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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  1. Re: HST - Things you've learned from experience

    The HST recommendation is testing. Basically check yourself so that you're close to your max on each of those rep ranges. It's not absolutely vital to know your max according to the system (it just...
  2. Actually I disagree. The deadlift is a good...

    Actually I disagree. The deadlift is a good exercise but it's on the wrong end of the mass/acceleration continuum. Most sports use explosive movements, football especially, so although the deadlift...
  3. Thread: Bulk?

    by ebon00
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    It's basically about gaining weight and not being...

    It's basically about gaining weight and not being overly concerned with increasing fat stores as long as you gain muscle mass.
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    I've wanted to try some climbing walls but I'm...

    I've wanted to try some climbing walls but I'm kind of hesitant. It seems that there is a great potential for overuse or traumatic injuries to the fingers and the tendons of the hand. Since I play...
  5. Thread: Cross Training

    by ebon00
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    Re: Cross Training

    Well, not sure about table tennis (ping pong) but it might work on your foot speed and eye/hand coordination. Not much of an aerobic workout though. I say use some explosive weight training...
  6. Thread: Tightning up

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    I say up your activity level. Whether you do that...

    I say up your activity level. Whether you do that by making your cardio workouts longer or just by walking for 30-40 min every day is up to you. Just make sure you increase your caloric expenditure a...
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    Is there supposed to be any back work at all?...

    Is there supposed to be any back work at all? Just pressing and squatting seems like it would build a fairly lopsided physique. I noticed that you could choose either deadlifts or squats but choosing...
  8. Well, the discussion on stimulating parts of...

    Well, the discussion on stimulating parts of muscles needn't be opened again but I think there are some things you can do. If you have access to a leg extension start your workout with that. Do one...
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    I agree with NateDogg. If you've held 315lbs,...

    I agree with NateDogg. If you've held 315lbs, 225lbs will feel like nothing when you try to bench it. Plus your stabilizers will do a fair amount of work just balancing the bar at arm's length.
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    The WSB guidelines are good but I'd throw in some...

    The WSB guidelines are good but I'd throw in some explosive pushups every three weeks or so. You spend a large portion of the ROM actually decelerating the bar on speed benches to keep the bar from...
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    I think you should avoid that 9% rule if you want...

    I think you should avoid that 9% rule if you want to stay injury free. I agred with Paul Stagg on this one, if you do a little bit of RC work each week, that's enough. Trying to lift heavy weights...
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    That's a clean and jerk. The clean is just to the...

    That's a clean and jerk. The clean is just to the chest. If you don't let the bar all the way down to the floor in between reps your forearms are bound to build up lactic acid.
  13. I think the split looks fine. Try doing deadlifts...

    I think the split looks fine. Try doing deadlifts on back day and squats on leg day and see how it works. If your squats stall while your deadlifts go up you might be better off switching but at...
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    Comparatively too much chest work and not enough...

    Comparatively too much chest work and not enough for back and legs.
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    Shawn Ray is the last pro I remember seeing doing...

    Shawn Ray is the last pro I remember seeing doing a vacuum pose. Working the transversus abdominis is a good idea. It's a huge part of trunk stability. Basically the travsersus acts as the body's...
  16. Thread: Wide Shoulders

    by ebon00
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    Try some supersets of push presses and side...

    Try some supersets of push presses and side laterals. Really go heavy on the push presses and then go straight to strict side laterals (maybe doing them L-style to keep from cheating) and do reps in...
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    I never count calories. Ever. It's a waste of my...

    I never count calories. Ever. It's a waste of my time.
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    We've been through that before... a lot (I'm...

    We've been through that before... a lot (I'm guilty as well). Search the forum and you'll come across plenty of threads on this kind of thinking and that's why _-_v_-_ was a bit put off.

    I didn't...
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    Why power cleans on leg day? Not enough back or...

    Why power cleans on leg day? Not enough back or leg work.
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    I have a few 'tricks' but they are far from...

    I have a few 'tricks' but they are far from revolutionary.

    1) I taper my carbs during the day and try to take in near-zero carbs after 6 PM. If I do take in carbs after 6 PM I try to make it...
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