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. Thread: question on ss?

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    Nearly every gym these days has a Smith. Doesn't...

    Nearly every gym these days has a Smith. Doesn't mean you have to USE it.
  2. Thread: question on ss?

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    NO. No. no. In fact, Rippetoe explicitly says...

    NO. No. no. In fact, Rippetoe explicitly says this in the book.
  3. It's definitely safer to wrap the thumbs. You'll...

    It's definitely safer to wrap the thumbs. You'll notice that all the pics from that article show them benching with at least 1 spotter, who I can only assume has a great deal of experience (so do...
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    6-8 sets per exercise? Or total...

    6-8 sets per exercise? Or total...
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    Mostly this. Stick with an abbreviated program...

    Mostly this. Stick with an abbreviated program like Starting Strength or Hardgainer. It sounds like you're trying to do too many lifts instead of focusing on the important ones and doing them right.
  6. I've only ever had elbow pain (in the tendons...

    I've only ever had elbow pain (in the tendons going from the joint to the upper arms muscles) from heavy curls. Nothing else seems to bother them.
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    That was me before discovering WBB. Minus the...

    That was me before discovering WBB. Minus the whole president part....
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    A 5 day split? How long have you been lifting?

    A 5 day split? How long have you been lifting?
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    Rippetoe's SS is exactly what you need. Should...

    Rippetoe's SS is exactly what you need. Should have stuck with it.
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    Stick with a premade program designed for...

    Stick with a premade program designed for beginning lifters like Starting Strength or Hardgainer. Making up your own routine is folly.
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    You could always make your own, it's pretty easy....

    You could always make your own, it's pretty easy.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/granola-recipe/index.html

    Adjust the ingredients to taste (nuts, cranberries, etc).
  12. Thread: Dumb Question

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    Then you need to attack the root cause of your...

    Then you need to attack the root cause of your sleeplessness. If it's schedule, rearrange it. If it's stress, find a way to reduce it. If it's actual insomnia, see a doc. Easier said than done,...
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    Good advice for anyone, imo.

    Good advice for anyone, imo.
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    http://www.wannabebig.com/hypertrophy-cluster-trai...

    http://www.wannabebig.com/hypertrophy-cluster-training-hct-12/hypertrophy-cluster-training-hct-12-nutritional-program/

    Essentially: 1-1.5g protein per pound of bodyweight along with a substantial...
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    I think you kind of missed the point and just got...

    I think you kind of missed the point and just got defensive instead of listening.

    Americans have a tragically awful relationship with food. How many ailments and conditions can be traced back to...
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    While it may not seem helpful, learning to cook...

    While it may not seem helpful, learning to cook real food is one of the best skills any person older than 8 can have these days. Cooking your own food, learning about culinary traditions, knowing...
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    MyPlate allows you to put in a higher target...

    MyPlate allows you to put in a higher target weight, but overall it's very similar to Fit Day.
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    Whiskey.

    Whiskey.
  19. That'd be my first guess - you're not eating...

    That'd be my first guess - you're not eating enough to see any real mass (or strength) gains. It's been said that there are no hard gainer, just undereaters. While this isa generalization, it is...
  20. You're not seeing gains because a) your routine...

    You're not seeing gains because a) your routine sucks b) you're not actually doing it 100% or b) you're not eating enough (or a combination).

    Are you tracking your calories? How many are you...
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