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?

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    Which is better for bulking? 1 set of really heavy weight or 3 sets of medium weight

    Hey,

    I am currently doing 3 sets of 8 of medium weight which means that I can mostly handle the weight except for the very last set. is it better to simply just do one set of heavier weight than this 3 set routine. Which works better and/or quicker? And if i only do 1 set how many reps?
    Last edited by jamar; 12-10-2004 at 07:10 PM.
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    First off, bulking related to diet not training. You shoud be training the same way whether bulking or cutting.

    I usually do 1 set medium, and 2 sets heavy (if I'm doing 3 working sets for that exercise). It's been working very well for me, but when it comes down to it it's mostly preference. Whatever works for you.
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    Do you medium weight sets to work up to an all out power set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMCtrk
    Do you medium weight sets to work up to an all out power set.
    I'm a lil confused here....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamar
    I'm a lil confused here....
    do you medium weight sets, but throw in a power set (i.e. heaviest weight you can push for 2-5 reps)

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    Nope. Does that work?
    jamar's workout journal | Age: 24 | Height: 5' 10

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    MONTHLY STATS Last Updated: May 14, 2005
    Waist: 29 inches | Chest: 33.5 inches | Biceps: 12.75 inches

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    Weight: 160lbs by December 31, 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamar
    Nope. Does that work?
    yes it works. If it was me, I wouldn't bother with so many 8 rep sets. "Go big or go home"

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    So I can do like 2 sets of medium weight and then max out on the last set with heaviest weight possible. KOOL
    jamar's workout journal | Age: 24 | Height: 5' 10

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    MONTHLY STATS Last Updated: May 14, 2005
    Waist: 29 inches | Chest: 33.5 inches | Biceps: 12.75 inches

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    Weight: 160lbs by December 31, 2008

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    Just remember that maxing out has lead to a lot of injuries. Be careful, using perfect form and controlled movements.

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    Ok Thanks man! Will do.
    jamar's workout journal | Age: 24 | Height: 5' 10

    WEEKLY STATS Last Updated: Sep 28, 2008
    Weight: 149.0lbs (+1.0lbs)

    MONTHLY STATS Last Updated: May 14, 2005
    Waist: 29 inches | Chest: 33.5 inches | Biceps: 12.75 inches

    GOALS Last Updated: April 02, 2008
    Weight: 160lbs by December 31, 2008

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