The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    why am i gaining weight on westside?

    is this just an example of different things working for different people? i am gaining weight on westside more than on bodybuilding. i have cut back my food intake, and am doing a modified westside w/ virtually no hypertrophy lifts, just max power and speed lifting. yet i seem to be gaining weight easier than when being obsessive over eating soo much and doing just hypertrophy lifts.

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    Generally, it's a function of diet. Has your activity level dropped?

    Could also be that the new training sparked some growin'.

    Depending on how I eat, I grow OK training using the WSB templates.
    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
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.

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    actually my activity level raised a little bit, as i used to go about three days weekly and now i do four. and my diet is totally lower, by a good amount. it's the weirdest thing. i wonder if i was semi-plateauing, since i did bbuilding forever, and a speed/strength routine was what i needed? i had been doing the same types (6-8 reps to failure) of routines forever

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    You were overtrained using the bodybuilding principles you had previously used.

    WSB includes a form of periodization which is allowing you to recover and get bigger and stronger.


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