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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?

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Volume whore.

    This didn't dawn on me until BallsWideDeep mentioned this today in a post:
    Quote Originally Posted by BallsWideDeep View Post
    Rob your training is going awesome, but from what you post on your journal, you are not following the HCT-12 template at all.
    HCT-12 is H.I.T. It's one all out set. You train with much greater volume than the HCT-12 program. Perhaps, I'm just interpreting your log incorrectly? Either way I wouldn't change a thing the way you've been going.
    So I think what happened was I just clustered this program (4 Day Hypertrophy Routine) into what I absorbed from reading HCT-12 and considered it one in the same.

    False.

    But what I have also discussed with others is the load so close to my 1RM with all the volume I am doing. I think this is where I started fusing HCT-12 and the link above was with H.I.T. but with volume...A LOT OF VOLUME.

    Perhaps I'm gonna answer my own question here, but should I change anything (load wise) or am I in a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" situation?

    I am always looking for critiques, so any input is much appreciated. If it is not on volume/load, perhaps there is a call to question with some of the amendments I made with my routine (substituting sumo pulls for conventional - am I getting enough hip/glute action?, etc, etc....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco Columbu
    If it works, it works, no matter what anybody says.
    HCT-12 is a great routine though. When you start to plateau, you could shift into HCT-12 pretty easily. It would allow you to lift slightly heavier weights because you're just doing the one set, and the clusters really add intensity on the big exercises. You might enjoy going all-out for a change.

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    That was the tip I got. I love HCT-12, I whip out that PDF when people have questions on where to go past Starting Strength or similar structures. I do set off times where I will hit 1RMs but those days are chosen though feel and pre-planning. However, I tend to do well with the linear progression in my volume training (I never would have thought of myself front squatting 265 for reps...ever).


    Anyone else? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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