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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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    Military Workouts?!?!

    Can someone give me an idea what they are like...such as in boot camp. I want to encorporate some of the stuff into my training. I made a deal with myself. If I don't work out hardcore I dont by myself that bike.....so working out hardcore it is. Also, I was interested in joining the Navy but I can't cause of previous health things. I just wish I could go to boot camp.
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    you run, do pushups/situps/chins and then run some more.

    thats basically what you do at boot camp. The main purpose there is to wip you in shape and make you accustomed to run.
    Last edited by Centaurion; 04-10-2003 at 09:57 AM.

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    Do cross-training.
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    ~This is something ugly people say to feel better about themselves...

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    ~This is something wussy people say to feel better about themselves...

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    i cant see how doing tons of push ups a day benifical other than to teach u dicipline and how to cope with physical stress
    "The whole jedi thing was just not compatible with my lifestyle. My master was jelous he was always holding me back, -"be mindfull of the future, but live in the present"- what the hell does that mean? I even got my arm cut off...it just sucked. So i switched to the dark side and i havent looked back once...Now i am shooting lightning from my fingertips, choking people over the phone, i even get to wear a cape.....its just boss. My name is Anikin skywalker and i am a sith lord."

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    Well that is basically what it is.

    For abs you can do flutter kicks (lay on back with hands underneat buttocks, extend legs out and raise them six inches off the ground, and raise your left leg, then alternate with your right), the hibbity jibbity (Lay flat on the ground, raise your right leg to your chest while sitting up, then your left leg, then both and that is one rep), leg raises, the supine bicycle (lay flat on your back, place your hands on the top back of your head, with your knees in your chest almost, and proceed to "ride" a bicycle while moving your upper body back and forth).

    For the upper body, there is the diamond push-up, the wide-arm push-up, and the diver, where you start off high on the ground and dive your upper body into the ground and then arch up with your abdomen closer to the ground and upper body arching upwards, then reverse that.

    A favorite of mine (just because of how the Sergeant Major says it) is the Turn and Bounce, it is an eight count exercise, you start with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms extended to your sides palms facing up, and you turn to your left and bounce three times then return to the forward position, then turn to your right and bounce three times then you return to the front, and that is one repetition.

    For lower body, there is the High jumper, basically you start slightly hunched over with feet shoulder width apart, and arms extended behind you, you then stand up and move your hands in front of you (as if you are preparing to jump) then you go back down, then up again and jump as high as you can. There is also the bend and squat (or something like that) where you bend down and touch your toes (feet together) then go up place your hands on your hips and squat down.


    There really is no benefit other than muscular endurance and burning calories with these exercises (maybe discipline), but those are some things that are done at Army basic training. Oh, and run a lot.

    If you want to train hardcore (military style) then for every time you do something wrong, you can drop down and push out some push-ups.
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    I wish they would come up with a military fitness camp. I would be first in line. I feel like tyring to get them to let me go to boot camp LOL
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    Boot Camp in a Nutshell for Celestial

    0445 Someone obnoxious wakes you up with a whistle and shouting. You've been asleep for maybe 4 hours. You have to get up. If you don't get out of bed, they dump a bucket of water on you.

    0500 You stand at attention in a dew-damp field for 15 minutes while someone bawls you out for having one of your 24 pockets unbuttoned.

    0515 Begin a 5k run. Wearing combat boots, helmet and light field gear (webbing, canteen, etc.). have someone mock you if you stop or slow down.

    0600 Breakfast. You have half an hour to choke down reconstituted eggs, burnt toast and coffee that tastes like motor oil that someone sh!t in.

    0630 Physical training. During the next hour you will do many pushups, jumping jacks, 'burpees' and other calisthenics. Again, have someone mock you if you falter or slow down. Search the web for 'calisthenics' for ideas of what to do.

    0730 Hit the showers. You have 15 minutes to shower, get dressed and get to your first class/training session.

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    You could do something like the navy seal training, i'm thinking of doing it towards the end of the rugby off-season. Theres two categories, beginner and advanced. Heres the beginner one:
    (They don't have it on their site now anymore but luckily google ahd it in their cache)

    CATEGORY I WORKOUT

    The Category I Workout is designed for individuals who have not recently, or have never, participated in a routine physical training (PT) program.

    Remember: Category I is a progressive, nine-week program. Follow the workout to the best of your ability and you will be amazed at the progress you make.


    Running
    Most of the physical activities you will be required to perform during your six months of training at BUD/S involve running. Intense running can lead to stress injuries of the lower extremities in trainees who arrive unprepared for it. Swimming, bicycling, and weight training will prepare you for some of the activities at BUD/S, but ONLY running can prepare your legs for the rigors of the BUD/S program. You should also become accustomed to running in boots, a daily BUD/S activity. Select a lightweight boot such as Bates Lights.

