The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    I am trying to devleop everything...so I guess I...

    I am trying to devleop everything...so I guess I can do a combo of leaning forward and staying up-right
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    What about parallel? I can do 2 parallel pull-ups...

    What about parallel? I can do 2 parallel pull-ups but struggle with one overhand pull-up. Is a parallel grip easier?
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    Dips - lean forward or straight up-and-down

    What is the proper way to do dips? Do I lean forward or try to keep my body straight up? Is there a benefit to doing it one way or the other?
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    FYI...I oulled out bench-press because it hurts...

    FYI...I oulled out bench-press because it hurts my shoulders and I think I will get enough of a chest wokout with all the dips
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    Modified program

    Hi all,

    I want to really start getting my dips and pull-ups numbers up so changed my program around. How does the following program looks (it is kind of a modified rippetoe)

    Monday:
    3x5...
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    I can do BW dips no problem, as well as bench...

    I can do BW dips no problem, as well as bench with DBS. It is the barbell that kills me
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    Best replacement for bench press?

    Everytime I bench, my shoulder kills. I get a pinching feeling in it. I am thinking it may be best to stop benching entirely.

    What could I use as a susbstitue exercise for Rippetoe's Starting...
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    Eating to support 185

    Right now, my weight fluctuates between 183-188, depending on the day and what I eat. I would figure I am approx. 20-25% BF (slight gut)

    If I eat the exact same amount, but work out more, is it...
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    They have a treadmill in the fitness room...and 2...

    They have a treadmill in the fitness room...and 2 10 pound dumbbells. The place is pretty weak. There is a gym like 30 mins away....but I already work 10-12 hour days and don't feel like driving all...
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    Increasing bench without benching?

    I travel for work pretty much 100% of the time and only get to the gym maybe once or twice a week.

    I want to know if my bench will ultimately increase by doing the following 3 nights a week:
    ...
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    One day per week workout??

    I need a solid one day per week workout. I got a new job as a consultant where I travel from Sunday night until Friday night and work between 10-12 hours per day. The hotel I will be at for the next...
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    Perfect...thanks guys

    Perfect...thanks guys
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    Straight back with squats

    Does this mean straight up and down..like parallel to the ground? I can't seem to squat that way..I have to kinda lean forward a bit so my back is not like this in relation to the floor:

    |...
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    Proper way for 5 x 5

    I have heard of a few ways of doing a 5 x 5 routine (single factor)

    1. Do the same weight for all 5 sets. Once you can complete 5 sets of 5 reps with the same weight...move the weight up

    2....
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    Mixmasternash, How would you break the exercises...

    Mixmasternash, How would you break the exercises you posted into a 3 day routine?

    I was thinking:

    Mon - squats, rows

    Wed- military press, bench press, dips

    Fri- deads, chins
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    OK, how is this updated routine. I think...

    OK, how is this updated routine. I think everything is spread out enough now to overwork any muscle groups
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    Monday – Heavy Day
    Squat – 5 sets of 5
    Bench – 5...
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    Cool, thanks

    Cool, thanks
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    I am relatively new to this so I will start with...

    I am relatively new to this so I will start with the single factor (I am not even sure what the difference between single and dual factor is actually)

    On Friday I was thinking of maybe adding some...
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    I checked out the link VIta posted and this is...

    I checked out the link VIta posted and this is pretty much the routine fora beginner:

    Monday – Heavy Day
    Squat – 5 sets of 5
    Bench – 5 sets of 5
    Bent over rows – 5 sets of 5
    2 sets of...
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    Is a trap bar the diamond-shaped bar you stand in...

    Is a trap bar the diamond-shaped bar you stand in the middle of?
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