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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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    Wannabebig Member
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    Where now?

    I love powerlifting. It's what I did with my buddy until he went away to college. I even competed which was the biggest inspiration I've ever had. But my thing is, I'm confused on what to do, a program or what. I looked into the 5-3-1, but I doubt it for some reason. If someone could recommend a split, a program etc or just advice on training, accessory lifts, it'd be great.

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    illinois fattest lifter theBarzeen's Avatar
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    If you are that lost, why not find a local team to join up with? Most areas have at least one decent team within an hour drive or so....
    Meet PR's: 1008-750-750 - 2464

    Gym PR's... don't count ... time to do another meet!

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    Senior Member jtteg_x's Avatar
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    stop being lazy and do some research. 5/3/1 is a solid program and its shown proven results. Westside barbell is another solid program which I prefer. check out www.elitefts.com and download their free "Vault" book. It has many pages via PDF file of very useful information with details.

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    Wannabebig ROCKS MrBean's Avatar
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    You can change 531, Block Periodization, Westside or any program to match your personal agenda. Some even combine Westside and 531. I've combined all three than modified the result to suit my needs and tweek it now and than when necessary. Experience is the best teacher.
    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." ó George Eliot

    My plans are to start competing in the near future
    and to help support the great sport of Powerlifting
    175 6'2"
    Current Goals / PR
    SQ-----300 / 280
    BP------250 / 200
    DL------400 / 300

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    Moderator Brian Hopper's Avatar
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    I looked into the 5-3-1, but I doubt it for some reason.
    Why?
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    OVERCOME krazylarry's Avatar
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    Don't doubt 5/3/1 it works.
    FOREVER
    STRONGER
    THAN
    ALL

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    All of our non-masters lifters at Monster Barbell have make great progress on 5-3-1! Even our masters guys use it with some age, injury, and reduced recovery consideration alterations. It is an awesome program if you give it a chance.
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