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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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    can my deadlift and squat eventually help my bench?

    since i havent been squattin/deadlifting for that long a time, i was thinkin that since theyre both goin up really fast, r they gonna help my bench press go up in any way? My bench doesnt make sense and im thinking it is because i never deadlifted or squated, so now that my deadlift has been goin up will my bench increase faster?

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    i dont see how it could, but if your wanting to up the bench, you'd have to concentrate on that more than the deads/squats.


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    A man that can only pick squats to do for 5 years will have bigger and stronger biceps then the man that can only pick barbell curls for 5 years

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    The stronger back from deads and bent rows will help your bench. Bent rows - bigger lats help stabilize your bench on the downward part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doogle
    A man that can only pick squats to do for 5 years will have bigger and stronger biceps then the man that can only pick barbell curls for 5 years
    Huh?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    Huh?...
    he's gone don't worry about it!
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    I believe it. Ever since my deadlift has been flying up, my bench has been increasing more easily. I don't quite know how it works, but it does.
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    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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    There are two components to strength gain.

    1) Bigger Muscles
    2) More efficient nervous system

    Squatting and Deading heavy make your bodies nervous sytem more capable in terms of total output.

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    I never seem to gain on all of the Big 3 at once. It's usually just one at a time, sometimes 2. Cycles between then.
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    lol I never seem to increase on much of anything but my bench not sure if this is a good thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doogle
    A man that can only pick squats to do for 5 years will have bigger and stronger biceps then the man that can only pick barbell curls for 5 years
    This isn't true at all. Yea if you did squats for 5 years your body would get bigger and stronger all over, but if you did barbell curls for 5 years you're gonna be damn good at doing curls. That's ALOT of direct stress on your biceps, and they will grow alot from it. Squats for five years might increase your curl strength by 15-30lbs, but that doesn't compare with the 30-60lb gain you'd likely get from curling for 5 years...

    Why not do both? Your whole body would get bigger and stronger, and your biceps would be bigger and stronger than they would be if you did just squats or just curls....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xMeat_Headx
    Why not do both?
    Because he started his statement by saying "A man that can only pick one..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by defcon
    Because he started his statement by saying "A man that can only pick one..."
    "A man not interested in getting the most out of his time and training who only picks one..." :evillaugh

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