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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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    Worth Doing?

    For the next two weeks, I'll be cutting back on my workout for various reasons and I was planning on only doing the following, untill I'm sorted/ready to jump back into full swing.

    Pullups (Pull up bar) 5x10
    Pushups 5x12
    Situps 5x20
    Crunches 5x12

    I'll be doing that workout every other day for two weeks. Is it worth the bother, and Will i notice any gains at all? Thanks.

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    King Nothing ericg's Avatar
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    I dont see the harm in it. I think you would notice the benefit from it when you get back to the gym as opposed to doing nothing at all. So I say go for it. Though I would do all the sets to failure and add some squats.
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    Thanks, Yea, I'll also add some squats, but would they be much effect with no weight?

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    That is true. You can try and work you way to doing one leg squats. Or do some lunges, step-ups (on a chair)...
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    WBBB|"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" - Thomas Edison

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    Anything is better than nothing. I know. That's what I spent the last 6 months doin' (nothing). I'm a lazy scab.

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    Exactly. My bud and I used to train at my house and I was benching with sets of 235 for 4 sets of 5 reps, and he was getting about 210 or so. This was about a year ago. Since then I stopped training for a decent amount of time and he kept some of it up, doing some light weight higher reps stuff (because he didnt have much to work with at his house) and when we lifted together a couple times and he kept 95% of his strength and endurance. That fuker.
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

    My Journal|My Routine|My FitDay
    WBBB|"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" - Thomas Edison

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    It would help if you told us why you are cutting back (injury, lack of time, personal problems, etc).

    If you are limited that much, I would suggest substituting push ups for dips (between chairs, or something). And something for legs, perhaps do some pylometric work for a change.

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    Eric: He ain't no true bud or he would have slacked off with ya. That fuker.

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    Well, I dont have much space, moving the house around
    Would i notice any gains if i did that workout 5 times a week?

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    Doubtful.

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    Yeah I wouldnt expect much for gains unless you can add some resistance to your exercises. But dont let that stop you because, like mentioned above, it is still beneficial.
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

    My Journal|My Routine|My FitDay
    WBBB|"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" - Thomas Edison

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