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?

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    Wannabebig Member Spartian's Avatar
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    HCT-12 Intensity + Q

    So second day of HCT, really enjoying it however I'm not feeling like its that intense. I understand that soreness isn't much of a indicator for growth but I'm not getting much of a pump or much soreness. Is this workout just frequent stimuli and i have just been alliterating myself in previous workouts? Or am i doing it wrong? here is what i did for biceps today.

    Bicep Curl,
    25kg x10
    35kg x10
    45kg x 6
    55kg x6
    55kg x2
    55kg x2
    55kg x2

    is this right?

    Additionally, I can't do standard rack pulls or shrugs, so i have to use the smith machine (grr) because i can't get the weight at the right height otherwise! is this okay? Furthermore, i am finding working abs difficult because i can't work out how to add weight to the sit ups so i have switched it for a ab crunch machine so i can progressively overload the muscles each week, is that ok or am i being stupid?


    Apologies if this seems long winded, and i appreciate all your help!

    Thanks all.

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    Biceps workouts are never going to be that intense. But forcing out more reps on squats after almost reaching failure will be.

    Ab machine is a good way to go. If you have a sit-up bench then you can also use that and hold weight to your chest. Or you can put a heavy weight on your feet to anchor them.

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    Ya, let us know when you hit a max squat or deadlift workout and then hit the clusters. Then let us know how intense it is.
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    Thanks J.C

    If bicep workouts they are not intense will they still produce as good results as more intense workouts?

    will look into abs, didn't really feel like the machine can be that consistent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Ya, let us know when you hit a max squat or deadlift workout and then hit the clusters. Then let us know how intense it is.
    Mmmm.. yeah i figure they'll be tough! just the smaller exercises didn't feel that tough? or am i being way to critical too early?

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    Probably the latter. When I 1RM Deadlift then proceeded to lift 90-80% of that weight, I nearly collapsed. Max effort cluster hits are a big challenge.
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