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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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    Squat till you puke?

    Anything wrong with this? I normally have pyramided up in squats..light weight high reps on the first set, until i get to low reps, high weight on the last. Been reading here that its better to do many rep sets instead (like 20+) but when I try that it tears up my stomach something awful and I feel like I have to vomit.

    Should I stop there like I have been, or just keep a trash can next to me and break the threshold? Thanks !
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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    It's not "better" to do high rep squats. Many people like it, but if you're making satisfactory gains with your current program, just keep it. And I've never puked after squatting, so I can't really answer that question. I always feel like dying after doing 20-rep squats, but have never puked.

    If you're training the legs every week or so, then going until failure might be a good idea. But it's not recommended for everyone, depending on the rest of your routine and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    well i'm not exactly muscleman here, i only weigh a buck 20...the max weight i can do with squats is 60 lb (1 30lb dumbell on each shoulder) for 6 reps. i also have to take more than a week of rest between squats, tried doing it again exactly 7 days later and i'm still fatigued and can't do half the workout i previously did. *shrug


    also, since i started squatting my legs havent really gotten much bigger, but my ass sure has. either way chicks dig it so i'll stick with squats.


    guess i'll have to experiment more thanks
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    keep doing that and youll weigh less than a buck...as in a dollar bill

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    puking after a set is not a good sign, its not a sign that your a hardcore mother****er, its a sign youve over exerted yourself and you body is having violent reactions to it, so for the most part try not to puke, plus its messy
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    I have never puked in 27 years of training, but I have felt faint, dizzy and had to lie down. I recall a recent workout in which after my top set, I racked the bar and started to walk away from the rack, when my legs buckled and I went down and did not get back up--just needed a minute to "recover" someone yelled to call 911 and all of a suddden I was surrounded by idiots, who were trying to diagnose my problem. They came to a consensus that I was having a heart attack. i got up a minute later and finished my workout.

    I have trained legs hard enough to be unable to drive home from the gym because I drove a stick, and could not depress the clutch, so I had to get a cab to take me home. I also remember being in high school and ALWAYS being in some type of pain or soreness. I would walk down the hall or go up to the chalkboard to do a problem and my legs would buckle and I would go down. This amused everyone as I was very small when I started lifting. On more than one occasion, the school nurse call my parents and insisted that I be tested for polio or MS, because I was always having these 'episodes in school.

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    LOL Keith...Those people just don't understand the heavy squats..although they were probably just concerned..
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    back then, heavy squats was 115x12, 125x10, 135x5* * personal record

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    I've had some bad leg trembling while holding the clutch in at a stoplight after a leg workout. And Keith, the elephant quote has been my personal motto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wassung
    I have never puked in 27 years of training, but I have felt faint, dizzy and had to lie down. I recall a recent workout in which after my top set, I racked the bar and started to walk away from the rack, when my legs buckled and I went down and did not get back up--just needed a minute to "recover" someone yelled to call 911 and all of a suddden I was surrounded by idiots, who were trying to diagnose my problem. They came to a consensus that I was having a heart attack. i got up a minute later and finished my workout.

    I have trained legs hard enough to be unable to drive home from the gym because I drove a stick, and could not depress the clutch, so I had to get a cab to take me home. I also remember being in high school and ALWAYS being in some type of pain or soreness. I would walk down the hall or go up to the chalkboard to do a problem and my legs would buckle and I would go down. This amused everyone as I was very small when I started lifting. On more than one occasion, the school nurse call my parents and insisted that I be tested for polio or MS, because I was always having these 'episodes in school.
    that is the funniest thing I have ever read in my life

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    "keep doing that and youll weigh less than a buck...as in a dollar bill"

    keep doing what? keep working out until i DONT vomit? i said i stopped before i felt the need to throw up....dont quite understand what you're saying here
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    Just go hard enough that you get a good workout but not too hard that you can't train again for a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    i meant puking...its not a good way to gain weight/get bigger. you should listen when people give you advice. especially people who are bigger than you, because they got that way by doing something right.

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    ok yeah, i wasn't sure what you meant. and if i didnt plan on listening to people's advice, i wouldn't have asked in the first place. what is your deal? calm down jeeze
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wassung
    I have trained legs hard enough to be unable to drive home from the gym because I drove a stick, and could not depress the clutch, so I had to get a cab to take me home. I also remember being in high school and ALWAYS being in some type of pain or soreness. I would walk down the hall or go up to the chalkboard to do a problem and my legs would buckle and I would go down. This amused everyone as I was very small when I started lifting. On more than one occasion, the school nurse call my parents and insisted that I be tested for polio or MS, because I was always having these 'episodes in school.
    Trying to drive a manual after doing legs sucks! My legs are so wobbly and weak after a good leg day that instead of driving smooth, i just slam the clutch out and lay rubber because my legs cant hold it.

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    only puke with bodyweight squats, otherwise u could stuff ur back up
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoser813
    Trying to drive a manual after doing legs sucks! My legs are so wobbly and weak after a good leg day that instead of driving smooth, i just slam the clutch out and lay rubber because my legs cant hold it.
    Yep. Hands up, everyone who's stalled their car after a leg day because you can't modulate the clutch for ****.

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    i meant puking...its not a good way to gain weight/get bigger. you should listen when people give you advice. especially people who are bigger than you, because they got that way by doing something right.
    Way to act high and mighty there bud. Just remember, Theres always someone bigger than you.

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