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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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    Progressive routines vs periodized routines for cutting

    Right now I am doing Ripptoe's starting strength routine and have had fantastic results. I have gained about 15 quality pounds in 3 months and my gains have been very nice. I bulked up in a state of slight fatness. I felt I wasn't strong enough/had enough muscle to justify a cut. Now I feel I do.

    Coming this June, I'm thinking of losing 10-15 pounds of fat. Ripptoe's has been great for my bulk, but I am curious to know if it will yield great results. What I have been thinking of doing is instead of hitting a higher weight at 3x5, I would hit maybe 3x3 with a drop set of 8 reps and than build for that.

    Eg.
    I did 175 for 3x5
    Than I do 180 3x3 Followed by 155 for 6 reps
    3x4...
    3x5...

    Up the weight again.

    I'm also thinking of going back and doing Westside and hit 3 rep maxes. So what I'm asking is what routine have you used during a cut that yielded great results? As well, I am a bit confused about periodization... all I know is that people use it when progressive gains don't, what is a good example of periodization?
    Last edited by BFGUITAR; 05-23-2008 at 05:23 PM.

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