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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    Starting Strength program question

    The Starting Strength Program allows untimed rest periods.

    Would it be cool to rotate around, for example do a bench set while resting
    my squats?

    This would save me a bunch of time!

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    No. The program is written the way it is for a reason. Are you really resting if you are doing a set a bench? If you set up correctly, stay tight, get an arch, and really squeeze the bar, the bench press turns into a whole body exercise as well. That doesn't sound like a very good way to be rested for my next set of heavy squats.
    The whole point of Starting Strength is to do heavy sets of 5 with big barbell exercises and add weight regularly. You're not going to be optimally rested if you are doing other exercises during your squat rest periods.

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    Makes sense, and I agree. Thanx
    Last edited by dave1234; 02-15-2010 at 09:00 AM.
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