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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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    strength training for the bb

    I just wanted to know who out includes strength training from time to time into their bodybuilding schedule. I find that if I keep my excercises to high reps for more than a couple of month's my strenght gains level off and my workouts begin to suffer. This is usually regardless of any changes made in my routine. I've come to the conclusion that I need to throw in a bit of strength training from time to time and just wanted to get an idea of how to do so. Are there any good resources on the subject that I can check out for more information? Thanks for your help!

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    ttt

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    what?

    I can't understand what you're asking.....It's basic knowledge that for strength, size, etc. you keep your reps in the 6-10 range and not higher.

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    Ok Accipiter...

    I'll take a guess at this one

    I think about doing "strength specific" training all the time if that is what you mean.

    I never get around to it though.

    You might wan't to try a heavy week and a light week or you may need some time off.

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    Everytime I'm in the gym I'm training to get stronger and bigger. I keep my reps in at about 6 - 8 with the heaviest weights possible.

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    Originally posted by Accipiter
    what?

    I can't understand what you're asking.....It's basic knowledge that for strength, size, etc. you keep your reps in the 6-10 range and not higher.
    There is a huge difference between training for strength and training for size. I know how to train for strength I just don't know how to incorperate that into my otherwise size training schedule.

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    Logo you said you know how to train for strenght ! could you please elaborate ?
    Gain Muscles ? Overload !
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    to train for strength, it is easy. concentrate on some lower reps, get used to heavy weights and you will get stronger... plus you could do stuff like negatives with weights beyond your 1RM to get used to heavy weights, does this make sense gavan?? it worked for me when i was trying to get stronger, but i couldnt get bulky because of playing volleyball, i didnt want to lose my range of motion.
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    Originally posted by Gavan
    Logo you said you know how to train for strenght ! could you please elaborate ?
    Ok, first of all I in no way claim to be an expert. What I know of strength training is to generally use more explosive movements, use lower reps, longer rests, and concentrate on compound excercises. You'd do stuff like 3x3 and 5x5 as opposed to drop sets and sets of 10+ reps.

    What I am asking is how could I include these methods in bodybuilding? Should I include something every workout? Should I do strength training like every forth week? Or should I do something like two months of bodybuilding followed by one month of strength training. I'd ideally like to get the advice of someone who has done this and seen quality results. Thanks for the responses.

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