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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

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    Im taking Dimaxx Creatine Plus and it takes a very long time for my muscles to start to fatigue. How can I tell if I'm overtraining and what can I do to make sure I dont overtrain? Thanks
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    you wont be able to tell if you rovertraining until your not training.


    if you are sore for long periods of time, feel weak when you step back into the gym or have trouble sleeping then your overtraining. overtraining some times takes a few days to show up
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    How many sets of each exercise are you doing?

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    5 or 6 sets 6-8 reps usually
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    How many of those are warmups? I'd cut the number of working sets to one or two personally, and bump up the weight for those sets.
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    1 or 2 working sets? I'd say more like 3-4 working sets.


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    Hey guys, I'm back! Anyways, I am trying to figure out what the deal is with overtraining and my body. I have oftern heard that it is important to do only 6-9 sets per bodypart. I find that when I do 9 strict sets of 8-12 reps per bodypart (I use good form and a good weight, I don't cheat myself) that I don't feel like enough work has occurred. Furthermore, working each muscle group 2 times every eight days, like I have seen prescribed in many articles from magazine and books and online I feel like I am not getting optimum growth. I get a better pump when I use 9-12 sets 2 times every 7 days, and I feel like I get better growth as well. Is this just because these articles have stated that for the average person 6-9 sets per bodypart is best, and that there is some exception for some of us? Or is 6-9 sets per bodypart the most anyone should do, or injury might occur. When I do work my way, sure I get some soreness the next day, but don't most people. I also get good rest and feel stronger in the gym. Am I genetically different so that I can work more with fewer side effects? Please respond.
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    here is a timeless bodybuilding quote i know u have heard probly that answers your question well....more is not better

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    Yeah, I've heard that countless times, so while I am currently following that notion, I feel like I am cheating myself by not doing enough sets.
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    If you can do that many sets per body part, you may not be truly using intensity. I am completely drained after my fourth set.

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    I don't know, I go pretty intense in my workouts, I always give it my best, while keeping good form.
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    Yes, for me, after 4 sets of any exercise that muscle group is completely trashed..
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    yeah for me its like 10

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    Okay, the way I determine I am using true intensity is when my muscles will not function anymore. I use weight that would allow me to barely do six reps. After my fourth set with heavy weight and low reps, I would not be able to do more reps with even lower weight. Everyone trains differently though. I used to do high volume training myself, but think lower is better.

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