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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    I do this in a limited capacity online. However...

    I do this in a limited capacity online. However my monthly rate isn't far from what you're asking as a one-time fee.
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    It's geared to people that exercise with weights.

    It's geared to people that exercise with weights.
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    Should be no surprise that I recommend it highly....

    Should be no surprise that I recommend it highly.

    I think everyone here should be required to read it before asking a training question, honestly.
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    Loaded stretching is a very powerful stimulus to...

    Loaded stretching is a very powerful stimulus to the muscle for a growth signal. Even at the biochemical level, mechanical stretch and the resulting overload damage are both the strongest signals for...
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    I think his extreme stretching is a good idea for...

    I think his extreme stretching is a good idea for some people.

    But it has nothing to do with fascial stretching.
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    If it's size you're after, speed training is not...

    If it's size you're after, speed training is not the avenue to go down.
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    How strong are you on the basic lifts? More...

    How strong are you on the basic lifts? More importantly, how much strength have you gained since you started? What are your goals?

    That will determine if you even need to bother with...
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    Friends don't let friends squat high.

    Friends don't let friends squat high.
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    Monday - Bench + assistance Tuesday - Squat +...

    Monday - Bench + assistance

    Tuesday - Squat + assistance

    Thursday - Light Bench

    Saturday - Deadlift + assistance

    Each day do the core lift for 3-5 sets of 5 reps (you can sub OHP or...
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    Mistake #1: You're not squatting properly. ...

    Mistake #1: You're not squatting properly.



    This is mistake #2. You're better off leg pressing than this.
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    The Madcow version (put together from comments by...

    The Madcow version (put together from comments by Glenn Pendlay) is an intermediate level plan that uses both approaches. The Monday workout is 5x5 with the same weight (sets across, and even this...
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    Try a goblet squat, where she holds a dumbell or...

    Try a goblet squat, where she holds a dumbell or plate to her chest. A lot of people pick it up easy that way.
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    There's no issue bringing in corrective...

    There's no issue bringing in corrective modalities, including variation of exercise, to correct any anatomical/mechanical issues, but that's not quite the same thing.

    I have to stress...
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    I see, so more magical "scaring the noobs"...

    I see, so more magical "scaring the noobs" because squats are....what exactly?

    What is so fundamentally scary to a newbie about squatting frequently, in and of itself?

    Why can nobody explain...
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    meh, you mistook me, I mistook you, and I was in...

    meh, you mistook me, I mistook you, and I was in the mood to argue, so it went from there. I start aching for a fight sometimes just to keep the debating skills honed, and this is one of few places...
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    Look....to settle this completely (for now), my...

    Look....to settle this completely (for now), my approach can be summed up with the statement "as heavy as possible as often as possible while as fresh as possible." Other than that, the blanks fill...
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    Goddamn right. Best recognize.

    Goddamn right. Best recognize.
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    Are you going to come to my house and fight me...

    Are you going to come to my house and fight me too? That's all your post was missing.
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    Show me where I said it was the only way to...

    Show me where I said it was the only way to train.

    Do you know what a strawman argument is? You should by now, as it's popped up in virtually every post you've made.
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    Forest being missed. Must be too many trees. ...

    Forest being missed. Must be too many trees.



    Intelligent people debate with me just fine all the time. Whoops.



    hahahaha. Awesome.
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