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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  1. #1
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    what to do with my trainer

    I can afford another session with my trainer but I'm trying to decide what would be the best things to work on. These are the options I've come up with:

    A compound day - a good hour of fine tuning the big compound lifts. This one sounds like the most fun to me.

    Back day - an hour of lat and traps, these are the exercises that I feel least confident about even though I feel my back is coming along nicely.

    Arm day - tris, bis and forearms are my weakest body parts but I'm not keen on spending an hour doing isolation moves.

    My trainer is a powerlifter and is a technique freak so I'll learn a lot what ever I do but thought maybe you all could help me make a decission.
    sometimes slowly

    My stats:
    Age - 43
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    pipe dream goal 175 lbs @ 10% bf
    making the switch to power lifting

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    form refinement on compound movements is always good

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    Have him show you compound and olympic lifts.

    *hook on phonics worked for me*
    Last edited by millertime; 03-14-2003 at 07:27 AM.

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    It's hard to say. If compound lifts are going to be the most fun, then that is, most likely, what you are going to work the hardest at- and keep interested in. I'd go with that, especailly since they are the most important exersises. On the other hand, if you need work in other areas-and your compound movements are confident, maybe you should work on something your not comfortable with yet and needs a little improvement.

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    I totally agree... compound movements are always great. They'll add the most mass, and are the most common things to do. JMHO>
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    I'd go with the compound lifts too. You'll get more benefit out of them than pretty much anything else.
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    i'd definitely go with compounds for an hour.
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    ...Or forget about the trainer and spend the money on liqure, its is friday.
    Last edited by millertime; 03-14-2003 at 08:19 AM.

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    Good, that's what I wanted to do anywy. A compound brush-up it is. Tom, my trainer, is brutal, I can't wait.
    sometimes slowly

    My stats:
    Age - 43
    ht - 5' - 7"
    wt - 152 lbs
    bf% - 10.5%
    pipe dream goal 175 lbs @ 10% bf
    making the switch to power lifting

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    where do you live? maybe someone from on here could assist you, perhaps start a new thread with your location and that your looking for a training partner or assistance of some sort...
    just a suggestion

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