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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Bench press for getting bigger ??

    Im wondering how to get bigger propally using bench. This is what ive heard is right now for different goals -

    1-3 for power
    4-8 for strength
    8-12 for hypertrophy
    12-15 for endurance

    Well anyway my goal is for gettin bigger but i thought it was simplier like the more weight u can lift the bigger u'l get right? I just maxed out 67.5 kg for 7reps then 5reps. And like i said my main goal is for getting bigger and i want to add more weights as much as possible, so what that is saying im only going to get stronger? Should i add abit less weight so i can do more reps for size because thats my main goal at the moment definetly size, not strength if u understand what im saying.... thanks for any help..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_G
    Im wondering how to get bigger propally using bench. This is what ive heard is right now for different goals -

    1-3 for power
    4-8 for strength
    8-12 for hypertrophy
    12-15 for endurance

    Well anyway my goal is for gettin bigger but i thought it was simplier like the more weight u can lift the bigger u'l get right? I just maxed out 67.5 kg for 7reps then 5reps. And like i said my main goal is for getting bigger and i want to add more weights as much as possible, so what that is saying im only going to get stronger? Should i add abit less weight so i can do more reps for size because thats my main goal at the moment definetly size, not strength if u understand what im saying.... thanks for any help..

    There is no need to get overly technical about this stuff. Most any rep and set range (as long as you don't do too many) will give you size. You cannot get bigger without getting stronger. Just lift hard and heavy with good form and the size and strength will come with time. You have to be patient, there are no quick fixes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeAnabolic
    There is no need to get overly technical about this stuff. Most any rep and set range (as long as you don't do too many) will give you size. You cannot get bigger without getting stronger. Just lift hard and heavy with good form and the size and strength will come with time. You have to be patient, there are no quick fixes.

    Now that is what I am talkin about lol.
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    Yea man thats what i needed to hear. Im past that quick fix thing crap i treat it as a hobby now which is a good help. thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_G
    Yea man thats what i needed to hear. Im past that quick fix thing crap i treat it as a hobby now which is a good help. thanks..
    If you want to get big, I'd treat it a little more seriously than a "hobby".

    It takes planning and dedication. And time.
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    gotta build up those little muscles bro....those help in the long haul....just be patient and keep going steady and you'll get there....are u taking any supps????

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    Im drinking 2whey shakes aday, 5grams of creatine a day, and 3nitrix pills a day (nitrix r a good boost).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_G
    Im drinking 2whey shakes aday, 5grams of creatine a day, and 3nitrix pills a day (nitrix r a good boost).
    That is all useless without a solid diet. Well maybe not useless but the effects will be minimal.
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    I wouldnt say i have a proper diet as such but i do eat a ****-load of food. For example today ive had 3weetabix, 2toast, 2burger sandwiches, 3pasties mashed potato peas, chips onion rings, bread roll - if that aint enuff then that's really gonna upset me lol. I dont eat that everyday but i try to eat as much as i can basically. Do u really need a solid diet though like eating the same food every other day and stuff? Because i dont want to do that ive just been trying to eat stuff with alot of protein and filling myself up big time...

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    you do really need a solid diet and it doesn't mean eating the same old food everyday. check out the 'what a bodybuilder eats' sticky at the nutrition section.

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    From initial glance, you don't get enough protein. And I have no idea what the portion sizes are, or what your weight/age/height/etc. is, so I'll go out on a limb and say you don't eat much calorie wise, either.

    Do you need a solid diet? It definately helps. Knowing what goes in your body and how your body reacts to it will help you make the proper adjustments in order to get the results you want. Whether you eat the same stuff day in and day out is up to you. Some prefer it due to convenience. Others get bored and change it up daily. Find what works for you.
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    Youre meals look just high in fat and carbs with very little protein, wich btw is a bad thing unless you just wanna get fat.

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    I agree with everyone else when I say you need to start focusing on your diet a little (meaning a LOT) more.
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    K thanks guys. Everytime i see 1 of my old mates every few months he's like ' youve put on a hell ov a lot of weight ' and im like ' NO ITS MUSCLE ! ' lol. Yea your right i guess i eat whatever i can basically, but i do always check and try to eat lots of protein. Btw im 18yrs 188lbs. What kind of food or diet would you recommend? I think i'd find it quite hard to stick to a diet...

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    O 6'0 btw.

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    I'm gonna make a macro hotkey for this...read "what a bodybuilder eats" in the diet and nutrition section.
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