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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    Hugh Cassidy's routine may work for you.

    Hugh Cassidy's routine may work for you.
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    All the focus is on squatting (5x5 across,...

    All the focus is on squatting (5x5 across, 3x/wk), so deads are more of an afterthought on this particular version of 5x5. However, there are other versions which have you squatting less per week &...
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    There are supplements that can suppress hunger. ...

    There are supplements that can suppress hunger.

    Intermittent fasting such as leangains can keep hunger suppressed too, something to do with ghrelin. I rarely feel hungry during my fasts.
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    Check out John Christy's stuff, he has some 3-day...

    Check out John Christy's stuff, he has some 3-day templates.
  5. yeah, whatever keeps you interested &...

    yeah, whatever keeps you interested & progressing. mike bridges & ernie frantz trained this way (more too i'm sure) & the korte routine as well. sq/be/dl every training day...
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    there's an interesting interview on...

    there's an interesting interview on startingstrength.com with john welbourne that deals with training at the nfl level.
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    $165 shipped i think but it's a very good bar. it...

    $165 shipped i think but it's a very good bar. it was recommended to me by others & i love it.
  8. i was looking at doing this a few years ago, but...

    i was looking at doing this a few years ago, but i gave up on the idea after crunching some numbers. the biggest killer was insurance, as in the kind needed to protect yourself from someone who tries...
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    sheiko has you benching before squatting and the...

    sheiko has you benching before squatting and the reverse, depending on what day of what program you are doing.
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    that's where jim got the rep scheme from, he just...

    that's where jim got the rep scheme from, he just changed the deload week like you said & added percents. a few years ago on elitefts when he decided to change from westside-type stuff he said...
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    fwiw, in milo 2.1, lyn jones shows a table...

    fwiw, in milo 2.1, lyn jones shows a table showing the jerk as having the highest power output (5400 watts), the deadlift & squat both having 1100 watts. so from that it would seem the olympic lifts...
  12. do you grip the bar with your thumbs around it or...

    do you grip the bar with your thumbs around it or with your thumbs on the same side of the bar as your fingers? i find the first way hurts my wrists, but the second option is very comfortable.
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    i agree. heavy benches with some triceps & biceps...

    i agree. heavy benches with some triceps & biceps stuff...you don't see too many people who have big benches have small arms.
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    i agree with getting the shoes. the problem i see...

    i agree with getting the shoes. the problem i see with heels on plates is you got to look down as you walkout your squat to make sure you don't trip in the plates and to make sure your full heel is...
  15. about 70%....285 for 5x5, then after some weeks...

    about 70%....285 for 5x5, then after some weeks of 3x3 i did 405 for a single...and that 285 for 5x5 was very, very hard.
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    all heavy pulls will increase your trap size...

    all heavy pulls will increase your trap size (deads, rack pulls, cleans & clean variations, snatches & snatch variations). Power shrugs work great for a lot of people.

    i also find heavy standing...
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    i have no idea on the pain but i've now learned...

    i have no idea on the pain but i've now learned that if it hurts, don't do it. squats & squat variations (front squats, box squats, etc) are better than lunges.
  18. deadlifts start from the floor. rdl's are from...

    deadlifts start from the floor. rdl's are from the hang although some will deadlift the first rep (or half rep). rdl's are kind of like the top of a deadlift.
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    some people like pause squats after squats, some...

    some people like pause squats after squats, some don't.
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