The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Just A Bit Of Clarification?? (5x5 vs 10x3)

    Bare in mind Im currently doing the texas method 5x5 program for a solid 2 months and have gone from a max bench of 175 to 205..

    My question simply is... Is it more beneficial to do a 10x3 program, it yeilds more total weight lifted rather than a 5x5. Why does the texas method reccomend a 5x5? Im assuming 5x5 yields more strength results rather than hypertrophy, but is that so? Should I continue with the 5x5 program? I also want to build size and honestly I havent seen any size differences. I just keep upping my bench like clockwork... 5 lbs every 1-2 weeks depending on different aspects and my sticking points..

    Should I switch to a 10x3? Help guys!! lol
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    If your upping weight then just keep doing what you're doing. When you get stuck maybe then you can think about doing a 5x5 otherwise I say enjoy the progress!
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    True off road. 3x10 really never worked for me, for whatever reason. Just seems like you would be pushing more weight and volume overall with a 3x10. Blah, what do I know.

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    You really shouldn't expect to see any size difference by upping your bench 30 lbs man. When you get to 300+ you'll see a difference. Then you'll be p*ssed you're not doing 400, and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
    You really shouldn't expect to see any size difference by upping your bench 30 lbs man. When you get to 300+ you'll see a difference. Then you'll be p*ssed you're not doing 400, and so on.
    Ahhhh, really?!? lol... 30lbs mentally seems like so much more. If I gained 30lbs of weight I'd look fat lol.

    Thats dissapointing and moativating all at the same time...

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