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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    Good article on training & time mgmt

    Talks about fitting lifting in/around your spouse/significant other.

    http://squatrx.blogspot.com/2009/01/...nt-get-it.html

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    Thanks for posting it Brad!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    LOL:
    Training sessions scheduled on "date nights" are a major no-no. And, (if you didn't know this already) it doesn't matter if there are no plans whatsoever - do NOT schedule anything on your spouse's day off, Valentine's Day, major holidays, etc.
    I know what you're thinking; "But Christmas Day is a perfect training day!! Nobody else is in the gym and I have so much time!". You're preaching to the choir, buddy. Give it up. You can't win. Spend the time with your partner. ...and NO, I don't mean your training partner!

    I schedule training no matter the date and when I realize it infringes on a day when my wife is off work or something, I either lift quick or take advice from the next section of the blog:

    *OCCASIONALLY 'SACRIFICE' TRAINING TIME FOR THE ONE YOU LOVE*
    That goes a long way and I just make up for it the next day when she's working or is busy.


    Good article.

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    Interesting read, but anyone married for a long time already knows.

    I've got it easy, I train at 5 am before my wife is up, so there's no interference. I get up at 3:30 to eat first. All that said, if I know we're going out that night for whatever reason, I might skip a workout and sleep, so I'm not draggin' a$$ at the end of the evening. My wife is very understanding and actually has encouraged me to reach my goals.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    great article to read! thanks for posting it

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    a good blog post from Ross Enamait on training with a newborn:

    http://rosstraining.com/blog/2009/02...ith-a-newborn/

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    Newborn's should be training? Wow. Sorry, Brad, I couldn't help myself.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    I really enjoy Ross' stuff and didn't know he had a blog! Thanks for posting it!

    I wrote an article for Dan John's Get Up! a while back for new dads that I thought was pretty good: http://danjohn.org/rkc.pdf (edit: had wrong link)
    Last edited by Sensei; 02-25-2009 at 10:14 AM.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    After 10 years of training, my wife finally "got it" when I brought her to a meet and she realized what i could lift and what it took to be competitve. But she still gets on me occassionally. A little give a little pull I guess
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    good article thanks.

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