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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    Yeah, that's what I thought. 90% of 3RM. Makes...

    Yeah, that's what I thought. 90% of 3RM. Makes perfect sense.

    Thanks
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    Travis, two questions: 1)If we are to keep that...

    Travis, two questions: 1)If we are to keep that 60 minute rule, how do you guys go about it on Max effort day? Surely it would take 90+ minute to max on a lift plus assistance work. Do you guys...
  3. Conjugate method for non-competetive lifter & Good Morning question

    Question number uno) Lets say someone can not compete for X reason, work, school, whatever. If this person follows the conjugate method, how long should he/she test the competition lifts? I never...
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    Question for advanced westsiders

    Have a question regarding max effort training. Lets say, for example, that lifter "X" has a 400lbs 1RM on Bench Press and can do 360 for a 3RM. This same lifter, following conjugate method, decides...
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    It hurts when I squat, yes. Front Squats feel...

    It hurts when I squat, yes. Front Squats feel fine though. If I go wide, even bodyweight squats hurt. It hurts after training yes, but its not major.
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    hip pain and powerlifting gear

    I been having hip issues* with raw wide squats lately, my hips are taking a beating. I was wondering if wearing Inzer power pants would alleviate some of the pain. I have zero gear experience so...
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    Yeah, Ill use less band tension and line it a bit...

    Yeah, Ill use less band tension and line it a bit better. As for bench, Ill do it without any bands. (Chains dont bother though)

    thanks guys
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    Properly setting bands

    I been trying to do DE with bands but whenever I set the bands, the weight flies back and to be honest, it scares the shit out of me. Falling with 300lbs+ does not sound good (well, maybe for some...
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    Whats a "key" gym?

    I'd like to apologize for the stupid question, please bear in mind english is my second language. I read a post about a key gym but dont know how that works... could someone please explain? thanks
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    Pin squats (Parallel Level) 135x3 185x3 225x1...

    Pin squats (Parallel Level)
    135x3
    185x3
    225x1
    245x1
    265x1
    285x1
    305x1
    315x1
    335x1
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    DE 6x3 BP (115lbs) +Red-bands. Easy... will add...

    DE
    6x3 BP (115lbs) +Red-bands. Easy... will add more band tension next week.
    3x20-12-12 (Close-grip Push-ups with 20lbs vest)

    Strongman events (4 rounds)
    10 tire flips (350lbs~)
    Yoke push ...
  12. Yeah, he says you'll get used to the daily strain...

    Yeah, he says you'll get used to the daily strain and although you WILL plateau, it just takes time break those plateaus instead of switching exercises. I still believe conjugate method is better...
  13. Thoughts on John Broz Power-lifting system

    I dont how if many of you heard about John Broz, OLY coach at las vegas (Pat mendez is one of his pupils) but a while ago he posted in BB.com an outline of powerlifting with basically the same...
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    ME Front Squat 205x1 225x1 240xFail Over a...

    ME
    Front Squat
    205x1
    225x1
    240xFail
    Over a year since I done heavy FSQ, just wanted to save some CNS for future squatting sessions.

    Back-off sets
    5x5 FSQ (115)
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    DE 5x3 Squats (red bands) 135lbs+band tension...

    DE
    5x3 Squats (red bands) 135lbs+band tension
    5x2 Deadlift (blue bands) 155lbs+band tension

    Pistol Squats 3x5 (little "push" off the bottom but pretty much full ROM)
    Sled dragging (first time,...
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    ME Floor Press 205x1 225x1 240x1 (Heavy, but...

    ME
    Floor Press
    205x1
    225x1
    240x1 (Heavy, but got it)

    Dips (weighted 3x8) (bw-only) 3x15-12-12
    Chins (weighted 3x5-3-4) (bw-only) 3x8-6-5
    (25lbs db for both exercises)
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    DE Clean and Jerk 115lbs (6x2) Will probably...

    DE
    Clean and Jerk 115lbs (6x2) Will probably remove them...
    Explosive squats 5x3 (160lbs) 50% of Max + red bands (70lbs of tension) probably will add more band tension.
    BB Rows 3x10-8-5 (155lbs)...
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    Got bored of 5/3/1 (Plus stalling on DL) and...

    Got bored of 5/3/1 (Plus stalling on DL) and decided to give a chance to the conjugate system

    Sumo DL
    335x1
    365x1
    385x1 (Fail) (I'll get it within 2 months; my conventional max is 390)

    3x10...
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    Deload week: BP 140x3 160x3 185x3 160x3...

    Deload week:

    BP
    140x3
    160x3
    185x3
    160x3
    140x3

    The way I'm deloading is by doing (65%,75% and 85%)... going to pyramid down top set in order to get more volume work in. Bench SUCKS so bad...
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    A silverback's training log

    Thought of creating an online training log in order to keep track of my progression, nutrition and get positive criticism. Currently weighing 177lbs,5'7 tall and 15-17% Body fat.Goals are 1)Strength...
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