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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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    Moderator Brian Hopper's Avatar
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    Review on Brian Carroll's eBook 10/20/Life

    I'm sure you guys know who he is, if not then I suggest you google him. He's a great guy and an awesome powerlifter with a lot of knowledge. He is probably one of top online coaches in the game not to mention one of the top multiply powerlifters in the 220s, 242s and 275s.

    Before I go any further, if youíre expecting a training book that is going to lay out a 10-12 week training program and not teach you anything, then this book isnít for you. 10/20/Life will teach you how to train for the rest of your lifting career and not just a few weeks. So, if you want to learn a thing or two and have a book thatís going to change your way of life and your thought process on training in general, then I highly recommend you keep reading.

    This book is 100 pages and it goes over everything from warm-ups, offseason, weak points, pre-contest and more. He breaks down the weak points from missing at the bottom, middle, and top of the lifts and he even list what movements to use so you can address those weak areas. There is also an example template on how to setup a weak point training cycle. He goes over your weekly options and how to setup your training split during the week. Another area that had a lot of detail is the assistance index. He breaks them down into groups and gives a list of exercises and his recommendation of sets x reps for each main lift (squat, bench, and deadlift). Brian, also breaks down each main powerlift individually and breaks them down on how to perform them. Whatís good about this is, he explains it from head to toe.

    This book goes over so much, that Iím sure Iím missing something. Here are a few more topics that he goes over in the book and Iím sure I mentioned some stuff already. He explains offseason training and how to set it up, pre-contest and how to peak for a meet, equipment and how to wrap your knees and wrists, how to properly warm-up with samples, weak point training and how to attack it, RPE, assistance work and which ones to choose, how to work up and back down, reverse bands and which ones to use and how, nutrition and so much more.

    This book isnít a training program, itís a guide on how to help you train smarter and become stronger. Iíve bought a lot of eBooks from 5/3/1 (all 3 books), The Cube, The Juggernaut Method, and 365 Strong, but 10/20/Life is the one Iíll be going back to for reference.

    Here is the link to the website where you can buy it along with his Weight Cutting Manual...
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    good stuff
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    I've only seen good things about it. I'll have to check it out.


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    I purchased it a couple of days ago and just finished reading it. Truly is a great book. Best one I've read, and I've read just about all of them out there. The info on the weak point and assistance exercises alone is worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo_Santos View Post
    I purchased it a couple of days ago and just finished reading it. Truly is a great book. Best one I've read, and I've read just about all of them out there. The info on the weak point and assistance exercises alone is worth it.
    It really is a great book, well worth the money.
    My Training Log
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    What is your opinion regarding the core training, which Brian only works the Bird dogs, Mc Gill Crunches and the rolling planks?
    It hard to leave behind the Ab Crunches with cable or reverse hypers, for example....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko_El_Piko View Post
    What is your opinion regarding the core training, which Brian only works the Bird dogs, Mc Gill Crunches and the rolling planks?
    It hard to leave behind the Ab Crunches with cable or reverse hypers, for example....
    It was different at first. I like McGill sit-ups over regular sit-ups even though I still do them. These are exercises he had to do while dealing with his back injury. They seemed to help him a lot. He also does regular planks, up and down planks and stir-the-pot. All these exercises are easier and safer on the lower back. Let me know if you have any more questions.
    My Training Log
    My YouTube page
    Training by Tone Barbaccio
    New Dimensions Wellness & Education

    *************************
    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Sponsored By:

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