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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    They are completely different. I think they are...

    They are completely different. I think they are both valuable though. I normally do 8x2 box squats but when I want to focus on the bottom end of the squat do 5x5 pause squats without accommodating...
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    Rep work is great. If you need to take off DE...

    Rep work is great. If you need to take off DE work for a short period of time to recover I could see replacing it with RE work. Ive thought about taking out the speed work in the past and replacing...
  3. Thread: Goals for 2014

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    Get my raw squat and dl over 600. Not get...

    Get my raw squat and dl over 600.
    Not get injured / come out of 2014 healthier than going in.
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    I like doing full upper body each day. On de day...

    I like doing full upper body each day. On de day I do speed bench superset with chins, a second pressing exercise superset with rows, flys superset with more lats, then bis and tris superset. Get...
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    Ryan kennelly recommended that. He would always...

    Ryan kennelly recommended that. He would always have some accomidating resistance on the bar when I trained with him. Even if it was 1 chain per side.
    I think bands can beat you up too much. I use...
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    Can someone explain the difference between "CAT"...

    Can someone explain the difference between "CAT" and what west side calls speed work? I cannot understand why cat is apparently a totally different Idea when everything I have read describes straight...
  7. Not to be a jerk but i dont know why you would...

    Not to be a jerk but i dont know why you would ever do that. Just set up your own training program. You can do high frequency big 3 training and just practice the stones too. But dont try to plug in...
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    I vote blocks BUT low rack pulls are so terribly...

    I vote blocks BUT low rack pulls are so terribly hard. Rack pulls got a bad rap because people do them high and pile weight on. Low rack pulls SUCK and I can barely best my regular dead w them.
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    im trying to crack the 400 lb raw bench barrier....

    im trying to crack the 400 lb raw bench barrier. Id imagine doin heavy negatives with 425 or so, would be a TERRIBLE idea. Im interested to hear if anyone actually does that.

    Overloading with...
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    Agree with blood and thunder.

    Agree with blood and thunder.
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    Saturday - ME Lower Sunday - ME Upper ...

    Saturday - ME Lower
    Sunday - ME Upper

    Wednesday - DE Lower
    Thurday - DE Upper

    If i am traveling for work and cant do the wednesday/thursday DE work due to gym options, do more RE work and...
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    1. I would not get wrist wraps unless you are...

    1. I would not get wrist wraps unless you are planning to use a shirt, where you are handling much more weight than your body can really handle.
    Wearing wraps at your level will create a weak point...
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    I have traveled 5-8 hrs for meets, so that doesnt...

    I have traveled 5-8 hrs for meets, so that doesnt really count. Im looking into qualifying for USAPL nationals and going there just for the competition. I will get SMOKED by the top 5, but it will...
  14. Get the elitefts "sick of your gym" package. No...

    Get the elitefts "sick of your gym" package. No need for a treadmill.
  15. I do not like reverse bands. I know its a VERY...

    I do not like reverse bands. I know its a VERY similar concept, but benching regular weight + bands or chains makes the weight harder. I dont like how reverse bands make the weight easier, if that...
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    I compete in the upa because that's the fed...

    I compete in the upa because that's the fed around. I don't lift usapl because to be perfectly honest is too strict and I don't wanna miss a lift because my head came off the bench.
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    I don't see any bicep or calves. That's a serious...

    I don't see any bicep or calves. That's a serious comment. Both are seriously neglected by a lot of people and i think should be included. I usually superset some of the smaller assistance stuff with...
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    Great benching!!!! What's your training look like?

    Great benching!!!! What's your training look like?
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    I'm a CPA. Which involves sitting at a desk and...

    I'm a CPA. Which involves sitting at a desk and traveling to different clients offices weekly, and traveling a lot. Even when I work LONG hours I still make it to the gym, the worst is when I have to...
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    5 mins from my apartment or office, depending on...

    5 mins from my apartment or office, depending on where my clients office is, could be an hour. I have traveled 5 hr round trip numerous times to train with Kennelly when I was shirted benching. It...
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