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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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    Nothing seems to be working

    Up until about 6 months ago I seemed to be having great progress and every work out seemed very productive. Now when I go into the gym I feel as though nothing is working. I can't say that any exercise I do feels right. Has anybody ever hit a period where nothing seemed to be clicking? If so how did you get past it?
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Yea definitely Tim. I wasn't making any changes in my body composition and my lifts were not really going up for the longest time. So then I started watching my diet and started cutting, and the fat is slowly coming off. And now I started a new routine, a few weeks ago, and my lifts are improving despite me being on a cut. Just remember, for body composition changes focus on diet, and as far as your lifting poundages find a better routine if what you are doing isn't working. Goodluck man.

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    Diet man!It's all in it!

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    Whenever I hit a plateau, more often than not it's my diet. Increase your cals for few weeks see what happens.
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    Maybe, you feel burnout... Take a few days off, and try a new routine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctarden
    Maybe, you feel burnout... Take a few days off, and try a new routine...
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    EAT MORE! and maybe change your routine my friend That's all i did when i had your problem...

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    rest, diet, training

    its gotta be 1 of em just narrow it down

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    Is it a mental or physical problem?
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    Yes.

    Typically, I would take a break from the gym for a week, and spend that time taking a look at my past logs, and trying to learn something. Sometimes a little change can make all the differnece.

    I also think you need to take a hard look at your diet and/or lifestyle.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    i guess i'm with most everybody in that u probably have been doing the same routine too long and ur body is too used to it. rest a week or so and then change ur routine.maybe also change what ur goal is. i was doing a med. weight in huge reps with big sets for 3 months and got really bored and almost depressed when i walked into the weightroom. that's when i was going for speed and compact muscles. now i'm bulking and getting bigger, a total change and have never loved lifting more. i plan to switch back in about another month. Alternate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    Is it a mental or physical problem?
    It seems mental. I know everybody is saying to take a week off and change my routine but I've basically done that already. I've had about 3 fun weekends during the last month so I feel more relaxed. And I want to change my routine but I can't seem to find enough different, solid exercises. I've actually spent the last two days in the gym trying out new exercises and dropping the weights on current exercises so I can re-evaluate my form. Like I said, I think it's mental. I'm trying to simplify my work outs too. I've been lifting long enough that I can remember what I'm supposed to do and with how much weight so I'm saving time by not logging sets in a notebook. I guess I feel like I want to get into the gym and just lift, nothing else. Just hit it hard and only stop to take a drink. Thanks for the tips though. I'm going to look at how I can change my diet and routine and see how that helps. I just went to the store and bought a ton of good food and meat so I'm pumped about that. I'm going to look into taking suppliments again so that should help a bit too. Thanks again everybody.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Set goals and write them down. Be as specific as possible. If you're doing the same thing every day with no target, it's easy to lose focus.
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