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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?

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    In one of the vid's comment section, he talked about doing 10-12 sets of bicep work-LOL.

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    Last edited by 9999; 07-08-2008 at 11:45 PM.

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    What's so funny about doing 10-12 sets of bicep work?
    Do you have a physique as good as his?

    The guy obviously knows his stuff.

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    and i quote

    "You're going to concentrate on the contraction, you don't have to let it go all the way up. It's just a conctraction."

    whatever happened to full ROM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles1975 View Post
    What's so funny about doing 10-12 sets of bicep work?
    Do you have a physique as good as his?

    The guy obviously knows his stuff.
    lol

    That guy is really not very big at all and obviously does not know his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious View Post
    lol

    That guy is really not very big at all and obviously does not know his stuff.


    Im glad to see that you equate knowledge with physique and size...thats rather comical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious View Post
    lol

    That guy is really not very big at all and obviously does not know his stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillNoble View Post
    Im glad to see that you equate knowledge with physique and size...thats rather comical
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    I equate knowledge with what he says in the videos. My comments about his physique was a response to Gilles, who DID equate knowledge with physique.

    And BTW, there really should be some type of correlation, although that obviously isn't always the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious View Post
    And BTW, there really should be some type of correlation,

    do me a favor and see if you can name these folks (based on their physiques, they must be idiots according to you):










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    Basically the guy in the video doesnt use full ROM. There are better things out there
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    there are those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk, i have more respect on those people that been there done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillNoble View Post
    do me a favor and see if you can name these folks (based on their physiques, they must be idiots according to you):









    Ooohhh, I know, I know!!!

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    Siff, Zatsiorsky, and Lyle McD


    and it makes me laugh that they are not respected by some because they didn't/don't "walk the walk"
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    Ok... nothing wrong with not using full ROM on the first bicep curls. Ever heard of TUT? Time under tension is basically what he is doing. It works, no question about it.
    He does know what hes doing IMO, he does have a great body and is innovative in how he hits his biceps. What if he doesn't want to be huge? Fine. But he is quite lean and has packed some muscle.

    His legs are a bit small IMO, but still better than most people like him.
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    BFguitar took most of what i wanted to post. i think he meant dont go nuts trying to move the bar, focus on squeezing the bicep's which is a good point for beginners.
    what was the original point of posting this? were we supposed to make fun of this guy? he seems alright for a certain group of people. (aka more the bodybuilding.com crew and less the strongman competition crew)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles1975 View Post
    What's so funny about doing 10-12 sets of bicep work?
    Do you have a physique as good as his?

    The guy obviously knows his stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by pbal17 View Post
    BFguitar took most of what i wanted to post. i think he meant dont go nuts trying to move the bar, focus on squeezing the bicep's which is a good point for beginners.
    what was the original point of posting this? were we supposed to make fun of this guy? he seems alright for a certain group of people. (aka more the bodybuilding.com crew and less the strongman competition crew)

    OK, I had it wrong about him talking about 10-12 sets but what I was referring to was his apparent fascination with isolation movements rather than the compound exercises discussed here even for people looking for definition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    OK, I had it wrong about him talking about 10-12 sets but what I was referring to was his apparent fascination with isolation movements rather than the compound exercises discussed here even for people looking for definition.
    Isolation is perfectly fine. Just instead of doing 4 bicep exercises and 1 back, switch it to 3 back and 2 bicep. Or even 4 back and 1 bicep. Your using your biceps anyways when doing back. Your getting more bang for your buck this way.

    I would never remove isolation movements personally.

    Definition is generally not in the realm of working out but rather dieting. Your don't curl (or do any exercise) for definition.
    Last edited by BFGUITAR; 07-09-2008 at 09:41 PM.

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    I made the comment I did because the guy in the video has exactly the physique I'm aiming for - we all have different goals, some want to be huge, some want to be immensely strong. Me, I just wanna look great and be considerably stronger than I am now.
    Compounds are the best, but I'm too vain to ever stop doing isolations.

    Also I don't understand this criticism about ROM, he says in the video that he deliberately isn't doing a full ROM, so he knows the difference, plus on the second exercise, the lying bicep curl he does do full ROM, so he is doing a mix of both.
    Last edited by Gilles1975; 07-11-2008 at 01:00 AM.

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