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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. #1
    Wannabebig Member
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    Help!!! Bench press is decreasing bench press

    I need help because my bench press has started to decline. I have been training and am not sure if I am overtraining. What should I do if I am overtraining? I remember this started a few weeks ago when I had an extremely hard workout with a friend. I could do 5 reps of 185, but now i can't even do one. Also, when I start to bench, my triceps seem to start bulging out extremely. Before I made any gains I was using dumbells but switched to a gym which with a flat bench. What can I do to fix my decreasing bench press?
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  3. #2
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    Jun 2006
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    Take a week off. Post your routine & diet.

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    What should I do if I am overtraining? Stop
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 140lbs June 2012

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    look at what is different from when you were gaining, have you been eating less or losing weight, getting less sleep, not having constant workouts?

    i doubt your at the stage of overtraining, unless your not getting any sleep.

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    I agree with taking a week off. Then analyze your form; did you change anything?

    Are you injured in any way? It doesn't seem right that you would go from 5 reps at a weight to being able to do only one.
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  7. #6
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    -Take time off the bench
    -look into technique
    -stick to weights you can push more reps with for a while 8-10, then go back to sets of 4-6
    -you also have to factor in if your friend was spotting you in anyway during that hard workout, maybe he was helpin you out a bit more then you thought (???)
    Every workout is a new battle
    and I always win

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