DB Decline or vice-versa.
    ...
  16. I read it on one of Alex Stewart's articles on...

    I read it on one of Alex Stewart's articles on bodybuilding.com, but I understand that as I'm not very advanced I'd be better off sticking to the flat bench press to build overall chest strength.
    ...
  17. Your opinion on training a particular part of your chest for six weeks then switching

    Well basically, what would be your opinion on training your upper chest with a routine such as say....

    Incline BB Bench Press 3 x 4-6
    Incline DB Bench Press 3 x 8
    Incline Flyes 3 x 8 - 12

    and...
  18. Something I found in an article, am I interpreting this right?

    I found this statement in an article I found about the "five best exercises for biceps" (don't worry, I'm not one of those "train biceps every session" guys).

    "Since building more size is a...
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    Has anyone given this a read?

    Ok, has anyone gone onto the bodybuilding.com site and checked out the muscle building page for newbies? Here's an example of one of the pages:...
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    Today was my first normally scheduled "gym day"...

    Today was my first normally scheduled "gym day" for the week and having not gone has made me already feel like a lazy slob. Oh well, knew that would happen.

    I figured this will serve me an...
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