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. Just an update on my shoulder in case anyone is...

    Just an update on my shoulder in case anyone is interested...

    The problem started on a Saturday a few weeks ago, and felt worse the Sunday after that. It then felt slightly worse that Monday,...
  2. Nope, didn't really feel anything when doing...

    Nope, didn't really feel anything when doing that. Does that mean something?
  3. It's not a shooting pain as in all of a sudden...

    It's not a shooting pain as in all of a sudden "Ouch! What the crap!!!!" The pain is similar to a stiff neck. If I leave my shoulder in a normal position, it feels normal. If I try to move it to a...
  4. Shoulder pain: I know the cause. I know what positions hurt. What the hell is it?

    I know a doctor is the only way to know anything for sure, but I'm still very interested in hearing what everyone thinks...

    So my left shoulder started feeling a little weird two days ago. I had a...
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    I get the exact same thing. No idea what it is or...

    I get the exact same thing. No idea what it is or why.
  6. For anyone who has ever used a dip/pull-up belt.

    So, my dip/pull-up belt has just arrived. I got this one, which I see just went out of stock: http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-10-855100-Leather-Dip-Belt/dp/B000FGU7OI

    Anyway, I have a question about...
  7. "10 8 6 4" VS 5x5 VS 3x8 VS 4x6 VS 3x10 ...some questions.

    Some questions about reps... a fairly common training method that I've used (for WAY too long) is to "pyramid" the reps/sets. You decrease the reps (usually 10, 8, 6, 4) while increasing the weight....
  8. Thread: Rebuilding ...

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    Just curious, what's up with the addition of...

    Just curious, what's up with the addition of "light" vertical on horizontal day, and "light" horizontal on vertical day? Any special reason(s)?
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    Will do.

    Will do.
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    Tough questions... I'm like the Barbara Walters...

    Tough questions... I'm like the Barbara Walters of the forum. :thumbup:

    I kind of like a combination of both methods. Have an idea of how much weight you want to gain, how fat you're willing to...
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    I did them today... they were crazy. My ass,...

    I did them today... they were crazy.

    My ass, quads... just crazy. Tomorrow is going to hurt.

    Really the only quad exercises I've ever done till now are squats, leg press and leg extensions....
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    The dumbbell split squat...

    Tomorrow I'm thinking of trying split squats (as a leg press replacement in my quad workout) for the first time. At first I thought this was just a non-walking lunge without alternating legs......
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    Built, in your original example, your "average"...

    Built, in your original example, your "average" daily calorie intake is about 500 calories below maintenance. For bulking, your average calorie intake would work out to be about 500 calories above...
  14. Poll: How many carbs are in your pre-workout meal?

    Just curious... how many carbs do you eat in the meal before your (weight training) workout?
  15. Nobody else? I'm just curious about basic...

    Nobody else?

    I'm just curious about basic stuff, like what exactly the extra calories are needed for? What do they do? Or, what does the body do with them?

    Does the body require these excess...
  16. Question for research-type people and really anyone smarter than me.

    Lately I've become really interested in learning more about the science behind certain aspects nutrition and weight training. I guess hanging around here will do that to a person. The only thing is,...
  17. Where do you guys pull the bar to? Chest, upper...

    Where do you guys pull the bar to? Chest, upper abs, belly button, below belly button?

    I go to somewhere below my upper abs, but above my belly button. About mid abs I guess... like the middle row...
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    This sounds like something similar to a shoulder...

    This sounds like something similar to a shoulder problem I had about 2 years ago. It cost me 6+ months of anything close to real chest/shoulder work. It started the same way... just annoying at...
  19. At what rate do your lifts/strength decrease when cutting?

    Just curious... how fast/slow do the weights/reps you were doing at the end of your bulk begin to decrease when you cut?

    For example I've dropped 10lbs of bodyweight, and my bench press has fallen...
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    5x5... 5 questions.

    I was thinking of switching up my flat bench rep/set scheme, and 5x5 was the first thing that came to mind due to the high amount of mention it gets around this board. I've always done the more...
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