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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Squat Heavy, Squat Often Cards's Avatar
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    what's your routine?

    how tall are you?

    what's your diet like? (what do you weight, are you gaining weight or losing weight)

    do you train legs?
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    In 3 months, yes I believe you could bench 200 lbs, but that means you need to be eating on a regular basis, have a sound routine and have the intensity.
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    I am with cards. I think 200 lbs is definitely attainable by august.
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    Quote Originally Posted by That_Guy View Post
    Alright thx a lot and do you have any tips on food i should eat for breakfast and lunch?
    Something that runs, swims, or flys (flies?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
    Something that runs, swims, or flys (flies?).
    Go cards.

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    I will say no. At your current strength, nearly doubling your press in 3 mo is not likely unless you are on a mean bulk and/or dropping gear.

    Maybe 200x1 but I dont reckon single means anything unless your goals are powerlifting. Singles are not a very good measure of functional strength.

    I would say 6 mo yes and shoot for 200 x 3-5


    If on a mean bulk you will catch a bit of the pudge.


    Focus on your form as well, arch your back and squeeze your shoulder blades together to create a strong base. Perfect form may add 20-30 lbs to your bench alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by That_Guy View Post
    Oh and don't exactly got a routine down i posted a few days ago asking help on that but this is what I'm goin to be doing until i can think of something better, or get some help.

    Workout A
    25 sit ups
    Bp 3x5
    lateral pull down 3x10
    pull down behind neck 3x5
    barbell curl 3x10
    25 sit ups

    Work out B
    25 sit ups
    3x15 lunges (don't have equipment to squat)
    3x10 leg extension
    2 mins wall sit
    1 min plank
    25 sit ups

    And I'm thinking alternate each A B each day. this a good idea? or should i have a rest day with no work out?

    This is pretty bad. Just do "Starting Strength" or "Mad Cow"
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    If your just starting out and your trying to gain weight and eat right as you said you should have no problem hitting 200 sometime in august. When i discovered how to actually bench right and eat my bench went up from like 135 to 205 rather quickly.

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    Well idk for sure but I have a little experience so far. I started 5x5 bench with 85 lbs about 3 months ago and now I'm almost at 120 for a 5x5. That's about a 35 increase. So I guess that would be a 35 lb increase in max bench too. I'm going to be honest. I don't think you will quite reach 200 by august but you will certainly go up a ton in your bench.
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    Don't worry about what a bench shirt is.

    You can easily make 200lbs by August, but you really have to get serious. Start doing Starting Strength immediately - if you're doing it properly you'll be adding 15lbs to your bench every two weeks, which works out to 90lbs by August. If you don't hit any bumps in the road, you will be benching 200x5x3 by August. 200x1 shouldn't be any problem.

    And the most important advice: eat. You need to gain weight. If you follow SS consistently (that means never miss a workout and add 5lbs to your bench every time) and gain 15-20lbs of bodyweight by August, you will do it.
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