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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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    A few pics of Scott in his prime to put in perspective the physique he built!



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    And remember, Scott will be answering questions from Wannabebig readers in his future articles. So if you have a training or nutrition question for Scott, please email them to askscott@wannabebig.com!
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    Very nice article.

    Like he said there is alot of information out there and it gets people confused, including myself.

    I'm still wondering and trying to figure out what is best for mass gain..a lower weight and a longer time under tension or a heavy weight for a rather "fast" set, ofcourse both performed with correct form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemz View Post
    Very nice article.

    Like he said there is alot of information out there and it gets people confused, including myself.

    I'm still wondering and trying to figure out what is best for mass gain..a lower weight and a longer time under tension or a heavy weight for a rather "fast" set, ofcourse both performed with correct form.
    There is no one best way, all the above can be used. Its the proper progression from one program to the next over time that will elicit the best gains. It doesn't have to be either/or.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acress View Post
    There is no one best way, all the above can be used. Its the proper progression from one program to the next over time that will elicit the best gains. It doesn't have to be either/or.
    Well, I've done a long time with a high amount of weight for "fast" sets recently i switched to lower weights and focussing on time under tension. A week ago i switched back to the heavyer weights and i noticed an increase in weight, i suppose thanks to the other program.

    Now i was wondering, just a quick question, i don't wanna mess up this topic. How long should i stick to either program? A few weeks, a month, months? Or should i just go by feeling? If i have a good day, do the heavy weights if i feel i have a lesser day focus on TUT or is mixing a bad idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemz View Post
    Very nice article.

    Like he said there is alot of information out there and it gets people confused, including myself.

    I'm still wondering and trying to figure out what is best for mass gain..a lower weight and a longer time under tension or a heavy weight for a rather "fast" set, ofcourse both performed with correct form.
    Time and consistency is the answer, not any specific set/rep/TUT range.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shemz View Post
    Well, I've done a long time with a high amount of weight for "fast" sets recently i switched to lower weights and focussing on time under tension. A week ago i switched back to the heavyer weights and i noticed an increase in weight, i suppose thanks to the other program.

    Now i was wondering, just a quick question, i don't wanna mess up this topic. How long should i stick to either program? A few weeks, a month, months? Or should i just go by feeling? If i have a good day, do the heavy weights if i feel i have a lesser day focus on TUT or is mixing a bad idea?
    Stick to a program until it stops working or you become bored with it, whichever comes first. If you aren't making progress, then you know it's time for a change. If you are getting bored, then you will have trouble giving each workout your 100% effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemz View Post
    Now i was wondering, just a quick question, i don't wanna mess up this topic. How long should i stick to either program? A few weeks, a month, months? Or should i just go by feeling? If i have a good day, do the heavy weights if i feel i have a lesser day focus on TUT or is mixing a bad idea?
    A program should never really have a set time limit. Changing programs should be based on your bio-feedback, such as stagnation, your body being beat up, energy levels, performance during workouts, etc.....

    Yes. listen to your body, its ok to make small changes within a program to keep it alive such as using shorter rest periods, vary the load, etc... Just stay true to the program.

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    Great article we need more attitude like that around here.
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    Bumping this thread....

    Any news when the Scott Abel Q & A will be up and running?

    Or any more articles?

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    We're actually working on the Q and A now and it should be ready in a couple of weeks!
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    excellent thanks

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    DId this idead never come through then?

    The Scott Abel Q & A and any more Scott Abel articles?

    Thanks

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    I guess not then LOL

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    Its doubtful to be honest, it just didn't really get going.... (not Scott's fault by the way)
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