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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Thread: abs question

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Jan 2004

    abs question

    Hi. i took about 3 weeks off my workout for xmas-new years. The other night, I got back to the gym to hit my arms. I split my workout over 5 days. Anyway, I did about 4x10 of the following: ez bar curls, incline curls, hammer curls, triceps pulldowns and overhead cable extensions. Naturally, my arms are pretty sore today, but what’s even sorer are my abs. my question is, is this normal? Something tells me I’m probably doing something wrong... If my abs get worked this hard when I work my arms, do I still need to work my abs separately? Thanks. -Andrew

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    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    May 2003
    Sounds like you're putting a lot of stress on your midsection, and probably your back too. You should probably lower your weights a bit, or try using a preacher bench for some of your curls.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Jan 2004

    thanks Drew

    I do use the standing preacher bench for the ez bar curls, but i probably need to work on my form. thanks. -andrew


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