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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    bench stagnant for 2 months

    My 1rm on bench has been stagnant for about 2 months now. I train it between 1-4 reps, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I train stabilizer muscles too.

    Any suggestions would really be appreciated. I started doing weighted dips last work for chest; maybe that'll help? Should I just increase my protein intake?

    Thanks

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    if you train in that rep range the assumption is that you do 80+% of you one rep max. You should never train that heavy for more than 3 wks or so on the same movement. Your CNS might be fried, take a break, if that is not feasable change your rep range or your exercise for chest. i.e. if you do barbell bench, try inc of dbs instead. Also, take the time to read up about training. The search function is your friend.

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    What rep range should I use then for the next few weeks?

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    need much more information than that. where are you failing ? whats your routine look like? stop wasting time with "chest" exercises if you want a big bench. work your back and triceps. you could probably stand to work on your form too.

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    i usually fluxate from 15 - 8 - 3 reps for 6 weeks, then do a 6 week program of 5 reps and below, then do a 6 week conversion to muscle endurance (8-15 reps) and cycle with a few body building ruetines (sp) like hatfield and schwartz
    -deltoids anonomous

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    Quote Originally Posted by debussy
    whats your routine look like? stop wasting time with "chest" exercises if you want a big bench.
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=60054

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