    The running distance goal of the Category I student is to work up to 16 miles per week. After you have achieved this goal, you will be ready to tackle the Category II goal of 30 miles per week.

    CATEGORY I RUNNING SCHEDULE


    Week 1 Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 2 miles per day, 8:30 pace 6 miles/week
    Week 2 Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 2 miles per day, 8:30 pace 6 miles/week
    Week 3 No running. High risk of stress fractures
    Week 4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 3 miles per day 9 miles/week
    Week 5 Monday - 2 mi, Tuesday - 3 mi, Thursday - 4 mi, Friday - 2 mi 11 miles/week
    Week 6 Monday - 2 mi, Tuesday - 3 mi, Thursday - 4 mi, Friday - 2 mi 11 miles/week
    Week 7 Monday - 4 mi, Tuesday - 4 mi, Thursday - 5 mi, Friday - 3 mi 16 miles/week
    Week 8 Monday - 4 mi, Tuesday - 4 mi, Thursday - 5 mi, Friday - 3 mi 16 miles/week
    Week 9 Monday - 4 mi, Tuesday - 4 mi, Thursday - 5 mi, Friday - 3 mi 16 miles/week

    CATEGORY I PHYSICAL TRAINING SCHEDULE
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

    Sets of Repetitions
    Week 1 4x15 push-ups; 4x20 sit-ups; 3x3 pull-ups
    Week 2 5x20 push-ups; 5x20 sit-ups; 3x3 pull-ups
    Week 3 5x25 push-ups; 5x25 sit-ups; 3x4 pull-ups
    Week 4 5x25 push-ups; 5x25 sit-ups; 3x4 pull-ups
    Week 5 6x25 push-ups; 6x25 sit-ups; 2x8 pull-ups
    Week 6 6x25 push-ups; 6x25 sit-ups; 2x8 pull-ups
    Week 7 6x30 push-ups; 6x30 sit-ups; 2x10 pull-ups
    Week 8 6x30 push-ups; 6x30 sit-ups; 2x10 pull-ups
    Week 9 6x30 push-ups; 6x30 sit-ups; 3x10 pull-ups
    Note: for best results, alternate exercise. Do a set of push-ups, then a set of sit-ups, followed by a set of pull-ups. Do not rest between sets.

    CATEGORY I SWIMMING SCHEDULE
    (Sidestroke with no fins, 4-5 days per week)

    Week 1 Swim continuously for 15 minutes
    Week 2 Swim continuously for 15 minutes
    Week 3 Swim continuously for 20 minutes
    Week 4 Swim continuously for 20 minutes
    Week 5 Swim continuously for 25 minutes
    Week 6 Swim continuously for 25 minutes
    Week 7 Swim continuously for 30 minutes
    Week 8 Swim continuously for 30 minutes
    Week 9 Swim continuously for 35 minutes
    Notes: If you have access to a pool, swim as often as possible. Your initial work-up goal is 4-5 days per week and 200 meters distance per session. Develop your sidestroke on both right and left sides. Try to swim 50 meters in one minute or less.

    If you DON'T have access to a pool, ride a bicycle for twice as long as the recommended swim duration.
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    The advanced part:


    CATEGORY II WORKOUT

    The Category II Workout is designed for individuals who currently perform regular physical training (PT). Athletes who participate in sports requiring a high degree of cardiovascular fitness -- such as swimming, running, and wrestling -- generally fall into Category II. The Category II workout is also appropriate for individuals who have completed the Category I program.

    Do not attempt this workout schedule unless you can complete the Week 9 level of the Category I workout.

    Running

    Most of the physical activities you will be required to perform during your six months of training at BUD/S involve running. Intense running can lead to stress injuries of the lower extremities in trainees who arrive unprepared for it. Swimming, bycycling, and weight training will prepare you for some of the activities at BUD/S, but ONLY running can prepare your legs for the rigors of the BUD/S program. You should also become accustomed to running in boots, a daily BUD/S activity. Select a lightweight boot such as Bates Lights.

    Week 1 Mon - 3 mi, Tues - 5 mi, Thurs - 4 mi, Fri - 5 mi, Sat - 2 mi 19 miles/week
    Week 2 Mon - 3 mi, Tues - 5 mi, Thurs - 4 mi, Fri - 5 mi, Sat - 2 mi 19 miles/week
    Week 3 Mon - 4 mi, Tues - 5 mi, Thurs - 6 mi, Fri - 4 mi, Sat - 3 mi 22 miles/week
    Week 4 Mon - 4 mi, Tues - 5 mi, Thurs - 6 mi, Fri - 4 mi, Sat - 3 mi 22 miles/week
    Week 5 Mon - 5 mi, Tues - 5 mi, Thurs - 6 mi, Fri - 4 mi, Sat - 4 mi 24 miles/week
    Week 6 Mon - 5 mi, Tues - 6 mi, Thurs - 6 mi, Fri - 6 mi, Sat - 4 mi 27 miles/week
    Week 7 Mon - 6 mi, Tues - 6 mi, Thurs - 6 mi, Fri - 6 mi, Sat - 6 mi 30 miles/week
    Notes: For Weeks 8 and beyond, you need not increase the distance of your runs. Instead, work on the speed of your 6-mile runs with an eye toward decreasing your time to 7:30 per mile or less.

