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?

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    Is 4 reps still beneficial for bench press?

    I'm trying to get a stronger bench press so I added 5 more pounds this week, and for my four sets I got 6, 4, 4, 4 reps. I think 3-6 is the best for strength isn't it?

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    1. Take a step back.
    2. Look at the big picture.
    3. Realize you just need to add more reps or weight for progress, so instead of 6,4,4,4, try 6,5,4,4 or w.e.

    I beliebe 1-8 is the general strength range.
    Complication breeds desperation.

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    Well I might have had a bad night tonight, but I couldn't get 5 on my second set, only 4. So that would mean I'd have to do one set, take 5lbs off, do next set put 5 back on and finish the exercise.

    I've been doing anywhere from 6-8 recently, usually I was getting 8, 7, 6, 6 or something with 5 less pounds. I must be having an off night, I had to convince myself to even start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berfles View Post
    Well I might have had a bad night tonight, but I couldn't get 5 on my second set, only 4. So that would mean I'd have to do one set, take 5lbs off, do next set put 5 back on and finish the exercise.

    I've been doing anywhere from 6-8 recently, usually I was getting 8, 7, 6, 6 or something with 5 less pounds. I must be having an off night, I had to convince myself to even start.
    Try, x8, x6, 3x3...........three sets of three will do wonders to your bench.
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    I'll keep that in mind for next week, thanks.

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    forget the reps thats not important any will do, just add weight when you can trying to improve each week or month. that makes a stronger bench.

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