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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Is my goal possible

    I'm turning 15 in a week and im 5'10" 164 lbs.
    By August I hope to break 180 pounds without breaking 15% bf (I am currently 12% bf).

    To me that seems possible but I am not sure if I should lift, eat, or train in any way, differently.

    Any suggestions because I am willing to work my tail off I just want to know if their is any knowledge that could help me do this.

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    By qualifying your third line with "differently", my guess is you lift, eat and train already. Tell us about that.

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    I would do a routine that focuses on major compounds and any combo of OLY lifts. Something like Rippetoes would be good. You would most likely make better gains from squatting 2-3 times a week of varying intensity. ie
    ME squat
    DE squat
    Squat 5x5 at 80% of ME
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 05-05-2008 at 04:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    By qualifying your third line with "differently", my guess is you lift, eat and train already. Tell us about that.
    Okay.
    I eat a lot of pasta, breads, sandwhichs, fruit, and white meats.edit(I also eat tons and tons of fish.)
    Sometimes red meats and no vegetables.
    Take protein shakes and that kind of thing also.

    Lifting and training:
    I am in football season now so I do a lot of sprints there.
    I lift with my coach five days a week.
    Alternating upper and lower body starting with upper body on mondays.

    I am pretty sure I have all major lifts included.
    Bench
    squat
    power clean
    deadlift
    lats
    miltary press
    incline
    and more

    For my past weigth gains.

    I weighed 149ish in may of 2007.
    Now a weigh 165 a year later.
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    exact split please.
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    No need for 5 times a week at the gym. Up the weight and drop the reps on your major compound lifts and give your body time to rest. A 3 day split would be good. Oh and dont forget to eat (healthy) until you can't eat 'no more!
    "If you're not fighting for something you're dying for nothing."

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    I don't see it happening, but that doesn't mean you can't do it. 16 lbs to put on over the summer is pretty tough. I liked to gain my weight in the winter, early spring for football. this way I could get used to running around and what not. 16 pounds in 3 months is a lot of weight to get used to, and could impact your speed. think of it like this. try for between 168-170 for this coming season. 195 pounds for next season, starting about 3 weeks after your current season ends, provided you are not a wrestler and have to make a weight. Then, it could be tough. you will be a sophmore no? definitely Ripptoes or a 5x5 like zenmonkey suggested for now. start reading up on westside techniques now, and you can incorporate those mehtods in the winter.


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    and if I can ask, what position do you play?


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    we run a 3-5-3
    and i am the olb next to the mlb

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    exact split please.
    my coach switcheed it recently so i think its now

    8-6-4-3-2-1 20 pound jumps on bench
    8x3 squat
    5x5 powerclean
    8x3 heavy on deadlifts
    and a lot of the not so major lifts run 4x8

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    so then you do upperbody 3 times per week and lower body two times per week based on your other post?

    Have you seen significant strength gains with this program? Have your teamates?

    and based on your position, you definitely want to keep your speed. Have you checked out the routine KingKong posted?

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=109642

    Show that to your coach. if he doesn't like it, tell him this is the guy who came up with it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekboKr8oqu4
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    I can see 15 pounds isn't hard to add on, i've done it in about a month. Now that being said, i'm gunna have to say about 7 pounds was probably muscle. To stay lean and do that in a 2 month period is going to be really hard. Good luck.
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    Lift heavy, eat big and keep your conditioning up and it shouldn't be that hard to gain 15 lbs without much fat gain.

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