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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    Advice on Incorporating bands/chains

    I've been training a long time. Currently doing Crossfit at an affiliate 3 days/week and doing 5/3/1 throughout the rest of the week. My numbers are DL 475, Squat 385, BP 330. I have a power rack...
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    Great article Chris! I do something similar in...

    Great article Chris! I do something similar in that I use 5/3/1 for my strength biased and accessory work and use crossfit met cons for conditioning. I like the program you laid out and will give...
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    I asked a similar question yesterday. Still...

    I asked a similar question yesterday. Still waiting for some feedback. There are times I switch from BB bench to DB bench, or BB shoulder press to DB shoulder press, etc. This changes things up a...
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    Changing Routines

    I stay with a routine for atleast 3 mos before changing. I was wondering if changing exercises is okay? For example, if I normally do BB shoulder press, but this week I do seated DB shoulder press,...
  5. Not sure what's wrong, but I don't see how not...

    Not sure what's wrong, but I don't see how not training lower body has any affect. How often does he train? Doesn't seem like he is very serious. A few presses and some curls now and then doesn't...
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    Linear Progression Question

    Right now I'm starting my workout with a compound movement doing a standard 10, 8, 6 rep count and adding weight each set on large muscle groups like back and chest. I follow up with accessory lifts...
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    Good advice as always Tom, thanks.

    Good advice as always Tom, thanks.
  8. That's pretty strict OH press. I tried not to use...

    That's pretty strict OH press. I tried not to use too much leg getting started. Although I cheated a bit on 215 (more of a push press) and still missed it. Oh well.
  9. Went in to the gym today to find out my max on...

    Went in to the gym today to find out my max on Shoulder Press. I topped out at 205 for 1 rep. Not too bad, but would love to see that number up around 250. Started taking Results last night, so...
  10. DL's are great. I have gotten away from them in...

    DL's are great. I have gotten away from them in recent years but I have re-incorporated them and am loving it.
  11. Read the book, Found my maxes, Got my RESULTS...5/3/1 here I come!!!

    Starting Monday! I hadn't maxed in while and I haven't focused on any of the major lifts (Bench, DL, Squat) in a while. I last benched heavy over a year ago. It's been about 4 years since I did...
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    thanks Off Road, I was thinking along the same...

    thanks Off Road, I was thinking along the same lines.
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    I have not tried chalk...but I thought about that...

    I have not tried chalk...but I thought about that option. I still may.

    Tom, I actually switched to the over/under grip yesterday and was able to go quite a bit heavier, but did not know about...
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    Off Road, and anyone else doing 5/3/1...

    In Wendler's book he seems to think using lifting straps for heavy deadlifts, BB/DB rows, etc is an abomination, however I have used them for years. I certainly understand not wanting to have a...
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    I downloaded it today. I'm 25 pages in already. ...

    I downloaded it today. I'm 25 pages in already. It's getting good now.
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    Shoulders and back kind of go hand in hand. ...

    Shoulders and back kind of go hand in hand. Thick and broad turns heads.
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    Off Road, that is some good advice. I know in...

    Off Road, that is some good advice. I know in the past I have had days when I just go in and do nothing but deadlifts, or bench press. Just to change up and really focus on an individual movement. ...
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    The HCT article addresses possible use of...

    The HCT article addresses possible use of complexes as cardio and outlines how much to do based on your build, body fat, etc. As I begin HCT, I will probably do them two of my off days per week. ...
  19. I just bought a dip belt. A leather Harbinger...

    I just bought a dip belt. A leather Harbinger with 30" chain was $36.00 shipped from Amazon. There are cheaper nylon types for around $24.00.
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    I just got back to doing OHP. I actually did it...

    I just got back to doing OHP. I actually did it today. I'm kind of integrating some of the HCT-12 principles into my custom routine so I got the 6,6,6 +2+2+2 in. Just getting a feel for the HCT-12...
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