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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Dynamic Tension Training

    Due to my hectic traveling schedule, I often find it difficult to find some good free weights to work out with. As a result, I've decided to try some dynamic tension training, a la Charles Atlas. Here's what I have so far:

    Push ups: 2 sets of 20. The second set can go past 20 until failure.
    Wall sits pyramid: 2 wall sits for 10 seconds, then, 9, then 8, and so on through 1.
    Crunches: 2 sets of 50. Second set can go past 50 until failure.

    These are all floor exercises (do these even count as dynamic tension exercises?), and they've done me quite a bit of good. I like to do them six times a week, and just take Sundays off. Any additional suggestions? I figure I could do some chin-ups/pull-ups, but that option isn't always available.
    "A great body is a gift to yourself." -Nelly

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    I thought "Dynamic Tension" was essentially isometric contractions? What you are doing is more or less calisthenics.


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    Yeah, I should probably get a full-size bullworker if I want to do actual dynamic tension/isometric exercises.
    "A great body is a gift to yourself." -Nelly

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