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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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member scotusch's Avatar
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    Cannot lift for 1-2 weeks

    Took a very bad fall in a soccer game recently, and had to spend several days in the hospital.

    X-rays and CT were clear, but using crutches as bearing weight on my right side is rather difficult.

    Likely a soft tissue injury, with damage to my sacrioiliac joint. Not sure exactly how long I will be out, and have some PT planned, but I am guessing it will be a minimum of 1-2 weeks.

    What can I do to minimize muscle loss? Should I continue to eat a lot? Try to do some upper body work--and, if so, what would that be? Just rest as much as possible and hope to get back to the gym as soon as I can?

    Injuries always get me down when I have to miss gym time. Thanks for any suggestions.
    Height: 6'
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    Dead: 495, Squat: 405, Bench: 275 / Total: 1175
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    You're not going to lose any muscle in 2 weeks. Rest, do your PT, don't try to rush back.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    keep eating too, maybe even a surplus is you are worried about it but drew is right, you wont lose much- if anything in 2 weeks.
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 10-09-2008 at 09:22 AM.
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    Rest up. You will probably feel great after the rest and come back as you were if not a little stronger.
    5'10" 200lbs
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    Squat-will know soon

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    yes, better rest than risking further injury, which worsens the situation =)

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    I agree with everyone's advice. Take the needed time off, you'll be all the better for it. I recently cracked a couple of ribs and tore some intercostal muscles doing deadlift (freak belt injury). Anyway, I took time off (although a short 5 days) and when I could finally breathe without intense pain i went back to the gym. When i started back lifting, my mental state and motivation was so much better that i actually increased my bench to a new PR within 2 weeks. it was amazing. As i said in another post, intent is everything and if you take some needed time off and then go back to the gym with intent, you will in turn come back mentally stronger and with your goals in mind. i lift 6-7 days a week, so taking 5 days off felt like forever. Good luck and get better.
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    you wont lose much bro.. keep the protien high. Also is that you in ur profile pic? you look BEAST.
    Lifting is my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerboy93 View Post
    you wont lose much bro.. keep the protien high. Also is that you in ur profile pic? you look BEAST.
    Hah--yeah, that is me. Thanks, man.
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 195

    PRs
    Dead: 426, Squat: 335, Bench: 225 / Total: 986
    Goals
    Dead: 495, Squat: 405, Bench: 275 / Total: 1175
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    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...19#post1996419

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    Thanks for all of the advice guys.

    I am off the crutches already, working on my PT a bit, and just trying to take it easy for the most part.

    I'll take this as an opportunity to look over my goals and get myself ready to really hit the gym again hard in the near future.
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 195

    PRs
    Dead: 426, Squat: 335, Bench: 225 / Total: 986
    Goals
    Dead: 495, Squat: 405, Bench: 275 / Total: 1175
    Journal
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...19#post1996419

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    Good attitidue. Use this situation to push yourself harder than before. Just ease back into it... can you do any kind of stretching? easy cardio?
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 10-11-2008 at 09:05 AM.
    Sarvamangalam!

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