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. They don't expand your rib-cage because this is...

    They don't expand your rib-cage because this is pretty much impossible. Just think about it; do you really think doing an exercise once or twice a week can actually change you skeletal structure??? I...
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    Mason- I am respectfully giving up this argument....

    Mason- I am respectfully giving up this argument. I am sticking with my beliefs that come from experience, other's experiences, and my knowledge of the human body. Again, you MAY be right, but unless...
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    Mason- back to the original subject. I still want...

    Mason- back to the original subject. I still want to see some kind of physiological evidence that your muscles need more time to recover as they get bigger. Again,because this would be such an...
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    Actually, I am not in my early stages of...

    Actually, I am not in my early stages of training. I have been training for 4 years seriously (5 total) and at the time, 3 and a half. At this point, I had reached plateaus before and overcome them,...
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    Hey- how did everyone get on a completely...

    Hey- how did everyone get on a completely different subject??? Mason- a looked at those sites you listed and found nothing on the subject. Maybe you could be more specific. So, you think the reason...
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    3 sets per muscle group???? WTF?!? I don't...

    3 sets per muscle group???? WTF?!? I don't believe in high volume training, but isn't this a LITTLE low?!?!
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    I just thought of something else: If your THEORY...

    I just thought of something else: If your THEORY were true, your quads (very big muscles) would take a lot longer to recover than your biceps (a relatively small muscle), right???
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    Chris- I picked that quote to show WHY people...

    Chris- I picked that quote to show WHY people sometimes need to increase rest time as they get stronger. In no way does it imply that because the muscle is bigger, it needs more time to recover. As...
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    CACK- it could be that the muscles are growing,...

    CACK- it could be that the muscles are growing, but it's hard to tell. For example, your chest is a lot smaller than your back, so equal gains to each would be noticed a lot easier when looking at...
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    Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that the problem...

    Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that the problem would TOTALLY fix itself. However, your body should even out some if equal stress is being applied to all areas.
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    Life 4 ever- you were right in your assumption...

    Life 4 ever- you were right in your assumption that this is a myth. As muscle size increases, so does the number of capillaries at the muscle site, which increases blood flow, which increases...
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    So sorry Mr. Big Shot. I didn't answer your...

    So sorry Mr. Big Shot. I didn't answer your question right away because I wanted to know if you had any substantial info before I disagreed with your answer. BTW I have a "little" knowledge of...
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    Chris- where are you getting your info???

    Chris- where are you getting your info???
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    How long have you been lifting?

    How long have you been lifting?
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    Ronan- you look really good! Keep up the hard...

    Ronan- you look really good! Keep up the hard work. BTW how old are you???
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    Technically, you shouldn't have to rest any more...

    Technically, you shouldn't have to rest any more as you get bigger. However, as you get stronger you're using more weight and possibly higher intensity workouts, which would require more rest. Also,...
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    It's probably part genetics and part development....

    It's probably part genetics and part development. Just like your dominant arm is probably bigger and stronger than the other, your other muscles can do the same thing. As long as you're not doing any...
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    Whether or not this post should be here, I hate...

    Whether or not this post should be here, I hate when I walk away from a machine or bench or whatever for 1 min (usually to get a drink) and come back to someone else using it. They don't even ask or...
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    My thoughts exactly, Gino. I don't think most...

    My thoughts exactly, Gino. I don't think most women know how easy it is to keep us happy. Lots of sex and food is enough to do it for me!!!
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    Just 2 things: You should take out leg...

    Just 2 things:

    You should take out leg extensions or leg press and put in something for your hamstrings- SLDL or curls

    Do shoulders before tris- you'll never be able to use your max amount of...
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