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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    is this a stupid muscle mag article, or is it of value?

    I know alot of people read t-mag.com, i dug up this article and am wondering what people think of it.

    it seems the consensus on this board is that you should do 2-3 sets of weighted crunches once a week and get out of the gym. Is this just a BS article?
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    oh yeah....the link.

    http://t-mag.com/html/123abs.html
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    I have not found ab training to be of any benefit to anything other than my abs. I don't squat heavier when I train my abs, deadlift heavier, row or bench heavier. My 2 cents.

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    i wouldnt consider it BS, some things work for different people, while i havent tried this myself, a few obscure things i do for instance is my sqat technique,.....i squat bare foot, because if i dont, i cant find an effective way to train my legs
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    What about somone looking to make their abs "look good." Would the routine in the article hypertrophy the abs better than doing standard crunches. I know the abs are really one muscle, so would there be any point in trying to hit different parts like the guy says for hypertrophy. Or are abs best worked like chest, where if you try and hit it from differnt angles, and hit differnt fibers, you will just be wasting your time?

    FEK, i used to squat barefoot, but i read somewhere that it was bad for the arches in your feet. I dont know if thats true or not.
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    Originally posted by chris mason
    I have not found ab training to be of any benefit to anything other than my abs. I don't squat heavier when I train my abs, deadlift heavier, row or bench heavier. My 2 cents.
    I agree 100%.

    Abs aren't really hit indirectly with other exercises either as are other muscles. For example, you hit biceps when you train your back, or your triceps when you train chest, etc.

    Don't get me wrong, I think its important to have strong abs to stay well balanced, but I don't think their strength has a direct impact to overall strength as do other muscles...
    Last edited by DaCypher; 04-20-2002 at 12:14 AM.

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