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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Thread: 5x5 routine

  1. #26
    bone crusher
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    Jan 2001
    Originally posted by PowerManDL
    Unless it breaks down more tissue than can be repaired with the limited nutrients.
    I agree, in this case then it would not be maximizing hypertrophy.
    I like what belial metioned about lower sets, lower reps to maintain strength and use of maximum weight while still allowing for recovery under limited resources.

  2. #27
    Player Hater PowerManDL's Avatar
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    That's always been my philosophy.
    Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.

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  3. #28
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    I limited my reps to 5 the second time I tired cutting as opposed to 12 reps the first time. Incredible difference in maintaining muscle and actually gaining strength.

  4. #29
    bien bueno! Marcel's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    Thank you everyone for their suggestions. I appreciate that. I will go with the 5x5 and see how it goes. If results are favorable then I will keep it and if not then change it around or drop it completely and try a different routine. I'm confident this routine will give me the results I'm after. Here it is...

    A1:Incline Hammer Bench
    A2: Dec.Db Bench
    A2:BB curls

    Day2: OFF

    A2: Sumo Deadlift
    A1: Shoulder Press
    A2: Calf Raise

    Day4: OFF

    A1: Pullup
    A2: Shrug
    A1: Row
    A2: Reverse Curl

    Day6: OFF

    Day7: Start over!
    "In the grand scheme of things, both things are quite superficial(obsessed with being muscular&ripped and incredibly strong). And yet lifting can teach you so much. My time at the gym--at least when I'm lifting--is invariably the high-point of my day. There aren't any questions; I almost don't even think. I go into an almost meditative trance-like state. Day-to-day worries become insignificant. I'm focused solely on the weight, and my reason for existence is clear. To move the bar and to improve on what I accomplished last time. Seldom are things so simple." - Blood&Iron

    "Most people cannot understand what burns in our blood, the gym is our addiction and iron is our drug. People don't understand why we commit hours a day to a goal where progress is so small it seems immeasurable, why we do cardio instead of watch TV, why eat 6 meals a day, why we insist on ordering diet soda or how we can drink skim milk. Most people will simply never grasp why we refuse to settle for a mediocre body." - Severed Ties

  5. #30
    Banned Slim Schaedle's Avatar
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    Jan 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Viele Gluck!


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