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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?

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    3x5 on bench?

    What is it good for? Is it good? I did a search on it but didn't find anything.

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    Low reps high weight is good for strength building. Since your in the bodybuilding section, I would guess this is not a good workout for you.....but on the other hand, Ronnie Coleman does low reps with a lot of weight so......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Hernandez View Post
    Low reps high weight is good for strength building. Since your in the bodybuilding section, I would guess this is not a good workout for you.....but on the other hand, Ronnie Coleman does low reps with a lot of weight so......
    So I wouldn't get any bigger form doing it. I would just build more strength?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spursguy123 View Post
    So I wouldn't get any bigger form doing it. I would just build more strength?
    you will get big, but not as big compared to training for hypertrophy. you will gain more strength however.
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    I just give the worked on muscle group tough riddles before my workouts... or sometimes I'll tell them we're going to the park and then go to the gym, or visa versa. They start to catch on so you have to tell the truth every so often.
    *While on the topic of muscle confusion, and how often a routine needs to be changed.*

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    Yea you will get bigger

    3 sets of 5 on bench is good for strength and mass.. its all about diet though
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    Exactly. Don't forget to eat enough to support muscle growth.
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    3x5 is excellent for size and strength, especially for strength, but hypertrophy and strength work off of each other anyway
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    Do you really think you won't be bigger after putting 100lbs on your bench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kastro View Post
    Do you really think you won't be bigger after putting 100lbs on your bench?
    Yeah, buddy! Yeah, buddy! Yeah, buddy!

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    Thanks for the responses guys. Ive been doing 5x5 for about 10 weeks and this week I thought I just change it up some. I did a 3x5 yesterday with 225. I was just given it a try. I'm not sure if I should go back to a 5x5 I'm at 220 with that. If i stick with a 3x5 do i add 5 pounds the following week like I had been doing with the 5x5? How would these to types of sets compare?
    Thanks
    Last edited by spursguy123; 05-12-2009 at 11:17 AM.

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    How about doing 3 reps of 5 sets? Anyone?

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    i'm not sure how this question is any different than your first question? the same principles apply.
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