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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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  1. #1
    The chill in the air is me cyclone's Avatar
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    ? For Westsiders

    Anyone who has tried or is an avid user of the Westside System please give me some feedback on your experience using it. I'm thinking about giving it a try later this year and would like to hear some opinions.
    If you're going down.....go down swinging.~ me

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.~unknown

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    It's fun.

    It seems to be working for me.

    Check out LATMAN's, Adam McKinnon's, Saturday Fever's and my journals (there are others).
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
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    i think westside is incredible for strength gains. in the 6 months(if it was even that long) i was doing the program i added 80 lbs to my bench, sounds like bull****, but its not. i wasnt able to do deads and squats until recently, so i dont know what kind of gains i could/would have had.

    my only complaint about the program is that it sucks for body building/sculpting. there is no chest exercises, nor bicep, or calf routines. the shape my chest did have really flattened out and now im just starting over with a simple bodybuilding routine. all the size in my arms is from the triceps, my biceps are flat. i never had big calves to begin with, but now i havent trained them for close to 6 months because it didnt fit into the westside regimen.

    all in all i would say i would do it again, but sometime shortly down the road.

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    I have been doing it for about 2 months now and i love it.

    Strength and size from it has been excellent.

    I have been adding calves in once per week on the speed squat day as abit of extra work and i do biceps 2 times per week as per the workout suggestions.

    IMO, i would definitely recommend it to others.

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    LOADS of fun if you ask me. I have been doing it almost 2 months now and lemme tell you, my strength has gone way up. I really enjoy all of the different exercises. The assistance work is good for hypertrophy as well. So I would recommend it 100% to anyone who wants to gain size & strength.

    BTW, I have a pretty detailed journal in the online journals forum.

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    Thanks for the input everyone....I am now officially STOKED......definetely have to try it now. I'll be checking those journals for input.

    thanks again...
    If you're going down.....go down swinging.~ me

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.~unknown

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    hmm, I like to be big!!!
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    WESTSIDE IS AWESOME, it has everything that a workout program should have.
    Chris Mason is my master.....

    American cars are like fat people, sure, they have a lot of power, but they're not built well, and they have all that useless weight, plus they make both make funny noises.

    feel free to aim me, nejar462 im on a lot. Don't know much to warn you dudes, but im good at conversations.

    Belial in reference to Ronnie Coleman, "Some people say he still has blood in his steroid stream, but I doubt it. Gas isn't one of the side effects, but that massive bloated overly muscular freak of nature circus sideshow appearance might be what tips most people off."

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    Originally posted by MrWebb78

    my only complaint about the program is that it sucks for body building/sculpting. .
    That's because it's not designed for these purposes.

    Also, if you did it right, your muscles would grow anyway. My legs look a million times better than when I was doing lp's and extensions...aside from my lats being a little smaller than when I focused on the, my upper body looks better....but the important thing...the only reason why you should be doing westside...MY LIFTS WENT UP
    "I do declare; still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."

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    It keeps it interesting, it works, you can play with it to better suit you, it rocks.


    I am both stronger and 'bigger' since I started Westside and I weigh like 2 lbs less from when I first started.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    went from a 355 contest bench to a 500 contest bench in 14 months using westside. Same weight class too. 220's.

    Westside works.

    B.

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    santiago i know its not made for "those" purposes. i just explained my personal pro's and cons of the program.

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    What's WESTSIDE????
    Peace Be With You.

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    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
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    Originally posted by benchmonster
    went from a 355 contest bench to a 500 contest bench in 14 months using westside. Same weight class too. 220's.

    Westside works.

    B.
    HOLY SH!T!!!!
    I am interested now I have not had any big gains ont the bench in a long time.
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
    Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
    02/10/03 405X3 425X1
    02/17/03 435X1
    02/24/03 445X1
    03/03/03 455X1
    03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
    03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
    05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
    05/19/03 435X5
    06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
    07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
    10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
    10/13/03 535X1
    11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
    GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
    06/29 rack pull 700X3
    07/6/04 600x1 at 216
    09/6/04 600X1 at 208 Rack pull 720X3
    NEW GOAL BENCH 400 BY FEB 2005 "not sure about this one"

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    This also worked for me.I do my standard heavy sets of 345x5 and then do speed reps with 225 3x8.with 20-30 second rests in between.

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    Westside is working extremely well for me in terms of hypertroph as well. As long as you do the right assistance exercises. My lats have definitely not shrunk, lol.

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    I've worked with Westside training for nine weeks now. My bench went up like 15lbs to like 215, and my deadlift went up 20 to like 395. I guess my program isn't true westside, because I don't have a squat/power rack. So I have to work around that, and that limits a lot of the stuff I can do. I'm gonna try to have a power rack when I start my next cycle. Hypertropht isn't a problem at all, and It is definately the most fun I've ever had training with any type of routine. Trying to break PR's each week on ME day. Speed day is also fun, just because it is diferent than anything else. Strength is the name of the game, and westside rules.
    Squat - 505
    Bench - 325
    Deadlift - 550
    Total - 1380@175

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