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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    Lets all talk about.........

    "Periodization"

    I'd like some opinions on this. How many of you practice it? What have your results been like? If you've done it, how long will you go for on a Power, Endurance or Strength phase? What lengths of time do you think would work best? Do you typically follow this periodization or do you just go with what feels right?

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    Soon to be lean... Joe Black's Avatar
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    btw Matt (Powerman) has written an article on this which should be going live in a week or two

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    Re: Lets all talk about.........

    Originally posted by spideyongear
    Periodization"

    I'd like some opinions on this. How many of you practice it?

    *** I practice this method as does everyone else who routinely changes their program.


    What have your results been like?

    *** The results have been great as it has allowed me to progress gradually. Now the same could be said for those that don't religiously pratice this method so it is not the best method but it does work quite well.

    If you've done it, how long will you go for on a Power, Endurance or Strength phase?

    *** You could phase the cycles acording to your goals. Athletes and BB's will require different cycles.
    Generally speaking a cycle which is broken down into smaller cycles can last anywhere from 1 week up to 3 years.
    I mentioned this in a thread to Tryska.

    What lengths of time do you think would work best? Do you typically follow this periodization or do you just go with what feels right?

    *** This again is dependant on the phase that you are in. For example if one were in a hypertrophy phase their cycle could be anywhere from 4-12 weeks depending on the amount of muscle that was the goal. People who typically just change their program as they go along as or as seen fit can be lumped under what is known as the "Conjugated Method".

    I think that all this will be covered with Powermans forthcoming article.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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