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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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    There may be hope yet. JustinASU's Avatar
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    2 week break, How to handle?

    I'm going to be on a 2 week, maybe 3 week break from lifting due to the end of the semester and me being too poor to afford a gym membership...

    1. How detrimental will this be for my strength and mass?

    2. What kind of calories should I be taking in during this time?

    3. Is it worth throwing in some push ups/chins(on tree branch) in?

    Thanks.

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    i'd do some hardcore calisthenics or just find some heavy objects to lift. If you want it bad enough you will find a way to get a good work out in. By the way thanks for the advice on my routine.
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    Keep your protein up.
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    Cut cals down to maintenance. I would preferably keep protein up and cut back on the carbs, it all depends on how active you are gonna be.

    Doing a few pushups/chins/situps here and there won't be a bad thing, but it won't replace the free weights, so don't expect to not lose any size or strength because chances are, you will.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

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    There may be hope yet. JustinASU's Avatar
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    ok well here's the deal yo...

    I DO have 160lbs of weights in my garage at home from back when I was a skinny bastard, the only problem is not one of my compound lifts is that low anymore, save OHP. What I WAS thinking was that I could clean and press that weight for reps. What do ya think about THAT?? Also, I HAVE, in the past, put large amounts of concrete blocks in a box and deadlifted it...I could prolly get it up into thr 300's with enough blocks in the box....Will I really lose muscle in 2 weeks??? There will only be a period of 4 days where I have no weights at ALL.

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    Dude... take a deep cleansing breath. This is NOT the end of the world.

    You got a bar and 160 lbs? USE it! Bench, bent rows, curls, lunges, military press.... com'on! This ain't even a challenge!

    Even light weights feel heavy if you lift them enough.
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    Originally posted by W8_4_Me
    Dude... take a deep cleansing breath. This is NOT the end of the world.

    You got a bar and 160 lbs? USE it! Bench, bent rows, curls, lunges, military press.... com'on! This ain't even a challenge!

    Even light weights feel heavy if you lift them enough.

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    Thats enough weight for you to manage for a couple weeks. If theres not enough weight for certain exercises, really concentrate on form and slow it down.
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    I agree some weight is better then no weight. Personally I would cut back on carbs since your not gonna be real active. Its not the end of the world anyways. Your not gonna shrink from arnie to peewee.

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    try burn outs if you can get 2-3 friends or people to help strip/spot you, high reps until you get down to the bar, you'll barely be able to lift it after all that
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    I think in 2-3 weeks you can't lose that much strength and size if you have a proper diet. I would not go on a bulk during this time period. If you do have 160 pound weight set use them, don't go overboard and lift till you drop. You can still have a regular workout split but you just have to be creative with the exercises. But im pretty sure when you return to the gym your not going to lose any/much strength/size if you eat right.
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