    If you wish to increase the distance of your runs, DO SO GRADUALLY. Do not increase your distance more than one mile per day for every week beyond Week 9.


    CATEGORY II PHYSICAL TRAINING SCHEDULE
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Sets of Repetitions
    Week 1 6x30 push-ups; 6x35 sit-ups; 3x10 pull-ups; 3x20 dips
    Week 2 6x30 push-ups; 6x35 sit-ups; 3x10 pull-ups; 3x20 dips
    Week 3 10x20 push-ups; 10x25 sit-ups; 4x10 pull-ups; 10x15 dips
    Week 4 10x20 push-ups; 10x25 sit-ups; 4x10 pull-ups; 10x15 dips
    Week 5 15x20 push-ups; 15x25 sit-ups; 4x12 pull-ups; 15x15 dips
    Week 6 20x20 push-ups; 20x25 sit-ups; 5x12 pull-ups; 20x15 dips
    Notes: These workouts are designed for long-distance muscle endurance. By performing high-repetition workouts, muscle fatigue will gradually take longer to develop.

    For best results, alternate exercises each set to rest affected muscle groups for a short period.

    Once you've met Categories I and II running and PT standards, you may vary your exercise program with the pyramid and swimming workouts below.


    CATEGORY II SWIMMING SCHEDULE
    (4-5 days per week)

    Week 1 Swim continuously for 35 minutes
    Week 2 Swim continuously for 35 minutes
    Week 3 Swim continuously for 45minutes
    Week 4 Swim continuously for 45 minutes
    Week 5 Swim continuously for 60 minutes
    Week 6 Swim continuously for 75 minutes
    Notes: When starting with fins, alternate swimming 1000 meters with fins and 1000 meters without. This will reduce initial stress on your foot muscles.

    Your goal is to swim 50 meters in 45 seconds or less.


    Pyramid Workouts

    You can apply the pyramid method to any exercise. The object is to gradually build towards a target, then ease down to the level at the workout start. For instance, pull-ups, sit-ups, and push-ups can be alternated as in previous workouts. But with the pyramid workout, choose a numerical goal and build up to it. In the sample table below, each number counts as a set. Work your way up and down the pyramid. The sample goal below is five sets.

    SAMPLE PYRAMID WORKOUT
    Goal: 5 Sets

    Number of Repetitions
    Pull-ups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    Push-ups 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 (2x the # of pull-ups)
    Sit-ups 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3 (3x the # of pull-ups)
    Dips 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

    Stretch PT

    Since Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are devoted to PT, dedicate at least 20 minutes on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday to stretching. Always stretch for at least 15 minutes before beginning any workout. Just stretching the previously worked muscles will make you more flexible and less likely to get injured.

    Start your stretch at the top of your body and work downward. Stretch every muscle in your body from neck to calves, concentrating on your thighs, hamstrings, chest, back, and shoulders.

    Stretch to tightness, not to pain. Hold the stretch for 10-15 seconds. DO NOT BOUNCE.
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    Chris did you just become my personal trainer

    I need to subsitute biking for running cause I have VERY BAD knees...is that ok?
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    My god man the Seals traing is insane! I would love to give it a shot.
    All of which makes me anxious...
    At times unbearably so...

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    You'd most likely be able to...
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    Originally posted by Buff
    My god man the Seals traing is insane! I would love to give it a shot.
    I would be dead the first day....but at least I tried right
    WHEN LIFE ****S YOU IN THE ASS, YOU GOTTA JUST TURN IT AROUND AND **** IT RIGHT BACK!!!!!! - ME

    I am a fatass thank you very much! LOL

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    TWENTY SETS!!!! Is that right???? On week six that's 65 sets per workout?? That must be a typo - that would take all day. Who came up with this program Bruce Lee?
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    flutter-kicks, at the edge of the pool, with your fins on. and make sure they slap the water, o.k.?
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    Originally posted by Magnus
    TWENTY SETS!!!! Is that right???? On week six that's 65 sets per workout?? That must be a typo - that would take all day. Who came up with this program Bruce Lee?
    Thats what the US navy seals do, they aren't really like sets in weights, they only use BW. Routine built for endurance I guess. Unfortunately they took the routine down, apparently for liability reasons, but I got it off google
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