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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    Sprinter/Longdistance = lifting technique??

    My body reacts the best to short intense workouts....3 exercises per muscle group at 2x6-8. I'm also a sprinter meaning i have fast twitch muscle fibers and was curious to see if this is related.... Is it better for long distance runners lift more reps at a lower weight...If you fall under the category of slow twitch muscle fibers does this apply to your whole body?

    Just thinkin about this the other day...wanted to hear everyone's imput.

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    I think Yes. Your body is trained for immediate bursts of power, i think it can be reasonable to say the long distance runner can shell out more reps on a lighter weight than you (or me) but you can probably lift at a more intense rate than the long distance runner albeit a shorter amount of time. That is not to say that a person can not attain both levels of physical fitness, so to speak, through GPP training such as crossfit or a combination of sprinting, long distance running and lifting both intensely and for endurance.
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    I think he's asking if long distance runners would get better results (bodybuilding-wise) from low weight / high reps... someone (a sports med doc I know) tried to tell me that once, but it doesn't make any sense to me so w/e
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