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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Complete muscular failure.

    Is it good to somtimes do sort of a "3 or 4 stage set" where you do as many as you can at a high weight then keep moving down right away doing a smany as you can. Like for chest, I would do 205 for bench for as mayn reps as i could, then run over to the chest press machine with a meoium weight and do that as many times as i can then go to the incline press machine that has a light weight and do that as many times, then go to the decline machine that has very low weight like 30 lbs and do that as many times as I can, and follow all that up with pushups, of which I can only do 4 or 5 at this point.

    Is this the best way to gain maximum hypertrophy

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    I'm not sure if you're talking about pyramiding but it's not very important and depends alot on how u like to do it. the key is progression

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    If pyramiding is waht i think it is, then no. The typical set is to do all you can, rest for a min or two then do another set. I am talking about doing your regular set to the max, and then right away with no rest, go do a similar exercise with lighter weight, then do another one with lighter weight untill you can barely lift your own arms. That would be one set, and you do like 4 of those.

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    Those are called "Dropsets". And if it works well for you then I suggest you keep doing them. Everyone is different.
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