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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    Dude, change your underwear - 8 weeks is a long...

    Dude, change your underwear - 8 weeks is a long time. :p

    Seemingly noticeable reduction around your belly, but it's tough to tell from the different angles. Maybe you've lost 1-2%?
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    I see you read the Times.. Good job, calves...

    I see you read the Times..

    Good job, calves and abs in particular look great
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    I know what you are talking about man, when I...

    I know what you are talking about man, when I bulked up for the first time (I miss newbie gains :( ) My arms were..thicker, but they did not look muscular and powerful like I wanted. I kind of...
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    Your chest will grow and get stronger with...

    Your chest will grow and get stronger with volume, If you're only working it out 1x a week then you should probably do more than 2 sets of each of those exercises.
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    Here's my two cents...I always tried to do lunges...

    Here's my two cents...I always tried to do lunges with a moderate step and my knees always hurt the next day. I switched to shorter steps and the pain stopped. Everyone's body is different, a few...
  6. I always feel like I am benefiting more on the...

    I always feel like I am benefiting more on the downward movement than with the initial lift...I can always feel my back and legs straining if I go slowly, it feels good
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    Shoulder position for diamond pushups

    Can somebody explain the correct form for diamond pushups? What direction are the elbows supposed to face? Do you form the diamond under your chest, higher or lower etc. I have been doing these for...
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    I try to drink at least half as much milk as I do...

    I try to drink at least half as much milk as I do water, is that a bad guideline?
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    This might simply be a sign that your shoulders...

    This might simply be a sign that your shoulders are lagging.
  10. I'd ask the doctor and stick to what he said. SDS...

    I'd ask the doctor and stick to what he said. SDS may have had a different situation than you do now, it's not a good idea to keep lifting because it was okay for someone else. Pleeeease see a doctor...
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    New Years is just a day, don't overread its...

    New Years is just a day, don't overread its significance as a start point for your dieting. It's mental, you can start whenever you want to . I'd suggest focusing on reaching your current goal, then...
  12. Thread: Posture

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    Posture

    How do I improve my posture? Will good mornings help? i just want to sit up straight...most of my problem is my lower back, it just rounds out subconsciously when I sit down, then i notice it and...
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    orange, yogurt, bag of almonds/cashews and water....

    orange, yogurt, bag of almonds/cashews and water. Coffee and a granola bar before workouts.
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    can someone describe the static hold you would...

    can someone describe the static hold you would use to work your forearms?
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    I just make sure to squeeze really hard on...

    I just make sure to squeeze really hard on everything and it kills your forearms. Lat Pulldowns, Deadlifts, curls and tricep cable pulldowns are always good for me.

    Hammer curls seem to really...
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    If you make it an official "team" then look into...

    If you make it an official "team" then look into trying to receive funding from the school, you can use it to buy bands, equipment, protein or whatever else. It won't be a lot of money anyways so the...
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    resting can prevent overtraining. If you're...

    resting can prevent overtraining. If you're tired, achy all over and feel like you're forcing yourself to workout, take a rest day.

    Remember, muscle growth doesn't occur in the gym, it happens...
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    Vday suggestions?

    I'm seeing a girl, it's not really anything serious. We've been making out a few times a week since Novemberish. We go out on dates occasionally, but she happens to live in my building so its more...
  19. Hm, I'm pretty sure protein doesn't get stored as...

    Hm, I'm pretty sure protein doesn't get stored as fat? Any experts here? If protein is just amino acids you can't really convert it to lipids can you?

    I've heard smaller bunches throughout the...
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    I'd say try some HIIT routine that's tailored to...

    I'd say try some HIIT routine that's tailored to whatever sport you want to play. Check out the sports specific forum. I play basketball recreationally and I try to do sprints and side-to-side...
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