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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    chest and westsid training question

    Ok guys.. I'm about to start westside powerlifting training and have a few chest questions.

    I have a large chest naturaly (simply my body form) and don't want to add any mass to my chest. Rather I'm looking for strength and density.

    I know that rep counts under 5 reps are primarily for strength.

    Westside uses 1-3 reps, so I'm hoping that my chest mass won't increase any or maybe just a little.. I have good symmetry and decent size for my frame, but don't want too big a chest... will I be ok?

    Also, while I'm at it> Is the chest primarily fast or slow switch fibers? Would high rep pushups help my situation (seeking strength and density that is with minimal mass), such as 40-70 pushups?

    Thanks in advance bros, I'm really looking for anwers to both of the above questions

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    Uh, I believe they're fast twitch muscle fibers. The pushups wouldn't add much mass at all.
    And yes, you will grow a bit from strength... but not that much. I have two friends who subscribe to the westside methods, and they're not too huge at all. But they can kick my white ass across the city.
    I think you'd be better off asking someone who is a powerlifter on the forum (latman etc.) but I hope I've given you a little bit of info.
    "Let's hope the ship has a captain, in other words, since we're not taking part in what's going on."
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    thanks bro, that was actually very helpful.

    Bump for more input.

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    bump/

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    bump this shizat
    "Let's hope the ship has a captain, in other words, since we're not taking part in what's going on."
    -Noam Chomsky
    "It's like putting pearls on swine. You can dress up a pig... but it's still a pig... isn't it? oink oink oink..oink oink"
    -Henry Rollins
    Push the envelope... watch it bend..
    -Tool
    "In the valley of the shadow of death... I fear no one, because i am the baddest mother****er in the valley!"

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    Didn't we answer this question just a few days ago?

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    Kind of.

    You can adjust Westisde to avoid growing. the main thing is diet adjustments... although you could pick movements that are not full range presses, etc, to focus on your triceps and not place so much emphasis on your chest.

    Westside doesn't ONLY work in the 1-3 rep range. Assistance stuff is done in a wide rep range, and you can adjust it to suit you quite nicely.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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