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?

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    Mixing heavy weight/low rep days with high volume days?

    Any advantage of doing heavy weight/low rep workouts and high volume/low weight workouts in the same week?

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    If you're doing a push/pull mix or upper/lower split, then, yes, otherwise, I wouldn't see an advantage to it.
    A periodize 5X5 has you do 6-8 weeks of 5X5, a week of 'deloading' - light weight/high reps and then 2-4 weeks of 3X3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    If you're doing a push/pull mix or upper/lower split, then, yes, otherwise, I wouldn't see an advantage to it.
    A periodize 5X5 has you do 6-8 weeks of 5X5, a week of 'deloading' - light weight/high reps and then 2-4 weeks of 3X3.

    periodize?

    and that brings up another question. If I do 150pounds on the bench 5 times on the first set and then I cant get it up 5 times on the 3rd set...should I drop the weight so that I can get 5 reps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xstalkrx View Post
    periodize?

    and that brings up another question. If I do 150pounds on the bench 5 times on the first set and then I cant get it up 5 times on the 3rd set...should I drop the weight so that I can get 5 reps?
    I wouldn't (unless of course you have no spotter or power rack). Just do it as many times as possible whether it's 3 or 5 reps. Eventually you will get used to it and be able to get the five reps out.

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    As long as you aren't overtraining I don't see any problems with it. In fact, isn't that concept common in many bodybuilding routines.

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