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. I still don't think thirty minutes will have any...

    I still don't think thirty minutes will have any negative effect on muscle gains even if you do it once a week rather that just twice a month. I do see more positive effect on stamina and heart...
  2. I really can't see how just 30 minutes of cardio,...

    I really can't see how just 30 minutes of cardio, twice a month is going to benifit you much. Why wouldn't you do it at least once a week?
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    exercises without shoulder involvment?

    A shoulder specialist told me not to exercise for at least two months because of a shoulder problem. I plan on continuing working out but I will not do any exercises that I have to use my shoulder. ...
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    Missing the point?

    Most here have not addressed the point that this article has made regarding the effects of high stress levels on the muscles. Instead, I see posters wanting to shoot the messenger (fitness mag)...
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    Anyone can put on muscle; keeping it on is a different story.

    To be fair to the writers of the article it would be good to see their comment in context to the total write-up. Some here have cast doubt on the qualifications of this Fitness magazine to write...
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    balls-to-the-wall...a recipe for failure?

    I was under the impression that it was good to push oneself to the limit at every workout so that muscle tissue will break down and grow larger as it heals. But in reading this article in Menís...
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    recovery time after surgery?

    It looks like I will need surgery to correct a bursa impingement in my shoulder. Has anyone here gone through this? Iím wondering how long it would be before Iíd be able to continue with my weight...
  8. It's refreshing to finally see someone being...

    It's refreshing to finally see someone being honest about their measurements on this board. :rolleyes:
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    Try doing them sober. :rolleyes: Sorry,...

    Try doing them sober. :rolleyes:

    Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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    I think you are right. I've noticed that my...

    I think you are right. I've noticed that my breathing is wrong often when I workout, especially when really giving it my all. Sometimes it's hard to follow perfect form and breathing while trying...
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    short term headache

    Yesterday I did back and biceps. I was feeling fine until the end of my routine. I finished off by pyramiding hammer curls and at about my fourth set I got a pounding headache and I mean pounding. ...
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    I was suggesting time limits to activities other...

    I was suggesting time limits to activities other than exercising. I donít mind waiting for the equipment if itís actually be used as itís intended to be. I think Tryskaís and a few of the other's...
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    There is probably more than one reason some folks...

    There is probably more than one reason some folks prefer the Smith machine. I have a serious bursitis problem in my left shoulder. Itís painful for me to even lift my arm to check the time on my...
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    There should be time limits

    There was a thread here a while back that discussed things that bug you at the gym. I remember reading the posts and thinking I must be a pretty easy going guy because nothing seems to really bother...
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    Age: 50 Weight: 165 Ht: 5'10" I think...

    Age: 50
    Weight: 165
    Ht: 5'10"

    I think I've been training for almost a year now. When I started I was thin yet flabby and even though I have improved quite a bit, I'm still not in very good...
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    I had the same problem. Three weeks ago I came...

    I had the same problem. Three weeks ago I came down with the flu. My first symptoms were right after a heavey leg day at the gym. It was three weeks before I finally got to my back - bicep day and...
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    I have a major case of bursitis in my left...

    I have a major case of bursitis in my left shoulder. I can't do push ups because of extreme pain. Bench and inclines cause a lot of pain but I'm able to use the Hammerstrength decline press...
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    I've never done a single deadlift in my entire...

    I've never done a single deadlift in my entire life and look at my body!


    Hmm... <Red Faced> Jees..I think I'll put my shirt back on. Uh...Ya think deadlifts might help?:o
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    I'm feeling much better today and thanks for your...

    I'm feeling much better today and thanks for your replies. The points made regarding the immune system are very interesting, indeed. It goes to show how important sleep and good diet are, even more...
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    I am sick of this!

    All my life I have had these chicken legs. I hope to improve them to rooster legs this year. Up until recently I didn't even bother working out my legs because I figured it was a hopeless case but...
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