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
    Lifting junkie. AKMass's Avatar
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    Sep 2007

    What does everyone think of this article? Bodyweight training

    I'm just curious what everyones thoughts are on this article:

    Basically the article says you should master bodyweight exercises before moving onto weighted ones. Kind of hard to swallow, but I'm thinking about giving it a shot...I want to know what the effect will be on my lifts once I've mastered everything.

    I tried one of the modified(easy) one-leg squats a couple minutes and I could barely do one.

    Maybe I'll give this a shot and keep a journal. Anyway, what do y'all think?
    Last edited by AKMass; 10-31-2008 at 12:55 PM. Reason: Bad title

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    I see the one leg squat as described in the article as more of flexibility training than strength training. Flexibility is always good ( and is something I personally am constantly working on ).

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    The Flyfisher rbtrout's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    So. Cal.
    I'd agree on that one. I don't really see a need to work up to weights, there's nothing wrong with weight training from the beginning, unless your a young kid (under 13 or 14), then bodyweight exercises are very good, along with weight training. Younger than that and I don't think weight training would be a wise decision.
    Give chalk a chance.

    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    small flabby and hairy joelhall's Avatar
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    good article, just the way id tell beginners to start.

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