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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    Haha I think it came out wrong. I have no...

    Haha I think it came out wrong. I have no problem with growing in size and getting bigger I just meant that it's not one of my goals for lifting. I'm lifting to get stronger, and yes I know a side...
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    I'm just following the template given on...

    I'm just following the template given on http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/how_to_build_pure_strength. I am only looking to get stronger and really don't...
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    Hate to double post, but do you guys think I...

    Hate to double post, but do you guys think I should drop leg press and leg curls too? Those are my assistance exercises for squat. They don't seem to bother me when I do them.
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    Thanks for the responses guys. I think ill take...

    Thanks for the responses guys. I think ill take the next three weeks off of squatting to recover. I'll try to get a video up here when I can, but I don't think my form is horrible, definitely not...
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    Squat causing strain

    Hey guys, I've been lifting consistently for just under a year and have gone from HCT-12 to 5x5 and am now on my fourth cycle of 5/3/1. I never had any problem squatting in the 5x5 program and got...
  6. I agree completely. The first time I tried it,...

    I agree completely. The first time I tried it, my pee turned neon yellow/green like mountains dew. This was extremely shocking to me as a track athlete whose pee always looks like water. Also...
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    Day 7 and Day 8

    Day 7

    Pullups: BW x 10, 10 x 6, 15 x 6, 20 x 6, 25 x 6+2+2+2

    Cable rows: 60 x 6, 70 x 6, 80 x 6, 90 x 6+2+2+2

    Pushups: 25lbs x 6, 50 x 6, 75 x 6, 85 x 6+2+2+2

    Military press: 25 x 6, 30 x...
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    Day 6

    Felt great going into todays workout and it really showed.

    Leg press: 320 x 6, 370 x 6, 410 x 6, 460 x 6, 510 x 6+2+2+2

    Weighted chinups: BW x 10, BW+7.5 x 6, BW+12.5 x 6, BW+17.5 x 6, BW+22.5...
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    Day 5

    Felt good today but shoulder got messed up again from benching. Im making the switch to weighted push ups now instead. Also did one arm seated cable rows which felt good on my shoulder.

    Pullups:...
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    Day 4 - 1/17/11

    Leg press : 320 x 6, 370 x 6, 410 x 6, 460 x 6+2+2+2

    Chinups : BW x 6, BW+5 x 6, BW+10 x 6, BW+15 x 6, BW+20 x 6, BW+25 x 6+2+2+2

    Deadlift : 135 x 6, 155 x 6, 175 x 6, 185 x 6+2+2+2

    Calf...
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    Help searching for alternate exercise

    Hey guys, I just recently started lifting for the first time. I'm currently doing the hct-12 workout. My question is what is an alternate exercise I could do for one arm dumbbell rows? Last time I...
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    Day 3 - 1/14/2011

    I came into this hoping to do at least the same as day 1. I had just rock climbed the day before so my forearms were shot. Also injured both shoulders doing the one arm rows though I'm not sure why...
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    Day 2

    So today was my second time lifting ever and second day in the HCT-12 workout. Unfortunately I learned the hard way I have some muscles I have to stretch before doing lower body, so I took it...
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    Starting from scratch

    Hey guys, just stated lifting for the first time ever and decided to do the HCT workout. Being that this is my first time lifting I went just a little bit easy on some stuff just to get the feel of...
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    Thanks for the help guys... and yea I realize my...

    Thanks for the help guys... and yea I realize my limitations and as such am not expecting nor trying to gain lots of bulk... I'm simply looking to fill out my frame some more as I've done so many...
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    I'm just looking to bulk up a bit not get...

    I'm just looking to bulk up a bit not get gigantic... and I'm going to be doing the first split which is ABA I believe
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    new to HCT questions

    Hey I'm new to the HCT workout and lifting in general... I've always just done body weight exercises... I would like to do the HCT workout with only dumbbells... what exercises would you guys...
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