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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    Cross trainer & DL addict mikesbytes's Avatar
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    Is training legs different to the rest of the body

    Most guides advise you to rest a targeted muscle for at least 48 hours before targeting again. However I've read the odd comment that Olympic lifters do squats every day.

    Do legs not require the 48 hours rest, like the rest of the body does?

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    There are also swimmers who swim everyday (often twice a day!) does this mean you don't need to rest the upper body?

    The answer is, it all depends on how you train, how you rest, and what your body can handle. Training more frequently is about being smart and having perfect programming. You can't just 'listen to your body' and go heavy until you feel like crap. You have to accept that not every session will be max effort (in fact VERY VERY few of them will be).
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