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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    That was truly inspirational, and he looked like...

    That was truly inspirational, and he looked like he had another 20lbs in him!
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    Also, any raw bench programs you would suggest? I...

    Also, any raw bench programs you would suggest? I am just really sick of 531, been doing it for about a year now and just want to do something else.
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    Got it! Going to try and do even more lat work,...

    Got it! Going to try and do even more lat work, and I think I need to touch lower with a wide grip. One thing I noticed about the close grip is that my arms could really rest on my lats on the way...
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    Benchpress question

    I was doing 531 and hit 285 on the bench. Then a cycle later I went for 295, and missed it. So I deloaded and started over. Recently decided to switch up my programming and maybe do some westside. So...
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    Best program for Push/Pull

    I have decided that I am going to focus primarily on push/pull. I have been using 531, but want to try something new to really get my bench and deadlift up.

    I was thinking of using the Ed Coan...
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    Usually I train bench on Monday, deadlift...

    Usually I train bench on Monday, deadlift Tuesday, military Thursday, and Squat Saturday. Sometimes I do the big but boring assistance, I find it works well for DL, mostly I use the assistance work...
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    Correct Percentages.

    @tnathletics2b, I took 90% of the max that I was working with (475), and started a new cycles (430), that was what I did for week one of the new cycle.

    I would still like to know why there is a...
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    531 Max Problem

    Lately I have run into a problem with 531. I noticed last training cycle I couldn't deadlift 475 on my last week. I got it off the floor, just couldn't seem to keep it moving. When I deloaded and...
  9. The Fuzz Speech, and the implications for powerlifting.

    A month back I posted some videos of my squat. I got some good pointers about depth, but also about a possible lack of flexibility. At the time I thought "that is as low as I can go!" This was...
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    Here is a great quote from J.L. Holdsworth, that...

    Here is a great quote from J.L. Holdsworth, that I think sums up what I looking for.

    "Every lifter has a weak link that limits his strength. As a coach, our most important job is to identify that...
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    There have been a lot of comments, some I like,...

    There have been a lot of comments, some I like, some I don't. :) I clearly stated that the 355 squats were high. No one even mentioned that the camera is below me, and slightly behind. I know I hit...
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    Squat & humility check!

    Last week I posted a video of me squatting, in order to get some feed back. A lot of people commented that I should focus on pushing my butt back, and keeping my legs more perpendicular to the...
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    @Mike, did you watch those videos I posted of...

    @Mike, did you watch those videos I posted of Lilliebridge and Wendler, both of their knees come forward. It is almost impossible to stop that from happening when you are squatting raw, and without a...
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    @Kingns, that is the correct way to squat for a...

    @Kingns, that is the correct way to squat for a powerlifter with gear, or someone who is doing box squats. But that does not work squatting raw, with no box. Watch the videos of Lilliebridge, he is...
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    Squat check

    Hey Everyone,

    This is me squatting 335, this was week one of a cycle of 531. Last cycle I squatted 365x1 with knee wraps. Here is the deal, I feel like my squat is crap, I constantly feel like my...
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    Was that a speed pull?!?!?!?!?!
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    I wanted to post an update about what happened. I...

    I wanted to post an update about what happened. I got done with the flu around Thursday, went to school, and caught a cold! I was still not eating fully, so I ended up taking the complete week off...
  18. That military press was insane.

    That military press was insane.
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    So the maxes I missed, deadlift and military,...

    So the maxes I missed, deadlift and military, would you just skip those maxes? Or roll them into next week, and just do a proper deload on the squat and bench. Then start a new cycle the week after...
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    Coming back from a sickness to 531

    Hey everyone,

    I have been out of commission since Monday morning, woke up and started puking. Today I ate the most, two meals: a couple of protein shakes, bananas, apples, noodles, and crackers....
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