The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    HIIT + cardio - good or bad??

    I tried finding info on this but couldn't. Hopefully this isn't a dumb question-- I started HIIT; I just run at the local track. 15 seconds on 40 seconds recover. First off, how many days a week should I be doing this? Also, depending on that answer, can I also do maybe a half hour of elliptical or a 10 mile bike ride as well? I enjoy riding the bike on hot days, but will sacrifice this if it will fall under 'over training'. I lift 4 days a week...M T T F, if that matters Thanks for any info you can give me.

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    wat are your goals? are you getting in shape for sports? just wanna be healthy?
    stats:Bench: 285 goal: 305
    squat: 390 goal: 420
    dead: 405 goal: 445
    weight and height: 230, 6'2 age:18
    No strength within, no respect without.
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    Well, I really am just trying to get healthy..get my 6 pack back. I don't play sports anymore. Organized anyway. I just try to keep up with my son in his sports.

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    you should be fine. depending on how hard you lift and run, you probably wont overtrain. just make sure you have 2-3 rest days, and listen to your body, if it feels like ur overtraining, take it down a notch.
    stats:Bench: 285 goal: 305
    squat: 390 goal: 420
    dead: 405 goal: 445
    weight and height: 230, 6'2 age:18
    No strength within, no respect without.
    "Strength is not your physical capacity, its your indomitable will." http://freddy56.mybrute.com

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    Google HIIT. I think you'll find a program that works for your needs... Done correctly there isn't much need for the other cardio if your goal is to burn fat and expose the 6-pack (I'm not saying stop the other cardio) I think the 15 seconds on 40 seconds off is geared more towards sprinters. I had great results with a 5 minute warm-up getting my HR (heart rate) above 130 and 5 intervals 1 minute on (HR 180+) 1 minute off (HR 150-)... Good luck.

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    HIT is very good, but you may try sprint training for cardio.

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