The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    LAM, Mason and Yates.*

    *Names of those Id appreciate a response from in order to avoid responses from those who type things irrelevant to the posted question

    I wanted to know your opinnion on a Bench Press workout, which involves very heavy (1-2 rep) weights and completing an 8 rep set over a period of about 15 minutes with breaks to recover in order to complete the next rep?

    My goal is to gain strength, hypertrophy is a bonus.
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    Can you explain what you mean in more detail?

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    I'm guessing he is saying he wants to do his 1RM or 2RM 8 times...I guess you can say 8 sets of 1-2 reps and will it gain him strength.

    Again, just my guess. I'll save all my irrelevant stuff.
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    Thats right Shao Lin.

    Thanks for saving the irrelevant stuff.

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    Too many sets in my opinion. If you performed 8 sets of 2 reps where you started with a weight you can handle for 5, that would be better. So, after warming up, pick a weight you can handle for 5 reps to failure. Perform 8 sets of 2 reps. By the 4th-5th set you should be hitting failure. When you hit failure, back the weight off to allow you to complete 2 reps sets until you get 8 total sets (these last few sets should be 1-2 reps shy of failure as were the first few sets). Your goal should be to add 1 rep per set, per session, until you can get 5 reps per set. Once you can do this, up the resistance 5% and start all over. This is a slight tweak of what Doug Hepburn used to do, give it a go. Coincidentally, Doug was the first man to break the 500 lb barrier, and he was NATURAL!

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