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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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    5lbs in a week

    Hello all,
    I just joined this forum and I have a question. I am 13 and I have been lifting weights for a year now, and I can Bench press 195lbs. I was wondering if it would be possible at all for me to bench press 200lbs before the 16th(my 14th bday). If so, then what excersises do you recommend doing? Thanks.
    Hercule

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    if you can't go up 5 lbs in a week then you got problems
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    "if you can't go up 5 lbs in a week then you got problems
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    ??
    Nobody can keep increasing by 5 pounds a week after a while. If they could they'd be ELITE powerlifters in 2 years.

    To answer your question. Do this:

    Get 2 good spotters. Load up 230 on the bar. Hold it a couple seconds.
    Rest 2-3 minutes.
    Boom.....there goes 200.

    -Zulu

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    What is the frequency at which you train your bodyparts? How long have you been stuck on 195?
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    I do about a 2 hour workout every other day.....or a 45 minute workout if I have a lotta homework. I do bench press, deadlift, incline, squat, leg press(quads)-3 sets of 8 w/ 145lbs., Tricep curls-3 sets of 8 w/25lb. dumbell, Lunges-20,15,12 w/30lbs dumbells in each hand, Military Press w/95lbs. On bench, incline, deadlift, and squat I use a pyramid chart. Hope this info helps. I have been on 195 for a week and a half

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    Your 13 and can bench press 195lbs? Damn.

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    how many reps can you get at 195?

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    Accipiter,
    I can get 1 rep at 195.

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    Considering all the volume you are doing I would not do anything for a week then try again. Give your body a bit of recovery.
    Last edited by mesmall; 04-07-2002 at 04:01 PM.
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    5 lbs a week is not hard.

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    When you are first beginning...

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    Last edited by Paul Stagg; 04-10-2002 at 06:45 AM.

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    in my opinion..

    13 years old..
    benching 195 lbs..

    AWESOME...

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    13 years old and 195 bench?? mm I dont think so

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    Last edited by Paul Stagg; 04-10-2002 at 06:46 AM.

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    Originally posted by Zulu
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    To answer your question. Do this:

    Get 2 good spotters. Load up 230 on the bar. Hold it a couple seconds.
    Rest 2-3 minutes.
    Boom.....there goes 200.

    -Zulu [/B]
    when u say "hold it for a few seconds", do u mean just unrack it and hold it or do u mean go slow on the negative and hold it at the bottom for a few seconds?
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    benchpress: 275x1
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    try a negative. Or just rest all week then try to put it up once...


    and why is it so odd a 13 year old could do that? He's almost 14. I've seen plenty of people doing that.

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    Why would I lie about my strength? I use Mega Whey and Designer Protein from GNC. I certainly don't have a genetic advantage other than my size, I am 5'9" and I way 165lbs. I have another question, I can squat only 235(i have weak legs), but I can deadlift 250....why can I deadlift more than I squat? Don't you use the same muscles in both? Thanks for the help. By the way, I got so strong with Dastylz's saying.

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    Most beginners deadlift more than they squat. It is an easier movement to learn.

    Shredder, both an supra maximal isometric or eccentric will work by potentiating the nervous system [for a few short weeks]

    -Zulu

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    If you do your 1RM every workout, especially if you work out for up to two hours every other day, I doubt if you will ever gain much more strength. Your CNS and muscles can't take that kind of abuse on a longterm basis.

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    Uh, I am in kinda a problem. I think I pushed my body WAY past its limits last saturday(2 days ago), and I am MESSED UP!! Today at school, in the weight room I tried doing 185(which I can usually get up 3), and I COULDN'T EVEN GET IT OFF MY CHEST!! My whole body is like major sore. My last max on Power Clean was 160, and I was straining with 120!! What is going on? How long should I take off. Any supplements to help speed up recovery??

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    REST.
    Push the envelope/Watch it bend.

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    I agree with jell
    "Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. No-one was there."

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    Take a week off man, you're overtraining.

    Forget about what I said earlier, for now. Do it once you've rested.

    Eat well, eat a lot.

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    Agreed, take the week off everything and keep your diet. If you don't put it up for at least 1 i would be emmensley surprised.

    i still deadlift more than i squat too
    I want to squat a car

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