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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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    pushups

    Is it okay to do 125 pushups (5 sets of 25 with perfect form) every morning?

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    nope not okay at all

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    is it too much? should I do them every other day?

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    You will dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

    Actually when I do pushups every day, it aggravates my RC which I injured before. And it's made my back go out because I had a weak core.

    But that's my problem with my RC and weak core, not a problem with pushups all the time.

    Anyways vary it up mang.
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    I would replace the 125 pushups with about 15-20 minutes of stretching. That's just me though.
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    Lol. It just depends. Your muscles tear and need time to rebuild (About 48-72 hours), but with me personally when I just do pushups my muscles do not tear that much so they do not need as much time to rebuild. Just stretch a decent amount and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extacie View Post
    Lol. It just depends. Your muscles tear and need time to rebuild (About 48-72 hours), but with me personally when I just do pushups my muscles do not tear that much so they do not need as much time to rebuild. Just stretch a decent amount and you'll be fine.
    You're new to the boards and it looks like you didn't read the stickies. Try not to answer a question unless you actually know what you are talking about.
    How exactly would you know that your "muscles do not tear that much" when compared to the average person? How would stretching impact his recovery time?
    Just an FYI, not trying to come off as being harsh.
    Last edited by Mercuryblade; 05-25-2009 at 02:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkhan123 View Post
    Is it okay to do 125 pushups (5 sets of 25 with perfect form) every morning?
    it depends. whats your routine like, and what are you stats? for some people 125 is just a warm-up, for others its a workout on its own.
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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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    I'm 17, 5'7", and 130 pounds.
    My stats (one rep max):
    Bench: 135
    Squat: 215
    Deadlift: 215
    I'm weak. Trying to get stronger.

    My routine: (six machines, 4 sets of 8-12 reps)
    Mon: Chest
    Tues: Legs
    Wed: Biceps and Triceps
    Thurs: Shoulders
    Fri: Chest
    Sat: Back
    Sun: Rest

    The pushups aren't too difficult. I just do them cause I'm afraid I'll get weaker if I stop.
    Last edited by rkhan123; 05-25-2009 at 03:18 PM.

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    When I was 17 I went through a phase of doing 200 press-ups a night (4x50). I got good at push-ups and it didn't bother me too much. But if I was wanting to get stronger using weights then I would certainly not do push-ups each morning as well.

    They're a fine exercise for what they are but if you're trying to get bigger and increase maximal strength, then heavy training with free-weights is the way to do it.

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    it depends. whats your routine like, and what are you stats? for some people 125 is just a warm-up, for others its a workout on its own.
    Agreed.

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    My routine: (six machines, 4 sets of 8-12 reps)
    I see that you are new to weightlifting, but the best way to add some size and weight is not going to be by doing machines. Machines lock you into a specific range of motion and you don't get a full workout. Replace your machine lifts with their equivalent free weight exercise. If you use a chest press machine, do free weight bar/dumbbell bench. If you do the assisted squat machine, hop in a squat rack instead. All of your weights will come down temporarily, but eventually you will go well beyond what you would have been if you had still been doing machines.

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