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. You should stick with starting strength for a...

    You should stick with starting strength for a significant period of time. Once you plateau on increasing the weight each week, you are supposed to deload, and start again from a lower weight, build...
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    Out of curiosity, how much do drinks cost in the...

    Out of curiosity, how much do drinks cost in the US? A bottle of beer or a pint of beer for instance?

    A few people here have said they spend $100 - $150 just on drinks for themselves, and I'm...
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    Oh my...

    Oh my...
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    This thread is awesome!

    This thread is awesome!
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    well i'm comfortably at 300x3 deadlift, x5 at a...

    well i'm comfortably at 300x3 deadlift, x5 at a struggle. Squat though I feel my core is weak as I tend to bend over too much on the way up, I don't feel strong enough in my core to resist being...
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    What sort of squat and deadlift numbers do people...

    What sort of squat and deadlift numbers do people usually get to before investing in a belt? And are they simply to improve performance? Is there no safety benefit?
  7. actually i do left hand under, right hand over. ...

    actually i do left hand under, right hand over. and I also used to get that weird brusing/bleeding on the inside of my forearms...thankfully that has stopped now. A nurse told me it was tiny burst...
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    Quick question: when should I start using a belt...

    Quick question: when should I start using a belt for deadlifting? I'm now up to 140kg for 4 reps, its a max effort, and just wondered if I should be using a belt?

    Cheers
  9. I accidentally catch my left knee sometimes on...

    I accidentally catch my left knee sometimes on the descent of the deadlift. Its actually happened the last 2 weeks in a row, same spot each time, ouch! lol...

    I wouldn't worry about it, you'll...
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    Hey nice work! Sounds like you will make some...

    Hey nice work! Sounds like you will make some quick progress now considering you haven't had to try very hard so far to get to 320, nice one! Onwards and upwards!
  11. Thread: Deadlift advice

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I like the idea...

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I like the idea of less volume for the warmup, ending with 80% of the 5 rep max for just one rep sounds good, just to get used to that weight.

    noahfor123: I've...
  12. Thread: Deadlift advice

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    Deadlift advice

    Hi, quick question about weight ramping on deadlifts.

    Im doing rippetoes routine, so on deadlift day I warmup with a few sets then build to a working set of 1x5 reps. I wondered how I should...
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    Cheers for the rippetoe 'gym' program, it looks...

    Cheers for the rippetoe 'gym' program, it looks decent. I may switch to that actually, really like the look of that. :thumbup:
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    Do you reckon you could use the principles of...

    Do you reckon you could use the principles of german volume training, but incorporate that 10 x 10 principle into a full body routine?

    I like the principle of GVT, but prefer exercise grouping of...
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    Cheers guys! Thanks for the encouragement, I'll...

    Cheers guys! Thanks for the encouragement, I'll post again when it's 4 plates!
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    Wow, that was great! Made it look fairly easy...

    Wow, that was great! Made it look fairly easy too... Deep!
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    Yea Im in the UK, so todays PR was 140kg, I...

    Yea Im in the UK, so todays PR was 140kg, I converted it to lbs for the benefit of you guys, as I know this is primarily a US board. My plates are 20kg each, so 44, not 45lbs each.
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    Cheers! I'm 25, and for a few years I've been...

    Cheers! I'm 25, and for a few years I've been lifting for 3 months, then giving up for about 8 months, then trying again etc.... making no progress!

    I finally started again properly in November...
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    3 plates finally!

    So chuffed... finally got 308 on the deadlift tonight, well pleased, its taken me a while!

    Managed 286 x5 (also a PR), then spend ages wondering if I should max out, finally gave it a go and made...
  20. Just to clarify my position on this... ...

    Just to clarify my position on this...

    Personally I do 1 or 2 sets of bicep work a week, same for triceps, after having been on rippetoes routine for quite a long time now.

    I don't think an...
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