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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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    define failure...

    I know what failure is. But I'm totally confused. According to HST, does failure mean you cannot move any more weight with that muscle for a moment?? Like when I've been testing my maxes...the point at which I am not able to complete a full ROM is what I label as 'failure.' I may still be able to do some partial ROM, but they are not full reps, thus I pretty much define that as failure. What is all your definitions of failure?? And what exactly does HST mean when it says failure?
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    My definition = can not complete another full rep, or get stopped within a rep and can not move the weight further without compromising form. This is a good definition to use for HST.
    Last edited by NateDogg; 08-01-2002 at 06:31 AM.
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    For finding your maxes, when you can't do another rep with good form. That's failure. After that, avoid going there.

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    Re: define failure...

    Originally posted by Tank23
    I know what failure is. But I'm totally confused. According to HST, does failure mean you cannot move any more weight with that muscle for a moment?? Like when I've been testing my maxes...the point at which I am not able to complete a full ROM is what I label as 'failure.'

    ***yes, failure is when you can't complete another full rep

    I may still be able to do some partial ROM, but they are not full reps, thus I pretty much define that as failure.

    ***going past the point where you can't complete another FULL rep would be "beyond failure"
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    My idea of failure is when I feel if I attempt another rep i will be crushed under a couple hundred pounds of iron and die....

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    Yah, sounds like a good definition of failure.
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    lol, ok thanks guys. I'm gonna take nate dogg and MarshallPenn's definition.
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    Failure is when your spotter needs a spotter!!
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    Originally posted by QuadzillaRF
    Failure is when your spotter needs a spotter!!
    No, that's when you are in idiot for using too much weight.
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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    definition of failure = TripleP (j/k that's for the transvestite comment in my newbie thread! )

    My definition of failure is wen I can no longer complete a rep in good form. For instance, on military press today I completed the last rep and racked the bar, but I didn't maintian good form so I didn't count it.

    Ussually I know the rep before if I'll be able to complete the next rep. It is rare that I go to full muscle failure.


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    LMAO! @ QuadzillaRF and NateDogg

    Ok....so for HST i'll be going to just before failure WITH good form. Thanks alot everyone.
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    failure is this

    lets say you're barbell bench pressing, you hit 8 reps, then basically drop the weight on yourself because your muscles have failed, and you cant budge it if your life depending on it

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    lol, yeh i knew that right from the start. Just that failure is not as obvious on some exercises because you are still able to do partial ROM, so I didn't know if that qualified as failure.
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    faluire can be broken down in to sub catergories

    eg postive, negatvie, with good form or a certian rep speed.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    what my training for the first 2 years was..

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