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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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    Banned Reinier's Avatar
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    Direct Midsection work

    working abs/obs/es

    is so extremely boring. I always feel too lazy to do it.......

    somebody convince me of the necessity.....

    Chris Mason told me once that it was worth while doing when cutting but not when bulking. i dont understand that....

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    Genetic Experiment GeneticallyGifted's Avatar
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    Here it is. No matter how big, how huge, how massive you get...your package will never be totally complete until you have strong abs. You will be just another guy that looks like he only works chest and bis. That is the truth.
    If you get cut and have no abs you will be a lean guy that is lacking something that you are supposed to have.
    Having the "TOTAL PACKAGE" is what BBing is about. Case closed!!!!!
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    Banned Reinier's Avatar
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    sigh...

    its just that
    *working midsection has such small rom
    *you need to lie down
    *you get a weight onto your chest

    your point is right on tho.

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    Strong abs can help your squat (if that's where any problem lies.)

    It's good to keep all the chain-links strong.
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    Originally posted by Reinier
    sigh...

    its just that
    *you need to lie down
    *you get a weight onto your chest
    You do?


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    Like Robboe said, dont let wimpy abs be the weak link. goodbye
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    I have been training my abs, but not enough. If you want to be strong, it is imperative to have a strong midsection!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    "your package will never be totally complete"


    I already have a big package.

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    I do abs twice a week and i still find it boring no matter what i change. Standing abs on the high pulley have lots of ROM and hit the hip flexors too as a added bonus. For oblques i just do side bends and more side bends and, well you get the idea.
    One arm deadlifts *looks at latty might be good for the obliques
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    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    I know of a few people at my old gym that followed the core training philosophy. It basically centers all training around abs/lower back exercises. Interesting methodology, not exactly one I'd like to follow.

    That being said, I know a body builder that doesn't train his abs at all (and he's got like an 8 pack). Of course, he also has like < 5% body fat and probably superior genetics...
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